Troubador Each and Every Time

Released: 28/02/2020

ISBN: 9781838593179

Format: Paperback

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Each and Every Time


This is the story of Danny-Lee, Essex boy and ex Old Skool, Hardcore raver, who, settled and approaching mid-life, is suddenly thrown back into the world-altering hedonism of his young life in the early 1990s by an unexpected funeral and by the discovery of a box of forgotten memorabillia.

These events and the continuing succession of flashbacks and visions they provoke, inspire Danny-Lee to take a journey back to his old Essex home following the route he often took when travelling to and from raves.

As Danny-Lee drives the memorabilia, the music and the country-side cause further flashbacks and surges of memory about life growing up in Essex and his raving years; these realities intersect with Danny Lee’s current reality and time melds.

Danny-Lee moves between time streams, confused by the hurtling review of his life but by the end he has reached a new understanding of his young existence and of his place in the cultural outpouring of early 1990s rave.

The book concludes with Danny-Lee making the return journey back to London, ultimately uplifted by the memories he has re-discovered, the ghosts he has exorcised, the pirate radio tapes he plays in the car and the glow of promise he feels for the future.

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Nick Blake

I am an old raver, in action since the tail end of the period covered by my book. I am still involved in the scene and I am an enthusiastic student of its music and its history. I currently live in Suffolk developing a smallholding and working on my next book.

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