Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crash bang wallop

So there I am, standing at the junction of Rama IV and Sathorn and Witthayu, the point at which Bangkok’s drivers believe they’re Italian for five seconds and inevitably I think of JG Ballard and then I remember that in the early 80s you could get on Top of the Pops with a song inspired by Ballard and because I’m a lazy, busy, sloppy, half-arsed blogger, and can’t even keep to my own self-imposed rules, all I can offer is this:

5 comments:

FirstNations said...

it's 8:30 am here and probably far too early to have hit 'Play' on that video...not to mention far too early to have images from 'crash' dancing in my head. thanks. them ain't sugarplums, tim.

Billy said...

More marimbas should be used in popular music.

EW said...

Was reading your 'rules' blog. What's a 'meme'?

Richard said...

Blimey, there are bits of the 80s I don't seem to remember and this is one of them. Remarkable. Budgie does Lionel Hampton.

As for crash, I preferred the slightly more appealing Tracey Tracey in The Primitives.

Tim Footman said...

Sorry, FN. Only trying to bring a little trauma and degradation to your life.

Very true, Billy. This could have been a 'great marimba moments' thing. Under My Thumb, Thompson twins, that White Stripes album, Swordfishtrombones...

EW: A me is when someone puts up a post, usually a list of some sort, and the readers have to follow suit. So I could do my 'Top 10 who'd look better bald', and you'd have to come up with your own list.

Will always be Ms Sioux for me, Richard. Sigh....