Wednesday 27 April 2011


oh the thrill of post... the card from bridlington my dad's photos of bluebells from the easter day out with the grandparents of my youth a reminder of the £13.72 that's lived in my building society for years and this glorious treat that brightened the week no end...

"Wow! I am flabbergasted! I wrote and sang lead on "Suddenly You're My Life" when we (Teakwood) recorded it in 1976 near Atlanta, GA (USA)! I would love to find out how this record got into distribution. We were very young then!! We recorded an album in 1977, but it did not include "Suddenly" or "Can You Dig It". It, also, was NEVER released! It's called A DISTANT STAR! I hope to hear from someone VERY soon!!!"

and then even more

"Thanks, Ally! My good friend, Berry Wilson, fellow member of Teakwood who wrote the flip side, "Can You Dig It?", also happened upon this website around the same time I did! It's incredible that 35 years after recording it and with, what we were told, a very limited number of copies printed, that our record seems to, finally, be a hit!! LOL!"

and then the lovely rob ryan who gifted us the tune popped round too

"Hi Fred and Berry,
Hope things are good. I bought your INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC record from a friend around a year ago in London (England) I think he bought it on ebay from the states, I wont tell you how much I paid for it cos my wife might read this and beat me with a pool cue, it's given me many hours of happiness tho - Thank you!
It was on a mix cd we took on holiday last year and as we drove around the hills in Cyprus the kids in the back loved singing along with the 'ooh ooh ' bit, as I did too !
Best Wishes and thanks for your great music guys !"

so if you missed it the first time here's another go with the blinding flipside to boot

thankyou ever so fred and berry

teakwood - suddenly you're my life

teakwood - can you dig it

i wonder what tomorrow's might bring


Tuesday 26 April 2011

torment tuesday

stupid football. now what am i going to do on saturday afternoons tuesday nights and the occasional monday. it really is just too awful. oh north end...

pass the gin someone

frank sinatra - i'll be around


Friday 22 April 2011