Category: Journal

  • South Devon Technical College

    Were YOU at SDTC? I was there in the early 70’s and had a great time. Punk hadn’t happened yet so I was still prog-rocking with the best of them. I got some A-levels too.

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  • Saturday morning

    A crisp clear morning and I have nothing to complain about and a day with no plans to enjoy as I will. There are times when life is good.

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  • Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

    An excellent Jazz release (Nov 2022) that combines rich latin, jazz, jazz-funk and Afro-Cuban sounds on a single LP; complex yet accessible; thoughtful yet danceable.

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  • Trinidad Garden

    A tropical garden in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. I loved it but made the mistake of picking an extremely hot chilli with bare hands – and eating it!

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  • Osborne House

    Osborne House is a beautiful building and, whilst an ostentatious display of wealth, also shows an appreciation of quality craftsmanship and sustainability that might, hopefully, make a return one day.

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  • Blues to Bliss

    Remembering New Orleans gave me a taste for funk – plus jazz, blues and an excellent beer. The thought of not being able to go back made me feel blue for a moment – but that’s all gone now!

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  • New Orleans

    A great city at any time, New Orleans is a place I could live and a place I would love to return to one day. Now I’m retired I have time to really soak up the music, food and beer!

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  • Newton Abbot 1958

    A parish magazine had unexpected news about my baptism, but perhaps of greater interest were the advertisements for businesses, most of which no longer exist – but some that do.

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