Tuesday 25 March 2008

Colour me Happy

Where does that expression come from ? Sounds like an American slogan. Sad that blue is associated with sadness. I've gone right off the colour purple ( sounds like another American slogan ... no a film title) so I'm going to call it feeling purple when I'm down. Hate yellow too. Read somewhere that you can't possible hate a whole colour . Well I can. Apart from Daffodils and the confectionary yolk of a Cadbury's Cream Egg , it hasn't got a lot going for it. And what is it with pink ? I know Barbie must have a lot to with it but why do all pre-menopausal women start reverting to pink when they hit a certain age ? I suppose it's less embarrassing to embrace a colour than it is to be seen parading around in hot pants and crop tops. I've been through the Farrow and Ball taupe stage and I dallied with lime reen and I tried very hard to like aubergine but now I've given in and gone with pink . You can't resist a tidal wave like that. I also put it down to a little protest in a houseful of boys most of whom where black, navy and brown.

Monday 17 March 2008

Soundtrack to my life

Sang every song from South Pacific and Caousel when I was a toddler. Particular favourite 'I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair'
First single purchased 'Yeah Yeah' by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Remember singing Schubert's The Trout at Guildford Civic Hall whilst in the school choir.
Played every size of recorder.
Tried to play the guitar but didn't realise until too late that I was holding it the wrong way round. Wonder whether I was really left handed.
Played Beatles songs on the piano to accompany Primary School Nativity Play
David Cassidy fan at around 10/11 years old.
Graduated to Gilbert O'Sullivan when he released 'Claire'
Discovered Olivia Newton John
Loved the American sound epitomised by Eagles and America
Punk came along
...and went
Was more Rolling Stones than Beatles
Teenage soundtracks... Al Stewart Year of the Cat, Colin Blunstone, Todd Rundgren, Free
Dabbled with Cream, Jethro Tull, King Crimson
Peter Gabriel at University
Pink Floyd Devotee
Never went for Motown apart from Stevie Wonder
Discovered Van Morrison, John Martyn
It al goes a bit blank then , can't think why
Veered more towards classical
Always had a slightly eclectic mix of likes
Now in the era of itunes discovering artists I never knew existed
Wonder what stage comes next
Please someone shoot me if I start buying Lloyd Webber show tunes compilations

So much for lists

I went and bought another box of 24 Galaxy Fruit and Nut Choc bars
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