Bob Lind's Message Board

let's talk about it
Click to return to BobLind.com
It is currently Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:58 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:51 pm
Posts: 321
Location: Perth, Western Australia
One evening last week I stepped out to shout myself a meal. Afterwards I wandered across the road to a large video and music store where I have bought the odd CD or two - finding nothing there that I felt I HAD to have right now, I walked next door to the bookstore which is part of the same establishment (NOT part of a chain) to do a little book-browsing.

It seemed a bit more crowded than usual for a Thursday night, and there seemed to be a queue for something, with a bit of hubbub going on in one corner and staff consuming cups of wine and clustering around someone seated at a table.

Well, to cut a long story short, Paul Kelly was in the store signing copies of his book "How To Make Gravy", which is a quite large tome of song lyrics and anecdotes related to the songs. I don't buy many books, and although this one wasn't cheap it's quite hefty and looks as if it will provide plenty of hours of entertainment, so I decided to splurge, and get the man himself to sign it there and then.

The dedication reads "All the best Bob", and after the title: "How to make lemon meringue pie", since I remarked to Mr Kelly that a sequel was in order to instruct us how to make the dessert following the main course.

It was quite a carnival atmosphere, and I got into a quite animated discussion about music with two ladies in the queue behind me; one was fondling an equally hefty book called "1000 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die", and I was pleased to see that Elusive Butterfly was one of them. (Yes this post is Lind-related!)


Last edited by bob_32_116 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:38 pm 
Offline
Admonkeystrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:28 am
Posts: 303
Location: peninsular america
When you got that autograph, I bet morning bells were ringing.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:51 pm
Posts: 321
Location: Perth, Western Australia
grant wrote:
When you got that autograph, I bet morning bells were ringing.

I think I missed the reference there - please explain?

Since it was well and truly after dark, no there were no morning bells extant.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:56 pm 
Offline
Admonkeystrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:28 am
Posts: 303
Location: peninsular america
Huh - I was sure the phrase "morning bells" popped up in it, but it doesn't. This is the song I was thinking of.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:45 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:51 pm
Posts: 321
Location: Perth, Western Australia
grant wrote:
Huh - I was sure the phrase "morning bells" popped up in it, but it doesn't. This is the song I was thinking of.

I don't know that song. That's not surprising, the guy has so many songs in his catalogue it's probable that even he doesn't know them all.

"How To Make Gravy" is an entirely different song; the lyrics are here.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:58 am 
Offline
Admonkeystrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:28 am
Posts: 303
Location: peninsular america
There needs to be more songs based on recipes.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:51 pm
Posts: 321
Location: Perth, Western Australia
grant wrote:
There needs to be more songs based on recipes.

Norman Greenbaum - Canned Ham
Brian Wilson - Vega-tables
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Crowded House - Chocolate Cake
Paul and Linda McCartney - Cook of the House
Bob Marley (again) - Them Belly Full


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:41 am
Posts: 389
Location: Central Victoria, Australia.
"You Put The Lime In The Coconut..."?
"Margarine", Joe Cocker?
"Bread And Butter" - Newbeats, was it?
"Sweets For My Sweet", The Searchers?
"Sugar And Spice", The Searchers?
"No Sugar Tonight", Guess Who?
"Rock Candy Mountain"...etc

_________________
"Some may call it wanderlust, some may call it crazy.
I don't call it anything - I Just Let It Take Me."


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:22 am 
Offline
Admonkeystrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:28 am
Posts: 303
Location: peninsular america
"Rock Candy Mountain" is *so* not a recipe for anything but disturb.

"How to Get Depressed" is kind of a recipe, though not for food.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:51 pm
Posts: 321
Location: Perth, Western Australia
How could I forget these:

Don McLean - American Pie
Frank Zappa - Burnt Weenie Sandwich
Tin Tin - Toast and Marmalade For Tea
Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream


washed down with:

Peter Sarstedt - Frozen Orange Juice
All Saints - Black Coffee
Cold Chisel - Cheap Wine


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group