Monday 27 October 2008

usual please dave

right. that's it. no more booze till... well no more booze till i can't possibly stand no more booze one more second without exploding. i do like a little drink now and again (mainly again) and if there's just me in a corner of a lovely dingy little boozer of a chilly afternoon i'm fine nursing a sneaky half or a tinkling some ice around a tumbler of something sweet it's when there's company the trouble starts. my big mouth just can't stay shut and there's unstopable babbling that turns into incomprehensible rambling before the first bleeding rounds finished. so here goes nothing.

the carpenters - i won't last a day without you

Friday 24 October 2008

Thursday 23 October 2008

totally wired

so my eyes are now officially square. well oblong at least. and ruined from sitting way too close to the screen. the whole first series of the wire in 5 evenings. thankyou westminster libraries. £2.60 a week sounded like a bargain at the time but geez have you seen how much specs cost these days... i'm ruined. apparently it's the best telly ever but i'm still not doing endless quality catchphrases or bad impressions or giggling to myself in the lift at that bit where mrs doyle won't let ted have cake or homer pours lighter fuel on the barbeque or arthur won't get the drinks in or even where that little duckling tries to get tom to eat it cos it's so ugly. and i've got a six week wait for series 2.

lorez alexandria - baltimore oriole

stiff little fingers - barbed wire love

the raw herbs - so wired

nina simone - baltimore


Sunday 19 October 2008

get happy

y'all read books now don't cha sweetiepies ? well i could surely do with a little help here darlings to find me something to brighten a heart these autumny days and nights something that just for once isn't hard boiled or dark or grim or devastating or even just a bit moody. that lot up there's the been read lately pile and that's missing all the library stuff which was mainly lots of raymond chandler and moondust which was a marvel but got swamped fast by more backwoods gothic so i'm in dire need of some joy or tenderness or hope or hell just something that isn't rain sodden and blood soaked and desperate... help me somebody

gene pitney - just one smile


Saturday 18 October 2008

Wednesday 15 October 2008

open all hours

blimey - for the first time ever i've hit my bandwidth limits (whatever the bleedin' hell that means) for all the tunes on here so sorry children if you've had trouble getting to stuff. i've moved some recent things elsewhere so you should be able to fill yer lugholes with beautiful noises again with just a click or two. i hope that works.


Tuesday 14 October 2008

torment tuesday

poor dear old alton. if you've ever popped round here before you'll know how much i love his records. goodbye mr soul.

alton ellis - if i could rule this world

alton ellis - girl i've got a date

now hop on down to sounds of the universe and gorge yourself on alton goodies just like this one

Monday 13 October 2008

modal monday

the day that fairy leaps out of the bushes and grants those three big wishes you've got to be ready teddy no uhming and ahhing and messing the whole darned thing to pieces. mine are easy. there's the one for her and the one for the whole wide stupid world and the selfish greedy me me me one that lets my creaking old bones whirl and twirl and untangle and find the steps somewhere in those big beautiful chords and finally peel themselves off the wall and i dance jazz

yusef lateef - brother john

(it's a right click and save as one this time dears)


Thursday 9 October 2008

call me sherlock

so our dear friend over at crying all the way to the chipshop is 'busy' huh ? well now we know just what the little tyke is up to... vegas one night atlantic city the next. well i never did.

diana ross and the supremes - love child

with thanks to geoff fox for the atlantic city picture

Tuesday 7 October 2008

que ?

the best thing about records in languages you don't speak is that they can pretty much mean what you want them to mean. so for para read stinky

hell forget the title just dig the folk funk wah wah genius of the darned thing

milton nascimento - para lennon e mccartney

Monday 6 October 2008


how fabulous is the new glen campbell lp ? gloriously fabulous dears

Sunday 5 October 2008

back to the world

home again to the best of winter london dreary and you turn your back for a second and marshall street baths are a pile of rubble and boulevard strip is the french pussycat club or some purple neoned monstrosity but then i'm quite keen on purple neoned monstrosities and the cloud is down so far everything the other side of centrepoint is a mystery

dusty springfield - welcome home

don't forget your brolleys children