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Mojo

May 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments · music

I lost my mojo. I don’t know where. I don’t know when. But one day I woke and realised it was gone. ¬†And not just any old mojo: my creative mojo. My blogging mojo was bad enough, but worst of all, I realised I had lost my musical mojo. There was a time that it […]

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Blasts from their Pasts

August 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments · lucy, music, oliver

Tonight before the kids went to bed, I told them I would play them the songs that remind me of each of them the most and they had to guess which was theirs. To help hold their attention I found Youtube clips of each song. Oliver guessed the first was his. Lucy abstained. Oliver was […]

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Home alone (with a radio)

August 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments · heaton moor, house, music, radio, sleep

I have been deserted. In a nice way. Hayley and the kids are visiting friends and family in Wiltshire, so I’m home alone. So how am I coping? Well, despite my confidence that I would maximise use of my available time, both to do jobs around the house and to enjoy a little “me time”, […]

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Diamonds are Forever

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · death, music, tv

After the best part of 2 months without a proper post, I break my blog silence. (OK, I posted yesterday, but I actually drafted this first!) Skipping the reasons I’ve abstained from publication, it is telling that my silence is broken to say something about the subject arguably most consistently close to my heart throughout […]

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What’s on my…

November 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · books, lucy, music, photo, work

Bookshelf Just finished: “One Day” by David Nicholls. Engaging if seemingly plodding at first, it lulled me in then hit me with a killer punch. Just starting: “The Spirit Level – Why Equality is Better For Everyone” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. A book that claims to expose that “almost everything – from life […]

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Friday?

November 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · lucy, music, radio

It’s McFlyday! Ah what a joy it is to say that. For the uninitiated, for some reason Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles renamed Friday to McFlyday and always plays their undeniably bouncy and uplifting song “Stargirl” on his show on Friday mornings. He played it as I drove to work this morning and I sang […]

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Putting the reality back into reality TV

November 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · music, tv

I have a confession to make. In fact I have several. And when you have read them, you may find me so strange as to cross the street to avoid me next time you see me coming towards you. I don’t watch “X-Factor“. I don’t watch “Strictly Come Dancing“. And I don’t watch “I’m a […]

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Puff the Magic Dragon

November 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments · lucy, music, oliver, video

When I was small, Peter, Paul and Mary sang a song about “Puff the Magic Dragon”. It was recognisable to me then as being a slightly sad tale. Now as a parent it seems even more poignant, seeing my own children growing up so very fast before my very eyes. In fact, the illustrated book […]

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Lullaby

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · bedtime, lucy, music, oliver, video

Back in 2005 I wrote a lullaby. A mere 5 years (and probably 2500+ performances) later, I get round to recording it – very roughly – along with some introductory nattering. Apologies: I am speaking quietly because Lucy is asleep in the next room (and occasionally stirring). The annoying beeping is introduced onto the audio […]

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Complete the following sentence…

September 24th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, music, parenting, Uncategorized

We all love our kids. We work hard to raise them right. We take being parents seriously. And rightly so. But for some of us, there comes a moment when we realize things have gone too far. The moment when you look at yourself and it suddenly dawns that perhaps you are one of “those” […]

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