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Is this where prog rock actually started?

June 16th, 2020 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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Debut LPs

March 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Debut LPs · Music

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I saw a comment in the music press this week by Alex Kapranos about the B-52’s album The B-52’s. He said: Is there a debut LP that can match this one? I’ve not heard it. From another planet. Called Claire. He does have […]

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Random nostalgia

August 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Technology

Today I remembered, for no particular reason, Serif PagePlus. With the benefit of hindsight I think it may be my favourite bit of software ever. At the time it was truly remarkable. It seemed to do just about all the things that high end DTP software would do, or at least all the things a […]

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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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