"Any kind of popular trend is infinitely more wholesome than listening to old records. It's more important that people know that some kind of pleasure can be derived from things that are around them - rather than to catalogue more stuff - you can do that forever"- HARRY SMITH
........................"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may / Old Time is still a-flying / And this same flower that smiles today/Tomorrow will be dying"-ROBERT HERRICK
Sunday, January 20, 2013
tomorrow's almost over
the day went by so fast
it's the only thing to look forward to
"remember when when we thought we had forever/now we're not so sure.... city cowboys/live for now boys/tomorrow's never gonna come"
But hang on through the washed-out sub-"Maggie Mae" of the The Likely Lads movie intro theme for (at 3.38 mins) a delicious squiggle of into-the-Future synth,just as the camera cuts away from the Second World War black-and-whitefootage to the full-color 1973 Brutalist cityscape of Newcastle-upon-Tyne....
Later: a scene ofworking class slums being cleared, including Terry and Bob's beloved pub The Fat Ox...
"I've just seen my past bulldozed away," says a distraught, bedraggled-with-ale Bob to wife Thelma. "Do you see this brick? It's my house - it survived the Blitz but not the march of Time"