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The Marillion Christmas Poll: Instructions (Part 2 of 2)

OK. Here are the voting instructions for the other two sections of the Marillion Christmas Poll. With all the heavy lifting of the song poll out of the way, it’s on to the easier stuff! Part 2: The Album Poll … Continue reading

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The Marillion Christmas Poll: Instructions (Part 1 of 2)

“This one goes out to all the drunken romantics in the audience…” Most people reading this will be very much aware that I am a huge fan of the rock band Marillion. What some of you won’t know is that … Continue reading

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HippyDave vs Music, Part #7

Today, at the age of 43, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where my love of music really started. My earliest memories of music date right back to my pre-school days. I lived with my mum at my grandparents house, until she … Continue reading

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HippyDave vs Music, Part #6

It strikes me that all of the blogs I’ve written in this series so far are reflecting about my discovery of bands/musicians that I was previously either unaware of or unconvinced by. Sometimes, though, the most staggering experiences with new … Continue reading

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HippyDave vs Music, Part #5

There are a vast number of things that I’m thankful to my mum for, but one of the things that she instilled in me that I’m especially thankful for is a love of reading. The one thing that my mum … Continue reading

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HippyDave vs Music, Part #4

One day in 1992, I was wandering around the shelves of my local independent record store, Complete Discery. It was a Saturday: I frequently wandered into town on Saturdays after lunch to go there. I had a habit of picking … Continue reading

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HippyDave vs Music, Part #3

In the dying months of 1994, I was finally starting to get myself back on track after a very difficult year. Quite honestly, I needed to: I’d spent a small fortune following Marillion around the UK on their Brave tour … Continue reading

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