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A tales from a cabin in the woods

There’s a certain romanticism attached to a cabin in the woods. People retreat to them to write a novel or an album forged on a broken heart. Mention to people that you’re staying in one and they’ll go all glassy-eyed

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Posted in Hiking, Travel

Sunday Tea Times (with Nat Baldwin, Songs for Walter, and New Hips at Islington Mill)

Around this time last week, instead of my usual routine of ironing work clothes while watching Antiques Roadshow and Countryfile, I went to Islington Mill in Salford for a Sunday tea time show. They had a band I really liked

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Mirror/Meeeeeer/Mear (feat First Aid Kit vs Bruce Springsteen)

The First Aid Kit track below is from their new and lovely album The Lion’s Roar. I couldn’t help notice though that the girls’ weird pronunciation of the word mirror is remarkably similar to Bruce’s in Born to Run. See

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Posted in Songs that steal lyrics from other songs, Uncategorized

Modern Life is Rubbish (a tribute to Alex James)

I am the man who leaves out that vital screw in your IKEA flatpack. I am the ubiquity of scarves. I am the woman who first called second-hand, vintage. I am the man who moved the green man from the

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Posted in My Original Fiction

My Top 55 most listened to albums of 2011

1 My First Tooth – Territories 192 2 Mazes – A Thousand Heys 159 3 The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt 133 4 Slow Club – Paradise 118 5 Those Dancing Days – Daydreams and Nightmares 115 6 Vetiver – The Errant Charm 112 7 Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’

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My most played songs of 2011 (The top 100 or so)

1 My First Tooth – Territories 20 2 Mazes – Surf & Turf / Maths Tag 18 3 My First Tooth – Sleet & Snow 17 3 Braids – Lemonade 17 3 My First Tooth – Orchards 17 3 Mazes – Most Days 17 3 Grouplove – Colours 17 8 Mazes – Summer Hits or J+J

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Top 3 Bad Guys in John Hughes’ Films

John Hughes made some of the greatest films for teenagers ever. While the main characters such as Buck, Ferris, and Kevin are the ones who people remember the most, this post isn’t about them. It’s about the guys that made

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Posted in Thoughts and Things