You may have heard through the grapevine that one of my kids broke the stylus on my turntable. They all blamed each other until one of them came up with the idea of blaming the kid next door (who hasn’t been round for weeks). Fortunately I have a few vinyl rips in the vault. Like this for example:
This doesn’t appear on any of the numerous Monochrome Set compilations, presumably because of some licensing issue. As opening lines go ‘Don’t ski naked down Mount Everest with lilies up your nose’ takes some beating. It’s advice that I’ve always tried to follow. This is just the first of many ‘don’ts’ in the song. There are also many ‘do’s’, ‘Play hoopla with Saturn’s rings’ and ‘Tie a knot in Errol Flynn’s’ being my favourites along with ‘Squeeze the spots out of the sun’. The classic Monochrome Set combination of witty wordplay with deadpan delivery and sprightly backing.
Mp3: The Monochrome Set - Ten Don'ts For Honeymooners (1981)