Friday, 25 July 2008

Good advice...

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)

5 comments:

Davy H said...

That kid next door, he's bad news.

This is fun, but I have had to write to Feargal about you nonetheless.

Mick said...

Bless him. I seem to remember some time ago Adam or Tutu Vicar being asked to remove an Undertones song. It all makes sense now.

ally. said...

we love the monochrome set in our house especially when they try to be cowboys. posh cowboys. the session version of this is particularly spectacular
x

Mick said...

yes they were fops in the nicest possible way.

darkdance said...

So ok if clothed but with lilies in place, right?

Brilliantly off-center band. Historians will write about them someday.