Friday, 18 October 2019

Break on through to the other side, yeah

It's been a miserable, wet - and fustratingly busy, work-wise - week and I will be glad to see the back of it, especially if, as predicted, the sun does shine this weekend. Our little "gang" had a rollicking night out at Carradine's Cockney Sing-a-long in our beloved Witon's Music Hall last night, which was a great pick-me-up - but, as is our wont, we cannot let the party stop there...

...not when there's another "McClintock Mash-up" to enjoy! Thank Disco It's Friday!

Have a fab one, dear reader.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

You know you're getting old when... find out that the toothsome Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet is 60 years old!

This, of course, is how we prefer to remember Gary and the boys:

I've got my filbert out as we speak!

Many happy returns, Gary James Kemp (born 16th October 1959)

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


Prosecco has told gin to enjoy its moment as Britain’s booze du jour while it can, because it will not last.

The sparkling Italian wine has bitterly advised the juniper-based spirit that it was not so long ago that it was the name on everybody’s lips and barbecue aprons, but nothing lasts forever.

It continued: “The public are fickle. One day there couldn’t be a hen party without you, the next you’re yesterday’s news.

“Sure, at the moment it’s all comparison pieces in the Sunday papers and being fine to drink with breakfast. But soon enough their disloyal palates move on to some flashy new booze.

“It’s a great trick you’ve got with all the different flavours. Love it. Enjoy it while it lasts, because one day it’ll be you watching shocked from behind the bar as they get shitfaced on whatever the next thing is.

“Gin o’clock. God, when they say that. It used to be my time.”

Experts agree that gin has another 18 months maximum as the nation’s favourite tipple, before Britain moves on to either artisanal rums, añejo tequilas or Argentinian fernet, but probably not stout.
The Daily Mash

Of course.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

So many places yet to visit...

...but what to wear?

The big outdoors, indeed.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Cossacks to it all!*

Groan. On a miserable, wet, dark morning like this, the last thing in the world I want to do is get out of bed and go to work.

Never mind, eh? There's always the weird, wild world of Miss Rika Zarai to cheer us up on this Tacky Music Monday:

Ah, that's better (if somewhat bewildering)...

Have a good week, folks!

[*Casatschok, or, more properly Kazachok, means "Little Cossack" in Russian.]

Sunday, 13 October 2019

You were there, and all the world was young

Wow. One of our favourite "guilty pleasures", the remarkable Nana Mouskouri - one of the world's biggest-selling [probably on a par with Queen Madge, or at the very least, better than Mariah; but stats are sketchy when dealing with a career that started in 1960] female artists in history - celebrates her 85th birthday today!

Without further ado, let's let the "Songbird of Athens" take the mike...

...and finally - a song that caught everyone by surprise, when in 1986 it almost knocked A-Ha off the top of the charts in the UK...

Many Happy Returns, Nana Mouskouri (born Ioanna Mouschouri, 13th October 1934)

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Totty of the Day..., and every day!

Many happy returns, Mr Hugh Michael Jackman AC (born 12th October 1968)