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The Weekend Waits – Warm Beer and Cold Women

Warm beer and cold women, no I just don’t fit in
Every joint I stumbled into tonight that’s just how it’s been
All these double knit strangers with gin and vermouth
And recycled stories in the Naugahyde booths

With the platinum blonds, tobacco brunettes
I’ll be drinkin’ to forget you, I’ll lite another cigarette
And the band’s playin’ something by Tammy Wynette
And the drinks are on me tonight

All my conversations now I’ll just be talkin’ about you baby
Borin’ some sailor as I try to get through
I just want him to listen now, I said that’s all you have to do
He said, “I’m better off without you” until I showed him my tattoo

And now the moon’s rising ain’t got no time to lose
Time to get down to drinking tell the band to play the blues
Drinks are on me, I’ll buy another round
At the last ditch attempt saloon

Warm beer, cold women, I just don’t fit in
Every joint I stumbled into tonight that’s just how it’s been
All these double knit strangers with gin and Vermouth
Receding hairlines in the Naugahyde booths

With the platinum blonds, tobacco brunettes
I’ll just be drinking to forget you baby, I’ll light menthol cigarette
And the band’s playing somethin’ by Johnnie Burnette
And the last ditch attempt saloon

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John Cooper Clarke.

Brilliant.

Seventies Cheese – Peter Frampton

The former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist re-emerged in 1975 with a contraption attached to the microphone which he ‘chewed’ to get a wah-wah effect out of his guitar.

The band looked much like the New Seekers only with more hair. Nearly every pub band in Christendom played this number (usually using a wah-wah pedal), even though it would be some time before I could find that out officially (Although I played my first pub gig at 16!)

More boycottscotland

My friend Ken Fitlike has a hilarious piece about boycottscotland. Well worth the read by clicking the link.

Advertising From Scratch

This rather clever one advertises anti flea products.

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Yet More Lockerbie

Just been reading some fascinating stuff on Scott’s Love and Garbage blog, where he expresses intelligent opinion hewn from his broad and deep familiarity with the practice and processes of Scots Law.

Scott also directs me to the blog of Jonathan Mitchell QC who writes:

If Megrahi was indeed rightly convicted of mass murder, which I doubt, it is not in doubt that he acted on the orders of the Libyan government. He was a senior member of its intelligence service. Yet both the UK and US governments have for some years been on friendly terms with the people who, they say, ordered the destruction of PanAm 103. They dine with them. They have cocktails with them when they meet at mutual friends. The week before Megrahi’s release, as reported in the Washington Post, a delegation of four American senators led by John McCain met with Colonel Gaddafi to discuss the sale by the US to Libya of military equipment. In April, Hilary Clinton welcomed another member of the Gaddafi family, the régime’s National Security Adviser, to Washington. She said “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya. We have many opportunities to deepen and broaden our cooperation. And I’m very much looking forward to building on this relationship. So, Mr. Minister, welcome so much here.”

Jonathan Mitchell perhaps sums up better than most the hypocrisy filling the air at the moment. He also has a quite brilliant demolition of the letter from FBI director Robert Mueller to MacAskill here

Banksy

I like the whole concept of how he’s maintained his anonymity despite staging his own exhibition in Bristol.

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banksy

The superb Village of Joy site has more examples of his work.

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