Dreams and remembering my dad

I had a strange dream the other night. Which is a strange thing to say, as I think each and every one of my dreams have been strange. They are always surreal, and I never wake and think, “Hey, what an ordinary, normal, dream”. So instead I’m going to say I had an *interesting* dream. […]

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Goodbye Tony Wilson

I was upset to hear yesterday of the news of the death of Tony Wilson (obituary here on the BBC News website, though Blogdial says it nicely too). I got the chance to meet and chat with him in 2005 and I’m glad that I was able to let him know how much his TV […]

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From the land of Oz

Earlier this year it was my birthday, and a good friend who lives in Australia sent me over three Scritti Politti 12″ singles. The parcel was sent via sea-mail and arrived yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised but not, however, expecting the records to be padded and packaged with all manner of exotic (to these eyes […]

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Listomatic

Currently on car stereo: Klute – No One’s Listening Any More Genesis – Greatest Hits (Disc 2) Ginger Baker Trio – Going Back Home Hard-Fi – Stars of CCTV Films recently seen: My Best Fiend House of Flying Daggers Chronicles of Narnia Currently reading: Midge Ure – If I was Ulrika Jonsson – Honest Barry […]

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Sociology Essay 1

It used to be thought that the extended family was typical in pre-industrial England and that the nuclear family became predominant as a result of industrialisation. Historical and sociological research has shown this to be too simple a view – discuss (June 1986, paper one). The general view that the extended family, which had grandparents, […]

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