Musical notes

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Over the past two years, driven largely by my previous co-workers I’ve been exposed to a wider amount and range of music than I have for many a year. On average I was buying at least two albums a month (the large majority being MP3s from iTunes, although the lure of FOPP still resides), none…

Fatal FOPP

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It never EVER fails. No matter how much music I have, a visit to FOPP always brings more. Yesterday saw me return to work with: R.E.M. – Reckoning John Lee Hooker – Don’t look back (compilation) Sibelius – Symphony No.5, Finlandia, Tapiola and Valse Triste as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic And all for less…

Real life

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Silly website things aside, real life continues apace and it’s only the 6th January. The Christmas decorations came down last night, I think we were the last house in the street to do so, but then traditionally they are due down today. I think. Anyway, the house is feeling bare and I’m fighing off the…

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Foppin' Hell

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Yes, with some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket I decide I’d visit FOPP. I’d been avoiding it for sometime now, especially in the weeks before my birthday, but thought it safe to purchase some older items. Of course, as ever, FOPP’s effect on my spending patterns is dramatic and instead of just…

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Yesterday is tomorrow

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The advantage of having a day off work is having a day off work.The disadvantage of having a day off work is how it throws your entire week off-kilter. Today is Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. Today is Tuesday. The mantra, repeated over and over, won’t help. I’ll spend the day running late for meetings, and…

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Cheap CDs

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Number of albums bought hits new high . However, from the same article: “High street competition and increased discounting meant that profits from the album sector of the recorded music industry – much the healthiest, with the virtual collapse of singles – were actually down over the year by 2%.” So whilst we are buying…

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FridayCakes at 10:30, meetings and GMP training, then a 2003 kickoff. A fun packed day! I’m relying on the Kylie calendar on the wall next to me to get me through until 5pm. Update: Also relying on “The Best of Martin Stephenson & the Daintees” which I picked up in FOPP yesterday for £5. Reviving…

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Melodious

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Röyskopp : Melody a.m. is currently playing away in the background, ambient grooves, laidback electronica, yummy stuff. Don’t believe me? It was voted album of the month/week in the following publications: DJ, Muzik, Mixmag, The Face, Gay Times, Ministry, Sleaze Nation, Big Issue and 7 Magazine. None of which I read, which is probably why…

Habitual

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I have developed the strange habit of getting up early over the last few days. I was in work at 7:30 this morning (and was actually working as well). I know it’s partly because Louise was off this week, so I could get up and leave when I wanted to, but I’ve been going to…

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