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the record producers

of all archetypes in the world of popular music, record producers are surely the smartest. when fruitful careers reach closure they’re flushed with golden combinations of money, anonymity, and artistic satisfaction. you might hear of the occasional character who’d had … Continue reading

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george michael

there’s a lady i know who worked for many decades as a nurse, and then decided on early retirement to become a therapist, and when i asked her why, she said because many people coming into hospital, their ailments began … Continue reading

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santa clause at the royal albert hall

three tall elegant backing singers hid their seething envy behind smiles and perfect harmonies..a faceless professional piano player kept his head down while privately thinking how his own songs were far better than this nonsense. a cordless expensive guitar player … Continue reading

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the decades of our lives

a silly thing i remember about the 1980’s was the overuse of ‘absolutely’.. many media minions hijacked that word for all they were worth, figuring it would give them a veneer of gravitas. every bloody reply was absolutely this or … Continue reading

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child in time

i’d like to show you my lady garden … isn’t it good. in my mind those figurines are the three degrees singing ‘when will i see you again’.  y’know gardening’s a pure and sure sign of age. when i was … Continue reading

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bars of chocolate and gramophone records

it’s a staggering oversight how cadburys have ignored the ritual of undressing a chocolate bar with their new awful plastic sealed wrappers. in a perfect world i would buy a cold crisp bar in the winter from one of those … Continue reading

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joe dallesandro

  one of the most overlooked and surely classic images of the 1970’s was the kid in a duffle coat walking home from school with a long player gramophone record tucked firmly under one arm. i too would often carry … Continue reading

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