Friday. Day off work. House to myself. Cricket on. Got on Popmaster and won! Pizza for tea, then off to see Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets in Hull… Oh, and it’s my birthday too… A good day. Hope yours was too x
So, pub quiz, music round, name the artist… the first one we hear is 3 Times A Lady. We roll our eyes and put down The Commodores. When the answers are read out, 3 Times a Lady is by Lionel Ritchie! Turns out that is what all the other teams have put down too! After a consultation with the quizmaster, he begrudgingly gives us HALF A MARK for The Commodores (as he concedes that Lionel was once their singer) FFS!!! HALF A MARK!!! I didn’t want to be the guy who waves his smartphone around at a friendly pub quiz but if I was the man I was 5 years ago, I’d have taken a flamethrower to that place… Grrrrr
I love Be My Baby by The Ronettes. It’s a great, great record…. but the drumming from about 2:14 to the end has always grated on me. There’s just too much of it. Hal and Phil should have clearly checked with me before releasing it… Anyone else here love a song dearly “apart from that bit”?
So, this morning I had a vasectomy… the whole event was like an anxiety nightmare… naked, whilst being handled and discussed by a doctor, a student and two nurses… the embarrassment actually made me laugh…. I shall be watching the inauguration with an ache in my testicles as the anaesthetic wears off… I will always remember the day Trump took office. Anyone else remember historical days for different reasons?
I’ve just read that Willie Nelson has had to cancel a few gigs due to illness. This makes me worry. I LOVE Willie Nelson. That is all…
…switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead…?” I have an unexpected day off today so I’m going to go for a run/walk in the hills surrounding Castle Howard while the sun shines. Anyone else doing anything outside their normal routine today?
That’s got to be good news. Here she is with my Dad’s favourite, Chet Atkins….
People who have sadly died who I thought were already dead:
83. Ornette Coleman 84. Ron Moody