Thursday, 6 August 2009

the lost fountains of W1


it's on days like these that centrepoint's glorious sparkling bits of brasilia are most missed days when you need a handy spot to dangle your roasting toes and dodge the busses and the ever queuing astoria teens and dream of long ago days when grade 2 listing actually meant something (not that i know what it means in the slightest obviously) that wasn't let's dig it up and store it and possibly put it somewhere else entirely even though it looked so grand just where it flipping well was thankyou very much.


anyway now all you get round there is a face full of dust and rocks in your shoes. goddamn you crossrail goddamn you all to hell.



listen and remember and shake a tail feather

quartette tres bien - boss tres bien


ps

it'd be dreadfully shoddy not to add these lovlies too. from my 1982 northern bedroom to you

the pale fountains - longshot for your love (peel session july 1982)

the pale fountains - lavinia's dream (peel session july 1982)

photograph helpfully supplied by the very lovely i like

x

12 comments:

Davy H said...

If you haven't been looking at my comments over at Drew's or me playing the Peely show with this session in it on Last FM Thingy, you are spooky woman...x

Davy H said...

And thank you x

ally. said...

wwwwwhhhhhoooooooooo.....

have you got the whole show? were there more pale fountains songs? i must've either nodded off or got in late or maybe my pause button finger just was having an off day and i missed the others. and what else was on it all round?

Davy H said...

Check yer inbox in 5 mins x

ally. said...

i'm checking i'm checking.....

you're a star dear thankyou.
x

Davy H said...

PS: Look, Michael out of the Fountains is on Last FM! Now we can be his friends and everything! x

Davy H said...

*reader's voice* 'No Dave, that's just the artist page for him; calm down dear and try to cut back on the Pinot, eh?'.

I'll get me coat.

BLTP said...

These would be Fountains on the wane...

ally. said...

they would indeed

x

Cocktails said...

Are you sure that they're the Centrepoint fountains?! I don't think I've ever seen them sparkle like that!

Yr Heartout said...

A belated Headnote (as opposed to footnote) there's details of a Paleys/Shack feast over here ...

http://pantry.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/captains-table/

ally. said...

thanks a billion mister - that is some treat. i'll be busy
x