Such a simple game for a Saturday night (or whenever)
I give you 11 tracks and you work out,
WHAT WOULD DARCEYSDAD DO?
OK – it’ll get a play through, might be a grower.
OFF – do not disturb my ear time, idiot. (just not his style)
11 – it’s the dsd academy of taste (can be equally Cowboy Junkies or Loud Guitars)
1✓ A New Dawn
2✓ Morning Dawning
3✓ Our Friends Appear Like the Dawn
4✓ New Dawn
1✓ Until The Morning
2✓ Another Morning Stoner
3✓ Future Calls The Dawn
4✓ Morning Rage
1✓ The Same Dawn, At Almost The Exact Same Moment, Actually…..
2✓ Out Of Dawn
3✓ Two Miles Before Dawn
oh yeah – I might have to ask DsD nicely to listen through and Judge – because he has no idea I’m doing this – Enjoy
I was going through some stuff which has been stuck in a drawer for a while and found some old school reports (classified!). My school, in Croydon was Selhurst Grammar. It no longer exists as such. The building which housed the girls became The Brit School in the 80s and the boys part is now an FE college.
However, when I was there, we were a very musical bunch. The attached clip by the Cuppa T features ex-Selhurst boy Viv Lythgoe teamed up with a bloke called Terry Widlake who had been the bass with The Overlanders when they recorded “Michelle”. Viv and I had played together in his band, The Roosters, with me taking over from Terry when he left them to join the “Michelle” hit-makers.
Also at both my grammar and primary schools was a bloke called Matthew Fisher. He is most well known for his organ part on “Whiter Shade Of Pale”. Definitely a musical genius, Matthew used to get up at primary school assemblies to play a piece of music he had composed. You could give him any instrument and he would get a recognisable and often complex tune out of it within about 15 minutes. Mat & The Deputies was my first band and we used to play at Saturday morning pictures. I played rhythm guitar in those days.
Another ex-Selhurst boy was Tim Guest who made a very nice living as a backing musician, most notably with Paul & Barry Ryan.
Someone who had been a classmate of mine was Ed Gilbert. Now this bloke was a surprise. I never even realised he was a musician until I picked up a copy of the Daily Mirror and read that he and his band, The Snobs, were the first British band to secure a regular spot on US tv, appearing on the Red Skelton Show. That was before The Beatles had broen in the States.
There were others, but I now wonder if my old school was very different from many others in the early 60s.
Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
Cherry-Coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
Welcome To The Terrordome – Public Enemy
Sons & Daughters – Neville Brothers
Black Boys On Mopeds – Sinead O’Connor
Elli Shatr Enhaa Tgannen – Samir Ali & Sahar Hamdy
Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
Namlhanje – Abdullah Ibrahim