oh how i missed being able to post about the true excitement that was the new voting system at this years eurovision song contest. the winner was dreadful but this 'half time' number was the best song this year. and they say uk doesn't take it seriously....
I spend most my working time caring for older people these days, some of the best fun I've had at work. Anyhow as a result I'm building up quite the collection of songs to add to my existing punky repertoire
I am rapidly becoming one of those 'old folk' but not so old that a 1941 rendition brings back memories thank Christ! One that sticks in my mind as a just starting to drive as a teenager is listening to Little Eva "Doing the Locomotion" whist tearing down the road in my Austin A40 Somerset, apparently an American hit but I remember it being popular in GB.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loco-Motion
I've met some quite scary older people here in Birmingham. The fading remnants of gangland night clubs and bars. Some of them actually quite violent, but fine ... as long as you don't fall out with them. Here's a song which a few elders will remember.
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It is when you are using what you have learned from books that you wish you had read more.
The third gig I ever went to was Budgie (& Strife) at Liverpool Empire in 1978. Strife were local heroes - hailing from Ellesmere Port.
In the lumpy end of heavy rock (we didn't have Metal in those days), there was always one member of any given band who looked plain wrong. In the case of Strife, it was John Reid and in the case of Budgie it was Rob Kendrick. Both looked less like rock guitarists and more like bricklayers.
Gonna try and catch this duo if I can get some time off work in May
''The 10-date Out of the Ordinary tour (May 10-27) will see the award-winning pair weaving their musical wizardry across England and Wales, performing at some totally unpredictable locations. Churches will jostle with caverns, Iron Age roundhouses with ancient hostelries, steam museums with labyrinthine Liverpool tunnels as they perform in 10 different counties from Cornwall to Co.Durham.''