scribbles tagged ‘1973’

christmas shopping

Monday, December 7th, 2009 | tags: , ,  |

The supermarkets are stocking up with spirits for the drinking-even-more-than-normal usual season.   Buy one get one free.   When-ever I see a whiskey bottle I think of Phil Lynott,   his long legs and unfeasably tight jeans (before the invention of Lycra or Spandex).   Phil’s alcohol and drug problems have somehow become aligned in my consciousness with the local seasonal overdrinking.

Thin Lizzy sang Whiskey in the jar

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temporary outbreak of total clothes rights

Monday, December 15th, 2008 | tags: , , ,  |

In 1973 my pre-teens were spent enjoying and observing the evidence of early outbreaks of  total clothes rights that came with the flamboyancy of Glam Rock as people on the street took their lead from popsters like The Slade, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Gary Glitter, Roxy Music, Wizzard, and around this time I belatedly discovered The  Bonzo Dog Doo-dah band  and of course….  

The Sweet sang Ballroom Blitz.

I credit them as inspiration for a pair of tight red trousers in my wardrobe that make appearances most winters like Sweet songs in the UK.

 

The following song’s lyrics were common playground chant’s that probably  significantly influenced the formative years of anyone from my generation  named William…

The Sweet sang little willie

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