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Month: May 2011

Last train to Superin Junction

Last train to Superin Junction

I’ve been thinking a lot about this superinjunction business, and I’m unsure where I stand. I disapprove of the idea of individuals shirking their personal responsibility for their own stupid mistakes. In the same position, I would not have that luxury, nor would I want it. I make no moral judgment about what the injunctors have or haven’t done. Individuals are free to do what the hell they like, as long as they can face up to the consequences. This…

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Going Downtown with Johnny, Don & Harold

Going Downtown with Johnny, Don & Harold

Regular visitors to this corner of the Internet will know of my affection for the great TV orchestras – the Hazlehurst band, Jack Parnell’s ATV Elstree boys, Peter Knight, Laurie Holloway, Alyn Ainsworth (with or without the NDO), et al. At a recent BFI Missing Believed Wiped event, a 1969 Lulu show was shown, and it contained a performance of Downtown by the house band that nearly resulted in me having to be scraped off the back wall of NFT1….

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Whither Katie Boyle?

Whither Katie Boyle?

It’s the Eurovision Song Contest final once again. Come and have some fun on Twitter while it’s going out live. I’m @lfbarfe, and if I hit the Twitter limit in any given hour, will be moving over to my backup account, which is @cheeseford.

Big George Webley (1957-2011)

Big George Webley (1957-2011)

So there I was on Sunday, knackered after an 8 hours on various trains and glad to be home. Kiss the wife, check up on sleeping daughter, let the dog go mad and lick my face half-off, check the various online sources of information on which I rely. I’m perfectly prepared for the usual round of duplicity, despair and intrigue, but am not prepared for a news story about someone I regarded as a friend dying at the age of…

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