Happy 2018!

I’ve been to a fair few extremely messy New Years Eve parties in my time (I don’t actually remember much of Millennium Eve, or NYE the year prior to that, to take but two hazy examples), which have usually ended up with me passing out on someone else’s sofa or floor in a total state – but I have never woken up the following morning in a snow drift wearing only one shoe and with an irate policeman bending over me!

Incoming hangovers notwithstanding, I hope none of you have either…

This rather fun postcard portrays those age-old questions asked by many of any January 1st in any year (“Where am I? Who am I? Who are you? What did I do last night? Ow, my head…”). You can almost see the regret in the poor man’s face. The card itself was made in Germany and posted in January 1912, making it 116 years old. Despite the cold and his imminently descending hangover (and possible arrest), I’m sure that this still-drunken early 20th century chap could teach us modern types a thing or two about partying!

While we’re all recovering from the excesses of the festive season, I’d like to wish you all (and those you love) a very happy New Year. Thank you to all my readers for your support and patience in 2017 – there is much more to come for everyone in 2018.

I wish you love, light and luck.

Stay safe and stay happy.

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Happy 6th Birthday, Another Kind Of Mind!

Another Kind Of Mind is six today (please feel free to send champagne and cake).

Thank you to everyone who had read, commented, liked, shared and generally been puzzled by the nonsense I’ve written about over the last six years – you’re all absolutely fabulous, and, as I say every year (because it’s true), I couldn’t do this damn thing without you!

Watch out for some birthday guest posts from some very cool people coming up over the Bank Holiday weekend, including an extremely exciting exclusive….

And while you’re waiting for that….. you dancin’?

Happy 5th Birthday, Another Kind Of Mind!

Happy Birthday!

I can’t believe it’s now five years since I started Another Kind Of Mind on WordPress! As The Bangles sang in their classic 1986 single ‘Manic Monday’, “time it goes so fast…”

Here’s a few stats from over the last five years:

More than 340 posts

Almost 700 comments

Over 700 social media shares

Nearly 62,000 total views

And visitors from almost every country on Earth!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading, commenting, liking, sharing and reblogging. I appreciate every single one of you – I’d be talking to myself without all my wonderful readers!

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, over the next few days I’ll be publishing a selection of guest posts from some of my favourite bloggers and tweeters. I hope you enjoy hearing from them….

(Belated) Happy Birthday to Another Kind Of Mind!

Get the beers in readers, Another Kind Of Mind turned one on Saturday!

I can’t believe a year has gone by since I moved my blog to WordPress; those twelve months have gone so quickly, it’s been a blast.

A huge thanks to all of you who have read, commented on, shared and rated my posts so far. I absolutely love hearing from all of you and I really appreciate you taking time to let me know what you think – your comments and suggestions are wonderfully thought-provoking and often inspire new posts, which makes it all worth while for me. I have the best readers…

Please keep it up, you guys rock!

Here’s a few of the treats I’ve got in store for you in the coming weeks…

– Find out what I think about what you think about bad movies (it’s coming, I promise!)

– Discover some more amazing facts about the River Thames

– Read my review of last week’s Hip-Hop History event in Ladbroke Grove, West London

– Learn why I think history is so important (and why Baldrick (almost) got it right…)

– Get sentimental about the magic of mix tapes (and let me know what tracks you would put on yours!)

And probably lots of other bits and pieces too, including some more fascinating photos (hopefully).

Right. That’s that done. Where’s the party then?


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