Musings on the byways of popular culture
10/10/2017 by chiz 182 Comments
10/10/2017 at 07:16
10/10/2017 at 07:43
I was enjoying a bath last evening and listening to iPlayer radio app when this song ^^ came on and I thought ‘Ooh, there’s a blog in there somewhere’ I didn’t think of doing this [lists of lists] though.
Almost a spooky co-incidence, which now that I’ve written it out seems weak and pointless [and yet I’m still typing]
10/10/2017 at 07:17
Rob C says
10/10/2017 at 07:29
I just posted that earlier! Great song. This place needs more Chas and Dave.
H.P. Saucecraft says
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Baron Counterpane says
10/10/2017 at 11:57
Good Technology – I haven’t heard that for years though I’ve got the 12″ single somewhere.
I remember going to see the Red Guitars at the Leadmill in Sheffield in my student days. Am I right in thinking they were from Hull? I think the chap I went with used to babysit for one of the band members.
Moose the Mooche says
10/10/2017 at 12:44
Yes. They’re mostly out of the biz these days, except Lou now has a band called Loudhailer Electric Company. Splendid they are.
15/10/2017 at 10:55
Postscript: I saw her in the street on Friday. Looking, if I may say so, very shapely. I would have raised my hat, but I was on a bus and it would have looked stupid.
15/10/2017 at 11:23
Cool, what shape was she? Triangular? Rhomboid? Or my favourite, dodecagon? Cor!
15/10/2017 at 14:00
10/10/2017 at 13:28
There was a 12″? Don’t think I ever heard that. I snapped up the “Diving for Pearls” compilation (which is pretty fine anyway) because Good Technology was on it.
10/10/2017 at 07:27
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The Things I Miss The Most
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10/10/2017 at 08:08
Come on, everyone! Sing along!
10/10/2017 at 22:41
What an absolute shower.
11/10/2017 at 09:13
Bummers are deaf!
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A House – Endless Art:
Rigid Digit says
10/10/2017 at 08:09
and More Endless Art, this time name checking the female of the species
10/10/2017 at 08:11
and the 2006 Update.
It’s the List song that keeps on updating
The 2016/17 version may need to be an extended version
The Beloved – Hello:
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Tony Japanese says
John Lennon – Give Peace a Chance
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
10/10/2017 at 07:48
Frank Zappa – Sofa #2
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10/10/2017 at 07:57
Now you’re just taking the pist ….
10/10/2017 at 07:52
Max the Dog says
10/10/2017 at 07:53
I Don’t need anything except this…
10/10/2017 at 07:55
Which of course leads to this – ‘I Love Lamp’
10/10/2017 at 07:56
Good choice, Chiz! Lulsies!
10/10/2017 at 07:58
The Floyd – What Shall We Do Now
10/10/2017 at 07:59
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10/10/2017 at 09:12
There’s one missing.
10/10/2017 at 08:02
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10/10/2017 at 08:07
AND IT’S A BLOG RECORD!!!! WE’VE MADE THE MOST POPULAR LIST WITH ONLY 119 VIEWS!!!
LET’S GET IT TO NUMBER ONE BY LUNCHTIME!!! (BST)!!!
A list to the left with Jackie Leven
10/10/2017 at 08:13
Hey! Rob! You got mysticism out the ass!
10/10/2017 at 18:24
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10/10/2017 at 08:12
Here’s a cheery ditty!
Oh god make it stop.
10/10/2017 at 08:26
Embrace the noodle. You know you want to.
10/10/2017 at 08:14
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Embedding disabled by user, you twonks.
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10/10/2017 at 08:15
The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women
10/10/2017 at 08:17
15/10/2017 at 10:52
Not clicking on that because it looks like bloody Eminem.
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10/10/2017 at 12:36
My favourite Cologne fragrance is the gift shop in the cathedral.
10/10/2017 at 22:49
Mine is the lockers in the vestry. Whoops.
10/10/2017 at 08:23
10/10/2017 at 12:37
Does NSFW mean the video or the toys?
10/10/2017 at 18:27
Depends on where you work and what you do there, I s’pose.
10/10/2017 at 22:48
I always thought – still do, in fact – that NSFW was a typo for North South East West.
10/10/2017 at 23:28
Both. That was actually pretty funny. Nobody ever comes to (or in) my office, luckily.
10/10/2017 at 08:24
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Dame Judith lists two holiday destinations!
