Friday, February 22, 2013

The Smiling Hour (Doo Wop That Thing)


Can you wear a hat? I can't wear a hat. Hence it was ear-hurtingly cold Westlondoning with the girlies today, stall holders boxing up early, all that. Faint flurries and a leaden sky - one cherry tree in bloom.

This is great - as heard by me this week as played by Lou Reed on WPIX-FM New York in late January 1979: well worth your take-away attentions (he takes listener calls! he asks a guy not to swear! his friend John (Cale) drops by!).

I could develop a 'thing' for music like this.

The Robins - 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' (1955)

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Smiling Hour


Love needs a transfusion, let's shoot it full of wine
Fishing for a good time starts with throwing in your line

That's poetry that is, Glo.

Tom Waits - 'New Coat Of Paint' (1974)

Friday, February 08, 2013

Es Ist Freitag - Lasst Uns Tanzen!


No tickets for Kraftwerk at the Tate then? Me neither. But since I've been digging about in Deutsche Elektronische Musik all week, when not struck down by a work-cancelling (money losing!) man flu, maybe I can offer some solace with this excellent slab of early 80s German synth music: bouncy - definitely something you could do your Joanne and Susan to. Or pop in the car cassette after your Düsseldorf boys as you drive moodily West.

E.M.A.K is Elektronische Musik Aus Köln. Natürlich!

E.M.A.K - 'Filmmusik' (1982)

(I've a guvnors meeting at the school tonight till 6pm. It's a bloody outrage. Start without me).

Monday, February 04, 2013

Reg Presley (Ball) (12th June 1941 - 4th February 2013)



Sad news tonight from Haight Ashbury, Andover, Hants.

The Troggs - 'Night Of The Long Grass' (1967)

Friday, February 01, 2013

They Said He Had Too Much To Drink


Why on earth this should have popped into my head the other day, I do not know; I am old and the 'C' drive of my brain needs a defrag, probably. Maybe this Guinness will help.

Television Personalities - 'Where's Bill Grundy Now?' (1978)