Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Reggae # 32


A week off...

Queuing crazy early on a blustery Bank Holiday Monday to get in to the last day of Hockney at the RA.

Sating the curiosity of Mrs H and the girlies re. auctions in West London - a house clearance; diamonds and tut, a little bird singing on a gold music box.

A pub lunch by the squally river.

IKEA (!)

Finding the house in West Ealing where Mrs H was born.

Charity shop noodling (no purchase).

Driving about and listening to Robert Elms - thinking today, as listeners nominated favourite Gregory Isaacs tunes, why is there no reggae on mainstream radio, still?

Posting some from halcyon days - Top Ten singles and the cover of the NME.

Dennis Brown - 'Money In My Pocket' (1979)

10 comments:

  1. Thats one of my all time favourites that one. Lovely stuff.

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  2. A week off.

    What did I do?

    Painting,

    painting,

    painting

    oh and painting.

    Boys away to Legoland with gran and grandpa today. Friday teatime outing to pub. can't remember the last time I did this.

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  3. Naughty!

    Me, I am taking up my mate Carlos's offer of a spare ticket to see Sir William Of Bragg tonight, unfortunately at Wembley Arena - and 'supporting' (outrageous!) shouty old Etonian troubadour-type Frank Turner, whose oeuvre I know not. We'll let you know, as they say.

    Chin chin companeros.

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  4. It's a holiday every day for me at the moment but the schools are closed next week here so I'm on daughter duty then. Thankfully the sun will apparently be shining.

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  5. Peter from Perth (Aust. not Scot.)April 14, 2012 1:09 am

    No Easter holiday for me - I did become a grandfather for the first time yesterday so that was pretty exciting. We celebrated with a good steak, a few glasses of red and London Calling on the iPod and Friday Night Football (Australian Rules) on the box.

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  6. TGOE - the blog for grandpas: congratulations cobber.

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  7. Easter hols and mooching around with the kids.. sigh - it's increasingly becoming a distant memory for us. Son is home from uni at the moment though.

    Dennis Brown: one of my favs, a reggae great and a great SOUL singer. Love his voice which can for no apparent reason reduce me to tears - especially "Should I" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ipa08WyoXI

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  8. Peter from PerthApril 15, 2012 1:51 am

    TGOE - the blog for young grandpas who still appreciate good music and know a decent blog when they come across one!!!!

    Cheers

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