Alex and Graham

June 1986

Alex and Graham came strolling into the dining hall and sat at the table while Antonia and I quietly ate our pack lunches. They seemed to be on something as they kept saying “A weeshker-neeshker”, talk to them about anything, A-weeshker-neeshker was the answer. They tired of it eventually then started taking the piss out of A-ha! Stating that Pål, Morten and Maggs ate nothing but muesli as their main source of Norwegian sustenance. It was funny at the time.

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Please

March 1986

David O’Callaghan lent me a really cool tape today called ‘Please’ by an ace new group called The Pet Shop Boys.  It’s well-smart. The tape is recorded with Dolby Digital and starts with these digital bleeps, so futuristic! All the songs are made with synthesisers, I’ve never heard anything like it. There’s so many brilliant tracks, my favourites are Two Divided by Zero and Love Comes Quickly, but all the tracks are just ace. I went for a walk up Green Hill this afternoon listening to it on my Walkman, it was a perfect Spring day and I felt amazed with everything, the music, the view of Romsey, the weather. I can’t wait to tell Jamie and Scott about this album, they’re going to love it.

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N-N-N-Nineteen

February 1985

Theres this new song out called 19 by Paul Hardcastle, its about the Vietnam war and has this brill voice saying “N-n-n-n-Nineteen” Me and Jamie are mad about it and both bought it, though Jamie bought the twelve Inch and I only bought the seven inch version. Jamie and I went to the army surplus in the city and he bought an American G.I helmet, which is also brill. We were at Dad’s this weekend, with the records and the helmet, we couldn’t stop playing the song over and over. 

Dad decided to put on Jamie’s helmet and started walking after us saying “N-n-n-n-Nineteen” Jamie and me were pissing ourselves laughing. Dad started following us down the alley between his house and the neighbours, still wearing the helmet and still saying Nineteen, then he realised that he’s smashed his wrist watch whilst chasing us, It had sentimental value to him and he got quite upset but he was still wearing Jamie’s helmet and Jamie and I nearly died laughing, even though we felt bad for him.

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