A contender for the un-coolest pop group in the history
of the world would have to be…..
You don’t believe me ?
Then ‘youtube’ them singing…..
…..’Windy’ from 1967
I know the 60s are referred to as the ‘swinging 60s’ but
these cats didn’t have swing or much else for that matter !
Back to the plot…..
WHY ? ? ?
When the G-man hits the roads for his daily pant does
the wind blow directly into his face…..
I’m not kidding !
It’s like some kooky Newton’s fourth law of motion
It’s like being trailed by a gale
Except it comes at you rather than follows you
During freshers week at uni the G-man met an
Indian boy (we were teenagers) who announced he
went by the name of…..
Well, that’s what it sounded like !
Actually, it turned out to be…..
Mistake No 1 ! ! ! !
It seemed like a bit of a mouthful so I suggested
shortening it a bit…..
Ah, he replied
‘I don’t mind you calling me ‘Jazz’ but I would object
to being called’…..
Mistake No 2 ! ! ! !
Precious is as precious does
The Groover christened him ‘Windy’ on the spot !
Not surprisingly our embryonic friendship didn’t
make it past freshers week
But that is what that first week is all about…..
…..weeding out the dopes from the real deals
For my own part I joined quite a few clubs…..
CAMRA (beer club)
An eclectic mix I sense you thinking ? ? ?
‘Not really’, I can answer unhesitatingly
Let me explain…..
Athletics Club = fit birds in tight shorts and tops
Photography Club = fit birds without tight shorts
and tops in ‘life’ photo sessions
CAMRA (beer club) = A relationship that still burns
brightly after all these years
Squash Club = a boo-boo on the G-man’s part
Chemistry Club = The legendary Christmas party that
never runs out of beer and was free
So there you have it…..
…..A clubber before the expression was even invented
Anyway, you can’t get away from the fact that beer
provides the imbiber with in-built jet propulsion…..
…..and that would have been useful today to counter
the prevailing headwinds…..
There you have it…..
…..a bone-fide reason for being a card-carrying CAMRA
…..and if you like to cook…..
…..you will come complete with your own Dutch oven
Not much of a CV booster…..
…..but you never know…..
…..your new squeeze could be Australian !
(apparently they like that kind of thing)