Sunday, August 06, 2006

Boot at Chelford


Baby sunflower
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
As there were none around our neck of the woods we trundled over to Chelford to the very big boot sale ( very expensive too!) which we try to avoid normally. It's a scandalous two and half quid to park now and still no decnt toilets just a corrogated iron pig sty for the gents .
I did get a couple of scratchy records though after looking htrough piles of Mantovani, Russ Conway and Sound of Musak etc. One was Best of the Two Ronnies and the other was Marlene Dietrich Live In Rio which I have added to Boot Sale Sounds already.
Also got a video of Frank Zappa and his band in concert in the 80's. Never really seen him play live so interested to see what he was like. very much like I expected really." Is There Humor In Music?" is the title. Is there proper spelling in America?
Hazel got a weird gadget - a sock darner that lights up so you can see whilst in the dark? Why? She seemed happy with it anyway. Archie got some annuals but he discovered later that he had them already. I told him he should make a list but he never does.
He also found a plastic bag type glove puppet of Dennis The Menace from the Beano- a giveaway toy that he doesnt have for 50p.
The exit of the car boot was in the back of beyond and it took us quite a while to find out way home again. Hazel would normally be chewing the steering wheel if this happens but today she was much calmer and happy to enjoy the detour round some picturesque country lanes that we'd not seen before.
Oh yes, Archie alsdo bought a weird garden ball and cup catching game which we played when we got home. It's a mutant strain of tennis and lacrosse.

8 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

I saw a Zappa video a while ago. I thought it was brilliant. The key changes and temp changes and song changes - so fast and accurate. He used to direct everyone with barely percievable gestures - the nod of an eyebrow... that sort of thing.

Had fun at the festival. It was the first Rhythm Festival ever and we enjoyed it. A bit like stepping back into the sixties and seventies. Most of the audience stepped back with us and then proceeded to dress up in sixties and seventies clothes. Very weird - fifty year old accountants in kaftans and pixie hats.

michael said...

Sadly the video is interspersed with inane interviews which spoil the music somewhat. Glad the festival of Rhythym was fun. Stepping back into the early 60's now with a clip pf a very younf Frank Zappa on the Steve Allen Show playing a bicycle! Right HERE.

Syl said...

Great video clip, Michael...even went on to part 2. Now THAT was when the telly used to be fun & entertaining!
Roger...don't you ever stay home these days?! Kaftans & pixie hats...now that's a picture of you I'd like to see(hehe).
Michael...hilarious fake cover!
And now am off to watch The Singing Detective. Hi Hi to all!

Jonathan said...

THANK YOU...
Michael... brilliant, that.
Zappa was, surely ahead of his time.
I was lucky enough to see him, 3-4 times live. Once in a big arena in Buffalo, another time for a TV interview (I was in the live audience) and a couple of smaller venues in Boston. ALWAYS put on a GREAT show.
One show in Boston... I think at the Orpheum Theatre, the lighting rig crashed down on the stage... the band kept playing. Frank backed up to protect himself... but the band kept going.

michael said...

Quite a few film clip at You Tube of Frank from different eras and qualities. Frank had quite few scrapes on stage it seems - once in the U.K. he fell off the stage ( or was he pushed?) and was in a wheelchair for weeks.
I'd like to see a photo of Roger in a kaftan and Pixie hat too. Something very similar at his Flickr stream I seem to remember. When are you going to post some more Roger?

Roger Stevens said...

Now that I have broadband I am going to post more pics. But life at home is an awful muddle at the moment. Moving offices (ie from an upstairs room to a downstairs one) - trying to find time to start on the new CD, find a home for the two roosters and prepare for Jill's Canadian relatives arriving at the weekend... not to mention writing. It's all a bit much.

But, nevertheless - onwards we will go. BTW I didn't actually buy a pixie hat for myself. Maybe I'll make my own.

XXX

michael said...

Good luck with the muddle and the roosters? Hope you get it all sorted soon. Looking forward to those pics.

Jonathan said...

Ah... what you want to see is Iggy Pop leaping off the stage into the crowd... then the crowd throws him back on stage.
The one time I've seen him, one of my group knew an usher, who put us in the front row.... it was SO loud that we were half way back before the first song ended...