Thursday 8 April 2010
my word but we're collaborative little lot round here right now aren't we just and i don't know bout yous but i'm sure adoring it to itty little bits and there ain't no stopping us now neither not with dolly ol' davy's smiling hour sarah vaughan gorgeousness getting me in a right flipping tizz digging all over the gaff for a lovely bit of factory samba (fac87 as it goes chaps) only for it to pooof like magic straight into my inbox just like that flying from the big heart and kind brain of the very same mr h so i'd best get on pooofing it right over to all you treasures too
kalima - the smiling hour
and then there's stumbling tumbling even on another super fine bunch of pages perfect popsongs and finding this oh so fabe film and notes from yet another of our comrades ol' yr heart out his very self. it's a big huge massive world children but some beautiful things make sense all over it
Kalima put out the Smiling Hour single in 1984, complete with a fantastic video which appeared on the Factory Shorts VHS. More recently it has appeared on the LTM Umbrellas in the Sun DVD, and 25 years on provides a perfect snapshot of city life. Nice story line, too.
Ann Quigley (Kalima singer) as office worker, packing up, headling home, buying some fruit at the market, drops something from her carrier, and handsome guy picks it up, and they smile, oh you know. Cut the night time, Ann heads for a basement bar, where aha the handsome boy is working, and various ACR (A Certain Ratio) types are hanging out like it´s a 50s jazz club in Paris, and eyes meet and smiles take over. Aww. Fantastic song, too. The Jazz Defektors´backing vocals making it really work.
It would be many years later that I would hear Sarah Vaughan sing the same son, on one of the sets in her brazilian trilogy”
(Your Heart Out magazine - “Look sideways”)
and a joyous chaotic great big callaborative ps
the factory all stars play
*those of a nervous disposition may be startled by donald johnson's shorts - look away now*