Tag Archives: The Smiths

Artist Chris Thornley, aka “Raid 71”, Releases A Beautiful New Print Celebrating The Brilliance Of The Smiths

Artist Chris Thornley, (AKA Raid 71) and I share an intense affinity for the legendary 80’s group The Smiths.  Chris has done a few prints based off some of the group’s most iconic songs (see them HERE) and he has … Continue reading

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Artist Raid 71’s Print Series For The Smiths Brilliantly Captures The Essence Of Some Of Their Most Iconic Songs

Artist Chris Thornley, (AKA Raid 71) is half of the dynamic duo that runs the website, Art V Cancer.  His has worked for clients like LEGO, Little White Lies, ESPN, and Microsoft and his art has been featured in galleries … Continue reading

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BLURPPY’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Part Deux – Books, Books, And MORE BOOKS!

I have been an avid reader for many years now.  In fact, my Dad still reads about 3-5 books a WEEK!  Well I have read some DOOZIES this year and I am confident that you will enjoy them as much … Continue reading

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Ex-Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Is Releasing His First Solo Album Entitled “The Messenger” February 26th

Johnny Marr’s contribution to music is undeniable and he’s not done yet, not by a long shot.  The former Smith’s guitarist is releasing his first solo album, “The Messenger” on February 26th. The release of The Messenger marks a significant … Continue reading

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The Comsat Angels: A Band That Always Takes Me Back To “The Good Ole Days”

“Hello daily life, I don’t wanna fight today, I surrender, I’ll put my toys away… “ Like many of you, I was heavily influenced by music in my youth.  I was fortunate to have a great friend like Brian to … Continue reading

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Artist Raid 71 Brilliantly Represents The Influential Alternative 80’s Icons The Smiths With 3 Outstanding Posters

Alt-rock band The Smiths formed in Manchester, England in 1982 and then went on a tear producing some of the most  incredible music ever from 1983 – 1987. Their impact on music is undeniable as many of today’s bands note … Continue reading

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