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Entries Tagged as 'Nostalgia'

A pedant writes

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on A pedant writes · 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 on Down with the kids at last? · 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 on Living in the past · 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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The way we were

September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on The way we were · Life, Technology

At the moment I am re-reading a humorous book about computers from 1996 called Dave Barry in Cyberspace. I have quite a few of his books and like to dip into the ones that are basically collections of his newspaper columns every now and then because they are light reading and more or less timeless. […]

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In praise of the OGWT

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

Tonight BBC4 showed an edition of the Old Grey Whistle Test in its entirety. Presumably it was there to tie in with the John Cooper Clark documentary that was on immediately beforehand and doesn’t, unfortunately, mean they are going to do what they are doing with TOTP and show them all again in order. It […]

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70s Mania

April 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life, Music, Politics

For all its faults, I enjoyed the first part of Dominic Sandbrook’s series on the 70s. So many memories, even though I was only between 8 and 10 during the time covered in that episode, and I’m really looking forward to the rest. If anybody else is similarly hooked I can recommend Sanbrook’s book State […]

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The way we were

April 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology

While I was sorting out some old books to get rid of recently (I only managed to force myself to get rid of about a dozen or so) I came across an old business card of mine that had been used as a bookmark. To be honest, most of my business cards from that, or […]

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Betta Bilda

January 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

In one of those strange coincidences I had some thoughts about toy building blocks this morning, specifically Betta Bilda bricks, and then in the afternoon a colleague raised the topic of Lego in a conversation, giving me the opportunity to voice my recently-formed theory about Betta Bilda.

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What a difference four years makes

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on What a difference four years makes · Life, Music

Midge Ure 1976 with Slik You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Midge Ure in 1980 with Ultravox! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Is it OK to admit that I not only remember Slik well from then, but quite liked them and still […]

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Anorak paradise

April 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology

Jayne and I went to Amberley museum for the second time in three days today.  They do a deal whereby if you keep hold of your tickets you can return for free within 5 days, so we did.  When we went on Saturday we left without seeing everything because we had to do some supermarket […]

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