An example, today:
I hear a terrific (old) record for the first time on an (old) Desert Island Discs from the archive I'm trawling and search the web to see if I can find it.
Excellent! It's been uploaded by a blogger!
Amazing! It's one of us! (and I missed it at the time!)
Even better! It was three years ago, but the file's still live!
The record - Dory Previn's 'The Lady With The Braid'
The Desert Island Discs - Jarvis Cocker's.
The blogger - Beth at Lonesome Music.
Thank you BBC archive, thank you Jarvis, thank you lovely Beth x
Dory Previn - 'The Lady With The Braid' (1971)
In a last minute bit of xmas shopping I'd just bought my wife Jarvis Cocker's book of lyrics. Walking back to the car I saw the man himself stood outside Sheffield landmark Cole Brothers but I bottled asking him to sign it.ReplyDelete
I had to go through the store to get to my car and I almost walked into him again in the electrical appliances section. Serendipity denied.
Can't believe you didn't do the 'Ha! This is a coincidence, look what I've just bought!' line!ReplyDelete
Sheer class. (And I'd expect nowt else from Beth).ReplyDelete
Not sure if I'm labouring the point, but was just listening to Coles Corner as I read this!
(We've been there before davy with this spooky synchro stuff. Remember that serendipity-doo-da moment we had with the late great Billie Jo Spiers?)
I liked that Davy.ReplyDelete
No serendipity here, alas
Terrific lyrics like some of Scott Walker's or Leonard Cohen's that are super-dense and reward you listen after listen.ReplyDelete
one of my dad's favourites is doryReplyDelete
and then scott started singing straight after this one... well i never... listen world you can't ignore meReplyDelete
I'd never heard her and I had to be very careful so's not to write Dory Preview xReplyDelete
Postscript: today I learn, very sadly, that she has died. A tribute here.ReplyDelete