I’ve toyed and toyed with what to post for this week’s Creative Exchange, going around and around in circles, so I’m putting myself out of my misery and doing what comes naturally to me: fall back on humour. (Apologies if I’ve posted this here before a while ago – I clearly need a better way of labelling my blog images).
Now, I’m dashing out to catch a few ‘fog photos’ before it all dissipates in the morning sun. See you all a bit later …
Henrietta made me realise that I should probably point out that this is not a Photoshopped image. (Just an ageing and therefore pretty cheesed-off cabbage).
No, not a giveaway. Free, the rock band. I suppose they ever so slightly pre-date me as I remember this song had been out maybe a couple of years when I started at Church Youth Club as a mere sprog. Ah…Church Youth Club …the stories I could tell, and they have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with church or religion. If the Reverend only knew… Or, come to think of it, with all the running around he did, I think he probably did!
This band had the coolest sound. I remember this track being played and lots of the young blokes launching into their air guitar moves - so funny now I look back. What is all that air guitar business about anyway? How about learning it ‘for reals’?
Free had a remarkably short career together but produced some great music. With the slight difference in timings of their career and my early/developing music tastes I know them best for : All Right Now, Wishing Well and My Brother Jake – all great tracks. It seemed piggy to post all three videos, but I am going to post two. The first because it’s a rock classic (‘All Right Now’) and the second because it’s a nice tribute to singer Paul Rodgers using My Brother Jake. Paul Rodgers has a tremendous voice and until recently fronted rock band Queen.
Happy Friday – have a good weekend.
I feel the need for a little happy silliness today. This is one of my favourite films – the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, starring Sam J. Jones (and just where is he now)? It’s a film that produced so many memorable one liners that are regularly referred to in our household: ‘Flash, I love you, but we only have 14 hours to save the earth!’ ‘No, not the boreworms!’ ‘Goordons aliiive’! …
If you haven’t seen it, why ever not? It’s tongue-in-cheek, kitsch, camp, colourful and a faithful recreation of the original 1930s sci-fi comic strip in all its Art Deco glory.