Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Archive for February 23rd, 2017

Lazying On A Slightly Overcast Afternoon

Procrastinating on a cloudy afternoon, my missus and I enjoyed a second show in five days at the York Grand Theatre, on Wednesday. Our entertainment provided by the cast of the show Sunny Afternoon, a musical story conveying the formative years in the 1960s of the band The Kinks. On Saturday our entertainment was courtesy of the saviours of soul The Commitments; yesterday Ray Davies’ back catalogue of working class anthems provided the enjoyable 2.5 hour musical distraction. Before […]

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“He Wants Bleedin’ Milkin’, The Fat Get!”

Originally posted on Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred:
“Right, then, it’s Manchester United versus Spurs in this cup tie here at Old Trafford. And it’s the fair-haired, slightly balding Charlton to kick off.” Words of commentary delivered with gusto by sports teacher Mr Sugden (played by the late Brian Glover) in the 1970 British movie Kes. His descriptive words not only kicking off a PE lesson football match,…

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