Friday 30 September 2011

Tuesday 27 September 2011

let's get lavender

lord help us but east london pride the first bit of homosexual freedom fighting worth trolling about for in an awful while what with the bashing and the stickering and the general rottenness all over the place getting way past out of hand managed 500 rebels 500 brave and strong souls 500 ah gee. not that i went obviously what with afternoon birthday boozing and time traveling record playing and all but oh heavens the shame of it.

and just when beautiful dirk had just wowed the living room again too. it's worn astoundingly well really it has. go watch sweet things

and go blimey to nancy

nancy wilson - where does that leave me?

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Monday 19 September 2011

housewives rebel

throw off the shackles dear hearts and come with us run with to where the air is good and the day is fine and a pretty girl has her hand in mine and the silver stream is a poor man's wine as saturday night tottenham high road transmogrifies wonderously into the young loves dream of laurel canyon. that's right children tottenham high road is the new hollywood hills right there just up from sunset left of seven sisters. it's a bloomin' miracle.

i shall be doing my very best buttoned up square and playing some records inbetween tutting at the hep youths. this record most definitely

barbara and ernie - play with fire

return to the flower cult canyon
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Friday 16 September 2011


so contrary to previous previousness the 99pers are back in action well i say action if by action you mean having a chat getting rather over familiar with a bourbon playing some records they like and having a go at some of that dancing and yes indeed that sounds like action to me so action it is on saturday the 15th of october back in the betsey's lovely basement. it'd be an absolute joy to see you there petals.

the all romance rob ryan has treated us to a super special sneak preview of the evenings treats gawd bless 'im so take it away mr rob...

'Ok, this is the current big one'

step by step - cool days are out of style

'I'm still blue about Nick Ashford's death, I always think that the lyrics are what always make a song for me, but I found this thing on youtube last year where some clever clogs had separated the strings from the rest of the song and the beauty and structure of it is breathtaking ! Ashford and Simpson !!!!'

ain't nothing like the real thing strings'

and here's rob's glorious shop window nick ashford tribute in case you missed it...


Wednesday 14 September 2011


treasures of the north part oooooohhh howevermany... out for my dear mother's seventyeth i ended up head in hands despairing yet again at the mass ignoring of modern beauties and everyone else ended up head in hands despairing yet again at me throwing down another huge one and going on and on and on and on and on and on about yet another stupid bit of concrete/knitting/rust/heavenonlyknowswhatnow. i was right again obviously. i mean just look at it. forton services we love you

the cafe's stupid offices now which is a desperate waste but still the tower is astounding

and it's on the way to morecambe

jackie opel - shelter in the storm


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Monday 12 September 2011

Friday 9 September 2011


tweed. i'm thinking tweed. lots of it. and those brogues down the piccadilly arcade. cashmere twinset even. i'm that sort of age and it's that sort of light. low early all off a sudden. equinoxy as anything. libraries need visiting too. and empty seasides.

nancy pridy - you've come this way before


Saturday 3 September 2011


four weeks to go and we're back in the betsey's basement sweet things... i do hope you can pop along

if i could lay my greedy hands on three hundred and sixty five big ones the place would be bursting into clench fisted tears to stand up straight and tall but with a bit of luck scrimping svaing and birthdaying it'll be just as overjoyed with this this little beauty

people get ready

jackie shane - comin' down


Thursday 1 September 2011

oh anthony

dear astounding anthony you've gone and blown my heart apart all over again all dreadful d-darling novelty terrrible a side what were you thinking then this totally joyous wonder b side gee how many fools like me never turned it over distraught after that first play of the a? don't you hide your love away

anthony newley - i'll walk beside you