Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

20 March 2013
by Mark
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Road to nowhere

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One of the things that the Town Council are responsible for is coming up with street names for new developments. Normally, the idea is that we come up with some kind of overall theme for a development, and then individual … Continue reading

12 February 2013
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Contemporaries

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The announcement by the Pope that he is to resign prompted me to do a little bit of research, since I can just about remember who was Pope when I was a teenager but I wasn’t sure how many Popes … Continue reading

29 November 2009
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The twenty best Christmas singles… ever

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Today is formally the first day of Advent, the start of the Christmas season. So, to kick off, here’s my list of the twenty best Christmas singles ever written: Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty McColl Merry … Continue reading

25 September 2009
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Rock Ballads

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The slow burn rock ballad is probably one of the most clichéd genres in music. But, like all clichés, it became one simply because it’s often so apposite. Be that as it may, these are ten songs that I think … Continue reading