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Filed under 'pop'

May 1, 2010

Tim Minchin - Pope Song (Warning - Offense Possible)

I don’t see how anyone could be offended by this.

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September 10, 2008

BBC NEWS | Girls Aloud win £20 single prize

The BBC does a decent write-up of the behind-the-scenes politicking of THE music prize that matters — Popjustice’s Twenty Quid Music Prize.

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August 13, 2008


A stack for URLs you don’t have time to read now. Bookmarklets control the stack, so you can push pages when you’re busy, and pop them when you’re bored.

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October 13, 2007

Popjustice - Kylie - '2 Hearts'

Corky O’Reilly, It’s Kylie! Top new track. As Popjustice put it: “Woo etc.”

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May 6, 2007

Popjustice: Sending shockwaves through the pop charts

Advertising agency creates their own girl group with the express purpose of pimping their clients’ products. Impressively cynical, even for an ad agency! (The BBC have said they won’t play the single any more)

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February 5, 2007

YouTube - Girls Aloud vs Sugababes - Walk This Way

Bah. I had such high hopes for this, but it’s a decidedly underwhelming cover.

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January 12, 2007

NME.COM - Girls Aloud and Sugababes to duet

This cannot fail to be BLUDDY GRATE P!O!P!

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November 6, 2006

YouTube - Girls Aloud - Something Kinda Oooh

Man, this is the best sliver of pure P!O!P! gold I’ve heard in a long time. I’m going to have the chorus engraved on my tombstone.

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October 26, 2006

Popjustice - The Truth About Pop

Top quality P!O!P! research from Popjustice. “44% of Lily Allen’s MySpace friends think her next album will be shit.” FACT!

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July 21, 2006

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes

Top music video (blatantly/lovingly ripped off from “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”) from quality new Spector-esque polka-dotted powerpop group.

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July 18, 2006

Popjustice £20 Music Prize: the 2006 shortlist...

Who gives a toss about yer Mercury arty wankfest? *This* is the music prize that matters. Some great choons in here.

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May 6, 2006

This Is Fake DIY

Indie news/reviews website. Focuses on the shiny, fun, P!O!P! side of the indie coin, to my immense delight. And it’s named after a bis song, so how can you go wrong?

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March 26, 2006


Betty Boo & Alexfromblur’s new single. Hot damn, it’s ridiculously catchy and smashing.

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January 10, 2006

POPJUSTICE ::: Is this the greatest band logo of all time?

Betty Boo and Alex from Blur — Together at last! Oh, this sounds like a fantastic slice of P!O!P! and no mistake.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.