Thursday, 30 April 2009

double decker


not just any old double decker neither but your top class upstairs front seat driving the number 38 brushing the trees past sadlers wells waving at the newlyweds in finsbury town hall almost getting off for chips at the fryers delight glory at centrepoint hop off at cambrige circus straight into the coach hold tight dream of a double decker

johnny osbourne - we need love

otis gayle - i'll be around



now head straight over to sounds of the universe for studio one soul and 100% dynamite

x

13 comments:

Simon said...

Bus routes 38,73 and 55 were my routes at various times. Miss those draughty old buses. Especially when it was smokey upstairs.

Davy H said...

You must read Travis - only 1p used!(and plenty of room inside)x

Planet Mondo said...

I fell off the back of bus once and rolled theatrically across the pavement - a number 27, I'll never forget it, as I had a zip up velour top with 27 on it (I was 12 at the time)

I also got knocked down by a bus (24 the bus, not my age)but still managed to be the first one on..

Do you remeber those photocopy type ticket machines (where you could try and use as 2p as a 10p) I've still got a three foot long ticket I made using half p's


PS We also used to get open-toppers in Southend

BLTP said...

tilt shift madness ahoy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bltpicons/3195636332/in/set-72157612538389040/
Have nice bank holiday everyone maybe you can hire DD for Jolly out to clacton or Broadstairs, make sure you put plenty of pepper on ya whelks...
sorry I cmae all over DVD there it is friday have anice time.

ally. said...

did you like the records ?

Davy H said...

Very much x

Planet Mondo said...

Tunes were great - you can't beat those Studio One comps...

adam said...

You are the reincarnation of my dad and I claim my reward.

I was sat on the very back upstairs of a number 38 once and the ladder on the back of a truck came through the front window. I was only about 7, it was very exciting. Nobody sat there, luckily.

spud said...

Double sweet! I like it when you do your twofers - although you're going to have to go some to beat Tyrone Davis vs. Alton Ellis.

I'll Be Around - what, Frank Sinatra?? No, Detroit Spinners. Of course. Mmmm, that's kind of sweet and melancholy and smoochy. I'm partial to a bit of loverman reggae and am now much in the mood for digging out my 45 of Dennis Brown's 'Love Has Found Its Way'...

Favourite bus: the no 3 in its heyday, when it ean all the way from Brixton to Camden.

JC said...

Glasgow double deckers wers also great fun. Mine were the 1, 60 and 62....not forgetting 'the wee 30' which was single-deck on account of th low rail bridge it had to pass under.

Anonymous said...

Really loving Otis Gayle, didn't know it was from JO, thanks. Gotta say the 38 ain't what it used to be - accordion bus without the music - should play some zydeco, or something French. But it is a brilliant route Theobalds Road and then up Roseberry Ave fantastic. Best viewed thses days on the top of a 19.

ally. said...

smashing - anyone know which came first johnny or otis? gotta be johnny i guess - must dig out the truths and rights lp.

and gee but the last 38 double decker day was a sad one. we just wait for a 19 too
x

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

I haven't got on a bus since The Man killed the Routemasters.

Number 8 from outside the 100 club, off at Brick Lane. Bagel. Bed.