My old mate, Andy, is 52 years old today – almost a year behind me, but we do have these three weeks every year when we are in harmony. Yikes! Just three weeks until I can put this all to bed and think about doing something else.
Young Mr Smith is quite keen on that Weller feller, so I feel honour-bound to celebrate with Andy’s favourite by The Jam. It comes from All Mod Cons, which is their best album, and gets nowhere near enough listening to in our household.
Thought I should go for the two offerings, just to be on the safe side, not least because I recently told Andy that I wasn’t really that bothered about Weller’s latest solo stuff. Come on, there’s a song with lots of Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Dos in it. No, Mr So-called The Modfather, Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t! Ta.
That said, I heard the-same-haircut-for-35-years’d one chatting the other day. He’s so much easier to listen to now. Mellow, funny, relaxed. Must be something in that 6Music studio he shared with Sir Bradbert of Wigginshire a few years ago. The two of them are so similar in attitude and outlook, it’s rather sweet to witness their mutual appreciation, although in a typically rebellious Wiggins move, the skinny old pedal pusher failed to include Weller or The Jam in his Desert Island Discs.
Anyway. Happy Birthday.
After that, I feel the need for another blast from The Stranglers. Dunno why.