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From Rat Bike (masquerading as “Microtoss”), a new simulation game…

Microtoss Train Spotting Simulator brings the power and excitement of one of the world’s most favorite hobbies to your PC, placing you in the role of a trainspotter with unprecedented realism, exciting real-world challenges, and the tools to recreate almost any trainspotting experience in the world.

Play it now!

As we clean our spectacles, we might we might recall that, on this date in 1967, Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller) ended the singing partnership that had given the globe “A World Without Love”…  thus laying the groundwork for “California rock” and for the subsequent success of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and others.  On leaving Peter and Gordon, Asher took over the A&R department at Apple (Records), where he signed the young James Taylor.  Taylor’s Apple debut bombed; but Asher so believed in the Tarheel’s potential that he resigned from Apple to become Taylor’s manager and producer– a role he played for several decades (during which time he also produced hit albums for Ronstadt, Raitt, and other acts as various as 10,000 Maniacs and Cher).

Peter and two of his wards in 1977

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February 8, 2009 at 1:01 am

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