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2018: not a total write-off

January 3rd, 2019 · No Comments · Life, Music, Politics

In many respects 2018 was a year to forget. The news was almost entirely bad, and sometime so bad it was funny, with a number of headlines that would have been dismissed by Chris Morris for being too ridiculous. Brexit was tearing apart the country, the government and the opposition, and fillingup the news every […]

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1968 – Time of the Season

December 29th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

Now this is a cheat. There is no way I really got into the Zombies until a lot later than the 60’s or even 70’s, but this really is a masterpiece. Looking at the hits of that year, there is nothing really that I would have been into at the tme, with the exception of […]

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1967 – I’m A Believer

December 28th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

The biggest hit single of 1967 was A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. I love that song. I remember a particularly good night doing my rendiditon of it at a karaoke party in the 80’s. Apart from that, I like Procol Harum generally. I think it is criminal that so many people only […]

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1966 – Good Vibrations

December 19th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

There were some good songs out in 1966, that I am very fond of, but none of them made an impression on the 4-year-old Skuds until much later.  How to pick a song to represent the year when you are choosing between Substitute by the Who, many brilliant Beatles songs, I Feel Free by Cream, […]

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1965 – Concrete and Clay

December 19th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

As I have already said, I am not not a massive fan of 60’s music. I can appreciate some of it, but even then it is music I heard a lot later. All of which makes the 1965 entry quite special because I think I did hear this in the 60’s, although not in ’65 […]

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1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown

December 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

OK, so this might not be an obvious one. It isn’t one of Bob Dylan’s best-known songs and wasn’t even a single, but although I obviously wasn’t listening to this as a two-year-old I did listen to it a lot at quite a young age. When I was growing up there were very few records […]

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1963 – She Loves You

December 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Music

At I was still too young to be engaged with music other than maybe nursery rhymes, and without having the good fortune of one of my all-time favourites being released, as in 1962, it isn’t easy to pick a song for 1963. Looking at the singles for this year there are precious few that I […]

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1962 – Green Onions

December 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1962 – Green Onions · Music

A few months ago I created a Spotify playlist with one track for every year of my life. I already have plenty of playlists that mostly have similar types of music in them – so a punk playlist, a rap playlist, a krautrock playlist, and so on, but I am trying to set some up […]

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Magic Darts

October 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on Magic Darts · Life, Music

While watching the European championship darts this weekend I found myself daydreaming about being a darts player, as I often do. I know I would never be good enough to even play in a pub league team, but wouldn’t it be fun coming up with a nickname and choosing walk-on music for the tournaents? I […]

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A life in a playlist

August 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on A life in a playlist · Music

The other day I decided to knock up a playlist of my life. The idea was to have one song for every year that I have been alive. I arbitrarily decided to not have more than one track for an artist and I was a bit flexible about the dates. Sometimes there is a song […]

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