Thursday, 29 October 2009
And, I really love the psychedelic colours of this version...
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
But, the above guys, just two of many seen in a local shop window, brought memories flooding back of this delightful film...
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'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
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
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
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
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
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
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
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
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 ???