1. Every thing about that was simply wonderful,set,music,dancing.I am going to have to look these people up.I am quite surprised to be the first person to comment on this.So you see I am not just all heavy rock ha ha.

      • Hmmmm they toured England in the thirties.Off now have to step into my time machine.Actually my time machine is Youtube,there is so much really good stuff out there if you are prepared to occasionally bump into the rubbishor even often.

      • Much of the good stuff for me is either music or films on Youtube.I cannot play a note however which is sad as I come from a very musical family.So no capacity to be a rock star,even if I wanted to be.Oddly enough I once looked so much like a certain American rocker that I was often asked for my autograph which I of course had to decline.Once my distinctive Nigel Thornberry accent was heard the illusion was dispelled.

        I will in fact give most music a hearing as its a passion of mine.I might draw the line at rap in most cases.My son told be last year an amusing definition of rap which pretty much coincides with my response to something very important to me-lyrics.The defintion was rap stands for-retards attempting poetry.W B Yeats you have nothing to fear.

      • I had to look up Nigel Thornberry – now, now… The clip is from a Cab Calloway number in Stormy Weather – the film was made in 1943 and the lead was Lena Horne.
        An American rocker — and when you declined to autograph I wonder if people just thought *you the rocker* did an amazing English accent? 😉

      • Well I think the penny dropped when they heard my accent.Americans usually think I sound like Hugh Grant{heaven help me} or Prince Charles.Youngest daughter-Little Emo{she would kill me for that} has pointed out that I sound like Nigel Thornberry,played me some of him on her mobile phone thingy jiggy and laughed like a drain at my face when it dawned on me that I did.Did you get to hear him?Well thats what I do in my spare time.

  2. Lena Horne was quite an activist and good for her.Great voice,must see the film when I get an opportunity.Black and white films can often be picked over here very cheaply and we those remarkable give aways that or newspapers do.I picked up five the other day from a charity shop for thirty British pence.Included was a second copy of -A Matter Of Life And Death-a great fantasy war film with David Niven.If you have not seen it do.In the context of the last war its also very moving I have sometimes found myself in tears.

    I am not a great fan of war movies,but have always thought that there was something special about some of the stiff upper lip propaganda films made during the war years as Britain really was up against it with a completely ruthless enemy just across the English Channel.In that context they can be very moving and of course that is what they were intended to be.

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