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Entries Tagged as 'Nostalgia'

Top of the Pops

April 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Top of the Pops · Life, Music

Like many people, I have been wathcing those old 1976 TOTP episodes on BBC Four with some interest.  I must have watched TOTP every week, or nearly every week for the couple of years around 1976 so I’m amazed to find quite so many performances I had entirely forgotten, sometimes by artists I had completely […]

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Me and Liz Taylor

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Me and Liz Taylor · Life

It was a while after I heard about Liz Taylor’s death that I remembered the time I met her and how it was splashed across the pages of the tabloids.  I’m not sure, but it might have even been on the front page of one of them.  If so it must have been a slow […]

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Just like the 80’s

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Just like the 80’s · Life, Politics

I have mixed feelings about the 80s.  I know that dreadful things happened and the seeds were sown for a lot of today’s problems but personally I really enjoyed that time.   I was lucky enough to be in what turned out to be a secure job that paid OK, I had no health problems and […]

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Never had it so good

November 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology

Notwithstanding the crass insensitivity of Lord Young’s remarks, there are many ways in which life is better these days .  Even though these are not going to be much consolation to anybody who finds themselves suddenly turfed out of a job and then systematically hounded by the government… but this is not political: just a […]

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Wallowing in it

September 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

I have been putting off going through my photos for a while because it was a bit daunting, but now I have started and it turns out to be a much better way to pass an evening than watching TV and I have already scanned in some of my favourites from two albums which cover […]

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Thank you for the music

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Music

I did something a little bit upsetting this evening: I got rid of all my remaining vinyl. With all the preparations for moving house I realised that it was not sensible to take a load of old records out of one loft just to have them consigned to a different loft. I had already let […]

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Devil in Disguise

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devil in Disguise · Life

One last Vine review to clear the backlog.  This time it is Devil in Disguise by Julian Clary. I enjoyed it on a couple of levels. Apart from the story, there was a more personal level of enjoyment which was an element of nostalgia.   Molly ans Simon, the two main characters, met while at Goldsmiths […]

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Busy week so far

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Busy week so far · Life, Politics

Is it only Tuesday?  The week seems old already, because ther has been a lot going on.  Yesterday I went out to a gathering of lefties at an informal meeting of the local UAF, but with the news about Laura’s retirement being fresh there was a lot of gossip and speculation before we got down […]

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Ten years ago

December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

There is a trending topic on Twitter at the moment called #10yearsago which got me thinking a bit about where I was and what I was up to ten years ago today, and it is a bit scary to realise how much has gone on.

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Not the Nine O’Clock News

December 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

I enjoyed the programme about Not the Nine O’Clock News this evening.   I had forgotten just how big it was back in the day, and had also forgotten that Chris Langham was in the first series.  I do remember that it was must-see TV at the time and if I look in the overflow bookcase […]

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