From the daily archives:

Friday, January 26, 2018

#1093: 1988, The Fall, Big New Prinz

January 26, 2018

I was a first year student at the LSE in 1988, fresh with the excitement of the big city. My main reason for wanting to study at the LSE, had nothing whatever to do with that institution (though my Dad liked the fact that Mick Jagger was briefly a student there) or my chosen subject. […]

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#MeToo: What kind of man am I?

January 26, 2018

At work I happen to share a room with three women. They are all younger than me and superb at their jobs. The other day, I was working alone in my room when two of them came through the door and remarked upon the fact that I hadn’t turned the light on. ‘That’s because I […]

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#1092: 1979, OMD, Electricity

January 26, 2018

Yesterday…. my house…. youngest child (to me) – ‘Dad, what does OCD stand for?’ me (dismissively and attempting a lame joke) – ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.’ youngest child – ‘well my brother has got Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark….’ Made me laugh. Also made me revisit their debut single – I hadn’t appreciated what […]

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