Continuing the theme of days you like and days you don’t, there have been some pretty popular Monday songs through the ages. These come to mind immediately – I Don’t Like Mondays (1979) by The Boomtown Rats, Manic Monday (1986) by The Bangles, Monday, Monday (1966) by The Mamas & the Papas, Blue Monday (1983) by New Order, Monday Morning (1975) by Fleetwood Mac, Rainy Days and Mondays (1971) by The Carpenters and New Moon on Monday (1984) by Duran Duran. I know, I know, but it’s not a competition, it’s just a casual comment.
The day ran on all day until Sarah came around and took us to the glorious excitement that was the supermarket, aka the football field. You don’t want to forget anything at the register because the journey back into the jungle can mean border crossings, vaccinations, visa translations and general health checks and that’s just getting to the cheese, which in fact I did forget – some people never return.
At Sarah’s house, I lopped the bottom off 50 Brussels sprouts. I was taught by a distant wizard to cut a small cross into the bottom, so the thicker root of the vegetable cooked properly. He also told me that the symbol meant that a connection with the Earth witch would guarantee free passage into the underground realms. I went down there just recently and found members of Gravy Train, Quatermass and Gnidrolog happily eating brown rice and watching Match Of The Day repeats from 1972. Liverpool won the league that year when it was known as the ‘First Division’ and included teams that are no longer at the top – Derby County, Ipswich Town, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Southampton, Stoke City, Leicester City, Coventry City, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion – the last two were relegated to Division Two. Manchester United finished 18th and Manchester City 11th.
Last night we finally watched the Hipgnosis documentary, where the interviews are in black and white and the album covers in colour – yes, it’s by Anton Corbijn. I’m not sure there was a record featured that I didn’t have.