Thursday, August 27, 2009

On The Boundary


It's all over by August Bank Holiday weekend, the English summer, everyone knows that. The shadows are long, the evenings are drawing in and there's a slight chill in the air; they'll soon leave the cricket fields and the pub gardens, unless there's a sunny September, and that's the best thing, like you somehow cheated death, chased winter away, but of course you haven't really, it's a stay of execution, nothing more.

And musically it's all Skylarking, Apple Venus and the splendid new Duckworth Lewis Method at my house, and Mrs H is making passata with the excess cherry tomatoes...

Toodle pip old summer, old boy.

The Duckworth Lewis Method - 'Mason On The Boundary' (2009)
XTC - 'The Last Balloon' (1999)
Ronnie Lane - 'Harvest Home' (1976)*

For Dr. Al * Thanks Mondo

16 comments:

  1. You've captured the mood of the moment perfectly Davy. I've got another autumnal piece of 'Plonk' lined up for this year.

    Have you seen the Passing Show DVD - a corker..

    Don't know DLM but will listen on the C2C home tonight.

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  2. The DLM is marvellous Mond - Skylarking meets Ray Davies meets, er, 'Mr Blue Sky' - in an Ashes summer...

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  3. As they say up here, the nights are fair drawin' in.

    Came home tonight to find that L has already looked out the winter duvet.

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  4. Aye - dooomed, we're all dooooomeddd...

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  5. PS: Mind you, I'm aiming for some Bank! Holiday! Weekend! musical! mallarkey! tomorrow!...(once I think of something to post: all suggestions to the usual address).

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  6. No bank holiday up here. It really needs to be some mods and rockers action does it not?

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  7. it can't be over yet it just can't - i want my groaning and moaning and spluttering weeks back. be nice september pleeeeeeaaase
    x

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  8. Ooo lovely! And you know September is my favourite month. I'm all excited now.

    Good to have you back from your hols. That sounded lovely too.

    The DLM track on this month's Word CD has been getting alot of plays with me recently (in between TMS).

    I reckon the evenings have been feeling autumnal for weeks already. What happened to hot and sticky Augusts?

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  9. It all starts and ends earlier now doesn't it? I blame Thatcher.

    Had that Word CD track on rotation too Darce; then my good friend Dr Al did me some other tracks; then I bought the album. It is splendid!

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  10. The DLM album is without doubt THE album of the summer - but, for some reason, I'm made to listen to it out on the boundary...

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  11. Peaceful there Tim? Perhaps you should get a shed...

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  12. I got the Duckworth Lewis Method album for my birthday a few months back and it really is terrific. Jiggery Pokery may well be the song of the year, both musically and - especially - lyrically. Bloody hilarious.

    Which track of theirs is on the Word CD?

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  13. The Age Of Revolution.

    It's lovely isn't it? Comedy, pathos, sentiment - it's all there.

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  14. And obscure cricketing terminology and namechecking of former players! (although this may not be quite such a big selling point for everyone, admittedly.)

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  15. How did I know you lot would love this album? hahah xoxox

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  16. Postscript (1 month later): WHAT a September! Summer's last great golden hurrah! We love ya baby...!

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