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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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2011 – Let England Shake

June 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2011 – Let England Shake · Music

While the singles charts continued to be full of songs by “x featuring y”, where x=someone I haven’t heard of and y=someone I have vaguely heard of, there were some interesting albums this year. It was especially good for albums by the sons of other musicians, with albums by Ian Dury’s son Baxter, Neil Finn’s […]

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2010 – Drunk Girls

April 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2010 – Drunk Girls · Music

2010 was a bit of a blur for me. A busy year. There was a general election in May and I was standing against Francis Maude in Horsham. Although there was almost zero chance of winning (Fortunately. I don’t think I would like to be an MP!) I wanted to put in a good effort […]

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2009 – Bonkers

April 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2009 – Bonkers · Music

I couldn’t pick anything other than Bonkers by Dizzee Rascal for the 2009 slot on my playlist. We are big fan of Mr Rascal (As Jeremy Paxman once called him) in this house. In fact our grandson is named after him – his real name of Dylan Mills and not his stage name of Dizzee […]

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2008 -Senior Twilight Stock Replacer

April 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2008 -Senior Twilight Stock Replacer · Music

There have been several milestones or turning points in how I interact with music. There was the point where I started owning it so I wasn’t completely reliant on whatever the radio played, there was the portable tape machine letting me listen on the move, there was the MP3 player, and then the download which […]

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2007 – Thou Shalt Always Kill

April 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2007 – Thou Shalt Always Kill · Music

Either not a lot happened in music in 2007 or I just can’t remember it. There were only a couple of albums released in the year that registered much with me and very few singles. Looking at the list of songs from the year on Wikipedia it seems like half the singles were by somebody-I-don’t-know […]

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