Sunday sesh day x3, Tony, Abby & Nick, and Rajan, Sydney, Santa Fe and Brooklyn. Somewhere in there, it’s the snooker final day (Selby 147), and Liverpool/Spurs. Some say sport and music don’t mix but then there’s New Order’s World in Motion from the 1990 World Cup campaign and who can forget (How Does It Feel to Be) On Top Of The World (1998), written by Ian McCulloch and Johnny Marr and performed by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Space, and the Spice Girls. I can’t remember how World in Motion was received but the McCulloch/Marr theme was pretty much panned by everyone. It seems that the most-liked England football song is with comedians Baddiel and Skinner’s Three Lions, with music by Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie for the 1996 Euros. Not sure what happened in 1992 and 1994. I have a football song, The Striker, on, you guessed it, Noctorum’s Record Store Day release Offer The Light.
I ordered The Groundhogs’ Crosscut Saw (1976) from Rough Trade in England today as my order from Tubitek didn’t come to fruition since all the records in the box were damaged due to terrible packaging by the senders (nice work folks). I still can’t figure out why people go mad for records on just one day a year.
Outside our window there were lads hanging out drinking beer, probably checking out the ladies of the day, but leaving their cans on the window sill and in the gutter, did I do that? I think I was always quite litter-conscious and in some situations I will pick something up off the street and throw it in a bin, risking who knows what. We have big windows and they have stuck-on opaque squares so you can’t see in. At some point, we will replace these as they’re kind of ugly and we have seen some stained glass window transfers that do the same job but are seriously more aesthetically pleasing. I’m not sure they will deter the lads and the beer though.
I’m managing to keep my mega Duolingo streak of 1050 days, but I must start with Portuguese, this is all Spanish and French.
Music today has been more Thin Lizzy and Jailbreak (1976), The Boys Are Back In Town, Emerald, Jailbreak, The Warrior. The guitars, how Phil held his bass so high and played with a pick, the vocal delivery, melodic. Carry on like this and I’ll be listening to UFO.