Tag Archives: The Smiths

Goody New Shoes

By reasonable reckoning I get to its being 26 years since I bought my last DM shoes. (29 years ago yesterday, it was – while we’re at it – the release of The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead.) These yellow … Continue reading

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Kacky the Kittin, 6: I Know It’s Over

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Watching Johnny Marr

Well, I went to see Johnny Marr in Leeds on Wednesday night. He was playing the O2 Academy, which used to be the Town & Country just across from Jacob Kramer where I did my Fine Art Foundation sometime shortly … Continue reading

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Cassette Covers

I ditched the cassettes themselves years ago (poor middle child, then, between vinyl and CDs), but I hung on to the covers; liking how they made for a handful, an interesting stack of cards. At the end of last week, at … Continue reading

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My October Symphony, Part 2 – The Great Storm (The Album)

Intro Note: when I look back upon this post, it will probably always be with a sense of shame that I never quite raked its leaves into anything neatly heaped and richly coloured, but left them blown about the garden, … Continue reading

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Mildly Disconcerting ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 4

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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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