Friday, 8 January 2016

It's Friday . . . Let's Celebrate



Today this blog has reached the right old age of seven. I know it's a cliche but I honestly didn't think that I would be able to sustain it for seven weeks let alone seven years and probably some of you are wondering why I have. I think that the main reason is that I think that I have an impeccable taste in music and that the more people who realise that the better.

Last night when I was thinking about what dance tune to post today and after listening to the latest Weatherall offering, The Woodleigh Research Facility, which is very good by the way and reminded me of the Sabres of Paradise stuff only darker, I realised that I had pulled out the 12" of From Across The Kitchen Table, my preferred version. Afterwards I dug out the 7" version which is nearly as good and then I dug out the album and decided to play that version which when it finished I stuck straight back on again, I'm not sure whether it was just my mood last night or what but I was definitely veering in the direction of the album version as my new favourite version. One thing I know will never change is that whenever I hear the 12" version I am transported back to Debbie's flat in Aberdeen way back when I was still idealistic, thin and not worried about losing my hair. I have decided to post all three versions of the song so you can make up your own minds.

Airdrie are at home to Dundee Utd in the Scottish Cup tomorrow and although the Arabs have had a dismal season so far no doubt this is when the fightback begins and the Diamonds will get humped!

Have a good weekend people,

The Pale Fountains - . . . From Across The Kitchen Table (album version)

The Pale Fountains - . . . From Across The Kitchen Table (7"version)

The Pale Fountains - . . . From Across The Kitchen Table (12" version)

16 comments:

Dirk said...

Doesn't feel like it's already seven years, is it? either way, all the very best, hope there are several more years to come!

Luca said...

Happy birthday to the blog. Here's to the next seven!

Simon said...

hahahahaha

I'm now properly given up on the blog for a year. 2008 I started mine, around this time too. So well done keeping going, I don't know how you don't run out of inspiration.

Swiss Adam said...

Happy blog birthday and well done. You're still my first port of call each day. I'm still waiting for my WRF album. Bit miffed.

charity chic said...

Seven years are not too long as the song nearly went.Excellent stuff
Seems we are both apprehensive re tomorrow's game - weather permitting. A bit snowy in the Shire today

Brian said...

Damn, CC beat me to the Chuck Wood/Dexys reference. I was thinking the same thing. Anyway, congratulations to you. When you think of all of those words and all of those minutes, well, that's quite a feat. Much appreciated. And thanks for the three versions of a great song. I might lean towards the album version, and that's probably because it's the only one I knew for many years.

Anto said...

keep it going Drew. Great music always.

charity chic said...

Sorry Brian - if your not fast you're last!

drew said...

Cheers Guys, some weeks it's really difficult to think of tunes and then other weeks I know at the weekend what will be posted during the coming week.

SA - not a lot of thought or expense went into the cover but it sounds brilliant, although my amp blew a channel yesterday!

CC - it is still snowing, weather not a problem, 3 g pitch. Although it will be baltic

Swiss Adam said...

Getting increasingly annoyed rough trade haven't sent my copy yet.

drew said...

Got mine from Piccadilly but ordered the other Weatherall one from RT.

George said...

I've (not been) downloading from here for seven years. Keep going, Drew, I sometimes like the music you put up...........

Darcy said...

Happy Birthday ATKT. Another milestone. Well done Drew, I know how difficult it is to keep going sometimes.

Walter said...

Better late than never. Happy birthday to the blog that really inspired me to open up a blog. Keep on doing this great job, Drew.

JC said...

Belated happy birthday comrade.

Now that both of our teams are out of the cup, maybe we can hook up some Saturday if neither are playing.

acidted said...

Marvellous stuff. A great blog. Many more years please.