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All Killer – Mlah (1988)

May 25th, 2020 · No Comments · Music

I think I have mentioned that, in the list of albums I would consider to be all-killer-no-filler, debut albums are disproportionately represented, and this is another example. It is a very personal choice and probably not a favourite of many people, at least not many British people. At the time it came out, there was […]

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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on Passing the time in lockdown · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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2019 – Must I Evolve?

January 3rd, 2020 · Comments Off on 2019 – Must I Evolve? · Music

Now we are firmly into 2020 (Happy New Year BTW) it is time to increment my 1962 onwards playlist by another tune. Deciding what to put on there was a tough decision because there was so much good music last year, and I got to listen to a lot more music than I normally would. […]

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Thinking Christmassy thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on Thinking Christmassy thoughts · Life, Music

I don’t think its a secret that I am not a fan of Christmas. I’m not ashamed of that, not proud, it just is what it is. I just don’t get it or buy into all the fuss about it, but ironically I may well enjoy it more than many of the Xmas fanatics because […]

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2019 Wrapped. A few surprises

December 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2019 Wrapped. A few surprises · Music

Spotify have this ‘wrapped’ feature where they tell you what your most listened to songs and artists are for the year. A bit premature when there is nearly a twelfth of the year left, but it is what it is. My bedtime habits do rather influence the results though. I have 30 or so playlists […]

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New Age Steppers

August 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on New Age Steppers · 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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