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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bobbing in the North Sea



A cathartic celebration of the British climate from my favourite record, Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age Of Wireless. I have a good old ramble about that album and its follow-up, The Flat Earth, here.

5 comments:

  1. Aha! Shingle Street is just up the road from Bawdsey, and has all kinds of weird links ... there was a rumour that there was a covered-up Nazi invasion there during WWII
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bodies-Beach-Sealion-Shingle-Burning/dp/0954054903
    Andy Sharp's done a lot of research into it...

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  2. I've read a little bit about this. There's a fantastic bit of chat about it in the sleevenotes of the '...Wireless' reissue. That and 'The Flat Earth' are almost worth buying for Dolby's commentary alone!

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  3. That's a great piece on Dolby btw Joe

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  4. Both 'The Flat Earth' and 'Golden Age of Wireless' are classic records.

    I have a great book on synths where Thomas Dolby writes about hurrying across rush-hour London with the object of his wildest fantasies (a Micro Moog) under his arm, having bought his first synthesizer.

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  5. He is one of my favourite interviewees. Quite reserved but extremely good when it comes to talking about his music in a modest, intelligent manner. He comes across very well, I think.

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