22 August, 2007 by rhesus12
Good thing about my blog host WordPress is that it lets you know how people get to your site. Sometimes this is through search terms, which can be fascinating. Number one search term bringing traffic to this page is “Anthony Stretch”. Another (mercifully just the one) is “Olden day tolits”.
I knew that adding the boy from Dannevirke would help the hits. We lived together in a sub-Trainspotting flat by the Basin Reserve and later played in an exceptional band with Mike Petherick at a single fancy dress party. He was Alec from A Clockwork Orange and I was in a sassy, backless red dress and fishnets (though I’m not a lawyer). Played Stooges songs mainly. His band the Septembers are playing early next month at Happy.
He’s also part of one of the weirder coincidences in my life. Watching him play I’d always thought he looked like Joe Strummer, especially the way he bent and straightened one leg in a stamping motion. From Urban Dictionary:
The action of pumping one’s leg forcefully to the beat of music, similar to tapping one’s foot. Term is coined by Joe Strummer.
Then he meets Strummer in London and hangs out with the Mescaleros. And gets a song – Bhindi Bhagee!
Well, I was walking down the High Road
And this guy stops me
He’d just got in from New Zealand
And he was looking for mushy peas
I said, no, we hadn’t really got ’em round here
I said, but we do got …
Not sure why people googling “Olden day tolits” get sent here. I cover only state of the art conveniences.