In the beginning…
1980s Culture / John Birch / Paddy McAloon / Prefab Sprout

In the beginning…

Prefab Sprout: The Early Years is a book written from the inside world of Prefab Sprout, drawing from the frank, open, surprising, humorous and enlightening memoirs of those working with, supporting and befriending Paddy McAloon since he first picked up a guitar as a lad, starting out his love affair with words, melodies and art. Continue reading

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How to Tweet an 80s pop star….and maybe eventually get to interview them
1980s Culture / Tears For Fears

How to Tweet an 80s pop star….and maybe eventually get to interview them

At this point I discover that Roland Orzabal has a Twitter account. Roland was the one I fancied on account of his pouty lips and thick curly hair cut into the kind of bob that was trendy at the tail end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s. I also loved his big voice and his talent for writing great songs. I then find his band mate, Curt Smith who has a lot more followers (37K) than Roland (10K) reason being that Curt was an early adopter of the short form social network whereas Roland is relatively new to the game. Good news for me though as I should be in with a better chance with Roland 😉 Continue reading