Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Still in Love With Hayley Mills


In what could be a race to the bottom (yes, first Brexit, then Covid and now Blogger), I need to get a few thoughts down before August 24th; not least the remaining three objects in my groundbreaking series(!), and a rather lovely Be-Bop Friday with a real life pop star. So I make that four (at least) in just over ten days. In which case I think brevity, more than ever, must be the watch word.

I make no apologies for having written about this song before; however, this is the sumptuous acoustic version. If I tried to play these chords the fingers on my left hand would fall off, I just know they would. And if its links your after then look no further - yesterday's offering was performed by the son of the actress name-checked here in Paddy McAloon's finest hour; OK, his second finest hour - When Love Breaks Down must, I know, occupy that particular mantle.


Prefab Sprout - Johnny Johnny (1985)


8 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think the first six songs of Steve McQueen is my favorite side 1 of any album ever. I never bought the reissue with these acoustic versions as a bonus disc, but hearing this today makes me think I need to get on that.

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    1. Probably one of the greatest albums of all time? And as lush and as sophisticated as Thomas Dolby made them sound, underneath, all these songs sound fabulous when you strip them right down to their component parts. Definitely a case of less is more.

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  2. Are they definately stopping the lagacy version of Blogger on 24th August John? - I haven't seen a date mentioned

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  3. Honestly John (and CC?) don't worry about the new Blogger! Just give yourself time to get used to it. It's not as difficult a switch as driving a different car or getting used to a new job, and how many times have we done those kind of things which are a far bigger deal? It'll become second nature before you know it, just allow a little time to familiarise yourself with the tweaks. I think we're lucky to have it, and after all it's free.
    Sorry to lecture but I've just spent 2 hours at the dentist this morning, my jaw and head ache and I had to pay for the privilege so the new Blogger is light relief at the moment!

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    1. Thank you, C. I'll keep a watching brief on it. I promise.

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  4. What a beautiful version of the song. And, what a beautiful picture of Ms Mills.

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    1. It's just perfect, isn't it? And who's not still in love with Hayley Mills?

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