Saturday 29 September 2012

You dont have to be a famous movie star

or a big pop star to do it.

You don't even need to go to Africa to do it.

Bishop Joe Devine has no objection to gay couples doing it.(Obviously they'll burn in the flames of eternal damnation, but, hey- thems the breaks)

An interest in furniture would be useful

Apparently, you can do it with a dawg and some pies

Even I can do it !

Yes, It's Adopt a Path.  I couldn't resist the appealing little faces of some of the homeless critters in my area. ( What? You've never had a path sob "Take me home with you" ? Just me then ?)

I passed the exhaustive medical (a little condensation formed on the mirror held to my lips), lied about my criminal record (called criminal download these days, apparently) and was selected from a host of other applicants of dubious moral turpitude seated on the Group W bench.

A couple of my paths are around the village and can be done while popping up to Sunil's for my copy of "Reader's Social Workers".

But this is a little further afield and is in two sections (watch this space !)

So, how did it go ? Well, no Bangalore Torpedoes were required. A couple of shoogly stiles and a rotten but "safe with care" sleeper bridge went on the Inspection Report Card.

And, of course, it was feckin muddy. Good job I was wearing my ( you can rent this space for a small fee) waterproof trail shoes. They really are the dog's.



Friday 28 September 2012

In my life

I've eased up on the historical anecdotes, as they have proved to be among the less popular posts on here. "Popular" , of course, in the context of this blog, is used in it's sense of "What is the most popular venereal disease ?"
So, instead of regaling you with tales such as being handed a bottle of Lone Star and a shotgun over the bar of a road house outside Tyler, I will let the following clips give you a tantalising taste of "OM- The Texas Chronicles"

Sunday 16 September 2012

Dunblane residents..

..take extreme steps to prevent folk frae Brig 'Allan joining in the Andy Murray fest today !

Wednesday 5 September 2012


Thanks to the amazing restorative powers of hot Vimto, I may soon be allowed out to play
In the meantime, I have been having fun with Youtube. You know how it works - you search for something and the sidebar throws up something that you had forgotten about and then as yo follow this up you disciver little gems that you never knew about.
Here are a few.
(Warning ! If you've been on here before, and find my musical taste to be, well, crap, press the Red Button NOW to go straight to the Paralympics)

OK. Lets start with a man in a cowboy hat singing a Country song in a pub in Errshur. Nothing unusual about that, you may say. They've got to fill in time somehow until the fighting starts. But this is big John Stewart, considered by some to be among the best songwriters of his generation. Formerly a folkie in the Kingston Trio, he wrote a lot of poppy stuff in the sixties, including Day Dream Believer for the Monkees and a minor hit for himself with Gold (When the lights go down in the California town....)
Iin his later years he wrote, performed  and recorded some very worthy stuff I (I was looking for a clip of a track I have called The Ghost Inside of Me)
So  best of order now. Wan singer , wan song.

Next up its Joe "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" Walsh. Filmed in 2004, it shows he could still sing and play a bit, as could the guys backing him. Recognise them ? ( before they get introduced at the end)

Joe Walsh again from the same gig. Looking worryingly like Russ Abbott, he backs one of the many sixties legends required to wear a cap while being filmed in order not to dazzle the pilots of incoming planes.

There's lots more, but I don't want to spoil you. If you;re good, I'll put up the Chuck Berry/ Jimmy Campbell stuff next time

Saturday 1 September 2012

For no other reason

than the fact that I happened upon this clip by accident a minute ago.
I had searched for it several times in the past without any luck - it contains one of the most memorable lines in English Literature/Music, so I thought I'd put it up before it disappears again. Roy Harper -  a total fruitcake !!

Nope? Fair enough - suit yourselves