From the age of about 13, uncle Chris used to always give me albums for my birthday or christmas, ... I'd always have a listen and not quite get it. We'd stick the albums on every now and then, yeh we'd have a laugh at how Tom Waits would sing Anywhere I Lay My Head on Rain Dogs, or how Jonathan Richman sung of an abominable snowman in the market.. it wouldn't last long until our latest metal, grunge, and then punk rock albums would take over. The tapes were soon lost and forgotten... It's funny to think that after my punk rock period, and for the last 8 or so years, Tom and Jonathan have been on regular cycle out of my speakers. Thanks for the tapes Chris, it's just you were 10 years to early.

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