Wednesday, August 22, 2007

34 comments:

rilly super said...

hmmm, can't seem to post a title or any text here without deleting the video. Anyway, if anyone is still reading this blog sorry for my recent absence, back soon and in the meantime here is some music. Take care now

Flowerpot said...

Enjoyed this, rilly! Ah me what memories - whooops showing my age here...

aims said...

Thanks Rilly - I loved this song when it came out - and seeing the video after all these years - well - sigh....

I hope you come back soon - life is too grim without your humour.....

Lizzie said...

Ah, bless, Rilly! Thank you. I'm kinda vaguely thinking about my next (v. late) blog about my early musical connections. (A bit of a retro here, I'm afraid) comimg up!
Lizzie x

The Secretary said...

Gosh, haven't heard that you years, must download onto the iPod immediately!

Potty Mummy said...

Fantastic. I am 16 again (well, at least until I leave this pc...)

Sarnia said...

Hi Rilly - I've been away for ages too!

God - that video! Like sn old Hovis ad! (Washing ont line and childer running around etc).

How the hell are you btw?

lady thinker said...

What a relief to find you are still alive and not abandoned us. I not heard the song before - so it doesn't evoke any memories for me - as a 5yr old to a 50 yr old - so not sure when it was current?!
I assume from the cobble streets and hills and windy weather it is 'oop north'. Hugs - x

@themill said...

Eh by gum, it's grim up 'ere.
Great song tho'.

Mr Farty said...

Oh Dear Lord, Rilly, what an utterly dreadful place Up North is! No wonder you hate it so! And full of Northerers too. Are the kids still pining for Islington?

dulwichmum said...

Rilly darling, where have you gone? I am missing you so...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful - you must have read my mind, Rilly, as I was thinking of this song the other day when I was back in Wales, strangely enough.

Of course it isn't as grim as it is 'oop north', but when they sing 'And the morning lasted all day..' I just SO know where they are coming from.

Ace Ace Ace...

Anonymous said...

Also wonder if they made any money when Sunchyme sampled it for that one hit wonder ?

ziggi said...

oooo men with big horns how nice.

And that road, that's just how I'd like my patio.

Sir James Robison said...

There's a blank space here. That's a very clever post, Rilly.

rosiero said...

Could someone enlighten an ignoramous like me what the song is called and who sings it - I have not heard it before but I liked it.

expatmum said...

Now I remember why I failed my driving test first time around - bloody hill starts. They're everywhere up north.

expatmum said...

Now I remember why I failed my driving test first time around - bloody hill starts. They're everywhere up north.

aims said...

To Roseiro -

"Life in a Northern Town"

by

The Dream Academy - 1985

rosiero said...

Thanks aims. Of course I now realise that had I been more observant, I would have seen the title above the video!! Can't stop singing it now.

aims said...

a little info on The Dream Academy...very interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Academy

EmmaK said...

Oh Christ on a bicycle, you've just reminded me just how grim it is up north. You've also made me grateful that I live in a country where we get at least 150 days a year sunshine, and if it is mostly populated with idiots then so be it.

Ms Baroque said...

Fab stuff, Rilly!

Emma, I'm currently being eaten alive by crickets, mosquitoes and giant spiders whilst being grilled under a flaming Connecticut early-September sun, and I'm sort of looking forward to the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness etc which I anticipate on my return to London. (I agree; London is not up north.)

Rilly, hope all is good with you. Are you perhaps holidaying in the Algarve or similar?

lady thinker said...

well Rilly - time to come out of hibernation the Wifey is posting and she's recovered her literal sense of humour - it was a beaut post - you'll have to look to your laurels my lass or she'll pinch all your (so far) loyal, readers.

rilly super said...

thanks ever so much for the messages folks. Sorry I have been a little remiss lately. This has been due to a little bit of local difficulty, as opposed to difficulty with the locals, which has taken my attentions away from this blog, amongst other things. Back very soon though. Love Rilly

lady thinker said...

Well that's a relief was beginning to think you'd done a runner with the baliffs after you ..

Clare said...

I'm intrigued to know what town they filmed this in. I was thinking maybe Hebden Bridge but not sure about the church on the hill... somewhere in the Pennines though, surely?

There's beauty in grimness, tha knows.

Clare said...

From here:

"There were two different versions of the Music Video. The first one was made in 1984 and was filmed near Halifax in Yorkshire, UK. It was directed by Tim Pope [1]. The second version was filmed in 1985 and was directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams [2]. It was filmed in and around Newcastle upon Tyne with some scenes filmed in Manchester in the UK and in the USA. The American scenes were filmed near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the towns of Ambridge and Aliquippa. The video featured footage from one of their first TV appearances, on the British music show, The Tube [3]. Of worthy note is that the second version is actually shorter than the first version."

I reckon this must be the Halifax version.

Clare said...

Sorry, forgot to add the link.

Sorry, this is my first time in your comments box and I am being very anal.

Clare said...

Aha!

From here:

"I did some research and found that the video was filmed in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire."

I am now shining my chufty badge. I just wrote a book set in Hebden Bridge, despite having only been there twice. You don't live there, do you?

OK, this was a superb piece of prcrastination and I shall now return to my day.

Arthur Clewley said...

what a super video. Clare, is the church on the hill the one at Heptonstall? That's a village high on the hill near Hebden Bridge

Clare said...

Arthur, I have been to Heptonstall, but I can't remember if there was a church there. Like I said, I've only been to HB twice so am not intimately acquainted with its skyline. When I was in Heptonstall I was distracted by skulking around people's back gardens and peering through their windows, looking for suitable locations for my main characters to live...

Arthur Clewley said...

clare, there are two, the 'new' one and the old ruined one just across from it. Beind the new one of course lies Mrs Ted Hughes, a long way from home...

Clare said...

Ooh, I love ruined buildings...