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My lovely next door neighbour contracted AIDS. In his final months he worked really hard on his garden, became obsessed with it. About the same time my friend and I met Derek Jarman in Denmark street who was also lovely and also in his final months and also building a beautiful garden. This song is about that, about the need to leave life and order when you pass.

It's called Stanley because Flo became a father at this time and was desperate to call the baby Stanley but when his baby was born it was a girl (he still wanted to call her Stanley) he was overruled so I suggested we could call a song Stanley instead.




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The Pushkins London, UK

The Pushkins were formed by school friends Jon Griffin & Paul Ralph in South East London at the end of the 1980's. After going through various line-ups they settled as a three piece with drummer Paul Flynn (Aunty Flo). They released the album Pumpkin Head in 2003 which was much beloved of John Peel. ... more

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