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Old Aug 24th 2009, 12:07 pm
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A mate just facebooked me with the title "What were you doing 15 years ago" and a link to a youtube vid... was a tad worried about what it may contain and it actually was this stunning vid of Mazzy Star...



Me and my mate were watching from behind the cameraman - recorded on the roof of EMI Records in Manchester Square in 1994. Brilliant band, amazing to see up close like that. Broke my heart that Hope Sandoval was snogging the face off Jim Reid from Jesus And Mary Chain most of the day...

I'd totally forgotten about that - really great blast from the past to be sent!

What were you doing 15 years ago today?
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Nothing so interesting!

In August 1994 I was working in Hampton Court, probably setting up EPPs and dating unsuitable men. Lovely office though. From one window a view of Bushey Park and deer and from the other Hampton Court Palace.

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Trying not to think of my GCSEs probably
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August 1994 i think i was at HMS Collingwood in Fareham Hampshire, the weapon Engineering school of the Royal Navy, learning how to operate, maintain and engineer weapons...a skill that unbeknown to me at the time would come in very handy 8 years later..

happy days, lived in a house 198 Gosport Road in Fareham..we managed to fit a navy sized mattress into the cupboard under the stairs, and that is where anyone who 'pulled' got to take their shagpiece..

how horribly romantic..
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August 1994 - nothing exciting more boring, just writing up an EIS for proposed forestry operations in New South Wales.
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1994..I had a small bar/restaurant in Ibiza Town and a small property management business in San Antonio...........ah! the summers in Ibiza!!
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This time 15 years ago I was asleep. This being 2am on a tuesday morning in NZ.

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A mate just facebooked me with the title "What were you doing 15 years ago" and a link to a youtube vid... was a tad worried about what it may contain and it actually was this stunning vid of Mazzy Star...



Me and my mate were watching from behind the cameraman - recorded on the roof of EMI Records in Manchester Square in 1994. Brilliant band, amazing to see up close like that. Broke my heart that Hope Sandoval was snogging the face off Jim Reid from Jesus And Mary Chain most of the day...

I'd totally forgotten about that - really great blast from the past to be sent!

What were you doing 15 years ago today?
'fade into you' is one of the most beautiful songs ever, I fûcking love it completely.

Hmmm, 15 years ago? Probably going clubbing a LOT, taking a lot of drugs, doing a shitty job, was a lot thinner and going out with a real psycho bird, jaysus she was the works, full on psycho.
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Default Re: How cool! What were you doing 15 years ago?

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'fade into you' is one of the most beautiful songs ever, I fûcking love it completely.

Hmmm, 15 years ago? Probably going clubbing a LOT, taking a lot of drugs, doing a shitty job, was a lot thinner and going out with a real psycho bird, jaysus she was the works, full on psycho.
Psycho you say? Nothing compared to my last three ex's... All three of them where psycho.. Writing a book aboit it. As I sometimes wonder why on earth did I date them... Especially the last one. She was a crazy maniac psycho who almost cost me my job. Can't forget the moment she put in a harrasment report that I punched her, smashed her face to the wall during working hours. Mind you she is the receptionist. I must have been so quick and silent
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I'd just completed my first tour of duty in Saudi, and had gone home to enjoy the delights of my new born son............
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In August 1994 I was 7 years old. Probably on my school holidays and like to have been out on the street playing on my bike, or roller blades.
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A mate just facebooked me with the title "What were you doing 15 years ago" and a link to a youtube vid... was a tad worried about what it may contain and it actually was this stunning vid of Mazzy Star...



Me and my mate were watching from behind the cameraman - recorded on the roof of EMI Records in Manchester Square in 1994. Brilliant band, amazing to see up close like that. Broke my heart that Hope Sandoval was snogging the face off Jim Reid from Jesus And Mary Chain most of the day...

I'd totally forgotten about that - really great blast from the past to be sent!

What were you doing 15 years ago today?
Was that intro voice the late unlamented Gary Crowley of Capital Radio???
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Was that intro voice the late unlamented Gary Crowley of Capital Radio???
yes it was. He was actually pretty nice. I liked Crowley in the 90's and his involvement in XFM / London music scene... a lineage from Peel / OGWT / etc through Crowley to Lamacq / Lowe etc....
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August 1994 I was on a Kibbutz in Israel having an elicit affair with a married Russian woman whose husband owned an M16.
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August 1994 ...had already worked in Kuwait, Pakistan, Bahrain, USA & Saudi over the previous 5 years on single/rotational/oilfield trash status. Was 2 years into my first live-in job in Muscat, Oman. Married, no kids yet but had acquired one local breed Jebel dog. Free time spent on Rugby, Camping, Diving, Sailing, Partying... Work time spent in and out out of the desert. Happy days....
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