Thursday, October 09, 2008

Future Girl

This is great and I have my good friend Dr Al to thank for it because it's on a CD he pressed into my palms over a few pints of Pride in the pub last night.

I like the way it moves from a general observation about nothing being like it is in the brochures to the specific complaint that 'the future's not what they said it would be in the Sunday papers in the Seventies'

Where's my monorail?
Where's my hovercar? Where's my robot slave?
And my wife isn't Elizabeth Sladen*

Listen, any song that references 'our Liz' is certain of my full and robust support.

Some of you may know Darren from Hefner.

Darren Hayman - 'Future Song' (2005)

*actually, there's a passing resemblance, lucky me.


  1. Ooh, ta, H-meister H. I like a bit of Hefner (and related).

    P.S. I can't believe he hasn't even got himself a robot slave yet! Tcha!

  2. I know. I'm on my third, me.

  3. Ahhh. I fell in love with this girl. What a picture. Captures those Young and Innocent Days. (Even holding a device that could have you involuntary combust in a nano .. or summat).

  4. And I'm sure some of us did.

  5. Also where's my jet pack and uni-suit with silver boots

    Elizabeth Sladen *sighs* - Mrs PM is more Sarah Cracknell than Sarah Jane

  6. There are compensations then Mond....

  7. Some great records that Darren man's done, though don;t like the holiday EPs very much.

    Oh, do I get a link from your site?!?!


  8. Ed, it's not you, it's me. I just feel we've grown apart. You have your interests, I have mine. I just need a little time for me. I still respect you as a person. Etc.

    PS: I don't know those EPs, just this song. But I like this song!

  9. I should be feeling rejected...but I'm laughing!

    Still think greatest Darren Hayman song is 'Eloping' from Hefner's Breaking God's Heart LP.

  10. I know it not, so must investigaterate.


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