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205. The small record store

The small record store was located in the Hakahana suburb of Windhoek, Namibia and attracted a clientele mostly looking for obscure Afrobeat vinyl and cult folk recordings.

When you entered, the first thing you noticed were the seven soundproof booths.

 

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158. The needle finds the right groove immediately

The needle finds the right groove immediately as the LP produces a sprightly Beach Boys track. The song isn’t enough to erase the images of fiery cities and mushroom clouds from Neil’s mind, but momentarily it eases the pain.

 

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104. The songs travelled in her suitcase

The songs travelled in her suitcase. They were her companion anywhere she went. And she’d been everywhere.

When Oona Williams started out there where a mere twelve songs in there. After four decades of touring there were a thousand. Love songs. Protest songs. Songs about cute kittens. Hate songs. Cheery songs. Songs about green mittens. And every week the suitcase – somehow – found room for one more.

 

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53. Rain swooped down on the festival like a biblical plague

Rain swooped down on the festival like a biblical plague. The sudden violent shower scattered the audience across the soggy terrain, looking for shelter under trees, tents and each other’s raincoats. Lightning haphazardly lit up their shivering faces. With each booming burst of thunder their heart skipped another beat, as they embraced their friends and kept a suspicious eye on the rapidly rising water on the meadow.

At the main stage the heavy metal band continued their set.

Here’s one from our first album, the lead singer growled.

It’s called Apocalypse.

 

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42. Songbook for the criminally insane

Songbook for the criminally insane.

The title hooked Maria so she flipped open the dusty cover. She was greeted by page after page of frenzied melodies, clearly the work of some 17th century madman composer randomly dotting the note-bars with his quill.

Yet as she closer inspected the notes there appeared to be some method in the madness. These were dissonant notes but they were not trusted to paper by sheer luck. She suspected some hidden message lurking beneath the ink blots.

 

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35. Bring us to Beethoven and Chuck Berry

Bring us to Beethoven and Chuck Berry.

Those were the first words the aliens uttered when they landed in the middle of Tien An Men Square. The dignitaries explained that both Beethoven and Chuck Berry had been long dead, but they were sure today’s music would also please the visitors. So they rounded up Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, who performed an endearing medley of their classic, poppy songs.

Earth was doomed.

 

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