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I'm awful at updating blogs; as I am typing and spelling... I'm a flautist and dabble in some guitar, piano and singing. I also have an interest in writing and history (nerd I am not). Marmite lover and synesthete; owner of two cats and a goldfish. Don't like planes much and I find octopuses (or is that octopi?) pretty creepy. I'm allergic to peanuts.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Your Favourite Song: Transmission - Joy Division

30 Day Song Challenge - Your Favourite Song
Transmission - Joy Division
I have too many "favourite" songs for various reasons, but I have chosen Transmission as my favourite for the purpose of the challenge as it contains probably my favourite lyric/line: Touching from a distance, further all the time. Any Joy Division boff will know that Touching From a Distance  is the title of the late Ian Curtis biography, written by his wife Deborah. It is probably one of the most powerful and touching books I have ever read and gives an in depth look into the life of the Joy Division frontman by the person who knew him at his best, and worse. The book became the basis for the biopic Control.
The track was first released in 1979 and re-released in 1980 on Factory Records (Factory FAC 13). It has become an indie anthem and the beginning of the video features John Cooper Clarke performing one of his rambling poems. 

Friday, 4 February 2011

*Thing* of the day (2)... Thatcher vs Scargill - a hair raising experience.

Thatcher vs Scargill - a hair raising experience.

Just a thought really...

Actually, I'm not going to talk about the 1984 Minors' Strike or Maggy Thatcher the Milk Snatcher, or Arthur Scargill and Mrs Thatcher little difference in opinion; nope, more about their hair.

They couldn't have been any more politically further apart, but they did seem to be trending a very similar hair style during the 1980s with a bit of a ginger sweep. Perhaps they had the same hairdresser? Who knows? It's just a thought, but there was definitely something dodgy going on there. At least hair style was something they could agree on...
Scargill:... to the right.

Maggy:... to the left.
Wait a minute...

*Thing* of the day (1)... SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

When you're feeling low and need a bit of cheering up and a bit of a '90s boogie: SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!
'nuff said really...