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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 To be honest, its a surprise it has lasted this long, because it is out-of-date almost before the ink is dry.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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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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