Little and Large

I’m working on another blog-related project at the moment and until that’s done in a few weeks (touch wood) I won’t have a lot of time to compose much in the way of lengthy blog posts. In the meantime I’m sure you won’t mind more videos and pics like this one of the luverly Valerie Leon.

Download: Valerie – Steve Winwood (mp3)


Caption competition

There must a be a million great jokes that could go with this picture but for the life of me I can’t think of one. Maybe I’m just not enough of a Doctor Who anorak.

So what do you think? A gold-plated No-Prize to the best one (the kids call this crowdsourcing you know.)

Download: Silver Machine – Hawkwind (mp3)

Next week I’ll have a Spot The Ball competition for you.

Something for the Weekend

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Pop Idols

The fact that the lead singers of Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths were on the cover of a glossy teen-pop weekly just shows you how bloody marvelous the music scene of the early 1980s was. Perhaps if he’d lived Ian Curtis would have made the cover of Smash Hits.

Though with that headline and the flowers it looks a bit as if they are “rivals” for some young girl’s affections and are both giving her their most soulful and smoldering looks. Maybe there was a photo romance story inside featuring Ian and Steven in a love triangle with Siouxsie Sioux.

Download: Show of Strength – Echo & The Bunnymen (mp3)

The Tale of Little Ted & Doggie

My mother either threw or gave away nearly every toy I ever owned. All my games, piles of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, my (talking!) Action Man and his extensive wardrobe of uniforms, plus all my Thunderbirds rockets and Captain Scarlet vehicles, my Batmobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, and Yellow Submarine, all of which would probably make me enough money to retire on if I still had them.

The only survivors of this ruthless cull are my teddy bear Little Ted and a dog called Doggie (no points for originality there). Little Ted got his name because my sister had a larger teddy bear called Big Ted, though I assume they were both named around the same time because neither of their names would make much sense without the other one, would they? Little Ted is a polar bear and I got him because of Pipaluk, the baby polar bear born at London Zoo in 1967 who caused a bit of a craze among kids at the time and joined the ranks of other celebrity animals at the zoo like Guy The Gorilla and Chi Chi the Panda. Apart from Little Ted I distinctly remember having a Pipaluk badge which I got at the zoo when we went to see him.

40 years later the two of them are sitting on the bookshelf in my living room, a bit ragged and beaten-up (all those fights with Big Ted probably) and probably worth less than one wheel off an old Batmobile, but I obviously didn’t keep hold of them for investment purposes. They’ve survived all this time and escaped my mother’s chucking-out purges because like most little kids I was attached to them in a way that I never was with a toy car — you can’t cuddle up and go to sleep with a Hot Wheels can you? They’re major characters in my childhood and I bet I’m not the only grown man who still has his teddy bear. Not that I still sleep with him or anything.

Download: I’m Your Toy (live) – Elvis Costello (mp3)