Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweet Soul Music

 POW!

And if you hear faint crackles, you are hearing a hundred dodgy styluses in a hundred dodgy halls where I played this in my youth and they never failed to dance.

Arthur Conley - 'Sweet Soul Music' (1967)

I shall require a beverage.

15 comments:

  1. I would claim Arthur has possibly the biggest plates in music - check the shoe action here..

    BTW you can buy the entire show for pennies on Amazon. Stax/Volt Norway tour

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  2. A gin Mr H, ice and a slice or would you prefer a nice very chilled glass of Bordeaux Rose?

    Now that is a tune and a half.

    wv- extra

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  3. My dad's all time favourite song. He hated The Jam's version! Going to watch the Combo lights switched on in my little Wilts town so have a good evening folks ;)

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  4. Great song. Beer tonight I'm afraid, not very sophisticated. Off to see Leftfield.

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  5. 'Combo' lights? Rock and roll.

    I was about to crack open the Pinot Drew when I received a distress call from a fellow Dad in need of a pint. He has had a rum week and needed the therapy. Naturally I obliged.

    Back now though, sorting the Ken Hom Hot Wok prawns with asparagus and ginger recipe and, er, tucking into said Gino Prigio (c) Mrs Darcy.

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  6. wham! (not our favourite sleepy cottagers the pow! kind obviously)

    and there was me nodding off nursing a bourbon and soda (the drinkers highball according to richard ford). you'll be pleased to know there was no disasterous spill.

    x

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  7. bloody predictive text input thingy on my phone....

    Crimbo lights switched on by Gary From Eastenders who is in panto in Bath.

    Excitement. Yes.

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  8. I don't think I'm familiar with his work but I'm sure the lights were nice.

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  9. Ahaa. There I be.

    Just spent 2 hours with Simon Donald - co-founder of Viz magazine - talking bout his days as a teenager in a bedroom in Newcastle starting a sweary comic 'for boys aged 16-25'. From old typewriter and carbon paper and stitching pages together, it sold 1.2 million or something at its peak.

    The suits in London at IPC magazines turned them down in the early days, cos did they know Sid The Sexist was a chauvanist, and Roger Logic called his penis a 'penis' rather than some comedy name.

    Just the 4 pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord hand-pulled for me tonight (fnar fnar).

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  10. Shurely DICK's still got time for a STIFF ONE before closing, eh readers?

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  11. For anyone who's the slightest bit interested, here's another titbit from the story of Viz comic ....

    The comic was reprimanded by the United Nations after featuring a strip called 'The Thieving Gypsy B******s'. During the resulting court case, UK newspaper The Sun ran a story revealing that the principal Romany who initiated the action against them, was in fact also being tried for (and was later found guilty of) handling stolen property. Viz then later ran a short strip called "The Nice, Honest Gypsies", featuring a kindly Gypsy woman selling pegs door-to-door and helpfully returning forgotten change!

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  12. My favourite was Roger Melly, The Man On The Telly, memorably voiced by the much-missed Peter Cook in a Channel 4 series. Sample: Roger's long-suffering producer Tom is telling the head of the watchdog committee that the budget for children's and religious programming is up by 10%. Roger immediately bursts in with, "Hey Tom, I've got a great idea for a new game show. It's called Up Your Cunt!!!"
    Great song Davy, hope all is well with you.

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  13. Keepin' on keepin' on Stevie.

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  14. The Jam's 'Fave Rave' may be a pale imitation but it's what got us from A to B. And for that I am eternally grateful.

    x

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