We had his old theme music on, Music To Watch Girls By. That was the time on a Sunday afternoon that the old illuminated radiogram was switched back to medium wave for the Top 20 show with Tom Browne. I always used to think CC had a really warm, sincere voice with a hint of cheekiness, my grandmother told me he was considered quite 'near the mark' in his day with 'Stand Easy'.Gill the Piano wrote:What, you were playing CC???
He was also a songwriter, 'The Old Bazaar in Cairo' was his handiwork, though Clinton Ford sang it.
Great stuff. Do you realise that is the only song I can think of (clean) that contains the word 'fanny'!
I went into B-Town on the bus this morning to pick up Mabel's Christmas present, and no it wasn't any of these tacky music gifts that you see in music stores up and down England.
I always feel quite forlorn when I come out of Mabs' house.
I do that anyway - usually the kettle goes on and I read notes over a nice cup of rosie. It's just Mabs is so encouraging and generally lovely. My homework piece is ten bars in as she's explained it all to me, though I'm guessing I'll get a stonker over Christmas.Gill the Piano wrote:You should feel encouraged and be itching to go home to practise!
Oh nonononononononono. Sight read. That's even better!!Gill the Piano wrote:Fifteen? From memory? Blimey, you're good.
A young Welsh girl new in Brum came into the shop today enquiring about volunteering. She is from a Welsh speaking area of the South West but does not speak it. Hope she does Fridays, I can teach her some Cymraeg but I'll have to refrain from using northernisms...allwedd rather than agoriad etc.
Gill the Piano wrote:TOLD you you'd make a Welsh teacher. Now's your chance to practise.
Steady on!! She's not even had her references checked yet!!!