10/10/2017 at 08:31
10/10/2017 at 12:19
Promoting her new show “Wish You Were Here or There” no doubt.
10/10/2017 at 22:47
Isn’t she fantastic for her age? Doesn’t look embalmed much.
10/10/2017 at 08:47
Hundred up… at a frankly incredible 1.8 views per post. Never let it be said that a small group of dedicated people with determination, minimal research and a mischievous twinkle in their eye can’t change the world! Onwards to glory!
10/10/2017 at 08:58
Hugsies all round! High fives! Whoops and applause in the NASA control room! The crowd goes wild!
10/10/2017 at 09:05
I have a dream…. that one day…. Let’s list lists will sit atop the mountain… of the greatest list of them all, most commented this week….. I may not climb that mountain with you, brothers and sisters…. I’ve got a meeting at 11
10/10/2017 at 09:08
Oh. A “meeting”. Go easy on the biscuits, feller.
10/10/2017 at 09:16
It’s at The Treasury, so there’s no biscuits. Austerity begins at home, you see. You get water but you have to sign for it
10/10/2017 at 09:33
Ewwwwww!!!!! Get you, Mister Hoity-toity Mandarin!!!! ‘OO’S A PRETTY BOY DEN? OOOH ‘E’S GORRA CHUCHY FACE ‘E ‘AS!! CHUCHY-CHUCHY!!!! OOOOOHHHH!!!
10/10/2017 at 12:28
Can it, prole.
Ps Phil H says can you call him about that spot of bother with HMRC. It’s probably nothing but he seemed keen to catch up with you. I gave him your address, hope that’s okay
10/10/2017 at 12:32
Mandarin? I thought it was a banjo…
10/10/2017 at 08:54
Top 3 Carry On Films:
Up The Khyber
Up The Jungle
count jim moriarty says
10/10/2017 at 16:15
Up The Khyber
Don’t Lose Your Head
10/10/2017 at 19:07
I have only four words to say about Up the Jungle:
10/10/2017 at 08:55
Top 3 Crisp flavours:
Beef and Onion
Salt and Vinegar
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Where are the prawns?
10/10/2017 at 09:35
Down by the sea, I imagine.
10/10/2017 at 12:33
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(I’m giving this stuff away)
10/10/2017 at 18:41
Quick, send in the prawns.
Don’t bother, they’re here.
10/10/2017 at 11:47
Rodney Crowell and Earthbound.
Into the top three on day of release! The comment:view ratio has picked up slightly, disappointingly, but at 1:2.7 it’s still a world beating lack of engagement. We haven’t seen the like since “songs about roads”. Well done everyone!
10/10/2017 at 13:35
We’re having a little street party here, actually. Everybody’s pretty hyped about how this thread went. I’m quite the local celebrity!
hubert rawlinson says
10/10/2017 at 13:37
10/10/2017 at 16:16
Ian Dury’s other great list song – kindly donated to Max Wall.
10/10/2017 at 16:40
Ginger goes rifling through my record collection
Wildhearts – 29 X The Pain
10/10/2017 at 16:44
10/10/2017 at 17:30
Trying to steer this thread out of the gutter
My Life Story – 12 Reasons Why I Love Her:
10/10/2017 at 18:05
Great song from a brilliant album. 20 years old now! I grow old, I grow old. I think I’ve hurt me doings.
10/10/2017 at 19:19
Some wonderful songs on this thread.
Here is one of the great classic of bossa nova, written by Tom Jobim and sung by the immortal Elis Regina. This version has the lyrics in English and as you’ll see it’s a long list of loosely disconnected things.
And now a list of sexual conquests from Ian Dury
Uncle Mick says
10/10/2017 at 19:31
The brothers Mael…
10/10/2017 at 21:14
Prince Buster – Ten Commandments of Man
10/10/2017 at 21:19
The Inaugural List Thread
10/10/2017 at 23:16
What we need – as a matter of some urgency – is a list of list threads.
10/10/2017 at 21:34
I am the Happy Shopper!
10/10/2017 at 21:49
Wot, no Bonzos?
10/10/2017 at 23:11
Ian Dury was the listmaker par excellence. As well as what we’ve had above, there’s:
11/10/2017 at 07:02
This one starts with a list
11/10/2017 at 07:17
11/10/2017 at 07:19
I make it Ten if you include the little darlings expressing themselves in the frozen food aisle of Waitrose.
