Category Archives: Strides

Nearly Baltimore

I heard this drifting out of some retail outlet on Liverpool Street station today.

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Elasticated waistbands: just say No

I’m long since over my own crisis and have even wrote a book on the theme but seriously, I saw a middle aged man wearing something like these today in a shop, in this weather, in public, with trainers. They … Continue reading

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Snow

Some of the things I like about it are how it transforms space, works your imagination and compels you. It was 15.00. I walked to the end of the platform to keep warm, and to see what it sounded like … Continue reading

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The kiss off song

The ‘(s)he gone done me bad but I’m over him/her now big time’ 45rpm record is a genre with some impressive pedigree. From Elvis’s, ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Is your heart filled with pain?) to McAlmont and Butler’s, Yes I … Continue reading

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Guest Post II

Buy this on August 8th. Please.

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Saturday night Rothko

Untitled, 1963, oil on canvas

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If you really want to hear about it

the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where he was born, and what his lousy childhood was like, and how his parents were occupied and all before they had him, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, … Continue reading

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Small pleasures

As I am currently trying to get stuck into a novel I spent part of the afternoon ironing four shirts. Three of the four are over five years old so the cotton is just perfect for softness and is properly … Continue reading

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Kalimera

Unbowed, if not a score lighter. Diversity were tremendous, but we all know who should of* won.

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Vote Flatley!

This blog is caught up in the hype, is making the shape of a phone with its hand, and is saying Stavros Flatley must win tonight. You tube are disabling the links in a deliberate effort to make my blog … Continue reading

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