Boy About Town: A Memoir

Boy About Town Number 36: Jamming

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Once I got over the disappointing realisation that In the City had not been an...
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Alexei Lalas as he never dared imagine: defending against Brazil's Romario in the 1994 World Cup in the USA - on July 4, no less.

World Cup Allegiances: Why I Support The USA

It’s that time when every expat’s thoughts are presumed to turn to their home country. I’m talking about the World Cup Finals, and the notion that we are all birth...
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Boy About Town: A Memoir

Boy About Town Number 37: Do Anything You Wanna Do

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Sounds was the music paper of choice for us third years. Not Melody Maker, which...
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A tale of two burns: Lucidity Festival vs. Disorient Country Club

This August, approximately 60,000 people will descend on the Black Rock Desert north of Reno, Nevada, for Burning Man. Not surprisingly for something now in its 29th year, Burning Man...
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Boy About Town: A Memoir

Boy About Town Number 38: Away From The Numbers

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Most punk rock songs assumed that we had all been hardened by our upbringings, that...
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R.E.M. Unplugged

Got my copy of R.E.M.‘s “new” double CD, Unplugged 1991/2001, this week. It helps confirm why R.E.M. were America’s greatest group, ever. Indeed, one of the big regrets of my...
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Boy About Town: A Memoir

Boy About Town Number 39: 1977

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Every week, another group emerged, singing another message of teenage insurgence. Eddie and the Hot...
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Boy About Town: A Memoir

Boy ABout Town Number 40: All Around The World

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Best of all, ‘All Around the World’ was singing about the new while saying we...
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