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The Vaselines – new entry for Top 20 Chemical Songs

The Vaselines are the new and oh so obvious entry into the Blog’s Top 20 Chemical Songs.   According to an email update today from ticket website We Got Tickets:   “Even if you’re not familiar with The Vaselines it’s likely you know at least three of their songs; Nirvana famously covered ‘Son Of A […]

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Springtime for Chemicals

I’ve been away for a few days of well-timed holiday, basking in the sun of the long-awaited English spring. Meanwhile, a few chemical-related headlines caught my eye …   Chemicals on the iPad I can’t wait to see this. The Times reviewer of the iPad writes: “My favourite app … is The Elements for iPad, […]

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Slow Chemical – sung by Spongebob

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–I’ve just come across a video version of the song “Slow Chemical” sung by cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants. The song by the Canadian rock group, Finger Eleven, has also been adopted by WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) wrestler, Kane, but that video is a bit bloody for a corporate Blog. If you want […]

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Ethylene – the song

After Lara’s comment about the Gorillaz album “Plastic Beach,” there is a sudden resurgence of interest in chemical songs.   Thanks to James for reminding me of John Hiatt’s song “Ethylene,” with its chorus:   Ethylene, my EthyleneMy love for you is just obsceneMy deer you dressMy fish you cleanBut you are nowhere to be […]

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Best of Vinyl 2009 – Winner Announced

The winner of the “Best of Vinyl” competition was announced today on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, I heard as I drove through the frosty London landscape.   The Art Vinyl competition is to celebrate the art of album covers (strangely enough not the achievements of the PVC industry) – an art which still survives […]

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White Stripes’ Lego video shortlisted for Best of Decade

The White Stripes’ Lego pop video for their “Fell in Love with a Girl” single (2002) was shortlisted by the Guardian in its Best Music Videos of the Noughties on 24 December 2009. Director Michel Gondry and his team spent weeks building the White Stripes out of Lego, the well-known petrochemical toy.   The Guardian’s […]

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Chemical companies stage free jazz concert in Thailand

Polyester producer Teijin is to stage a free jazz concert in Bangkok on 6 December 2009 starring the famous saxophone player, Koh Mr Saxman, the company announced in a press release today, spotted by my fellow blogger Doris.   The concert is expected to attract two to three thousand people, and will reflect the company’s […]

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German chemical union leader plays “Stairway to Heaven”

Michael Vassiliadis, the newly elected chairman of Germany‘s 7,000-strong chemicals and energy union IG BCE, is shown on Deutsche Welle playing “Stairway to Heaven.”   While researching an ICIS news article on the union boss’s call for reliable energy policies, news reporter Franco Capaldo came across this video on YouTube.    

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Jacko fans boost polycarbonate sales

The death of Michael Jackson has created over 7,000 tonnes of polycarbonate demand because of all the CDs and DVDs being sold, producer Bayer revealed during a conference call on Wednesday to present its quarterly results.   

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Soundtrack for a road trip

What family holiday is complete without a soundtrack? The soundtrack to the Blog Family’s Devon road trip this week was two freebie Sunday Times CDs – the Specials and Noel Gallagher – and a compilation best of the Kinks.   Deep into Wiltshire, a late entry for “Chemical Songs” came on – “Plastic Man,” track […]

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