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Sophisticated Lady

Strolling through the West End on one occasion, many years ago, I noticed a mature lady nearby who looked familiar. There was something about her aura that made me want to take a closer look. I managed to do so without intruding on her personal space. I soon realised...

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Swings and roundabouts in music

Access to the indie/underground rock music scene was once a piece of cake. Seeing the forerunners of the current standard bearers of hip hop in performance was easily achievable. Even gaining free access to see some of the top flight stadium fillers was a breeze....

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Diary entry of a weirdo

Casting my thoughts back to my days as a university student, there were subcultures on the campus that didn’t feel like a good fit for me. One or two of my contemporaries took to calling me “weirdo”. In more recent times, many of us were reunited in a Facebook group...

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Creative new frontiers

I can understand why some folks only want to engage with things that are familiar. If they have been brought up in societies where the value of creative ambition has not been recognised enough, it might seem like others who are driven to create and express new ideas...

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Hazy crazy days

In the unforgettable words of John Lennon “Nobody told me there’d be days like these; strange days indeed!” Some folks are lucky enough to have mentors and guides who counsel them through most of their life stages. I sense that they are in a minority, so the majority...

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Sounds of motion

Since my days of actively going to night clubs are over, nowadays I get to hear rave music mainly in my local gym. I tend to be most conscious of the sounds when I do some cardiovascular warming up on a cross trainer. By the time I’ve moved on to doing other...

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