Every Record – The 50th Episode – And Best Bits So Far (and A Versatile Blogger Award)

A million dollars a show and they still can’t afford their own milkshakes…

Hey – remember when the Friends or Seinfeld writers needed to deliver two more shows to the network, but had run out of budget, so they cobbled together a story by playing highlights of old episodes introducing the clips by Chandler (or Kramer) saying ” Hey – remember when…..”?

Hey – remember when you stumbled across the Every Record Tells A Story blog for the first time? Today is my fiftieth post on Every Record Tells A Story. A good time to look back on those twenty-five thousand words. How was it for you?

Since I started this dreadfully self-indulgent trawl through my life’s most significant (if not always the most listenable) tunes, more than 180 discerning, highly intelligent and probably very attractive people (including an international pop star of some repute: no names but it impressed my wife enormously) have clicked a “Follow” or “Like” button at some point, either on WordPress, Twitter or Facebook. If that includes you – even if you did it accidentally – let me say “Thank You”: I have found it is more satisfying knowing I am writing for fifty to a hundred people a day than it is just writing for my mum…

(Cue guitar riff from The Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You) Hey – remember when I interviewed a Spandau, had a shortened version of my Shades Records piece published on The Guardian’s web-site, and spoke out about the Seatwave and Viagogo ticket scandal?

(Cue Seinfeld-funky slap bass twanging) Hey – remember when in one of my posts about What’s Wrong With Radio 2, I cleverly pinpointed the main issue as being the station’s playlist being controlled by what was on Tony Blackburn’s iPod?

True Story: I tuned in again at the start of May to see if my plan to save Radio 2 by removing Blackburn from the station had been acted upon. I don’t mind admitting to being somewhat disheartened when not only was he still there, but the first song I heard him play was “Remember You’re A Womble” by The Wombles.

Q.E.D.  – Even though I owned this record as a child, I hope someone from the station is listening before it’s too late…

(Twang twang burble slap) Hey – remember when…I compared ZZ Top to Sigue Sigue Sputnick? Or when I blamed Peter Gabriel for giving Kiss Drummer Peter Criss the inspiration for Beth? The Top Ten Worst Dressed Men in Rock? Or the three posts about Status Quo in which I failed to mention the time they ran over a kangaroo, dressed it up in sunglasses and a denim jacket and took a photo of it, only for the animal to regain consciousness and hop off with the denim jacket. All quite amusing until they realised it had the keys to the tour bus in its pocket?

Hey – remember when I won a Kreativ Blogger Award from BeforeIForget? Well, I have won another award: The Versatile Blogger Award – this time from I Made You A MixTape – a California based blog which looks great and has a great selection of tunes to delve deeply into. Thanks for the award – I’ll be making some further recommendations before too long…

(another snippet of a riff from The Rembrandts) …and hey – remember when I wrote that really lazy self-indulgent (I mean a blog post about blogging? Sheesh) innovative time I dressed up a load of links to previous posts to look like a new post…? Oh. Ah. Yes. Sorry about that. Let’s call this post forty-nine and a half. I promise to do better next time.

In the meantime, here’s another couple of pictures of Joshua Hayward from last week. The kids on Tumblr are lapping this stuff up…he’s lovely apparently. Something about his hair…

The “gorgeous” Joshua Hayward, apparently…


12 responses to “Every Record – The 50th Episode – And Best Bits So Far (and A Versatile Blogger Award)”

  1. Jason Wendleton Avatar

    Awesome “clip show” as they say on TV.


    1. every record tells a story Avatar

      Thanks. Just realised I should have titled it “The one where……”
      Oh well.


  2. HipsterApproved.net Avatar

    Do you mean me when you mention ‘an international pop star of some repute’?
    Stop…you’re making me blush!


    1. every record tells a story Avatar

      Actually the whole post was a cover just so I could write the words “twang burble slap…”


      1. HipsterApproved.net Avatar

        The score to that show was..as the kids are saying…’Dope’.


      2. every record tells a story Avatar

        No diggety. It was sick, man.


  3. mskatykins Avatar

    Excellent work, my friend. Congratulations with your success, great post.
    …Thanks for the shout out, by the way. 🙂


  4. 80smetalman Avatar

    Congratulations dude! May you stay around for many more blogs to come.


    1. every record tells a story Avatar

      Thanks dude! Good to have The Metalman along for the ride…


  5. lpon45 Avatar

    Congratulations, sir! Keep the great stories coming.


    1. every record tells a story Avatar

      Thanks! Keep reading and I’ll keep ’em coming…


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