November 23rd, 2009

Back to my number one vice

YouTube videos - haven't seen this one before. This appears to be a promo video for Northern Lights by Renaissance. It is hard to say if the sound and vision are out of sync and Annie Haslam is merely the world's worst mimer to her own song, or they are in sync and she is the world's worst mimer by miles :-) There is a touch of the Dr. Who assistant about her, I would say.

And an acoustic version of Forever Changing. Very 70s, dig the cars in the video. This, too, cries out to have been an ITV show's theme tune. I had that Philip Elsmore in the back of my cab once, guv.

Woomerang Boomerang

Having read another 'Bloke Does Stuff Then / In Order To Write About It' book, which I may at some point mention in a friends only post to avoid ego-googling by the author, it occurs to me that mine would have to be 'my ITV watching childhood'. The trouble it that it would need a good title... 'End Of Part One' was of course an ITV comedy show (which I am the only person that remembers).
After The Break appears to be a novel by a GMTV presenter, a sequel to 'Coming Up Next'. I wish I were making this up but I'm not. Look at Amazon. Go on. I dare you.

[FX: Weasel reaches for Wikipedia as a drunk reaches for a lamp-post]

What I need to do is to find the original Tingha and Tucker puppets.
Oh Jesus, as it were (and if you will excuse the expression) 'The Sunday edition of the programme was notable for its religious content, with Auntie Jean reading bible stories to the two koalas'. Yes, I remember that.
It's coming back to me, I think,
'Tingha and Tucker the two little bears,
'Something something saying their prayers' (or is that false memory syndrome?)
Yes, I remember that. Dear dead days. Small boys, 405 line TVs for goalposts, etc.
Auntie Jean's notability shall not be questioned. Her probable death is relegated to the talk page, shocked I am. And going to bed.
Goodnight children everywhere.