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The Synth Is Dead – Long Live the Synth

As an avid consumer of pop music for over 50 years, it would be easy for me to say that I think I’ve heard it all, but I’m glad I don’t because being wrong isn’t something I enjoy. Every now and again, an act comes along which is refreshingly different – yet familar enough to [...]

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The Occasional Diarist – 26 May 2009

Tuesday 26th May 2009 15:47
The last few days have been difficult, I have to drive myself very hard to get things done at times like these. It is made especially so, when some projects that looked so attractive before, and had been set about with vigour and enthusiasm, now appear pointless, ill-considered and at best [...]

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My World – in 1952

This post was updated on 7th August 2009

Gateshead, County Durham, just about the same as I remember it in the early fifties.

Gateshead in 1952

My childhood stomping-ground was bounded by Sunderland Rd. to the North, (top of page) Cobden Terrace to the South, Wordsworth St. to the East and High St. to the West. We [...]

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NLP Practitioners – 21st Century Snake-Oil?

I’m always very interested in techniques that promise better self-understanding and harmony, and naturally I’m not alone. Anyone attempting to better themselves certainly needs to open their minds, or will probably never reach 1st base, but needs to be very aware that in doing so, we leave ourselves slightly vulnerable to the attention of charlatans. [...]

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Uncle John

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The Occasional Diarist

Thursday 21 May 2009 13:10
It seems like only yesterday, instead of January, when I put all projects on hold, because of the need to sort out the long-endured problems with my main development PC. Those of you who had followed that saga will know that I was so pleased with the resulting home-built PC, I [...]

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All The Lovely People – Where Do They All Come From?

Yes, It’s a deliberate misquote, and No, I don’t care.

http://remedies.connectable.org.uk/#18

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Wendy

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Over-the-shoulder DaDa

The sixties had it’s fair share of silly recordings. Out of all the offerings from ‘The New Vaudeville Band’ (AKA Geoff Stephens) this is one of the most silly – and delightful because of it. Whatever Happened To Phyllis Puke?

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The Hairbrush From Hell

Hairbrush From Hell

OK, it’s not from Hell, and you probably wouldn’t like to brush your hair with it. But if there are hairbrushes in Hell, I imagine they would look something like this. Basically it’s a nail sandwich on the end of a stick, which is really useful when laying carpets.
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