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New Age Steppers

August 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I was dead chuffed yesterday when I stumbled across New Age Steppers on Spotify. I used to have a 12″ single of theirs back in 1981. It got played a lot, but I never really knew anything about them. I just liked the single, which I only bought unheard because it was going cheap. My […]

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2018 – Get Your Shirt

July 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2018 – Get Your Shirt · Music

As far as music was concerned 2018 was many things: it was even better than 2017, it was a year for female artists and it was a year for comebacks.

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All Killer – Juju (1981)

July 6th, 2019 · Comments Off on All Killer – Juju (1981) · Music

Juju by Siouxsie & the Banshees is one of the few albums that I can remember buying on the day of release. I can even remember where I bought it – the WH Smiths at London Bridge station on the way home from work. To be fair though, I only realised afterwards that it was […]

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2017 – Miami

July 5th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2017 – Miami · Music

When I decided to write about one track from every year of my life I don’t think I realised how bloody old I am – it turned out to be a bit of an epic chore, but the end is in sight now. By that I mean that I am nearly caught up, not that […]

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2016 – Hardwired

July 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2016 – Hardwired · Music

It continues to pleasantly surprise me how as we get further from the golden age of the 70’s and I continue to get more decrepit, there seems to be more new music I like rather than less. Admittedly, little of what is in the singles charts does much for me, but long-established artists continued to […]

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2015 – Uptown Funk

July 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on 2015 – Uptown Funk · Music

When I first decided to put together a playlist with one track from each year I have been around I expected that I would agonise over what to include in the years of the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and struggle to find anything new in the 21st Century, having lost touch a bit with […]

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Glastonbury 2019

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on Glastonbury 2019 · Life, Music

I did not go to Glastonbury this year. No surprise there; I have never been to Glastonbury and probably never will. I did see a bit of it on the TV and the iPlayer and what I saw looked pretty good to me, as it usually does. So why have I never been and why […]

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2014 – Little Monster

July 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on 2014 – Little Monster · Music

Another year where I enjoyed the new music. Admitttedly most of the new music I was listening to and enjoying was from artists that had been going for quite a while, or even a long while.

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2013 – Mystery Man

June 13th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2013 – Mystery Man · Music

At some point in the 2000’s I just stopped buying CDs. This is a big deal for me, having over-spent on music for as long as I can remember. The thing is, all my existing CDs are only played through the computer, having been ripped ages ago. New music I just stream. I pay the […]

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2012 – Spitfire

June 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2012 – Spitfire · Music

This was the year I turned 50, when I might have been expected to retreat into listening to back catalogue and leave new music to the youngsters. I would have been happy to do that, but instead there was some excellent new music coming out that was right up my street, although a lot of […]

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