The early evening after the night before brings a sort of sluggishness, not helped by the fact that I am confined to barracks by the morons in sashes tramping up and down and by the unrelated fact that I have been nursing a general pain in my whole belly area for the last few days. As such I am unable to take advantage of the great new state of affairs that sees the Orange Order allowing shops to open for a few hours whilst they are at the field (apparently I missed the meeting where control of this dump was handed over to them) although I doubt that I would have anyway as my lack of a car combined with the nonexistence of public transport today means that I cannot imagine a way in which I could have got there and back without getting my head kicked in by the English Defence League, Combat 18 or some other squad of mouth breathers attracted by "Orangefest".
I could go off on a grand missive about it but that noggling pain has removed my will to care and I have instead resolved to register my displeasure by listening to Wolfe Tones songs and frowning a lot. Dead hard me!
Anyway, I'll move on to the recent meme doing the rounds that I posted a few weeks back but which I shall now return to with the letter 's' courtesy of clytemenstra
. You know the score about asking for letters by now so I'll crack on.Sturnin Bread by Lulu's Marble
: Wonderful piece of Japanese nonsense featuring that "mammy's little baby loves strawberry jam" refrain over a basic garage rock riff with lots of screaming. The band are long defunct following the untimely death of their singer but this remains an absolute classic, albeit one that I can find nowhere on the internet. So if you know where I can get it do let me know as there is a wumpeechoo for whoever can find it.Siege of Yaddlethorpe by Amazing Blondel
: Crumhorn-heavy noodling from the prog folk greats who really should have had more of an impact than they did. Not unlike Gryphon, this is how mediaeval and Renaissance revival music should be done.Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin
: I was going to say that Shawn is perhaps a bit outside my normal taste but given my previous statements regarding Dar Williams that is maybe not the case after all. Rather like Ms. Williams "As Cool As I Am" this song oddly reminds me of my early to mid teens when it was frequently on Radio 2 in my house. Still a fine piece of work to this day, dealing with somebody going nuts and torching the house.Somebody Save Me by Krypteria
: Sometimes you just can't beat a slice of female-fronted symphonic metal and this is a fine example from the German outfit (perhaps the only genre of music the Germans do consistently well). And it has honestly nothing to do with the fact that they have a drool-worthy Korean singer
;)She was Poor But She was Honest by Billy Bennett
: "Almost a Gentleman" was one of the grand old men of the music halls and this was his finest hour in which he launches into the injustices of wealth inequality. OK I'm reading a little more into it than is actually present but it is still a grand old music hall song and there is still an anti-rich message in there so I salute my comrade.
I really should have picked "Sash, the" as one of my choices, shouldn't I? In a pig's eye I should've!