Category Archives: memories of 70s

Goodbye Pete Shelley

It’s a compliment to Pete Shelley that his death has provoked some rather fine online tributes from his friends and peers. In the modern world where something along the line of ‘Pete Shelley, sad news, RIP’ is regarded as newsworthy … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson in 5 videos

According to my WordPress stats no one watches any videos I post. I also know it’s a pain for my vast international audience who often find the video is blocked in their country. Still I’ve committed commercial suicide by dragging … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson pt 3

‘I want to see the Bright Lights Tonight’ was a respected record, just as respected as the latest release by Kevin Ayres or John Cale or any other artists who had a respectful following but not a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson Pt 2

Richard and Linda were married and all of a sudden, they were an act. They hit the jackpot with their first album ‘I want to see the Bright Lights Tonight’ was a masterpiece. Even after 44 years it still sounds … Continue reading

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Tracking Thompson pt 1

I have a real fear of commitment when it comes to declaring my love for an artist. It’s born from bitter experience, I’ve been let down too many times, someone you think is a genius will then release an absolute … Continue reading

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Paul Weller’s Wilderness Months

There’s a lot of the practice of gratitude at the moment. The idea is that you list reasons to be grateful each day whether it’s a nice meal or a beautiful sunset or the smile of a child whatever with … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd’s Theory of Time

Following the death of Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane I have I been watching an unhealthy amount of videos on YouTube featuring the band’s founder and vocalist. I’ve followed Balin from good looking fresh-faced beatnik in the early Airplane (all … Continue reading

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