Celluloid Heroes: The Kinks

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Ray at his finest.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,

      No question about it!


      • Hedley,

        Thanks for the suggestion – it looks lovely and it would be memorable staying there for one night. But, yikes, I’d have to win the lottery before I could justify it. I did go to their website to check it out, but as I’m a no-frills kind of person I’d rather spend the $400 per night, per person (in other words, the $800 for one night for both of us) on books, cds, food and top-of-the-line hiking boots.

        Once I step off that plane in England, I’ll be thrilled enough.

        ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Marie

    • Birgit Says:

      Hedley, (off-topic:)
      I really don’t no why but I had to think of you when this song appeared on my feed reader last night ๐Ÿ˜‰
      http://lordofthebootsale.blogspot.com/2014/01/totnamites-spurs-song.html

      • katry Says:

        I totally understand why you thought of Hedley!

      • Hedley Says:

        Hi Birgit,

        We know this song as “Tip Top Tottenham Hotspur”…as my daughter was growing up as a Spurs fan we played this over and over and over, singing along with great enthusiasm. It sent Mrs MDH absolutely bonkers. she demanded that we turned it off, which only increased our amusement.

        It pays tribute to the great team of 1961 that were the first in the 20th century to win the so called Double – The League and the Cup in the same year. its been a while ๐Ÿ™‚

        We love this song – thank you Birgit for thinking of us.

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit – This one also caused a few problems in the MDH household

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, funny song! But “over and over and over” – I think I can understand Mrs. MDH.
        Let’s not speak about the VFL Bochum. It hurts.

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit
        Mrs MDH guessed immediately that you posted Tip Top Tottenham Hotspur…notorious !

        Are you ready for the new Beck album

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, Beck is a nearly blank spot on my music map, not a single album and -just checked- only 1 song on my computer ๐Ÿ™
        I know it’s inexcusable!
        Perhaps if I patiently follow KTCC, a Beck song will appear? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit, at http://www.beck.com you can listen to Blue Moon. Beck has a terrific catalog of music….try to listen to Odelay, and Sea Change to get started.

      • Birgit Says:

        Thanks, Hedley, I will listen tomorrow. 2:30 am, my pillow calls…


    • Great song! The ’70s is a decade that I’d sooner forget, and there were so many other things going on that, for the first time, music was simply background noise. My point is that I’m hearing this song for the first time today!

      Thanks for the introduction, Kat – it’s got me wondering about what other quality songs I might have missed.

      Hedley,
      This is off-topic, but you expressed some interest in my travel plans (which are still in flux.) Some of the places that are being tossed around now are Cambridgeshire – Yorkshire – Cumbria (the Lake District?), as well as renting a canal boat for a week. I’m so excited that a temporary wave of fearlessness regarding the flight itself has taken over.

      I wish I’d been able to take my Gran back home for a visit, though. She didn’t have a chance to return.

      Marie

      • katry Says:

        Marie,
        The 70’s had some of the great music. The Kinks were among the best. Give it a bit of research, and I think you’ll be amazed. Check out Hedley’s choice of Waterloo Sunset and im6’s choices of โ€œTill The End Of The Dayโ€ and โ€œWhere Have All The Good Times Gone.” I also love The Village Green Preservation Society.

      • Hedley Says:

        Marie – you need some help navigating The Kinks ? Lots of help in KTCC. Kat’s Village Green Preservation Society is an outstanding track from an excellent album. I am also very fond of Muswell Hillbillies.

        Have you spent time in the Cotswolds ? I am definitely a south of the river guy, so London and south are my favorite areas. You are very welcome to my opinion on potential destinations.


    • Hedley,
      We were in the Cotswolds two years ago and LOVED it! The funny thing is that we started out on a ‘Hiking Yorkshire’ adventure, but were chased out by the weather (dur to poor planning on our part.) Fortunately, when we made our move, we didn’t encounter any problems finding accommodation on short notice in the Cotswolds.

      I much prefer staying in hotels and inns, rather than bed & breakfasts in private homes though (apart from the breakfast part, which is usually delicious!)

      Kat,
      I’ve always loved the Kinks, but didn’t keep up with their output after the ’60s. I notice that Hedley hasn’t asked you recently about whether you’ve listened to your new Dylan box, so I’ll do the honours . . . ‘Have you started listening yet?’ – I know, “Be patient, children . . . ”

      Marie

      • katry Says:

        Marie,
        With company all weekend I just =didn’t have the time. Today was clean up: run the dishwasher and put the dishes away, wash sheets and towels. It was a busy time after guest visit. As the week progress I will make the time.

        Be patient, children!

      • Hedley Says:

        Marie – try to have Sunday lunch at Gravetye Manor, and maybe spend one night.


      • Hedley,
        Once again, I clicked on the wrong ‘Reply’ button – my response is under your first comment at the top.

        ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Marie

      • Hedley Says:

        Marie, it is pricey, but do try to have a Sunday lunch there.

  2. im6 Says:

    Of course it’s a Sophie’s Choice, but I do believe this is my very favorite Kinks song of all time. Maybe on one or two other days of the month I’d choose “Till The End Of The Day” or “Where Have All The Good Times Gone,” but on the other 29-30 days, this would be the one. My way of saying good choice today, Kat.


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