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Mirror ignores Simon Fox in its biased story of how HMV died

THE Daily Mirror live blogged HMV’s demise. One day the old media will live blog a record as it’s being played in an effort to look up-to-date.

Mirror columnist Tony Parson knew who to blame:

It took a lot of people to kill the great British high street. Spiv bankers who drove ­capitalism to the edge of ruin, internet giants who don’t pay their fair share of tax, greedy landlords who want sky high rents even during a ­recession, a Government incapable of making our economy grow and – yes – ­hypocrites like me, who wipe away a tear for HMV with one hand while one-click buying from Amazon on the other.

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Posted: 23rd, January 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment (1)

Irish grandpa steals from dead HMV when it refuses his gift voucher

TALK about kicking someone while they’re down! An old man shoplifted from HMV because the €40 gift voucher he had bought was not accepted by the shop on Dublin’s Henry Street. As HMV are in administration and all the staff are fearful of their jobs, and weighing up various sit-in protests over unpaid wages, things are remarkably bleak over there.

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Posted: 18th, January 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment

HMV bans staff with long hair and visible tattoos

WHO knew?! Not only is HMV still trading but the company’s management (surely PR company coming up with something to show they are live?) has banned staff from displaying showing tattoos.

Also banned: long hair.

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment

X Factor: JLS Are Bigger Than Twilight And Stacey Solomon ‘Dumps’ Olly Murs

jlsX FACTOR Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance round-up of X Factor in the news: JLS are bigger than Twilight, Take That and Manchester United; Cheryl Cole’s fake hair and happy-happy-happy marriage give us reason to be cheerful and Stacey Solomon dumps Olly Murs…

A Year With JLS

The top selling calendars are – according to Calendar-maker Danilo and retailer HMV:

1. JLS
2. Twilight Saga
3. Cheryl Cole
4. Michael Jackson
5. Robert Pattinson
6. Manchester United
7. Top Gear
8. Family Guy
9. Liverpool
10. Pink
11. Hollyoaks Babes
12. Zac Efron
13. Cliff Richard
14. Hollyoaks Hunks
15. DCI Gene Hunt
16. Simpsons
17. Take That
18. Arsenal
19. HMV My Inspiration
20. Dr Who

21 – Jedward who?


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Posted: 29th, November 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (5)

Michael Jackson’s Last Word Was “Bubbles”

jackson-front-pagesMICHAEL Jackson Watch: Jackson’s last word for Bubbles, whoop of joy and  a shroud and propofol found in Jackson’s home…

Daily Mirror: “’CAN YOU FEEL IT’”

Michael Jackson whooped with joy as he rehearsed on stage for his comeback tour. Thrusting his arm in the air after one of his trademark twirls, he cried: “I feel so alive – can you feel it?”

Well, that’s lyrics and dancing  for you. He was also heard to shout “Thiller-errrrrr!”, “Don’t stop til you get enough!” and “Oo!”

The superstar, who died of a heart attack just hours later, told photographer pal Kevin Mazur: “This is where I belong. Why oh why have I left it so long?”

Anyone feel a Kevin Mazur book coming on?

Kevin watched spellbound as Jacko performed his entire set for an hour and a half until nearly midnight. He sang 12 songs, stopping only briefly to wipe his brow with a white towel strategically placed at the side of the stage.

Even the towel is poignant. Who placed it? Why was it white? Has it been since?

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Posted: 1st, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Mr Sick Joker: Children Stick Knife-Sharp Pins In Babies

THE Sun says HMV is glorifying knife crime – by selling Batman badges featuring the “deadly weapons”.

For £2.99, children, adults can buy a badge of The Joker “framed by a circle of 12 blades”.

“Yet the only warning on the packs said that the pin on the back could hurt babies.”

While Anorak puts that warning to the test, showing a picture of knives to babies and then testing their sensitivity to pain, shopper Nadia Cooke is in a branch of HMV with her 11-year-old sister and 15-year-old brother.

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Posted: 4th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment