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Entries Tagged as 'Nostalgia'

Outskirts

April 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on Outskirts · Life, Politics

A short review of Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt by John Grindrod which I mentioned in a previous post. It is due to be out in hardback on June 1st. Although I got hold of an advanced proof copy, I did buy his previous book and would have bought this […]

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Big in the 70s

December 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Big in the 70s · Music

I have just been looking at a list of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. It was a bit of a surprise because if I was a contestant on Pointless and was asked to name a best-selling album of the 70s I would probably have thought that Framptom Comes alive or Bat out of Hell […]

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Where are they now?

July 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Where are they now? · Music

We all know that the Pet Shop Boys are still doing their thing, but I wonder what their co-stars in this video are up to now?  They will all be into their late 20s now, which would make me feel old, if I didn’t already. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this […]

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Segue Segue Sputnik!

May 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Segue Segue Sputnik! · Music

Ever since the BBC started repeating old TOTPs on a 35-year delay I have been watching and wallowing in the nostalgia. I think they started with 1976 or maybe 1975 and are now up to 1981. Obviously it is all downhill after the mighty 1979 but there are still some gems in there. The funny […]

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Feeling at home

June 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Feeling at home · Life, Politics

You know how it is when you walk into a place for the first time and it immediately feels comfortable? You just feel at home there for some reason. Well I have had that sort of feeling twice in the last week with council matters. The first time was when I went down to see […]

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Pop Quiz

May 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on Pop Quiz · Music

A quick question. Here is a quote from Music Week in 1973 Peter and Mary were almost pushed off stage; girls fainted in the traditional fashion, floodlights and coppers’ helmets were knocked over – and you could hardly hear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX singing for the fans’ frenzied screaming. What is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX replacing? Hint: you know the first thing […]

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A blast from the past

January 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on A blast from the past · Life, Technology

While looking for something in the system32 directory of a Windows 7 computer the other day (I still can’t quite bring myself  to call it a folder) I came across the file pifmgr.dll It was a bit like when you are on Facebook or Linkedin and see the name of somebody you knew or worked […]

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Crisis? What Crisis?

November 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Crisis? What Crisis? · Politics

I finally finished reading Crisis? What Crisis?: Britain in the 1970s by Alwyn Turner. It took a while. I would probably have read two or three novels in the time it took me to read it, even though it is a much shorter book than many other history books that often weigh in at 700 […]

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Britain is a miserable sight

October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off on Britain is a miserable sight · Life

I came aacross an eye-catching quote this evening: Britain is a miserable sight. A society of failures, full of apathy, and aroused only by envy at the success of others. This is why we will continue to decline. Not because of our economic or industrial problems. They are soluble. But because the psychology of our […]

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This is an ex-Python. It is no more.

July 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on This is an ex-Python. It is no more. · Life

Well I watched the last ever Monty Python show on TV almost live (had to pause it to take the dogs over the field) and was a bit underwhelmed. To be fair, I think this was one of things where you just had to be there. I remember watching an old episode of Fawlty Towers, […]

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