11/10/2017 at 07:22
I think ‘Waitrose’ comes between ‘Sloth’ and ‘Avarice’
11/10/2017 at 07:35
It takes like, fucking ten minutes to reply on this thread, man. The blue wheel thingy keeps going around and around, like Yama, the God of death flipping the bird and grinning and saying ‘I get you every time m*********er and will do so until you moksha your sorry arsed soul, baby. OW! YEAH!’
Fuckers have got us all cornered. Those shysters the Co-Op did one, rented out to the Budgen clan, who go to big for themselves with all there no use by date celery and no grated parmesan deal. The incomers stood their ground, and the rustics thought that both were witchery, so down went Budgens too. Thing is, the shyster Co-Op still own the store, but refused to rent it out again because the rent is too high and anyway the land is cursed (only native American burial ground in the West Country) so the only option is Waitrose or Lidl, which is full of gardening implements, charcoal fire lighters, hose pipes and radioactive stilton from Latvia. Fuck that. Hare Krishna.
Did you sort out the pea issue?
11/10/2017 at 07:52
I went in a Lidl once. Satan himself ran the checkout. Hideous deformed creatures roamed the aisles, wretchedly screaming things like “Britney! Put that daaaan!” The customers were even worse.
Re. Peagate, there’s clearly some dispute between Waitrose and Bird’s Eye because they’re only stocking the Captain’s Petit Pois, which is daft. If I wanted my peas to be tiny, I’d stand further away from them. I tried the Waitrose Essential Vegetable Matter Greenballs, and they are almost but not exactly entirely unlike peas.
11/10/2017 at 07:58
I feel your anguish. It is exactly the same here, a Mexican stand off (am I allowed to say that?) between the frozen testicles of a tiny demon, or the Captain’s Petit Pois. Sweet but no proper nutritional mojo. I say ENOUGH!
ps: don’t go near Waitrose sweetcorn. Like the toe nails of an old man whose been dead for a week. (Just guessing there, but pretty accurate nonetheless).
11/10/2017 at 08:01
pps: Jug Ears can fuck off with his organic bloomers. Only fit for cavity wall insulation, and Quorn can get screwed too. New Recipe? New ways to fuck you in the wallet and give you the Aztec Two Step more like! (Am I allowed to say that?).
Peas & Love
11/10/2017 at 08:06
Frozen sweetcorn is always an abomination. I prefer it when they painstaking arrange the yellow peas in neat little rows on one of those hand-held, easily-rotated natural-fibre cornholders. Must take ages.
11/10/2017 at 08:13
Oh absolutely. Such dedication. You know, I reckon there’s monks in Tibet painstakingly doing this right now, only to pull them all off again and re-freeze them, in order to start all over again, just to remind us of the true nature of transience and self. How beautiful.
11/10/2017 at 08:28
As the Lord Buddha himself put it: “He who Labours to place the Sweetest Corn upon the Humble Cob shall get a right Fucking Shock if he ever goes in Waitrose for Twenty Bensons and Strays up the Frozen Aisle”
11/10/2017 at 12:04
I tried to stray up the frozen aisle last night
11/10/2017 at 08:40
Beautiful. One of my favourite epithets from The Golden Sprout Sutra.
Milarepa, the flying Tibetan yogi saint, had a skin of greenish hue, due to his diet consisting entirely of nettles. If he lived here, he couldn’t eat them as they’d be covered in cat piss and Roundup, so he’d have to go Waitrose in such of a substitute green sustenance to add to his diet and thus enhance his magick yogi powers (see where I’m going with this?).
11/10/2017 at 08:44
Maybe if Bird’s Eye ditched Captain Beardy (always hanging around children, noworramean?) and got Milarepa to front their campaign, they’d get back in Waitrose’s good books. What’s the Yogi’s position on fish fingers?
11/10/2017 at 08:54
He doesn’t know what fish are, apparently. He may be up for being the hot new face of Bird’s Eye Spinach. Could be a winner.
11/10/2017 at 09:15
Can we get him in for a screen test? We’d like him to say: “Bird’s Eye Field Fresh Very Fine Green Beans – They’re Chakra-tastic!” And then if he could put a curse on Waitrose, or whatever juju it is they do over there in Buddhland.
Is he sure about the orange robes? It’s not in our palette. Has he got anything in green? And if he wouldn’t mind changing that ‘Om’ to ‘Yummmmm” that would be great.
