Friday, 27 December 2013
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Friday, 20 December 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013
i am not a happy shopper. the arndale centre defeated me crushed me left me screaming let me out let me out let me out while at the same time admiring the architect who'd managed to hide the exits so extremely skillfully. the bastard. still i got some things from chinatown i thought were candles but are probably explosives. which is always a plus. gee i need soothing...
jerry butler - for your precious love
jerry butler - sweet was the wine
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
torment tuesday perfection... hold tight...
ruby and the romantics - i cry alone
ruby and the romantics - when you're young and in love
Monday, 16 December 2013
now you know wee cherubs we love dusty all the way and back again around here but oh my stars i can't bear this song. it's abominable horrible monstorous... well alright i quite like the parping horns but that diabolical lyric that awful awful lyric. one can only imagine how our magical soulstress suffered singing them... gawd help her... do re mi's a proper shaker mind you... go b-sides
dusty springfield - wishin' and hopin'
dusty springfield - do re mi (forget about the do and think about me)
Friday, 13 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
for the days when only heavy weight champion of the world shoo bop doo wopping will get you through...
the flamingos - i only have eyes for you
the flamingos - love walked in
is it me or is the bootsale bonanza collection starting to sound like a soundtrack of a film with oh you know that bloke yes him that bloke in those films with this sort of soundtrack... looking at what's coming up it really is. well i never...
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
under tarpaulins in snow flecked drizzle too tight packed boxes give up wonders to explode every heart...
little anthony & the imperials - goin' out of my head
little anthony & the imperials - make it easy on yourself
still saul leiter
Monday, 9 December 2013
it's time to boost those viewing figures with cruelly misleading titles again. sorry and all...
i'm fairly sure old jerry wasn't thinking of misbegotten upper crust bohemians but you never can tell...
jerry butler - aware of love
jerry butler - moon river
Friday, 6 December 2013
fist clenched and head bowed for nelson and tears welling for my dear old pal chris's dad have all struck me queer after a bit of a week. here's a lift a wonderous stratchy trebley lift with a b side just as fine... close your eyes and remember...
brenton wood - gimme little sign
brenton wood - i think you've got your fools mixed up
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
when did you stop sending letters ? i mean to your friends your lovers your grandad your pop group ? for me i think it was when i could afford to pay the phone bill. not actually afford it obviously but stupidly think i could then gasp in horror when the bill came. till then i wrote a lot to a small bunch of scattered friends. long scrawly often desperately honest things or at least that's how i remember them and that's how the replies or the replied to or the just out of the blue were and i know because a bunch of them still live in suitcase that's been dragged from under the bed to in the loft to behind the couch to on top of the wardrobe all the places i've lived. it's not been added to for such a long time
the box tops - the letter
the box tops - happy times
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
oh little anthony & the imperials how wonderful you are...
little anthony & the imperials - i'm on the outside looking in
little anthony & the imperials - please go
go easy saul leiter
Monday, 2 December 2013
so in an all too familiar pitiful attempt get this show back on the goddamn road here's day one of i'm not quite sure how many a small pile a gleeful horde a good rummage in the drizzle's worth... it's all records we've heard or heard of or got on lps and what have you but sometimes that's just thing... see you for another go tomorrow dear hearts...
the miracles - what's so good about goodbye
the miracles - i've been good to you