British Synthpop Revolution

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I asked ChatGPT this: Q: Write 2000+ words on synthpop music from the UK in the 1980s, with key reviews and references  This was the result. Title: Synthpop Revolution: The Emergence of a British Musical Phenomenon in the 1980s Introduction The 1980s witnessed a revolutionary shift in the music industry, particularly in the United Kingdom. The emergence of synthpop, an electronic …

Top Ten Paintings

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Rising to a Facebook challenge during lockdown, I am posting a ‘top ten’ of paintings which influenced me over the years, each with a few notes. One of the first art books that I ever owned was The Picture History of Painting, by H.W. and Dora Jane Janson. This was first published in 1957, and appeared in a concise edition …