Do you prefer a bath or shower?
I much prefer Showers as they are quicker, more economic and frankly I feel they are more hygienic. There is something about the idea of a bath which I just don’t like, are you not just lying in a body of water populated by the grime and sweat you were trying to remove?
If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?
Oh I don’t know, I’m guessing Amazon doesn’t count. I guess it would have been the Jazz N Swing Record Centre when it was still in business. It was based on Loveday Street down in Birmingham and was an Aladdin’s cave for a Jazz fan and covered all the bases of the genre. It was run by two men, an older gent who was more in the Trad and Swing side and a young chap who was into the more modern and avant-garde side. It was a bit of a hike from the city centre which may have contributed partially to its demise, but no doubt rising rates and major outlets played a factor in it too. I do believe that the older gent continued as a mail order enterprise for a short while, whether this was to get rid of stock or as a continuation of the business I don’t know.
If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?
Probably aged 27 as I was full of more confidence and in much better physical shape.
List at least five movies that cheer you up.
Carry on Don’t Lose Your Head (yeah I now that title is grammatical nightmare) It’s a pastiche of the Scarlett Pimpernel story with Sid James as the Black Fingernail, Kenneth Williams as the big cheese of the French Revolution, Citizen Camembert.
Holiday Inn- Bing Crosby tired of the constant workload of being a touring star with Fred Astaire quits to become a farmer only to find he has increased his work load and as such he decided to turn the farm into a Hotel which only opens on Public Holidays. This is the first time that Crosby sings a particular favourite yuletide song.
Ghostbusters- the original 1984 version. Never fails to cheer me up.
The 39 Steps- the 1939 version directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it may widely deviate from the novel but it is a thoroughly entertaining and short film. The film has a brief appearance by a young John Laurie and he doesn’t look much younger the when he played Frazer in Dad’s Army.
The Grand Budapest Hotel- a charming and witty film which owes more then a little to the White Hall farces of yesteryear.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
well since I was so late in answering last week’s post just look back at that one.