Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Old Grey Whistle Test, Brinsley Schwarz, Charlie Chaplin and Latin for Dogs


Ian the Musical Hat Maker was on the television set last night as they were showing an old Old Grey Whistle Test (when I say old Old I just mean Old and that it was an old one). Anyway Ian the Musical Hat Maker was a member of Brinsley Schwarz and wrote songs for them and can be found in loads of places in cyberspace even in wikipedia, Well Cool. He is a very nice man and has many musical hats, although I don’t think he has a punk one yet?

First thing this morning I had to go into the main square and do a couple of things, get milk, sell a one legged Budgerigar and his mate, point at clouds and stuff etc. I was only meant to be a few minutes and then go home, but you can’t do that in Montgomery in the main square. Firstly there was Charlie Chaplin standing about trying to do the Charleston only he has no feet so found it extremely difficult. Then Miss Vicky the Proof Reader was in town guarding an old bell which rumour has it was recovered from the wreck of the first pirate ship to reach the shores of the lake in the middle of town a long time ago.

Then people would start talking to me sort of:-

HELLO ROB HOW ARE YOU
Hello fine

OOOOOOO HAVE YOU SEEN CHARLIE CHAPLIN HE’S RUBBISH AT DANCING
Yes I

AND HE ONCE HAD A LIFT IN THE BACK OF MY TAXI
Really I

O YES LOVELY MAN WAS A FRIEND OF MICHAEL CAINE, YOU KNOW THE CHAP WHO MADE THAT FILM ABOUT WHATS HIS NAME  ……………  …………….. PRESIDENT CARTER
Are you sure you don’t mean

O YES HE WAS ONCE IN MY CAB BUT NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT  ……… HA HAH HAHH AHHAHAHA
Well I must

HOWS THE NICE CAPTAIN NESSMAN THESE DAYS IS HE STILL DOING MAD THINGS AT SEA
Well

THE WEATHER IS NOT THE SAME THESE DAYS IS IT I BLAME THAT NAPOLEON BEELZEBUB, YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD GIVE US A HEAT WAVE RATHER THAN RAIN
Yes rain is

ANYWAY YOU MUST STOP CHATTING ROB I HAVE LOTS TO DO AND YOU ARE STOPPING ME DOING THEM
OK bye then

AND HOW IS YOUR MUM THESE DAYS IS SHE WELL
Yes she said you’re an IDIOT

AH ………………………………………… MUST GO BYE THEN MASTER ROB
Bye

And so it went through the morning, I met loads of people this morning and arrived back home at 2:00pm instead of 10:30am. The dog thought is was very amusing indeed and said IF YOU SPEAK LATIN TO THEM THEY WOULD ALL RUN AWAY, but they run away from the dog because he has red eyes huge fangs and snarls at them in Latin which is not quite the same.
 
This afternoon we were at the recycling skips and threw out loads of total rubbish but we noticed that there was a large number of old cutlass’s, anchors and chains in the metal recycling which the man said were thrown in yesterday by a mad old pirate who kept hissing at him.

So that’s it I can’t write any more because Sooty the cat is trying to lick me and you will get bored. We don’t want that after the run away success of book one. OK it is not a book yet but then neither is Latin for Dogs, which is why most of them are rubbish at Latin........





Paul Nessman               I didn't know that "Pub Rock" was a musical genre...Thank you for helping me to learn something new today, Robby! I wonder if it is like Punk Rock...they are spelled the same...nearly. This Ian Gomm chap is listed as one of Brinsley Schwarz's members...haven't I heard that name in one of your archives?



Indeed you have Captain Nessman. Ian the Musical Hat Maker is the singer in the following clip from The Old Grey Whistle Test. He lives about 15 miles away and is a very nice chap as is his wife Auntie Karen ........ only she is not a chap. And I think this song was written for Auntie Karen too so she quite likes it.




PUB ROCK IS MORE LIKE AS FOLLOWS



Paul Nessman               It is similar to what we call 'Southern Rock' over here in the USA. It is much easier to simply call it all Rock & Roll, in my opinion. Thank you for sharing, Robby! Cheers...or should I say, Good night Irene :)

Well to most North of the Watford Gap; Chas and Dave are Southern Rock. Not quite the same cool street cred as Brinsley Schwarz, but richer.
I once sold a birthday Card to Albert Lee in Napoleon Beelzebub's Very Strange Victorian Curiosity Shop ...... Its a strange world. …….. (I think it was a Christmas card as it happens.)



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