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Hear new Pixies song, “Bagboy”

Pixies have released a new song, Bagboy". It is the band's first new material since "Bam Thwok", from June 2004. Scroll down to hear "Bagboy". The track is available to stream now and can also be downloaded for free from the band's website. It is also the first release from the band since Kim Deal announced her departure from Pixies last month.

Donald Fagen: “All of my past work is garbage to me”

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen combs over his new solo album, his legendary band and his future in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2012, and out on Tuesday (October 23). Fagen also discusses the perils of ageing, as well as why he believes women prefer his solo work to Steely Dan, in the interview. Asked whether he considers his best work to be ahead of him, the keyboardist and singer says: “I do know I’m no longer interested in my past work. I’ll never listen to this album again. “All of my past work, it’s garbage to me, see.”

Farewell, then, Bagpuss

A sad start to the day, then, to be woken by news on the Today programme of Oliver Postgate’s passing. For anyone in their late thirties and early forties, Postgate’s wonderful and vivid animations were an indelible part of our childhoods. As a spokesman for BBC’s children’s channel CBeebies noted, Postgate’s great strength lay in his ability to create “worlds within worlds”, the kind of places populated by talking dragons, sentient trains, pink woollen aliens and crotchety, intellectual woodpeckers.

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