11/10/2017 at 09:26
He won’t do a screen test, because being a flying/levitating yogi, it’s beneath him. No problem with the robes as he’s naked, apart from a very mangy thin dirty dishcloth. So how about a green, wizened, largely naked, scrawny levitating yogi? He won’t do the juju thing as he spent years working off his own bad juju by building stupas and knocking them down again (understandable really) but he suggests that a fellow AWer, not you or me, far too busy on the new ad campaign obviously, offers to go into their own local Waitrose and personally take on the karmic burden that is the root cause of all this. Not only would they be doing a huge service to humanity and the frozen pea industry, they’d be getting off the wheel at last due to all the dreadful shit that will happen to them as a result. An all round win, basically.
11/10/2017 at 16:20
Here’s a list of Liszt.
13/10/2017 at 09:18
Jake Thackeray with an impressive list of avine sexual conquests….
13/10/2017 at 13:07
Video not playable on Youtube
However here’s the lyrics for YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT ON THE TRAIN
As performed by New Victory Band
Our pussycat, it died last week, the kids were so upset
The missus sent me into town to buy another pet
No other cat had quite replaced the one that passed away
So I looked for something different to try and make the day
I went in all the pet shops and a pub or two as well
I saw dogs and mice and rabbits, and a budgie with a bell
But nothing took me fancy ’til just after half past two
I saw these green and scaly jaws and beady eyes of blue
Well, I made the bloke an offer; he seemed glad to let it go
And I thought I’d take it home via train, for the tram, it’d be too slow
And when I rolled up at Victoria with the new pet by me side
I asked for one to Carrington, but the booking clod replied
“Oh no, you can’t take that on the train!
No, you can’t take that on the train!
You can take along a tiger, or a puma or a bear
An organ grinder’s monkey, or a tortoise or a hare!
They can travel in the guard’s van if you pay the normal fare
But you can’t take that thing on the train!”
Sometimes to make an extra bob I do a few odd jobs
Such as fetching things and carrying, to please the local nobs
When Colonel Smith was moving house, he called me out one day
And sent me to the station with some things to ship away
There was cabin trunks, and bags and chests, and there was one thing more
The colonel brought from Africa, when he was in the War
And I should take great care of it, it was his joy and pride
It had a big black barrel and a wheel on either side
Well, I dragged it to Victoria upon a length of cord
And then I called a porter out to help us get on board
But just as we was managing to lift it in the van
Up runs the stationmaster with the rule book in his hand
And says “You can’t take that on the train!
No, you can’t take that on the train!
The itinerant musician, he can take along his harp
The man who sharpens scissors takes his grindstone in a cart
And the Kensington Museum even take their works of art
But you can’t take that thing on the train!
Last summer we decided, that’s the missus, kids, and me
We’d have a week in Skeggy, where there’s sun and sand and sea
I scrimped and saved a week or two, I even stopped me fags
The missus wrote and booked the digs and packed up all the bags
And then at last the time come ’round, the kids could hardly sleep
But when we got ’em settled down and started counting sheep
The missus sidles up to me and says “Now, don’t be mad
But you know how lonely mother is since we lost me dear old Dad?”
Well, I knew just what was coming and I couldn’t help but groan
I wouldn’t say she’s massive, but she’s wrong side twenty stone
And when we turned up at the barrier, our tickets for to show
The inspector took one look at her and then he shouted “Whoa!”
“You can’t take that on the train!
No, you can’t take that on the train!
You can take along a camel (with one hump or with two)
A hippo or a zebra if they’re going to the zoo
We’ve a special trunk for elephants, but that would never do
No, you can’t take that thing on the train!”
“You can take…
Swawns, eggs, table legs
Grooms with horses, coffins, corpses
Biral, mucoline, margerine, acetylene
Pianofortes, gramaphones, and ‘phoneums and phonographs
An officer in cavalry can take along his stallion
And bonafide dealers can take specie and bullion
Bicycles and tricycles, and children’s folding mail carts
To Grimsby, Sheffield, Manchester, even into foreign parts
Velocipedes and flower seeds, but I must tell you plain
You can’t take that! You can’t take that!
You can’t take that thing on the train!”
15/10/2017 at 08:17
My Little Thread That Could sits atop the Most Commented list! Life goals!
15/10/2017 at 11:32
Feels good, don’t it? Take a screen grab and email to everyone you know. Not me though, I know already. Feelin’ good for ya, big guy! (*ruffles chiz’s hair*)
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