https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDJrXeExJ4 Have you noticed that songs whose titles being with the word "Someday" are never songs which have much of a positive spin to the lyrics. The above song dates back to the early days of Jazz and was written by the first important composer of Jazz: Jelly Roll Morton. The song has been … Continue reading YDWP: Someday
"When I was a young all I wanted was the respect of honest men and the undying adulation of attractive women, all I know now is that I want a cup of tea." "Oh very droll," murmured the Colonel while gentle pressing down his wiry moustache. "I would say another glass of that fine Sherry you … Continue reading Drinks at 7
I love this tune, it's by a Hoagy Carmichael Band and was recorded in the same session which proved to be the final recording session of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke. However the video link below is slightly misleading as Bix sat out on the recording of this tune. https://youtu.be/_lPEE1s2KpQ Now of course everyone knows Hoagy … Continue reading DWP: One Night in Havana
Rest assured this post will not be repeating that photo. Nopes I am just sharing a few holiday snaps Margarita 2007 Margarita 2008 Detroit Zoo 2006 Cuba Your Daily Word Prompt: Photograph
The decorations are coming down and people are recovered from the festivities of Yuletide and soon Pub staff will be finding a night for them to have their Christmas parties. A fact that seems to rub some people up the wrong way. Having frequented various pub pages, there is always one group of people who … Continue reading Daily Word Prompt: Party Time?
As it is October and Halloween is on the horizon, I thought I would share some seasonal reads with you. These are all short story collections published by Penguin Classics and are available from all good retailers in the high street and of course online. Two of these books are dedicated to a single author … Continue reading Some Seasonal Reads
When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played … Continue reading Enraptured Audience
Those of us of a certain age will no doubt remember this, it tended be used on Chemistry shows on the ITV and BBC Education programmes back in the day when there was a legal commitment to provide educational content. Evidently all those program makers were not very imaginative when it came to making shows … Continue reading That Bloody Elements Song