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Autobiographies

June 6th, 2021 · Comments Off on Autobiographies · Life

Back when I was younger, say 18 or before then, I really didn’t read autobiographies, or even biographies come to that. Mind you it does depend on how you define ‘autobiography’. I did enjoy the Gerald Durrell books and the James Herriot books when I was at school and they are certainly autobiographical. But times […]

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Can’t get you out of my head

April 7th, 2021 · Comments Off on Can’t get you out of my head · Life, Music

Having an earworm is a fairly frequent event for me, but I have had a really strange one today, even by my standards. Earworm is defined by the Collins Dictionary website, rather unsatisfactorily, as “an irritatingly catchy tune”. I don’t think that captures the full quality of an earworm, which is not just a tune […]

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Thick as a brick

August 2nd, 2020 · 2 Comments · Life

This week came the news that Argos will no longer be producing their catalogue in paper form. The legendary ‘laminated book of dreams’ will be a thing of the past, but what a past! To be honest, its a surprise it has lasted this long, because it is out-of-date almost before the ink is dry. […]

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

July 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) · Life, Politics

There is a lot of change coming. Some of it necessitated by the Covid-19 experience and some of it self-inflicted by Brexit. I do try to embrace change and welcome it because, like most people, I want things to keep improving and improvement implies change. Conversely, any change represents an opportunity to twist it into […]

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Is this where prog rock actually started?

June 16th, 2020 · Comments Off on Is this where prog rock actually started? · Music

The other night I was watching a re-run of an old Sky Arts show from 2016 – Trailblazers. This one was all about prog rock. I have watched a few of these. They are entertaining enough, with lots of nostalgia-inducing clips and Noddy Holder’s distinctive voiceover, but ultimately they tend to promise more than they […]

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We Do Anything, Anytime

May 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on We Do Anything, Anytime · Life

Some time between Christmas and the start of the lockdown I treated myself to the box set of the complete BBC episodes of the Goodies. I expected I would binge-watch it all in no time at all, but actually only finished last week. Partly this was down to me just not watching much TV this […]

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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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Walls old and new

February 18th, 2019 · Comments Off on Walls old and new · Life, Politics

While Donald Trump continues to try building his pointless wall, later this year it will thirty years since the Berlin Wall came down. Thirty years – where did it all go? It was an exciting time. One girl from our office went straight out and booked a flight to Berlin so she could see the […]

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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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Goodbye 70s

May 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on Goodbye 70s · Music

Its a sad week this week, because Absolute Radio 70’s has stopped broadcasting on DAB. Sad because that has been my go-to station for playing music to fall asleep to on the bedside DAB radio. It is a well-established fact (in my mind) that the 70’s were when music was at its peak and everything […]

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