Friday, 4 May 2018

No wind (no wind), no rain (no rain), nor winter's cold



Oh, lordy - we need this! A three-day Bank Holiday weekend, with all the forecasts pointing to a heatwave...

Today also happens to be the 85th birthday of the late, great Nick Ashford, best known with his wife Valerie Simpson for their 80s blockbuster sing-along Solid ["Solid as a cock rock"...].

Perhaps less well-known was the fact that - alongside the far more lauded Holland–Dozier–Holland, Norman Whitfield and Smokey Robinson - the duo was responsible for writing several of the songs that became "Motown Classics", including You're All I Need To Get By, Remember Me, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, The Onion Song and Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand). After Motown, they wrote It's My House for Miss Ross, Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman and Quincy Jones's Stuff Like That...

...and they also wrote this:


Thank Disco It's Bank Holiday Friday!

Have a great one, my lovelies...

12 comments:

  1. Have a lovely long weekend, Jon!!! No rain???? Wow. This has got to be the first time in ages. Don't get burnt.
    Sx

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    1. Witches don't burn, sweetie. Have a good one yerself! Jx

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    2. But we do weigh the same as a duck!

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  2. Ooh! G and T in the garden and Ambre Solaire on knobby knee caps...
    I do miss England. Sometimes.

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    1. When the warm days truly start to kick in, there is nothing that quite beats the British Springtime - at the moment, the Horse Chestnuts, Hedge Parsley, Rowans, Lilacs, Ceanothus, Wallflowers and Bluebells are all competing for attention across North London, and it will only get better once the Rhododendrons and Roses start to open... Jx

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  3. (sings) can stop me baby (baby), cause you are my goal

    GREAT COUPLE!

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    1. They were,indeed. She's currently playing “Mama” Morton in Chicago on Broadway, I believe. Jx

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  4. I don't have an email so I'm coming in through the back door.I thought you might like this https://www.facebook.com/Riverdance/videos/10155719624589163/

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    1. I remember it well - for years, all that "fiddlee-fiddle-dee-dee" music and stupid dancing with hands rigid at one's sides permeated our culture - even in the pop charts courtesy of B*witched... Thank heavens the novelty wore off. Jx

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  5. I imagine you must have had a VERY outdoor weekend for the blog to still be languishing on Friday? Hope it was fun?!

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    1. Indeed it was! And I have just posted my latest missive on my return... Jx

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