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Entries from February 11th, 2019

1975 – You Sexy Thing

February 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I’ll be honest, I was going to pick Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir to sum up 1975, or shine on you Crazy Diamond, but realised that Hot Chocolate just brings back the memories of that year so much better. Bohemian Rhapsody would have been just too obvious, and I’m a bit tired of it now anyway.

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1974 – Autobahn

February 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

By 1974 I was away at boarding school so surrounded by older boys and their musical choices, which made up for the lack of older siblings to introduce me to music. Yes we may have been a dormitory full of 11/12 year-olds but we had some 16-year-olds as dorm monitors to expose us to their […]

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The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

February 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

I have had this book sitting on my Kindle for ages, having snapped it up as the £1 deal of the day some time ago. Last week I finally got round to reading it, and what a book it is. It was, at the same time, exactly what I expected but also nothing like what […]

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All Killer – Close to the Edge (1972)

February 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I have been a big fan of Yes for ages, since about 1976, back when John Peel was still playing them on his radio show alongside the emerging punk music. In fact I can remember Peel playing tracks from Going For The One when it was released in 1977. A year later and Yes were […]

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