Sunday, 1 February 2009

Jukebox Monday

My lane is frozen, making it impassable, and my freshly trimmed bush is now hidden beneath a fine blanket of snow. I'm sure I will thaw out soon.
I've been standing in the garden having a fag and it's deathly quiet. All muffled. By morning I will be cut off because the gritters don't work on a Sunday. I have food. And fags.
Anyhow, it's Jukebox Monday; I was going to play something snowy but I can't be arsed, so this is for Wendy who has sweaty eyelids...



Whatever...

30 comments:

Ponita said...

Wow... I got to be first!

I absolutely love the Pretenders! Brings back lots of memories of the 80's.....

Okay... not all the memories are good... alcoholic, drug abusing, womanizing husband... but the music was great!

scarlet-blue said...

Ponita: I know, The Pretenders were great.
Tut. Men eh?
Sx

PI said...

I like her singing - not her politics.
I always have the dilemma whether to do a Monday post on Sunday night and avoid lying in bed of a Monday morning unable to sleep because I'm writing a post in my head. Daft really because often nobody turns up till lunchtime.
I hope your bush isn't damaged.

MJ said...

Speaking of the 80s...

Did you know that CyberPete likes to dress up as Sable Colby from Dynasty and swish around his apartment?

xl said...

I have always liked their phrase "like a pigeon from hell" in Back On The Chain Gang.

CyberPete said...

Lucky Wendy! I miss having sweaty eyelids. At least until it happens again.

Dave said...

Shame. This could have been an opportunity to give up the foul habit of smoking.

Hope your bush doesn't get completely frozen and die.

:: Wendy :: said...

Scarls, thanks for the very useful guidance, it's helped reduce the icicles hanging from my eyelids during this snowstorm in Reading, very timely!

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet , I hope your bush isn't frost bitten . I too loved the pretenders but not the boring 'right on' politics , I see Cyberpoof more as a Joan Collins type to you Crystal Carrington

Gorilla Bananas said...

I hope you're going to take some pictures of your frozen bush, Miss Scarlet. I think it might look quite pretty during the thaw when the moisture is dripping off it.

KAZ said...

In my dreams I am Chrissie Hynde

scarlet-blue said...

Pat: The bush is under the snow somewhere; I'm sure it will be fine... if a little damp...

MJ: Yep, he reckons it'll increase his chances of getting a shag on his shag-pile.

Mr XL: The pigeon you mention is incredibly famous and originally starred in the Alfred Hitchcock film: The Birds. The pigeon's name is Coo-Coo, and was later adopted by Mr Frobisher from Dorset.

Pete: There are different types of sweaty eye-lids. You're referring to the type you get from shagging on the shag pile aren't you?

Dave: Crikey Mr Dave, you are such a nag... it's only the fags that are keeping me warm..

Wendy: A pleasure Wendy! I have an icicle hanging from my nose. Not pleasant.

Mr Beastie: I will challenge Pete to a wrestling match in a fountain/swimming pool... I will win.

Mr Bananas: Goodness me! Artistic pictures such as these could make me a small fortune on Ebay. It's certainly worth thinking about...

Kaz: In my dreams I am Marilyn Monroe/Scarlett Johansson... with Chrissie's voice.

Sx

Eryl Shields said...

I have Chrissie's voice but, sadly, it doesn't sound the same on me.

Crabtree said...

If I want indeed to fall the snow at our place, i must sing!!

Dirty time for the crows

eroswings said...

Well I hope your exposed bush warms up soon and that your garden echoes with pleasant sounds of some rigorous tending.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's amazing how quiet it is with all this snow. I think it's partly the lack of cars and planes.

scarlet-blue said...

Eryl: It's like buying a Kate Moss frock from Top-Shop... never looks quite the same...

Crabtree: Dirty time for the crows
Exactment - as Mrs P would say! You hit the nail on the head Mr Crabtree!
Exactment - Mme P dirais! Vous avez mis le doigt sur la tĂȘte de M. Crabtree!

Mr Swings: There will be a trickle and then a flood. I'm sure. But first the ice...

FairyHedgehog: I'm used to foxes and badgers making a noise at night and they have sensibly gone to ground. Very quiet.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Oops.. Mrs P would never say 'exactment'... she would say 'exactement'...
Sx

Homo Escapeons said...

I could never make the connection between her and Jim Kerr from Simple Minds...Ray Davies OK...but little Jimmy?

LOVE the 'Tenders.
She is an interesting character..the affiliation with PETA (People Eating Tasty Animeals) is tragic, but I can understand how people come to love animals a trillion times more than people.
What are ya gonna do?

CyberPete said...

"There are different types of sweaty eye-lids. You're referring to the type you get from shagging on the shag pile aren't you?"

I honestly don't know what you mean, but it sounds like fun.

Madame DeFarge said...

I trust that you have been rescued by now by some manly gritter, who has admired your neat bush and promised not to leave it with little chippings in it.

My PC (sadly not yet a mac) refuses to play this video, presumably for some unknown political stance. I can only imagine the delights on offer. I am, as always, denied excitements.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Coppens: What are ya gonna do?

I don't know, Mr Coppens, but I've been to your blog and I know what you've been doing....

Pete: Have you never noticed this...? I imagine you were too taken by the moment to consider what your eye-lids were up to...

Madame D: A gritty man is needed to de-ice the undergrowth and to thaw out the lane.
It's 'Time for you to stop all of your sobbin' - The Pretenders. A Mac wouldn't refuse to play...

Sx

CyberPete said...

I don't notice much in the moment.

Of course there have been moments of "if I squint my eyes his face looks like an old potato" but at those time not much happened at all.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Been there, seen the potato!
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

Great voice but a bit crackers, and a terrible complexion.

I'm the wrong colour for it but I often fantasize about being Screamin'Jay Hawkins

CyberPete said...

That's so sad. Nobody should experience that. Bless.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

"This video has been removed due to terms of use violation".
Can I have my money back?

scarlet-blue said...

Lulu: Ah... but we can still adopt his attitude...

Pete: Possibly not, but it happens...

Daphne: Yey! I have violated... I have now changed the version. Cheers!

Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

Excellent - she had only a so-so voice and she had a jinx on her guitarists, but she looks a lot my cousin Deidre and I always loved the Pretenders music!

scarlet-blue said...

Gadj: Don't blame you for skipping my current post... it's all got a bit out of hand. Mrs P has been stuck under a snow drift in the Thames Valley for the past few days and so couldn't come and save me. She is now thrawing out by her fire, in her fluffy moon boots, with a cup of cocoa...
I loved Chrissie's voice. And her fringe.
Sx