Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ram Jam - Black Betty!

As I seem to have a bit of a thing going here, re posting music to match the TCT colour of the week, there is only one choice for today's BLACK, as I remember bopping to it when it first came out back in 1977.
And, I really love the psychedelic colours of this version...

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves!

A 'memory' song from the music track of an older blog & appropiate to 'Colours' post today...

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Heigh-Ho!

Gnomes in gardens I have mixed feelings about.
But, the above guys, just two of many seen in a local shop window, brought memories flooding back of this delightful film...

'Snow White' was one of my first, ever seen childhood films.
In those days, pre 1965, my home village in rural Northamptionshire was still a thriving railway community.
So much so, it had it's own small but full screen cinema!
My Mother took me to see every Disney film's matinee there, till it closed.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely!

Listening to the radio in the wee small hours of this morning, I heard for the first time in ages, a much loved track from the Sixties - 1969 to be precise.
Peter Sarstedt's 'Where Do You Go To My Lovely' scaled the charts that year.
Although a one hit wonder, his haunting song has stayed with me.
And, I would have watched @ home, this actual performance on the BBC TV's show 'Top of the Pops'...

Friday, 23 October 2009

A tribute to Canadian Airlines!

Today's Sky Watch post, over @ True Colours, reminded me of privileged flying.
In the days before September the 11th, if you were fortunate, a trip to the flight deck was a possibility.
Many pilots including Little Buddy considered such visits, as good passenger PR.
And, I was even invited to sit there for both take off & landings on several occasions when Little Buddy was flying.
Those good times were in the days before Canadian Airlines was sadly engulfed by Air Canada.
Life then was sweet - I was always 'Dreaming of a Jet Plane' to take me away...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Tom Jones - The GREEN, Green Grass of Home!

Yes, yet another Tom Jones track.
Wilma will think I am trying to curry favour here!
But, I'm really enjoying re-discovering his great sound via this medium.
I don't have any of his albums & I'm beginning to wonder why not.
Also, this particular track does go so well with todays True Colours Thursday, as it's GREEN & I quoted as in green grass...

Monday, 19 October 2009

Donavan - Mellow Yellow!

The colours keep on coming!
As a 'hippy' spirited child, I had a huge crush on Donavan!
I'm save my favourite track of his for another post.
But, do like this one...

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Pink Panther!

Although, not the greatest Peter Sellers fan - he, as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films was hilarious...

Steve Martin, who I care even less for as an actor was NO match in the role, when he took over the part!
However, this trailer is funny...

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Asta, the WFT Film Star!

There have been lots of famous Fox Terriers, both real and fictional.
And, my WFT friend Jackson lists his favourites as:-
Beauty, one of the few dogs to win the Dickin Medal [the animals' VC] during World War II,
Milou [Snowy] from Herge's "Tintin" books,
Monsieur Bob from Agatha Christie's "Dumb Witness",
Montmorency from "Three men in a boat" by Jerome K Jerome,
Caesar, King Edward VII's favourite dog.
And, Asta, [Jackson's hero] from the "Thin Man" films...

Wire-haired Fox Terrier actor Skippy was an A-list star in the 1930s.
Not only was he Asta in "The Thin Man" series with Myrna Loy and William Powell, he starred as George opposite Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in "Bringing Up Baby".
And he also worked with Cary Grant again with Irene Dunne as Mr. Smith in "The Awful Truth"
NB - The music to this video needs to be lowered...

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

David Soul - Silver Lady!

With this weeks True Colour Thursday featuring Silver, have been reminded of the song 'Silver Lady'
Although a fan of the 1970's American cop series 'Starskey & Hutch', I was surprised when actor David Soul turned singer, or should I say crooner?
Whatever, he produced a couple of Albums & even had two Number One Chart Hits.
I remember slow dancing to them both!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Rainy Days & Mondays!!

Today is a rainy day & it is Monday and it makes me feel sad.
Although, not the Carpenters greatest fan, Karen of the crystal clear voice's early death was tragic.
She had such a fine, haunting sound - her choosing to starve her self to death is beyond belief, even for one who like me believes suicides is an individuals right.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat!

This window display just needed a certain song...

Sorry Wilma, there is no Tom Jones sighting!
But, the above animated film has by far, the best sound track I could find over @ You-Tube.
And, it is the voice we both love, not the gyrations, isn't it ???