Posts Tagged ‘pop’

Lonely This Christmas

December 18, 2015

“Lonely This Christmas,” performed by Lucky Soul. Vocalist: Ali Howard. Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who recorded the song (in the style of Elvis) with their band Mud in 1974. Versions have been recorded by other UK artists including KT Tunstall and Los Campesinos.

 Lucky Soul website

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Lonely This Christmas

December 30, 2014

“Lonely This Christmas,” performed by Lucky Soul. Vocalist: Ali Howard. Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who recorded the song (in the style of Elvis) with their band Mud in 1974. Versions have been recorded by other UK artists including KT Tunstall and Los Campesinos,

 Lucky Soul website

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Caffeine In US Soda Pop Is From China’s Drug Factories

March 27, 2014

Caffeine In US Soda Pop Is From China's Drug Factories

Used in moderation, caffeine is a harmless eye-opening stimulant. But it’s a drug, and a tablespoon of pure caffeine will kill you. Plants produce the stuff as an insecticide, and it’s most concentrated in coffee beans, kola nuts, pekoe tea, and yerba mate.

So what’s the source of the caffeine in America’s soft drinks? Pharmaceutical factories in China, mostly.

More:

“Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It’s A Powerful Drug,” NPR

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Preservationist Judge Saves New York’s Super-Sized Sodas

March 12, 2013

Preservationist Judge Saves Super-Sized Sodas in New York

“A New York State Supreme Court judge has halted the new regulation banning sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, which was supposed to take effect Tuesday. He described the law as ‘arbitrary,’ questioning whether it would actually lead to the intended decline in obesity rates.”

— “Big soda wins its day in court,” Sarah Kliff, Washington Post blog

“Big Soda 1, Big Government 0: Judge Sinks Bloomberg’s Signature Drink Ban,’ James Poulos, Forbes

Judge Strikes Down NYC Ban on Supersized Sodas,” Jennifer Peltz, AP

“Judge Blocks New York City’s Limits on Big Sugary Drinks,” Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times

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New York City: Panic in Sugar Park!

June 6, 2012

New York City: Panic in Sugar Park!

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on big sugary sodas seems to have lost its fizz. The backlash and outrage have quenched any chance of its adoption:

“Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban proposal hits the wall,” Marion Nestle, Food Politics

There’s also a super-sized lobbying campaign by a soft drink industry front group.

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