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"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.


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:

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Taken on February 10, 2011