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11:30 pm : Wednesday, 25 December 2019  |  , , ,


Another Christmas done. Another successful meal cooked, presents given, cheese and chocolate eaten, cola and white rum drunk, feeling content. All despite the minidisc deck packing up last night. I guess it is foolish of me to expect more than 21 years of service from that battered old MDS-JE510. Bring me another model please!

The vinyl collection gains new additions. For my birthday in September I received Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, and also purchased Back To Black by Amy Winehouse and Otis Blue by Otis Redding. Her gift to me today was the 31 year old electro-fest Introspective by the Pet Shop Boys. It takes a lot to beat their song I Want A Dog, that is for sure, along with the latino-inflected Domino Dancing.

I am not the only one building a vinyl collection. Today I started hers off with a couple of her singalong favourites - the 1984 Billy Ocean song Suddenly, and the 1987 Starship anthem Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now. Old favourites that involve getting hands-on with. That is what makes a Christmas!