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Change, my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon.

Sunday 16th July 2017. I'm watching the Men's singles Final of Wimbledon (Federer and Cilic) and I'm getting more and more nervous. Not about the result, I was pretty sure that Fed would win, but about the announcement of the 13th Doctor casting. Lots of reasons to be nervous: I don't want Capaldi to go…
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It Was 50 Years Ago Today….Well It’s 25 For Me

How many times over the next few weeks will we see those lines as a heading to an article about Sgt. Peppers? This is because The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers album turns 50 years old and it’s a play on the opening line of the of the song – “It was 20 years ago today Sgt.…
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The Magnificent Twelve

“THE YEAR IS 1978 AND PALITOY BRINGS YOU STAR WARS!” Many things have changed in my life, some for better and some not so, but some things have pretty much stayed the same. The main thing that has remained a constant is my love of Star Wars. I’ve already recounted my first experience of going…
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Life’s a Blur

Blur’s eponymous album hits twenty years Twenty years ago in January 1997 I had seasonal depression, much like 2017. But don’t let that stop you reading because in the midst of all the gloom I found Blur. I’d not been a huge Blur fan throughout the Britpop era. They came to my attention after winning…
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Jason Donovan Concert Review

The age range of the women was 35 to 50 year olds. I can only liken the atmosphere to what I suspect would be a Tom Jones concert, I expect underwear to be thrown on the stage at any moment. I am a 39 year old man at a Jason Donovan concert. Not by choice…
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Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"Rebellions are built on hope." Since reading the official synopsis from Disney earlier in the year my expectations were high, as were my hopes: "Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it…
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Collapsed Lung Review

Do you remember the band Collapsed Lung? Now I’m sure there will be a divide between the people who will say: “They were great and never got the praise they deserved in the saturated indie market of the 90s, and should have done a lot more.” Then there will be the people who will say:…
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How come you do me like you do do do?

Or Son of Ambush Bug hits 30 Years Old I write a lot of blogs about films I love and then talk about the related toys and when I got into these films. This blog is different: it’s about comics. In fact, it’s about one specific life changing comic for me; that came out between…
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