Sunday 11 July 2010

The Day The Music Died

As a young Frank Sinatra once said: 'It's nice to go trav'ling, but it's so much nicer to come home.' After a few days in Bonnie Scotland, with a night in Berwick-on-Tweed thrown in for good measure, it's back to life, back to reality.

So, what have we learned?

1. Keep 'em peeled on the A1 - there's a killer on the loose.
2. The Barrels in Berwick keeps a magnificent pint of Jarl .
3. In said hostelry I learned that the door of No.10 Downing St has 6 panels.
4. And that the Paramount Pictures logo is surrounded by 22 stars.
5. Ray, my cousin, doesn't have anything on his iPod recorded after the 70s. 'Music died the day John Lennon was gunned down' he laments. Cue this framed photo, again from The Barrels.6. Margorie McCall lived once, but was buried twice: True Story!
7. Currie's and Kebab's (sic) are wrong on so many levels.8. I don't do gardens. But then I saw Drummond. Quite stunning.
9. Jack, my first cousin once removed, should be on the stage: he kept us entertained for the whole holiday. Can I have my hat back, Jack?10. The walrus was not Paul. It's Ray. I have the picture to prove it.

John Otway: I Am The Walrus


  1. Surely poor 'ol Ray has sold himself short JM??
    If 'Music died the day John Lennon was gunned down' surely he could go to the end of 1980??!

    Hmm, actually, I don't think he missed much! Other than Bowies 'Scary Monsters' album.

    Anyone else got any winners from 1980 to boost Rays pod??! Come on Mondo...


  2. I remember the day Lennon died. My Dad woke my brother and I with a cup of tea and it was the first thing he said... and he wasn't that into music but realised how important it was. We went to see Blue Oyster Cult at the Hamersmith Odeon that night I believe as we were talking about it in the car on the way up

  3. It's like a cartoon version of Walrus innit? And almost a part two of your spoken word post.

    Have you checked out the Beat-boot
    Men and Horses, Hoops and Garters - contains the original King Lear Speech broadcast used in Walrus

    I'll get me anorak.

  4. It's hanging up next to mine.