Monthly Archives: May 2007

It only took 42 years

It was like being inside a huge breaking wave, with the ceiling rolling and curling above me and dark as dark except for the glints of light piercing the face of the breaker and the soft light flooding from behind. … Continue reading

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>Lost in translation

>Mrs B is a qualified linguist, translator and interpreter ( I’m not too foul, either) and – over the years – we’ve invested quite a bit in translation management tools and kept up to speed on the free online services. … Continue reading

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The Small fucking Who

My very first real concert (apart from tagging along with Graham Horne and his band (Jim Partridge, Larry Elliot, Pete Calvert and Roger Hickson) to church socials and going to Surfside in Milford to see a guy called Dennis in … Continue reading

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>Kermit Jagger

>A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that the teller’s name is Patricia Whack. So he says, ‘Ms Whack, I’d like to get a loan to buy a boat and go … Continue reading

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>Why is it…. -#1

>….that torrential rain brings out disabled shoppers in droves? That’s the only logical explanation for the fact that EVERY SINGLE disabled slot was taken at ALL the stores I visited today.Not that I need preferential parking. Yet. Or is it … Continue reading

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>I didn’t meet David Gilmour the other day…

>Or…The best record store in the Vaucluse. I didn’t meet David Gilmour the other day. We were at the farmers’ market in Coustellet and Mrs B says “He looks like that aristocratic sounding singer”. I looked at this old farmer … Continue reading

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>Don’t ask me (about my friend the professor) – #11

>I have a friend who’s a professor. Ph.D. Teaches at a university. A real professor. As you might imagine, he’s a pretty clued up guy. There have been some lapses of concentration, though. You risk getting beer that’s a year … Continue reading

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>The Midweek Mixtape – 23 May 2007

>Mix and Match #9 [Disclaimer #1: The mixes and the majority of the tracks from all of these mixtapes are the original C90s from the late 70’s/early mid 80’s. Vinyl to tape. Play a couple of hundred times. Tape to … Continue reading

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>Don’t ask me (about Barry Manilow) – #9

> The…what?…of Barry Manilow.mp3 – it can’t be the Best of Barry Manilow – the superlative form of the adjective sets “good” as a prerequisite.. – is one hour and seventeen minutes of genuinely terrifying industrial noise, a sort of … Continue reading

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>31 songs – The End

> Röyksopp? The Avalanches? Soulwax? All good stuff and if it hadn’t been for Nick Hornby, I’d be richer financially and poorer musically. And I hadn’t bought a Patti Smith album at that stage. And I wouldn’t have discovered “Hey … Continue reading

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