This is the name of an album by Bon Jovi, 1992
It’s also the motto of the Northern Soul movement…..
…..and on Saturday night the G-man got soul !
Northern Soul ! ! ! …..
…..At the Attic in the Hackney Picturehouse
This is as groovy as it gets
Not sure ?
Then youtube ‘One step at a time’ by Maxine Brown, 1965
Music rarely gets better than this
You liked that ?
Then try ‘Cashing in’ by The Voices of East Harlem, 1973
These are the obscure American soul recordings that spawned
the music and dance movement in late 1960s England now
referred to as Northern Soul
So we have soulful…..
…..but we also have soulless…..
…..A pal of the G-man’s received a 70th birthday invitation
by email from a little man who goes by the name of John Keet
Said friend decided to attend said birthday celebrations and duly
replied to the e-invitation
An automatic, computer-generated reply came back saying, ‘Sorry, I
invited you in error and you can’t come to my party’
Of course, if an error really had been made the usual response would
be to immediately send another email explaining the mistake
On the other hand, if the intention was to wound this was not a
The birthday boy hadn’t figured on the withering riposte of our
…..She shot straight back with the following…..
“I have long since come to the opinion you are a pompous idiot and
this email has just confirmed it. Don’t call me, I’ll call you”
GO GIRL !
Which reminds me of another brilliant northern soul classic…..
‘The Snake’ by Al Wilson, 1969
Moving on from the reptilian septuagenarian to a veritable
A new micropub has opened in Whitstable, ‘The Handsome Sam’
‘Sam’ is, or rather was, a cat…..
Sadly, now deceased
But his spirit lives on in the drinkerie named after him
And very handsome it is too
So get thee thither and start imbibing…..
…..you know it’s your duty ! ! !
Keep the faith