The fixed grins and lipgloss don't fool us - we know no-one does Nordic heartbreak like ABBA.
Happy New Year everyone.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
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Friday, December 15, 2006
The Ghost has been unable to post.... since lightning struck our internet connection last week in a storm at the tail end of the North London Tornado (!).
As we speak, a crack team of highly-trained engineers are working round the clock to resolve the problem/a few muppets from BT are thinking about getting round to it (delete as applicable).
Meanwhile this comes commando-like from 'the field' (well, a public library PC).
Morale is not good. No music downloads, no email, no blogging. Isolation.
We hope normal service will be resumed soon, but we're not counting on it.
Wishing you Merry Christmas now, just in case....
Friday, December 01, 2006
23 years ago (I find that very hard to compute; but as my Mother always said, and I never believed, 'The older you get, the quicker the time goes') - 23 YEARS AGO!! Joni Mitchell played Wembley, London, England.
The BBC screened it - and I plugged my crappy Tandy cassette recorder into my parents' telly with my separately purchased crappy Tandy grey 'jack plug'.... and taped it.
I had heard and liked 'Big Yellow Taxi' and I had read that she was a Very Important Artist Of The Kind I Might Appreciate.
I played the (badly recorded) C90 tape over and over and over again; I tracked down the songs to the original albums; I bought them one by one, as my pocket money would allow..... and I became A Major Fan.
Here's a clip from that very show.
Gawd bless the glories of You Tube.
And Gawd Bless Joni.
It was far from a false alarm.