Monthly Archives: January 2016

How I Got Into….The Decemberists

  Several posts ago I talked about how I got into Joni Mitchell, thanks to the free CD on the cover of a magazine. The same thing happened with The Decemberists. They were just one of several bands I’d never heard … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Arcade Fire

I got into Arcade Fire by mistake. In the early 2000s we watched the Alan Ball’s brilliant TV series Six Feet Under, about a family who run a funeral home. In amongst the angst there was a lot of dark humour – … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Rock Music (thanks to David Bowie)

I’ve nothing to add to the millions and millions of words generated about David Bowie this week. I was an admirer rather than a big fan, though Life On Mars?, Changes and Heroes are three of my favourite pop songs. But thinking about a subject … Continue reading

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Film Posts 33 – Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Winter’s Tale, 3rd January 2016

This was the first time I’d seen The Winter’s Tale, which apparently is one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”. How did it get like this? (William Shakespeare calls on Richard Burbage at The Globe Theatre) BURBAGE: Come in, Will. Now, about that new play … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….First Aid Kit

There’s no big story here, just a recommendation from a friend. Martin and I had been colleagues at work for several years, then both moved on over time to other places. A couple of years later work brought us back … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Isn’t it easy to be judgemental about things for no good reason? I was aware that there existed a TV show called Buffy The Vampire Slayer but dismissed it, without ever having seen it, as being some kind of trashy American show … Continue reading

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