Monday, 31 May 2010


Found this U Tube of Dave Allen - one of my favourite comedians.
Might amuse a few of you LOL

Friday, 21 May 2010

Dave Allen - The Late Irish Comedian

I wonder if you have heard of Dave Allen in the States. He had a very popular weekly show here in UK and had a TV audience in the millions, just like Dick Emery and Benny Hill and before them Tony Hancock.

David Allen's real name was Tynan O'Mahoney (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005). His career had a major resurgence during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Allen's act was typified by his relaxed, rueful and intimate style; he would sit on a high bar stool facing his audience, smoking and occasionally sipping from a glass of what he always allowed people to assume was whiskey, but in fact was merely ginger ale with ice. Literally and metaphorically, he was a sober-minded man who, though sometimes appearing crotchety and irritable on stage, gave off an air of serene melancholy in real life. Each day he would pore over the newspapers, constantly scribbling notes and ideas which he expanded for his routines.

This YouTube sketch is typical of the many we enjoyed. He used tension a lot in his sketches and had us sitting on the edge of our seats.

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Spring Sonata Beethoven

Hi Folks - Spring is almost over and Summer beckons.

I always love this time because it really does put a spring in my step - especially now I have a new hip. I do like it warm and perhaps I am a sunshine boy!

At about this time I am always reminded of Beethoven's Spring Sonata for Violin and Piano.
Here is the entire work in all four wonderful movements, but the first movement is the most well known. It's a bit lengthy but beautiful and of course it is played by Anne Sophie Mutter on violin. The pianist is Lambert Orkis who the pianist is but he is brilliant too. The whole of the sonata is fantastic - all four movements.

Hope you liked it.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valence and Buddy Holly

Who remembers the Big Bopper?

"What is that song he sang? It's on the tip of my tongue!", you might be saying.

Come on! Have a think!

Yes, Chantilly Lace and here it is!

You know I used to sing this and knew every word - got everyone's feet tapping in the days when my hips were in mint condition! LOL

But there was tragedy around that time in 1959

I did not know Ritchie Valence very well but I just loved Buddy Holly. I had ocassion to send the URL of Maybe Baby to a great friend today and this inspired me to write this post.
Here is my favourite song by Buddy, True Love Ways. Enjoy.

Isn't it sad that these three plus the pilot were all killed in the plane crash?
Come to think of it a lot of singers have been killed in plane crashes. You may know more but here are five more I can think of - I know there are more:

Ricky Nelson
Jim Reeves
Patsy Cline
Otis Redding
Jim Denver (I think)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Yet More Dick Emery Laughs

Dick Emery Seaside Sketches

I've found a gold mine of these Dick Emery clips. I think he was definitely the funniest comedian on British Television and I shall be buying some available DVDs soon.

Meanwhile enjoy this one about the seaside 'carryings on' LOL

Hope you enjoy!

You are probably saying of me, "Oh! he is awful! But we like him" LOL

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Another Great Dick Emery Video

Thinking of you particularly, Jackie!!
I know you like these. Here is the vicar for you - well it is Sunday tomorrow!! LOL
But it is great to welcome everyone. Hey folks! Be careful what you say - he is very sensitive on certain words. Hope you all enjoy it. Golly! he gets through a lot of crockery, doesn't he?

Jackie - inspired by your nice blue top I was trying earlier to find Stanley Holloway singing "A dark Girl Dressed In Blue!" Alas there is no Youtube but I found an MP3 version which I will have ready soon I hope.

And here is part of an interview when Michael Parkinson interviewed Dick - very funny!

I am rather quiet in blogland at present - I have a lot on and cannot devote much time to it for now.

Hugs to all!


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