Category Archives: music

Original Soundtrack Recording. David Bowie: 8th January 1947-10th January 2016.

  “ Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low. I leaned back on my radio. Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll… “ David Bowie: ‘Starman’ 1972. I’m fifteen years old. And I’m passing my penultimate summer … Continue reading

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Nobody Hurts You.

‘Hey baby, I’m out of favour. You can’t always be the right flavour’: Nobody Hurts You (Harder Than Yourself): Graham Parker: 1979. For a few months shy of four years between 1976 and 1980 there were few better live rock … Continue reading

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Things Have Changed.

Last year I went to my first ball game. Last night I watched my first S**** B*** . So today I settled down to watch some adverts: I’m not even going to begin to pretend that I understand Budweiser’s, ahem, … Continue reading

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Bon Fin D’Annee (Note To Self).

As a native English speaker in a French speaking town these last few days of the year are always a timely reminder of the quite extraordinary power of language to get beneath the skin of what we think and into … Continue reading

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It’s Only Rock’N’Roll. But I Like It.

  “You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca-Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca-Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca-Cola, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get … Continue reading

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