Monday, February 20, 2006

Another Year Older

Another year, another birthday. As of approx 11am last Saturday, I am 39. It was my first birthday on a Saturday for ages, I remember being very peeved at being cheated out of one by a leap year, presumably about 7 years ago. Anyway, usual Saturday night at Duckie, but it was rather an average night in terms of the stage act and the music, but more than made up for by the company. As well as Gareth & Tracey who are no strangers to the place, Tony and Ian came along for the first time in ages and Doug finally lost his Duckie virginity too! Of course, the best thing about birthdays and advancing age is the added wisdom and maturity acquired, leading to increased quality of life.

Is it bollocks - the best thing is getting compilation CDs from your mates (though surely that in itself is a sign of maturity; 10 years ago I would have said it was getting drinks bought for you all night). Ian showed admirable restraint in not putting a single track by the Human League on his; perhaps he thought I would be more entertained by not one, but two songs by Larry Grayson. Anyway, here are all the musical highlights, in no particular order:

Favourite Tracks From Tony's CDs
David Dundas - Jeans On
Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
Linx - Intuition
Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck
Mama Cass - Different
Lynsey De Paul - No Honestly
Driver 67 - Car 67
Albert Hammond - Free Electric Band
The Pentangle - Light Flight
Stereo Total - I Love You, Ono
The Pearls - Guilty
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
Springfield Revival - It Doesn't Cost Much (To Make People Happy)
Yellow Dog - Just One More Night
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Kites
Lulu - The Boat That I Row

Favourite Tracks From Ian's CD
Theme From K9 And Company
B A Robertson - Maggie
Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs - Seaside Shuffle
SHAKE - Invasion Of The Gamma Men
Rip Rig And Panic - You're My Kind Of Climate
Brute Force - King Of Fuh
Natasha - Sally Go Round The Roses
The Very Things - The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes
A Flock Of Seagulls - Quicksand
Larry Grayson - Shut That Door (the shame of it!)


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