Tag Archives: music

A missing guest at Val McDermid ceremony mix-up (Rousse)

Val McDermid invited me to her celebration at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I was so honoured to be asked, especially when I learnt that it was a small, intimate affair at which only about 20 people would be present. … Continue reading

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The velvet-clad cyclist choir (Rousse)

JS and her cycling friends founded a choir. Their uniform comprised navy blue velvet dresses adorned with huge 1980s bows. Worse, however, was the ‘music’. None of choir members could sing.

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An unconventional Brazilian research symposium (Rousse)

The evening entertainment that followed the Brazilian research symposium was a little unconventional. I’d never before attended such a reception in a shopping mall. I was also very disappointed that the music system didn’t work, despite our valiant efforts with … Continue reading

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Bare-chested 80s music fan caught on film (Rousse)

‘There you are! There you are!’ I shouted as TPR and I watched the old video footage of an audience at a music concert in the mid-1980s. The young TPR wasn’t that difficult to spot. Bare-chested in the third row, … Continue reading

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Northern lads, guitars, drums and witty lyrics (Rousse)

‘Northern lads, guitars, drums and witty lyrics – that’s my kind of music’, I declared when the woman told me that she was a Morrissey fan. She couldn’t care less. She didn’t even react when I noted that the Scottish … Continue reading

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Vinyl comeback Queen in Kendal (Rousse)

Queen of the dance floor KA decided that it was time to change the music. She marched up to the small household record player and placed a thin vinyl record above another one that was already on the turntable. Then … Continue reading

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Toronto school reunion disco (Rousse)

Toronto was not the obvious place for a school reunion, and the mix of people at the party was most peculiar. I saw JD, but where was JT, for example? And what were AB and HS doing there? NP was … Continue reading

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