Friday, August 13, 2010

Caught Up In This Big Rhythm


It's been rain/sun/rain/sun/rain here all week: off with the girlies, on the 'sun' days we did the Albert Memorial, red pavilion and Princess Di playground in Kensington Gardens, a parched Wimbledon Common/Cannizaro Park and light refreshments at The Hand In Hand, and squeezed in a pub lunch by the river today - low tide, drizzle-pitted Thames, herons and cormorants.

Tinseltown Is In The Rain.

I found this LP in the charity shop in the spring - already had the music, bought it anyway, it was such a nice thing. It has, on reflection, been a good year so far for vinyl finds in places whiffing of mothballs.

Chin Chin my lovelies.

The Blue Nile - 'Tinseltown In The Rain' (1984)

22 comments:

  1. That's the second Heads soundalike in one day. Crazy! High finds in low places - you can't beat 'em.

    Saw these two in Waterstones while ducking out to avoid the rain..very tempted.

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  2. Not my bag Mr H, my mate bangs on about the Blue Nile all the time but I just can't see the attraction, perfect cure for insomnia though.

    Anyway, have a good weekend one and all.

    M is away to Legoland with his Gran and my Andy as he calls his granpa, never has called him granpa.

    Will be spending all evening fretting what records to take tomorrow.

    Do you think that 16:30 is too early for a gin?

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  3. I think you know the answer to that question Drew.

    Mond: just the day after we visited Cannizaro Park I read here that there's a statue of Haile Selassie there: he lived nearby during his years in 'exile'. Secret London irie.

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  4. Pleased to report incidentally that after last Friday's no booze/no tea disaster we are stocked-up proper and ready to go. Yeah baby.

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  5. Lynchie from AberdeenAugust 13, 2010 5:30 pm

    A great song from one of Scotland's best ever bands. Check out this live version of "Tinseltown" they did on The Jools Holland Show a couple of years ago - outstanding!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0wkO0aTtec

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  6. So I gets in from work. No peas or beans in my house. Can't believe it. Just pie and chips. Bah.

    Message left on side from daughter. "I think we have a gay guinea pig on our hands. I was in the shed and Ben was doing his cooing thing and then was smelling Jerry's bum and then tried to hump him! omgggg"

    Rubbish tea and a gay ginger pet.
    Is the bar open Fawlty?

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  7. Ah the fickle finger of Friday night.

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  8. One tanquery and a glass of Monsieur Jouex's finest rose and my weekend is looking up already.

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  9. Fiordaliso Gino Prigio down from £6.99 to just £4.85 at Sainsbury's.

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  10. Bottoms up!

    (Word veri:Bumbf)

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  11. DVD - I think that we should have a drink in celebration of Ben's coming out.

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  12. That's a fair shout drew, old mate.

    Shoulda known really .. Little fucker has pink eyes.

    Strangest thing about it, young daughter comes and is thrilled saying, "I always wanted to have a gay son."

    How times change eh.

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  13. Always wonder who gets rid of records like this, think i'd have rescued it too.

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  14. They're always in between some classical, a 90s Dance Mix and Paul Young No Parlez, I find.

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  15. No Parlez, now there is an album that warrants being turned into an ashtray

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  16. It is in almost every charity shop or car boot crate I look in. From this we can only conclude that 1) it sold in millions 2) no-one likes it.

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  17. Not to intrude too much on the privy chat, but the 12" version of this song is one of my over 100 ten favourite desert island discs. Lynchie knows. Davy h the younger, you still have at least some good musical taste. Or is someone helping you with the blot these days?

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  18. Like it or no DD, it remains all my own werk.

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  19. I like. No offense intended. Just kiddin' badly. Guess I owe you another bevy.

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  20. No offence taken. Bevvies are us.

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  21. Bevies with me are always on me when away from home. But don't worry, I'm not as scarry as I sound.

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  22. Oh! I didn't mean bevies might be offered only at home. They can happen anywhere. Perhaps even in Tinseltown In The Rain.

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