The circle game

A couple of days ago, I walked into town to do some shopping.  Nothing unusual in that, as it’s not far, and I do it quite often.  It was very hot, and I was keen to do my shopping quickly, and get back home.  I walked around the supermarket, and made my way to the checkout.  As it got to be my turn, I realised that I didn’t have any money to pay.  I had left my purse on the kitchen table, so I apologised sheepishly and profusely to the very young man at the till.  He was lovely, and assured me that it happened ‘all the time’.  All the time?  I wondered what he actually thought of a middle aged woman going shopping without any money, but he simply got someone to take my shopping back to the shelves, and I made my way home to get my purse.  His mum should be proud of him.

But, I had a flashback.  You see, it wasn’t that long ago that I was that young cashier (well, it was actually over forty years ago, but certainly doesn’t feel like it), in the haberdashery section at Woolworth’s, assisting ‘old’ women with the new fangled monetary system.  Oh, well.

Listen to the words of this song , written by a brilliantly wise very young woman.  If you’re middle aged, you’ll listen to it more than once.  It sums it all up.

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Twice in one day!

Well, they played a Joni track on desert Island Discs yesterday (BBC Radio 4), and then, guess what happened on Something Understood that night (BBC Radio 4)?

Another Joni track!  Pity I can’t add a video of the track here, as it doesn’t seem to be on Youtube, but it was a goodie.

(From the album Wild things run fast, track 11 – Love)

Desert Island Discs

This morning, on Desert Island Discs, Damien Hurst.  Tracks were:

  1. The Clash, The Magnificent Seven
  2. The Trashmen, Surfin’ Bird
  3. Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi
  4. The Beatles, Everyone’s got something to hide except me and me monkey
  5. Bob Andy, You don’t know
  6. Ian Brown, F.E.A.R.
  7. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, X Ray Style
  8. The Stone Roses, I am the Resurrection

Well, I just have to link to this, now, really:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bdMSCdw20