Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh and there was Mumford and Sons

One of the biggest problems I find adjusting to normality after the A-Z challenge - what the hell normality constitutes - is I keep thinking of bands I should have included.




The trouble is we are all collectors at heart. We are pale faced philatelists with fat knees trapped in our parents' basements greedily collecting our empires of stamps. When the lights come on and someone enters our foul lairs we grasp each tiny stamp into our pasty arms, determined not to give away a single one. At least metaphorically speaking.

From the outside we may put on a rather nifty act of being cool, calm and sophisticated. But inside we are screaming maniacs being pushed down the aisles of Lowe's at a breakneck speed on a cart like the kid with the bike in The Shining screaming: : "I want to collect garden gnomes."

And if they come with cute fishing rods, so much the better.

So tonight I found myself wanting to add Mumford and Sons to my collection, even though it had long gone.Gosh I am sounding like a character from a Nick Horby novel.

I instinctively like these guys and not just because they're English and have a name that should be over a store in a sepia photograph. They have a kind of farmer's boy with cello chic and look like they would be rather good fun down the pub. Not that I have done any research this time. They could be manic depressives for all I know who want to spent all night talking about the Corn Laws of 1804. This is probably a bad example as I have something of a passing interest in the Corn Laws of 1804. Is there a Corn Laws chat room? Back to the basement.

Anyhow I have no idea what Little Lion Man is about but I instinctively know it's my theme tune.

9 comments:

  1. I'm more of a Fleet Foxes girl myself. But I do appreciate M&S more than a lot of other stuff on the radio right now. :)

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  2. Um - who are they? Showing my age lol

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  3. I love this band and only discovered them a couple of months ago! Strangely enough, it was the name that put me off.

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    1. I know it sounds like a grocery store Emm

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  4. YEAH, choosing ONE band per letter is difficult. There are so many brilliant bands out there than one can showcase.

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    1. 4 sure Scots Lass - as I found to my cost

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  5. Very entertaining post, David. I like this song. They have such frantic energy. It pulls you in and keeps you there for the whole song (or it does me anyway).

    Haven't you ever watched any of those scary movies? You know the ones where someone tells someone else, "Don't go into the basement," but that person does anyway and then terrible things happen as a result? Hahaha! :D I loved the philatelist analogy. You crack me up.

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    1. lol - thanks Daisy - I like the more psychological ones like The Shining - just not loads of blood and gore

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  6. I remember this tune getting a LOT of airplay one summer, only now I can't remember whether it was 2010 or 2011...hmmmm. Must've been 2010, now that I think on it; 2011 was the summer of "Rolling in the Deep." Anyway, dig the tune! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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