Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Record Player Works! Just!.........And Other Assorted Prayers


It's rolling along just now..........Give it five minutes and it'll fuck up, but it's nice to hear the old songs anyway.


Listening to 'Beach Boys Love You' just now. It's Brian Wilson's post therapy work out that probably never would have been released if the band weren't such a bunch of desperate shills. Then again, if it hadn't been released, the world would have been a sadder place, so fuck it!


I'm 32 sometime today. No fanfare, no big deal..........Just the basic recognition that I've survived another year. Hurray for me!


I am so going to get a Dansette and have done with it. I went into Maplins the other day and asked for a cartridge for a record player and the guy looked at me like I had just landed from another planet. He then pointed to a catalogue with some styluses, at which point I bade him good-day and decided it was best not to leave anything in the hands of such people . I wouldn't leave them in charge of a packet of crisps, let alone a chain of technical retail shops.


Ok, I'm too drunk to blog now.


Big shout to all my friends. You all know who you are. Even I don't........... Thankyou.


The iLL Man

8 comments:

Cocktails said...

Hey, Happy Birthday there. Go out and buy yourself a new record player. There's also a spare copy of Hi-Fi News round ours should you decide to celebrate by becoming a complete and utter prat...

last year's girl said...

Happy birthday, Ewen. I think 32's as good a reason as any to treat yourself to a new record player.

rb said...

happy birthday!

iLL Man said...

Cocktails, LYG, rb, Cheers!

I'd love to go out and buy a new deck, but I'll maybe wait until the end of the month, see how the pennies stack up.

Billy said...

Happy birthday. Even the less than good Beach Boys is worth a listen.

iLL Man said...

Thanks Billy. They didn't get really bad until MIU/LA. Even the most simplistic Brian Wilson songs are light years ahead of the clod-hopping crap the rest of the band were putting out.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Happy birthday, sausage.

iLL Man said...

Cheers me old bacon butty!