Category Archives: 50s nostalgia

Back with a (virtual) band

I’m back with a band again. It’s the old John MacGibbon Trio of the late sixties and early seventies, revived with a better bass player and drummer. Unfortunately they’re virtual players – you can’t go down to the Muso’s Club … Continue reading

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Who put the bomp in the bomp shoo bomp shoo bomp?

You can rock it you can roll it Do the stomp and even stroll it At the hop When the record starts a spinnin’ You chalypso and you chicken at the hop Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the … Continue reading

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This decade’s epochal event?

The epochal event of the decade happened last weekend. That’s right – the iPad tablet computer emerged from Steve Jobs’s reality distortion field. Correction: the iPad is still in that field, so is Jobs and so are gadget freaks the … Continue reading

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In praise of vintage waffle irons

My father’s oldest sibling, Catherine, did a home science degree at Otago University before World War II, then after the war she went to the University of Chicago and did an MSc. That was a reasonably unusual thing for a … Continue reading

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