‘Spillyear 1993

This evening I shared a bottle of 1993 Bordeaux (not this one) that my brother bought on a gap year two decades ago. It was very nice.

I don’t know if 1993 was an especially good vintage for wine, but it was a great one for music. Or maybe that’s just because I was 15, which is always a great time for music. What do you think?

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Spillyear 2012

Cast your mind back to the bygone age of 2012.

It was a more innocent time back then. There were Liberal Democrats (remember them?) in the government. We celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee, not knowing she was a child Nazi. Instead of cowering in fear of plagues of marauding immigrants, we cheered on Mo Farah. Ah, those were the days…

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‘Spillyear 1963

At some point last week I think I read a quote from someone, possibly John Peel, saying that 1977 was the best year for popular culture since 1963.

What was so great about 1963 then?

Do you remember where you were when that happened? Did sex really begin¬†between the Chatterley ban and the Beatles’ first LP? Were you at the Stones’ first gig (even though you were a toddler/not yet born at the time)?

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By the way, I’m worried we may be using up all the best years… anybody want to suggest a really bad year instead?