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Friday mixtape: the nearness of you

First and last

My “first and last”series, on the first and last purchase of different recorded music formats started this week with the seven inch single. I posted mine here, and rustyfruitjuice did his here, and Martin’s is here. Next week, we’re moving on to the EP – again, contributions welcome – and the following week we’ll do the twelve inch. Rustyfruitjuice tweets here, and Martin tweets here and blogs here.

Hep to the groove

Filed under good people: Jim on Frank Parr: Jazzman, cricketer, raver…and legend (“I should inform you that he can be a grave social risk” – Cyril Washbrook about Frank Parr.)

Something for the weekend: Martin plays “The Nearness of You”, ideal for the late night to a lazy morning.

Malcolm X and Lindy Hop: History is Made at Night dancing in the Roseland Ballroom. (It alway struck me that Spike Lee had a better feel for this zoot suit period than for the politics of Black Power – this part of his biopic is wonderful.)

Pop music

Music Mondays: Over at Poumista, New York mining disaster 1941, for Robin Gibb.


About bobfrombrockley

South London family man. Eating bacon bagels on the 171 bus, listening to Johnny Cash while reading Hannah Arendt, the kid next to me playing dubstep on his telephone. Mostly politics at http://brockley.blogspot.com and mostly music at https://bobsbeat.wordpress.com

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