Saturday, 7 November 2015

Requiem

There's not a lot to say about today. I got up. I had a bath. I ate some Shreddies. I sat at the kitchen table and worked hard all day. I made posh cheese on toast for lunch. As a little teaser, I've been working on a song about roller skating! Let your imaginations soar! (I certainly had to!)

Dear Jeremy from the NYMT has been leaving cryptic and tantalising messages on the Brass Facebook group all day about, one assumes, the possibility of more activity on the show front in 2016. The former cast are going wild trying to work out the meaning of what's been said, joining up the dots and contacting me in the hope that I'll spill the beans despite my not having any beans to spill! It would certainly be lovely to see the show on stage again in 2016.

I'm racking my brains to think of something else to say other than that I happened upon the song "Requiem" by the London Boys today. It has a nasty habit of cropping up on You Tube when you do a search for the London Requiem, and I've tended to avoid it... until today. It turns out the song's a right old blast from the past. Check it out on the link below if you're aged from about 38 to 44!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uogfIXLq6io

The London Boys were a German (and male) version of Mel and Kim. Ethnically non-descript, they wore wide-brimmed hats and multi-coloured jump suits and had all the same, slightly louche moves. I think they used to specialise in one-handed Arab springs and crazy acrobatics. Mel and Kim didn't do that. Anyway after seeing the video for Requiem, curiosity got the better of me and I had a little read about them on Wikipedia. It turns out they were both killed in the same car accident, somewhere in the Austrian Alps. The tragedy also killed one of the duo's wives and left their child an orphan. Hideous business.

Well that's a downer, isn't it?

Quick joke.

Q - What do you call a poodle with no legs?

A - A sponge.

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