You Can Count On Me

Drew over at Across The Kitchen Table has it right.

Whilst I post an upbeat tune to get your Mondays going, every week, without fail, come Friday, Drew will post an absolute banger of a track (usually an Old School choon I’ve either never heard before or have completely forgotten about) in his ever-wonderful “It’s Friday….Let’s Dance” series.

And as it’s payday Friday for many of us UK folks, and, more importantly for me, a day off, I figured I’d post something equally as dance-worthy, but from a different genre to that which Drew usually features.

In short, here’s Shirley Ellis:

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Shirley Ellis – Soul Time

If you’ve never heard that before, a) shame on you, and b) you may recognise the counting bit from it (because that’s why you’re here, right? For some numbers based fun?) from this equally brilliant-in-a-completely-different-way tune:

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The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket

I once saw them play in Cardiff’s tiny Barfly; they were great (of course), but I will never forget their support act (okay, I may never forget them, but I’ll also never remember their name) which comprised mostly of a man throwing eggs into the audience. Most odd.

Now go see what gem Drew has posted this week. Go on, I dare you to miss out.

(God, I hope you’re posting something ace this week, Drew…)

More soon.

Four

Logging into the blog this evening, I see I have a new notification pending. Probably a suggestion for The Chain, thinks I.

I click the icon, and the notification opens:

FourBlimey, is it??

I check the first post I ever wrote. It is dated 21st September 2013.

You’re a day late, WordPress. Sort it out.

Ordinarily, I’d post The Wedding Present version of “Happy Birthday” at this point, but instead, and remembering I started a new series the other week about songs with numbers in the title/and or involve counting, this:

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Half Man Half Biscuit – Four Skinny Indie Kids

More soon.

You Can Count On Me

It occurred to me the other day, after gloating about having a Bank Holiday Monday off work, that that’s public holidays in England done until Christmas.

Our friends north of the border, of course, have one more to go on November 30th, and so I fully expect, and deserve, any ribbing they may wish to give me in return.

Which means the shops are doubtless already counting down the days until they can start putting the Christmas stock out; in fact I’ve seen a few people posting on Twitter that some have already started. In sodding September.

So, whilst I’m not counting down the days until Christmas as such, I am counting down the days until I can have a day off without it eating into my precious annual leave allowance.

Which gave me an idea for a new series: songs which involve counting, or numbers.

And where better to start than this, which could easily crop up on my Monday morning pick-me-up series:

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Sammy Davis, Jr. – You Can Count On Me

More soon.