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« Reply #140 on: September 07, 2021, 11:14:12 AM »

Today's blog concerns the funding of Social care.
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« Reply #141 on: October 22, 2021, 10:09:33 AM »

My taste in music is, well, time-constrained. See todays blog for more details.


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« Reply #142 on: October 22, 2021, 10:17:20 AM »


My taste in music is, well, time-constrained. See todays blog for more details.


Just fantastic - one of the best albums ever made.  All those PERRO albums are brilliant....
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« Reply #143 on: October 22, 2021, 10:42:25 AM »

Youíre not wrong. I mean, I havenít explored all the music there was up until I was in my mid-forties yet, let alone start on any new material.
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« Reply #144 on: November 23, 2021, 10:36:04 AM »

Today's blog commemorates Wendy and I meeting 17,000 days ago and how that almost didn't happen.


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« Reply #145 on: November 23, 2021, 10:53:02 AM »

I will read that later....sadly the day jobs firewall considers you subversive
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« Reply #146 on: November 23, 2021, 06:15:20 PM »


I will read that later....sadly the day jobs firewall considers you subversive


Why yes, yes I am.
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« Reply #147 on: November 23, 2021, 07:26:19 PM »

A beautiful post, Andy!
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« Reply #148 on: November 24, 2021, 07:23:43 AM »



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« Reply #149 on: November 24, 2021, 08:11:09 AM »


A beautiful post, Andy!
Thanks.
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« Reply #150 on: January 06, 2022, 11:55:59 PM »

Today's blog ruminates mainly on the last year and looks forward a little to the coming one, as I rapidly approach the end of another orbit of the sun.
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« Reply #151 on: February 13, 2022, 12:08:16 AM »

Today's Blog is about nothing much.

You know, February.
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« Reply #152 on: March 09, 2022, 10:59:26 PM »

Today's Blog seeks to compare and contrast the Cuban Missile Crisis and the war in Ukraine.

Caveat: I am not a historian. Iím not a politician. Iím not clairvoyant. Iím probably wrong. I hope I am.


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« Reply #153 on: April 01, 2022, 10:51:01 AM »

Today's Blog tells of how I got to see Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on May 21, 1999.



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« Reply #154 on: April 01, 2022, 01:28:10 PM »

I saw him on May 1st on the E St Band reunion tour in Manchester and am having difficulty thinking it was almost 23 years ago!
  It was one of the best ever shows I have seen from the beginning to the end from Max Weinberg's thunderous drum intro to "My love will not let you down" until the almost acappella "Land of hope and dreams" some hours later.

This was at the Manchester Arena and we were up in the gods, near the back which had me wishing for a pair of U Boat commanders binoculars
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« Reply #155 on: April 01, 2022, 01:55:12 PM »


Today's Blog tells of how I got to see Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on May 21, 1999.


Is that £35 on the ticket (£38.50) or £25 (£28.50)?  Kind of surprised if it's the former as (accounting for inflation) that's just shy of £71 today...and I'd always assumed most of the "gig price inflation" had occurred more recently...
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« Reply #156 on: April 01, 2022, 04:17:33 PM »

The thing that most surprises me about this is that I wasn't there. I saw Bruce throughout the 80s, lastly at the Amnesty International show at Wembley (September 89?) but then sort of gave him a miss during the 90s after and because he had split up the E Street Band. I next saw them in the early 2000s at Crystal Palace Stadium. '99 must have been when the band reconvened for the Greatest Hits album but I am sure I must not have known that they were in the UK or I would certainly have gone.  Shocked
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Today's Blog tells of how I got to see Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on May 21, 1999.


Is that £35 on the ticket (£38.50) or £25 (£28.50)? †Kind of surprised if it's the former as (accounting for inflation) that's just shy of £71 today...and I'd always assumed most of the "gig price inflation" had occurred more recently...


I assume it was £35, when he toured in 2003 it was £40 for Old Trafford cricket field and I refused to pay such a ridiculous amount, but a pal offered me a spare ticket for £30 so I was a happy bunny. †Them I paid considerably more for the 2008/9 tour at Old Trafford Football and then more again in 2012/3 at the Etihad and the last time he toured in 2016 at City's ground again for about £80. †Each time I assumed it was going to be the last, but the bugger is supposed to be going back on the road next year and that's going to be another dear do.
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« Reply #158 on: April 01, 2022, 05:03:35 PM »

I offered, but never paid Dave for the ticket as he was a good chap and said "never mind". So I've no idea how much my ticket was.

This wasn't my ticket, it's a photo of one from that night pinched from Flickr
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« Reply #159 on: April 03, 2022, 12:11:34 PM »

Today's Blog is a witter about Graham Gouldman, one of my musical heroes.



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