Why do the old fashioned LP seem to give so much more satisfaction than CDs? Is it the size and the art work covers? the care one needs to put it on the turntable including checking the stylus for fluff?Or maybe even the sound? Afraid most of mine in bad condition,have been to too many parties and not cleaned enough but those clicks have become part of the music and full of memories. CDs seem without soul in comparison. As for those new fangled players that are worn round the neck with wires to the ears and a thousand tunes inside? I have a vast collection of 78s and a wind up gramophone but that's another story.
F1 this weekend,a chance for the ladies to do some ironing or take the dog walkies. I usually see the first half but sleep through the second. Was a time when motor racing showed true grit.. as here, Brooklands,I was taken there as a child but alas remember very little go full screen PS rather odd drawing above.All the cars appear to be floating about 8 inches above the road.
When I were but five or six my family went out for a Sunday walk but I elected not to go. Killing time I explored my mothers dressing table and found a bottle of Ponds vanishing cream. Having heard the Invisible Man serial on our radiogram I liberally smeared it on all visible parts then when I heard the family approaching went and stood in the hallway to test it out. Was most disappointed when they said "Hello Goggy"(my family nickname)and walked straight past me.
A British Pathe film about Mersea Island on the Essex coast during WW2. James Wentworth Day was a frequent visitor to our house on the marshes there. It was a beautiful part of England then,completely unspoilt and I count myself very lucky to have spent my boyhood sailing boats and riding bicycles round the countryside. Oddly enough James Wentworth Day hated what the government agricultural people were doing to the local farmers but this film doesn't show it. This film is laughably old English but just look at the background! (go full screen)
THIS OUGHT TO MAKE ALL GRANDPAS FEEL WARM & FUZZY... A six year old goes to the hospital with her grandmother to visit her Grandpa. When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa's room... "Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "As soon as Grandma comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!" "What?" said her Grandpa. "Make a noise like a frog - because Grandma said that as soon as you croak, we're all going to Disneyland !!!"