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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on Passing the time in lockdown · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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2019 Wrapped. A few surprises

December 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2019 Wrapped. A few surprises · Music

Spotify have this ‘wrapped’ feature where they tell you what your most listened to songs and artists are for the year. A bit premature when there is nearly a twelfth of the year left, but it is what it is. My bedtime habits do rather influence the results though. I have 30 or so playlists […]

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1987 – Pump Up the Volume

February 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on 1987 – Pump Up the Volume · Music

Another year and still the music was a bit naff, but with some signs of  life and items of interest to point out while waiting eagerly for the 90’s to arrive.

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All Killer – Original Pirate Material (2002)

February 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on All Killer – Original Pirate Material (2002) · Music

Well this is a bit recent for me. When it came out I was nearly 40 and so I should be too old for it, but I picked it up at the market in Lower Marsh one lunchtime and when I put it on the stereo that evening I could not do anything until it […]

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1981 – Spellbound

February 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1981 – Spellbound · Music

Although I enjoyed the 80’s at the time, I don’t enjoy looking back on them as much as the 70’s. Maybe I should make more of an effort. As far as music was concerned, there was a lot of good stuff, even if a lot of it was quite superficial and 1981 was no exception. […]

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1973 – Living For The City

February 10th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1973 – Living For The City · Music

What a year 1973 was for music, but then so were all years in the 1970’s really. For a start it was a great year for glam rock, with great tunes from Suzi Quatro (Can the Can & 48 Crash), T. Rex (20th Century Boy), Sweet (Ballroom Blitz and Blockbuster), Slade (Cum on Feel the […]

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Working Out

February 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on Working Out · Life

Today I did something I have never done before. I joined a gym!

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1972 – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

February 5th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1972 – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone · Music

I have been looking forward to reaching 1972 for two reasons: it is when there staarted to be so much good (to me) music that choosing one track starts to get harder, and one of those track is possibly the greatest song ever. A strong assertion thre, but listen properly to Papa Was A Rollin’ […]

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1970 – 25 or 6 to 4

February 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on 1970 – 25 or 6 to 4 · Music

At last we reach the 70’s, the best decade for music. That is only my opinion of course, but it is also a fact! The decade of prog, glam, reggae, soul, disco, blues rock, punk, krautrock, the start of rap, and much more. Of course in 1970 I was still only 8 and not really […]

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1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown

December 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown · Music

OK, so this might not be an obvious one. It isn’t one of Bob Dylan’s best-known songs and wasn’t even a single, but although I obviously wasn’t listening to this as a two-year-old I did listen to it a lot at quite a young age. When I was growing up there were very few records […]

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