Public convenience, Public Domain & Public Enemy, Front magazine, 2002

Why Public Domain? What’s in it for you? Chuck D nods and explains: “I like the music. It’s a good thing you know – like when Run DMC did Jason Nevins. I always wanted something like that to happen with some aspects of what we’re doing.”

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Dealer News: the first year, Motor Sport, 2021-22

Like an annual, here is my first year of Dealer News from Motor Sport magazine. And if you’re looking for a Lotus Carlton, I know just the fella…

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Mates in 808 State, Front magazine, 2002

The first time 808 State played Top Of The Pops in 1989, the producer asked to speak to ‘Bob’. Bob State. Perhaps those Beeb producers were among the 40,000 who watched 808 play in Manchester a few weekends ago.

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Are animals too cocky?, Jack, 2004

Newspapers are full of it – “Badger lays siege to family’s home”, “Seagull attack like Hitchcock film”, “Dog drives milk float into pensioner”. At one time the animal kingdom was subservient to the human race, but the relationship with our furry friends is on the wane, as attacks on people gain increasing column inches.

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Torque of the town: the gas-powered era of road haulage is underway, International Gas, 2017

Gas-propelled trucks are nothing new. In fact, Iveco has been producing natural-gas commercial vehicles for over 20 years but the Italian firm is particularly perky about its long-haul New Stralis NP, featuring the 8.7-litre Iveco Cursor 9 Natural Power Euro VI engine which can run on LNG, CNG or CH4 (biomethane and fossil methane)

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DJ school: Point Blank, ‘Music’, The Guide, The Guardian, 2011

Fazed by faders? Then sack off that BA in anthropology and throw your tuition fees at DJ lessons from the pros. Lee Gale goes back to (old) school

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God of the laps, Speed supplement, GQ, 2013

With its serpentine looks and venomous power, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is the dream car of the new FIA GT Series. Lee Gale is hypnotised…

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Armand Van Helden, ‘I Recommend’, Jack, 2004

DJ and music-maker Armand Van Helden recommends…
Tracks for a perfect New York Friday night out

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Peter Saville, ‘I Recommend’, Jack, 2004

Album sleeve designer of some repute, Peter Saville, recommends…
Classic album sleeves

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Obsessions: Streetlamps, Umbrella, 2017

During the Nineties, I watched with unease as concrete columns were uprooted and replaced by aluminium hockey sticks that were so devoid of character they were practically invisible. It was then that I realised our ornate concrete columns were in danger of vanishing without a trace.

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