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Entries Tagged as 'Nostalgia'

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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A little bit of politics there

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

During the holidays I used some some Amazon gift tokens to treat myself to, amongst other things, a box set(*) of Ben Elton concerts to make up for getting rid of my old VHS of his. I wasn’t sure what I would make of them but with nearly seven hours of stand-up for just over […]

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Today’s bright idea #7

January 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life

Today’s bright idea is one that I actually think is quite a good one. You know how BBC Four have been showing episodes of Top Of The Pops of 35 years ago, week-by-week in order, in their totality? It isn’t really watched for the music so much as the nostalgic feeling, mostly from the music […]

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My favourite year

January 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music

The other night I sat down to watch the story of Top Of The Pops in 1979, followed by a compilation of clips from that year. Without question, 1979 is my favourite year for music. I know that others will prefer 1983, 1972 or 1967, There may even be some poor misguided fools that think […]

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Zipping up my life

November 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Life, Music

WinZip is a program that takes a file on your computer and magically compresses it so that it uses less space, while still retaining all the information in it. At least it seemed pretty magical when its predecessor appeared back in the DOS days and hard drive space was tiny and expensive by today’s standards. […]

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A pedant writes

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

Tonight I was listening, as I often do, to an internet radio station called ‘Made in 80′s Radio’. I do this when I want something in the background that is mostly familiar. There is plenty to not like about it. It is one of those dreadful channels with no presenters: just music chosen by computer […]

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Down with the kids at last?

September 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

After years of avoiding the latest teen sensation bands I have finally found myself hooked on a new band whose ages are allegedly 15 to 17. Does this mean I am getting in tune with youth culture? I think not. The band in question are The Strypes, and it is more a case of a […]

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Living in the past

September 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

I have spent a large part of the last week in the 1980s, largely thanks to Spotify’s new recommendation feature. I was a bit miffed when the page that used to show new releases was replaced by something called ‘discover’, and then I was amused when it started giving bizarre recommendations, but I’m starting to […]

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