Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reasons To Be Cheerful - # 4


Serendipity.

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!

*sigh*

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)

9 comments:

  1. 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.

    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.

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  2. Can't believe you didn't do the 'Ha! This is a coincidence, look what I've just bought!' line!

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  3. Sheer class. (And I'd expect nowt else from Beth).

    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?)

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  4. I liked that Davy.

    No serendipity here, alas

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  5. Terrific lyrics like some of Scott Walker's or Leonard Cohen's that are super-dense and reward you listen after listen.

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  6. one of my dad's favourites is dory
    x

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  7. and then scott started singing straight after this one... well i never... listen world you can't ignore me
    x

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  8. I'd never heard her and I had to be very careful so's not to write Dory Preview x

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  9. Postscript: today I learn, very sadly, that she has died. A tribute here.

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