Author Archives: davidprosser

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.

Monster Mish-Mash

Or, where my mind takes me. And for a start it takes me back to an old favourite straight away. Let’s slip back to 1973. Back to 1968 now and a truly unusual record. 1985 next finds one of my … Continue reading

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Today we start the progresssion in 1961 with a singer who had 24 hits in the 1960’s without ever having a number 1. He spent 332 weeks in the UK Charts. Born in 1940 he died in 1983. Our next … Continue reading

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Letters from an American August 2, 2021

It’s not very often I re-blog a post but when one has a voice and a message as powerful as this, well it’s no contest. When some people’s conservative ‘values’ can be used to suppress the wishes of the majority … Continue reading

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Balladeers Through the Years

Hello Pop Pickers. We’ve had the Queen of Soul and it was a well deserved title. But if we can’t have the Queen I’m certain that my first pick today should have been no less than a Duchess. She was … Continue reading

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Product of an Ear Worm.

None of us are immune from the ear-worm. That sometimes annoying little thing that starts as an unrecognisable hum in the back of the brain that nags and nags until maybe a little more of the tune appears and sometimes … Continue reading

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Political Answers..

My MP has replied to my letter, see previous post. Whilst not having the answers I particularly want, he has at least covered the points thoroughly and given the current crisis I suppose not unfairly. It’s a very long letter … Continue reading

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Probably Too Polite

On the whole it’s a British failing hat we can be too polite. When people bump into us we often find ourselves apologising despite it not being our fault. And, if we hold a shop door open for someone close … Continue reading

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The Hoppity Brain

As most of you ill have gathered by now I’m a pantster rather than a plotter. I confess that my books were pretty much the same way but I don’t think I mind being predictable as long as you can’t … Continue reading

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Variations Without a Theme

I found the missing blog post. Yay. It had been created as a page rather than a blog. Double punishment this week. Most people who know me know that of all music I love Motown best and of Motown my … Continue reading

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I Am Flailing, I Am Flailing.

We interrupt these proceedings for a short message, whinge from our sponsor. WTF ! Last week I carefully prepared a post for today and scheduled it to appear while I was out. Did it publish, No. Can I find it, … Continue reading

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