Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Sometimes you just have to deliver a random act of kindness, despite the fact that you are usually more inclined to kick orphans out of the way to get the biggest present for yourself. Kellycat tagged me with a meme to name my top ten foods, plus my top ten musical acts I hate to the point of tracking them down via the internet, going round their houses and posting poo through their letterboxes. Regrettably, I am a miserable, self-serving witch and because I would rather talk at you about myself I simply ignored it in favour of my own agenda. So instead, I hand the Olympic torch of Interweb Chain Letters to Homer and, um.......any random lurker. Just own up in the comments when you're done.

Right, now that's out of the way, I can bang on some more about me, and stuff about me and things about me. Fortunately for you lot I have absolutely nothing to say, except that I'm off to see The Levellers tonight. Please feel free to talk amongst yourselves (dogs-on-strings/unwashed hedgemonkey jokes will be cordially ignored).

Carry on.


Blogger patroclus chimed in with...

The Levellers? Are they still going? I saw them play several times in 1991-1992ish. Blimey. Have fun!

14 December, 2005 13:28  
Blogger LC chimed in with...

Yeah, enough of this tagging foolishness. As I believe Gandhi once said: It's doing my fucking nut in!

I dig the Levellers - got their Best Of album somewhere, I think.

14 December, 2005 13:34  
Anonymous other half chimed in with...

Internet chain letters are like fucking 'roids...a pain in the arse !!!

Roll on tonight and a packed hall full of dreadlocked students jumping around to pikey college rock band...actually, I am a convert after SG and I spent a wonderful, sunny Saturday watching said band at a local music festival this year.

14 December, 2005 14:22  
Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

What Patroclus said. They were very good live last time I saw them.. which admittedly was in that '91/92 phase.

14 December, 2005 14:35  
Blogger funny thing chimed in with...

You lucky thing! I once bumped into all the Levellers in a juggling shop in Bath.

Juggling shops were cool and bohemian back then, although none of us were actually doing any juggling. I was standing around looking cool and bohemian, as it happens. I expect they'll remember me.. ask them, if you get the chance.

14 December, 2005 15:11  
Anonymous Oink and Arf! chimed in with...

Oh you're such a lazy cunt sometimes. That poor sod went to all that trouble of adding your name to the mass e-mail too.




Is it Christmas yet? Wake me up when the times right, will you.

With a present.

And a diamond, because I deserve one.

Carry on.

14 December, 2005 15:12  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

you'll get a punch in the face, which is no more than you deserve.

ft - i'll be sure and hang around for hours in the freezing cold after the gig to see if they remember a welsh who stared blankly at them in a jusggling shop in bath ages ago. consider it done.

and the levellers are still very much fabulous, as evident by the top all-dayer me and him went to in july. mind you, i did have about fifteen beers that day....

oh, and hon? "college rock" they aren't. shame on you.

14 December, 2005 15:19  
Blogger garfer chimed in with...

The Levellers are not vegetarian. This makes them acceptable as crusty types go.

14 December, 2005 15:22  
Blogger funny thing chimed in with...

Nowt wrong with being vegetarian.
You watch yer step, yer whippersnapper...

14 December, 2005 15:26  
Blogger garfer chimed in with...

Nothing that a slap around the chops with a bit of slimy liver wouldn't cure, I'll warrant.

14 December, 2005 15:41  
Blogger Kellycat chimed in with...

I feel the "poor sod" should defend herself here. Yes, I tagged Surly twice. The first time was because she sulked when I didn't, and the second time she asked me to when I said I was going to list my top ten worst musical acts.

I can't bloody win.


14 December, 2005 15:44  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

ah, but this is my reality.....i say lots of things i don't mean.

14 December, 2005 15:52  
Anonymous other half chimed in with...

College Rock it is...they will be introduced by Whispering Bob Harris and play in front of an OGWT back drop (let's see who gets the reference) !!!!

14 December, 2005 15:55  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

i do!! me!!

14 December, 2005 15:59  
Blogger Whinger chimed in with...

I do not, but once again I do not know who The Levellers are and am too lazy to type their name into my search engine.

But I do hope the show is good fun.

14 December, 2005 17:30  
Blogger Inexplicable DeVice chimed in with...

There's nothing wrong with kicking orphans - at least there's no overprotective parent to retaliate.

Oh, and a Pox on the Levellers. I once listened to their "music" while not under the influence of alcohol. Bah! Hot House Flowers were ok, though...

14 December, 2005 20:06  
Blogger Wyndham chimed in with...

I've met The Levellers. Or am I thinking of The Bachelors?

14 December, 2005 21:55  
Blogger the Beep chimed in with...

Were they any good?

And what are dogs on strings jokes?

14 December, 2005 23:38  
Blogger Stef the engineer chimed in with...

I've one Levellers album, which I like. Anyone who can sing about the enclosure orders and make a hummable tune from it is OK by me. (And Billy Bragg gets a similar plaudit for the ditty about the Diggers. And, of course, putting the line "how can you lie back and think of England when you don't even know who's in the team" in a song, for which he has my undying admiration. And what happened to "The Men they Couldn't Hang"? More songs about naval mutinies please!)
I did ask a "genuine" Levellers fan which other album they'd recommend, and they seemed surprised I'd need more than one, 'though, which put me off a bit.

(I liked Hot House Flowers too; another "the next U2" who vanished off the face of the planet. Shame - I'd rather U2 had done the vanishing. I've not met any music stars myself, although wifey had drinks with Busted - except Charlie - in a hotel bar in Cardiff, and they split up soon after. Whatever she did, I forgive her because it was worth it.)

15 December, 2005 09:19  
Blogger the Beep chimed in with...

I had a drink with Will Young the night after he won Fame Idol or Pop Academy or whichever. We were in Julies Bar, and he came in and he was really nice.

I spose I ought to apologise. But it's not my fault. Really it's not. Well not all of it.

15 December, 2005 09:39  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

dogs on string - you know, crusties in filthy jumpers with a lurcher on a bit of string. except in my dreadlocked, living-in-a-lorry phase we had a labweiler on a bit of leather.

we did have filthy jumpers tho. oh yes.

15 December, 2005 10:17  
Blogger the Beep chimed in with...

I live in the regions. We have a lot of these types. They all drive small Suzuki jeeps. I would not dare laugh (or jest). Their knives are so sharp you would not notice them cutting your thoat. Did i mention they are scarey?

15 December, 2005 12:33  

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