2.12.14

17.11.14

SGY 776F


Prince Charles receives his 21st. birthday gift from HRH, a blue MGC.

Q. What is a MGC?
A. A MGB with a lorry engine

Ms. Spencer having decided that, One wouldn't mind a bit of that, sits above the 6 cylinder lump. Not quite what The Queen may have had in mind, one thinks.


** Dedicated to a dear lost friend, George Collinson. RIP.

16.10.14

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O level Engineering Workshop: theory and practise
I must have been in what they called the fourth form. Chaucer Comprehensive School, Sheffield, 1972. I heard this and wanted to run away.

Learning the sax part to Remake Remodel [1] 42 years on? I wonder.

I tried but I could not find a way
Looking back all I did was look away
Next time is the best we all know
But if there is no next time where to go?
She's the sweetest queen I've ever seen
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See here she comes, see what I mean?
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I could talk talk talk, talk myself to death
But I believe I would only waste my breath
Ooh show me



And here we are at The Paris Theatre, London, 16 September, 1972, with a stunning version of Remake Remodel, introduced for the BBC by Bob Harris.

[1] Ferry's capitalisation

10.10.14

Nigel Farage enjoying 2 pints of bitter. British of course.
After 20 years, UKIP get their first MP as former blue Carswell takes conservative stronghold Clacton from the Tories. Even more more worrying; they came within just 600 votes of robbing the socialists in one of the latter's strongholds further north.

Farage: “We have a career political class of college kids who have never had jobs in their lives with absolutely no connection to ordinary people and how they are struggling. We need new people. We need change, real change.”

I have to say I like his style.