@greg_jenner yay! Congratulations
@greg_jenner I am a little short for a stormtrooper, it must be said.
@greg_jenner I am sure that could be ARRANGED @0tralala
@ProfDaveAndress @greg_jenner @Psythor And of course McCartney’s dad worked the lights in a music hall. findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi…
@greg_jenner @feelinglistless @Psythor Gaskell’s Sylvia’s Lovers, Hardy’s The Trumpet Major. Weird reading them from our time perspective.
@greg_jenner @feelinglistless @Psythor & when you think of all those Victorian novels that are actually retro-set in the Napoleonic wars.
@ProfDaveAndress @greg_jenner @Psythor Which is apparent in how Beatles drew so wonderfully on that living memory of musical/Victoriana
@feelinglistless @greg_jenner @Psythor I think that may be part of it. Simon Reynold’s Retromania is V gd on this.. theguardian.com/books/2011/may…
@greg_jenner @Psythor The key is finding a cultural comparison to latch on to. Films or seminal albums. Then the mind blowing can begin.
@greg_jenner @Psythor Ok here’s mine: Laurel & Hardy & silent movies were closer in time to later 60s/70s born kids than Star Wars is now.