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Guitar Man, Part 6

I’ve got a blue motel room, with a blue bedspread, I’ve got the blues inside, and outside my head, and the sixth guitar, little rover, is very blue. The blue of the blue suede boots I bought when I was … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning – Frequencies

At times of flooding, I’ve heard it reported that the East Midlands is, landscape-wise, in a kind of shallow bowl1, the bowliness of which gets moreso further south into Northamptonshire, and west to Cambridgeshire and the Fens2. Wrongly or otherwise, … Continue reading

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Guitar Man, Part 3

I can’t remember for the life of me* where the electric guitar came from. Possibly it was from a sister’s boyfriend, maybe from a church group member. But came it did, in 1982, and its reconstruction became the summer project … Continue reading

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Guitar Man, Part 2

Christmas 1980, as I’ve had reasons to recall these weeks gone by, will forever rank high in the memorable present stakes of the past (if you follow) on account of my receiving then, aged fourteen, a stapler set from my … Continue reading

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Salty Beer

An early taste of lachrymose. Happy Friday Cheers! © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2012

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Saturday Boy

At sixteen I quit the paper round. A tip-off from one of my sisters, a Saturday Girl at the butcher’s in the Arndale, told me there was a job going at their factory in Garforth.1 Whilst it wasn’t a huge … Continue reading

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The Paperboy

Early morning walk. A paperboy on a bike was, unintentionally, of course, kind of keeping pace with me. I wanted to ask him what the going rate was nowadays, but didn’t think that would make for an appropriate exchange, which … Continue reading

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