Saturday, May 03, 2008

Goodbye Red Ken

Remember those early years of Thatcher? When any semblance of socialism in our national government died? So with London today.

Goodbye, Ken. I know you couldn't do much but at least I got to vote for someone I liked and who won for a few years. Now it's back to watching the others get in. Back to cold isolation.


Remember those early years of Thatcher? Remember when we bought those Kid Creole albums to take us away to another place?

I'd heartily recommend Kid Creole: Going Places The August Darnell Years 1976-1983. It's a great compilation from a fantastic period for pop music. It's alright, he doesn't sing on that many of the tracks so if you don't like his voice, get it anyway.


In other news, I've discovered this blog's the best place to find "green pin striped suit plenty of fish".

But I won't carp on about it.


  1. Ken's gone to a better plaice. I think he's a consultant for Newt Gingridge.

  2. Plenty of fish?

    Is this related to the "dead, huge, ugly, enormous, smelly fish with missing eyes and flies crawling over it" that was found in your garden?

    Perhaps it's a warning. I would stay indoors if I were you.

  3. Murph - So Ken's stepping over the pond? Whereas Boris is now pissed as a newt.

    MJ - Indoors? Do you not remember the exploding can of tuna? Fish have really got it in for us here.

  4. I can only bear this result by telling myself that Ken will find better fish to fry.

  5. He's available to Boris if he wants some advice. I don't think Boris will be asking.

  6. The exploding tuna can incident gave me nightmares.

    I have tried to erase it from my memory banks.

    Did you ever get the stains out?

  7. I had to throw away the t-shirt and shave my head. The next three weeks on the train I had the whole carriage to myself.

  8. Endicott loves Tribena so
    Endicott puts her on a pedestal
    Endicott's wish is her command but
    Endicott don't make no demands
    Endicott's always back in time
    Endicott's not the cheatin' kind
    Endicott's full of compliment
    Endicott's such a gentleman

    Why cant you be like Endicott?

  9. That's a bit after my time, Donn.

    I didn't realise he was Canadian.

    How many times have you heard that?