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In The Good Old Days Before Digital Took Over

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I used to be quite famous in certain circles you know! And thanks to Bob Swipe I’ve just had to join BHF Shoppers Anonymous. Yes, today I purchased from the incredibly nervous dare I say it effeminate man behind the counter who for no apparent reason at all took it upon himself to explain to my five year old EXACTLY how chip and pin works – I mean? Please! Bless the little podlington mascot – he listened very patiently and then said ‘Actually no – my mum’s name is ****** and she’s very clever so we don’t need you to tell us anything. Bye’. And off I scarpered red faced and very much trying not to laugh with the most inexplicable assortment of purchases:

2 x children’s books – ok – I can be let off for that 3 x children’s video’s – ok – I’ll be sending them back within the year 1 x vinyl LP ‘Manifesto’ Roxy Music 1 x vinyl LP ‘Band On The Run’ Wings 1 x vinyl LP ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ – the Joan Littlewood Theatre Workshop original cast including Judy Cornwell (Rock Follies), Brian Murphy (George and Mildred), and Avis Bunnage! 1 x vinyl LP ‘Hi-Fi Companion Ray Conniff – His Orchestra and Chorus (great cover – will post up soon) 1 x vinyl LP ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Elton Bloody John

All of the vinyl I bought in the most ridiculously impulsive nostalgic frenzy. All of the above with the exception of Ray Cuntiff and Roxy M were parent-owned LP’s. Pathetic – even more so that my turntable is in the bloody loft gathering dust. I suppose on the up-side it’s a good incentive to dust it off and set it up – I miss my vinyl such alot – cd’s and mp3’s just aren’t the same. Now, audio cassettes however………………………..

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