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"Memories"

"What will I do now heaven knows

find another I suppose

Now you say you don't want to know."

 

'Bout time to finally do another Madness reference.

 

'Memories' is a b-side of the band's hit single 'Grey Day' and unlike most of their songs, it was sung by Chas Smash (Carl Smyth). It's a very sad, almost hopeless-sounding song about a breakup between the singer and a loved one.

 

It has a very nice melody in my opinion, a bright, reflective piano and your familiar-sounding bass procession for the chorus (the six-note-gap procession within two keys, D and C). Chas truly sounds sad. Same goes for the sax.

 

I often find writing about their B-sides a lot more fun and interesting than their singles. Like deleted scenes, they're all essentially part of the band's package - they just didn't have the time, resources and interest in marketing it or bringing it to real attention than their singles.

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The photo here is supposed to focus on the picture I printed out of my computer screen, on which is Facebook - featuring the photo of me 'making a point.'

 

Around it is assorted pictures not just of me but other people around me and scenes taken from various times and places. One's an HDR, another is a monochrome from a school event several years ago, another is one of my 'posters.' A magazine featuring camera comparisons is at the top.

 

The song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zBd0wTtRng

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Taken on February 10, 2011