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Entries Tagged as 'Nostalgia'

Feeling at home

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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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Looking back at nostalgia

June 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life

I don’t know what to make about this short article about nostalgia on the BBC website. It all sounds reasonable enough, or as reasonable as pschobabble can be, and yet my own experience doesn’t follow it at all. It says that people prone to nostalgia (which I am) are less likely to have lingering thoughts […]

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Hello again Yellow Brick Road

March 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Music

Apart from the lack of any vocal talent or looks, the thing that stopped me being a top rock star was a problem remembering the words to songs. Some people (like Jayne) can sing along to something they have only heard a few times on the radio. I can’t even remember all the words to […]

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Arctic Monkeys at the BRITs

February 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life, Music

This is not really about the Arctic Monkeys or even about the BRITs. It is more about a grumpy old man’s grumbling about, well about being grumpy and old mainly. I watched a bit of the BRITs tonight, and that in itself is saying something because I did only watch it for a while and […]

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Delicate sound of thunder

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

This evening I watched the first half of Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder concert film that was broadcast on BBC Four over the weekend, which gave me a chance to indulge in at least a triple dose of nostalgia. The concert footage was from their 1987-89 tour, filmed during August during the US leg […]

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