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My life as a failed stamp collector

Steerforth recalls, with pathos and bemusement, his brief attempt at being an entrepreneurial philatelist... When I was 11-years-old I became friends with a boy whose parents were divorced. I'd never met anyone whose mother and father ... Read More...

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Das Lied – Songs from four great German composers

This week Mahlerman gives us the four great compers of Das Lied: "a Teutonic soundworld to which few non-German singers posses a passport"... In early 19th Century Germany,  ownership of the universal domestic pianoforte expanded from Royalty ...

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The Six O’Clock Swill

Could you handle this dubious drinking trend from Australia's past? Another weird Wikipedia article unearthed by the Wikiworm... The six o'clock swill was an Australian ...

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Four Last Songs

Frank busts some of the myths surrounding Lothar Preen's storied Four Last Songs... Tra La La, The Drainage Ditch is one ...


 

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