1986

There’s a teeny bit of my town that just resembles 1986 Why do I say that? Well, in 1986 you had a group like Level 42 who represented a nice clean way of living. Level 42 were…a Ford Fiesta XR2 or a Ford Escort XR3i. They were a house on a modern estate at the […]

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The Cardigan

My friend sent me this video of Imogen Heap demonstrating her musical gloves This is a good video and definitely worth watching all the way through. However, I remember Marillion doing something similar many years earlier, and so I looked that up on YouTube and sent that clip back to him for discussion. My mate […]

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A Strange Collection Of Nostalgia…

…Which probably won’t mean anything to anyone else in this particular clustering. The Ladybird books factory Crazy by Icehouse Auf Wiedersehen Pet Walking home down Robin Hood’s Walk A Walk In The Black Forest Wytham Woods in autumn ’95 Cherry boiled sweets As I put this post together it seemed silly to just list these […]

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Just Whatever It Is Right Now

Thinking about this time last year My neighbours bought an expensive new patio table But I don’t see them sitting in the garden much these days I still find myself thinking of you (and You, and yOu and, yes, yoU too) But mostly the thoughts are different now I thought I would be already doing […]

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Erfaring

Erfaring. Opplevde. Opplev erfaringer Du kan ikke oppleves uten erfaring Men hvilken bruk er erfaring uten nye opplevelser Å vite at du er erfaren?

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Jilfm, 531 kHz

Hello 2019. In the dark, on a Saturday night driving back from the cinema which is 17 miles away, when 1531 kHz is playing Take That, tune to 531 kHz medium wave (that would be AM, or ondes moyennnes). Their house music mix touches on ’89/’90 and sounds boomy and bassy heading home, bringing back […]

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Escaping With Estimates

Desperate days always fade Days desperate for contact and company never last Just like any other days People come and go Old people once desired Are replaced with new people, newly desired Daydreaming inside a building Just like the ones I daydream of from the outside Which knock me sideways with awe When I visit […]

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Two Ticks

I was 46 When I let two ticks Turn my life right round No more “I’ll be quick” Now my heart goes out And I wait for you And those two ticks Are not turning blue

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Dead Love in Dunedin

In a museum on the other side of the world A patterned 70’s frock hangs preserved I pull out my camera to take a photo But who is it for? You Gone long ago Because I loved you, I loved your ideas A slice of passion I should no longer harvest Photos I no longer […]

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The Last, Lost

  The postcard tumbling out of the book Lay on the floor and gave me a look “You’re late” it said It had been hidden for my surprise For quite some time I picked it up Dressed in a finery of affection Reflecting the mood of the day Finished with a kiss Evidence of love […]

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