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100 Awesome Things – Part 24

This is different to anything I've posted before… It's Rita Hayworth dancing to the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive". You read that right. Lovely Rita dancing to "Stayin' Alive". I first saw it awhile back but Roger Ebert posted it (and … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things – Part 21

Sixty-nine years ago today, give or take some hours, Jim Morrison entered the world. I assume he did so kicking and screaming. I actually started writing this post a few days ago after a comment on one of my favourite … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things – Part 20

Thanks to Crossfire Hurricane and certain small-scale, cheaply priced concerts, the Rolling Stones are all over the news again… my feelings towards  Stones are probably best categorised as "ambivalent".  I think "Satisfaction" is one of the greatest songs in the … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things – Part 19

I'd love to give you reasons for my absence which are exciting – "I've been on the Nostromo!" or "I was recruited by James Bond for sekrit spy work!" or even "been on holiday" but no, nothing like that. No … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things – Part 17

Once upon a time, when I was an impressionable teenager, I saw a TV documentary about a man called Dean Martin. This was around 1997 or 1998 when suddenly (or rather, part of a marketing strategy), the Rat Pack dudes … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things Challenge – Post 16

I was going to post about a Certain Irish Guitarist but decided to dodge the bullet again. I was going to post some Dean Martin or something. And then Lou Martin died. Almost every truly great musical legend worked with … Continue reading

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100 Awesome Things Challenge – Post 15

I was going to post about a Certain Irish Guitarist, but I had another idea pinged at me and I can sense a Matt Damon/Jimmy Kimmel type theme beginning… Awhile back, a friend at work linked me to an advert … Continue reading

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