“Prisoner”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 4

And now, more of the same! I keep being caught and put in a Prisoner-style secret society of brainwashed people. The Leader is the guy who played Durand-Durand in Barbarella (Irish guy). I’m running through the streets trying to organise an attack on the base (very fast). Well this is just silly isn’t it. What… Continue reading “Prisoner”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 4

“Band”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 3

Here we are again. I bullshit my way into a band, saying I can play bass. I get away with it until our first gig. I’m putting my clothes on, but they say I must wear a dress. When it comes to the gig. I use a ghettoblaster strung around my neck instead of a… Continue reading “Band”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 3

“Hell”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 2

Another from the notebook. I’m in hell. The Devil is Michael Hordern? He takes the piss out of my camera. The place I think is an airship gondola. One character is a tarty old woman. It’s a good banquet, but all around are glass cages with weird animals doing nasty things to other weird animals.… Continue reading “Hell”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 2

“Camper”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 1

In early 1994 I traveled to Flensburg, Germany to study at the Fachhochschule for a semester. I took a notebook with me in which I wrote various scribbles, including a few dreams. When clearing out my Tooting flat for sale recently, I found the notebook, and I thought I’d stick them up here over the… Continue reading “Camper”: Dreaming in Flensburg, Part 1

25 Albums – Pet Shop Boys – Actually

Part of the 25 Albums project. Spotting a trend yet? Not one for the rock music, me. Maybe later in the list. The Pet Shop Boys’ second studio album was the one that really pushed them out, with several chart hits. They had the 1987 Xmas Number One, with a song that still makes me… Continue reading 25 Albums – Pet Shop Boys – Actually

25 Albums – The Beloved – Happiness

Part of the 25 Albums project. Straight away we come to an album which can’t really be seen as a fantastic all time critics choice classic. However, it was very successful at the time, and I played it to death. Yes, I had slightly longer hair. Yes, it was floppy and fringed. Shut up. Shut… Continue reading 25 Albums – The Beloved – Happiness

25 Albums – New Order – Substance 1987

For the first of my 25 Albums, I chose New Order’s 1987 12″ singles and B-sides compilation, Substance 1987. Strictly speaking, it’s not really an “album” per se, but seeing as New Order always messed around with stuff like that, singles not appearing on albums, titles not being mentioned and so on, I’m not too… Continue reading 25 Albums – New Order – Substance 1987

25 Albums – The Reasoning

As a result of a recent Facebook meme going around, I created a list of 25 albums that I have loved over the years. They’re not in any order, and it could be said they are not my favourite albums of all time. Things, people, tastes and hairstyles change (thank goodness). But I thought it would be interesting to… Continue reading 25 Albums – The Reasoning

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