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June '24: The potency of cheap music
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June '24: The potency of cheap music

The sensory jumble of childhood

We’ve been writing a lot about music this month, so here

reading her piece about the strange connections the childish mind makes between music and memory (and John Craven and Cardiff).

Our theme music is Otra vez by friend of the show S F Gallardo, who you can find on Spotify and Bandcamp

Related essays from June 2024 include:


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The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Podcast
Monthly readings of essays from our archives, a choice usually inspired by the pieces published that month.
The Metropolitan is a weekly newsletter about the pop-cultural and social experience of British Generation X.
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