Friday, April 01, 2011

Yeah Baby


Those little uhs she puts in early on; the staccato rhythm; that picture on the gatefold sleeve. I found all this rather 'stimulating' when I was fifteen.

Mind, I lived in Paignton.

It didn't take much.

Diana Ross - 'Now That You're Gone' (1980)

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  1. That's a really long bath you're taking.

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  2. Funny, that's what my Mum used to say.

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  3. I'm off for an early evening shindig in a mo', but expect to be settled with scoops later - so be lending an ear then..

    A few that got my hormones bubbling back then were - Janet Ellis, Jacqueline Smith, Diane Keen, Gabriella Drake in Kelly Monteith *applies handbrake*

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  4. That's more like it. Love this LP.

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  5. This is a davyh vinyl rip, too - as you'll hear from the lovely faint crackles, like soft summer rain. Bought in Andy's Records Peterborough whilst up to visit my sister.

    Janet Ellis was magnificent when she was cross.

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  6. That sleeve picture's alright aged 40 not just 15

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  7. She was 36 at the time, so...

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  8. Evening all, mine's a double rum.

    Just got in, drove up from Nottingham only to find the A66 closed at Scotch corner, 60 mile detour. Not in the best of moods

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  9. I can imagine. Double rums up.

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  10. I did leave an incisive, erudite, and fiecely cogent Comment on this post last night.

    Erm, my tired and emotional secretary clearly failed to hit the right bottom. (Sorry, button).

    Rest assured, it would have offered little or no added value.

    However, I vaguely recall it being something about an intoxicated dreamlike state involving a mini-bus on the A66 with Drew at the wheel. I was in the back with an incandescant Janet Ellis sparking up an advent crown. Jacqueline Smith and Gabriella Drake were discussing bra sizes with Mondo as Swiss Adam practiced penalty kicks with Diana Ross. Simon floated, legs akimbo, in a jaccuzi mumbling something about Jodrell Bank.

    Thank goodness, it never appeared!

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  11. I dare say not much has changed in Paignton...

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  12. Never a big Diana Ross fan (post Supremes, obviously); all bloody Disco as far as I was concerned.

    But that Janet Ellis... phwoar, eh?

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