I was there!

Time. I recall listening to Aladdin Sane and being pretty shocked by the w-word in the second verse of Time ("wanking", not "whore"). Swearing in songs was unusual before Sex Pistols' Bodies removed any remaining shock value: five "fuck"s in a 13-word couplet probably still wins the Grammy for concentrated sweariness in a tune. Where … Continue reading I was there!

My in-group

"You ain't been nowhere 'til you been in -With the "in" crowd."Bryan Ferry In 2004 I decided that I wanted to learn why people do the things they do. So, with nothing more than that vague notion, and jumping in at the deep end, I set out on a psychology degree through the Open University. … Continue reading My in-group

Remix!

Party peopleParty peopleCan y'all get funky?Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force Remix! Megamix! Dance mix! Extended mix! Instrumental mix! Dub mix! (Dub) mix! Dub (mix)! Accapella! Extra tracks ...! All these things, and more, have characterised the 12” single. For good, for brilliant, and occasionally for the downright goddamn awful. In the early 80s … Continue reading Remix!