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Going delete.

It seems that everyone has music that they love from their younger years.  While your taste in music develops and widens as you get older your love of your old favorites matures.  Now that we have way too much information available to us we get to find out about bands/music/songs that probably would have quite happily had their 15 minutes of fame and then quietly disappeared after going delete.  Going delete was what happened when your music was no longer available in stores.  If you had something that had gone delete (been deleted from the catalogue of available music – yes there was such a thing in the past) you had an item that was now a collectible.  Back when I was three or so years of age I remember my Dad tuning the TV (yes tuning!) so he could watch “Weekend World” a political news programme with Brian Walden hosting.  (https://youtu.be/9lSFSi8Dup4) This clip is from several years later, but the theme music is the same.  Even as a child I thought that the music to this programme was great to listen to.  Now that it’s easy to take a stroll down memory lane I managed to find out that the theme tune for this British TV show was a sound clip from an American band called Mountain.  The song is called Nantucket Sleigh-ride.    I even managed to get a copy on vinyl at my local record store (yes one or two second-hand record stores are still around).  For your listening pleasure he is the track (https://youtu.be/KqWqCuHR0Og).  It’s far more sedate than the rocking segment used in the show credits but it’s great on a summer day in the car.

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My 43 Things List

Several months ago I joined the 43Things community. Its a global community of people like you and I who write there own list of things that they want to do in their life. This is the premise of the whole site. This alone makes it worth joining. I have found that it’s very difficult to find time to actually stand back from the fuss and rush of everyday life and take a good long hard look at myself. This site has helped me do this and I recommend you give it a go yourself.

Apart from the self-help core of the site it’s actually a web community. The users are brought together by their desire to do alike things. So for example when you want to add “Clean my home more often” to your list, instead of just adding it to your list you should look in the word cloud or search for key words like clean and home in the search box so that you can find others who are wanting to do the same activity.

You can write a journal entry under your items in your list. You can look at what others have written about their items too whether or not they are the items that you want to do yourself. You can even surf around and see what others are putting on their list, thats how I found some of the things on my list. Its an organic self-realisation process. Ultimately its good wholesome personal fun.

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