December 11th, 2010

Blue Red

UK Christmas No1s 1952 - 2010 (1977 & 1978)

I love Christmas No1s and have collected them over the years on 78, vinyl and CD.

Mull Of Kintyre was my dad's favourite record. He always liked the sound of pipes and drums and I think I got my love of Scotland from him. He had been ill in bed for a while but died unexpectedly in '85. On the evening before, all the family were together (which didn't happen that often because of shifts at work) and we had a lovely evening chatting, singing and playing all his favourite records. It was a wonderful evening.
I have since visited many places in Scoland that he told me were wonderful and I have also been to some places he told me he wished he'd gone to. I once got very near to the mull of kintyre but unfortunatly I was too ill that day to walk the 4 and half miles across country to get to the actual point of the mull and the beach!

And Boney M are the band that was really Marcia Barrett and Frank Farian - while the other singers we saw just mimed.

Here are the next two songs:

Wings - Mull Of Kintyre
1977




Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord
1978



Blue Red

Happy


I'm feeling  very happy today. Some nice things have happened.

Firstly. I had some nice post today. I had a Christmas card from multred_a  and one fromtakhallus .Thanks to both of you for them  x  I also got my 'Red' issue of Fillament Magazine  http://www.filamentmagazine.com/. It looks a very interesting read (and I bet you can't guess why I wanted a copy! LOL!)

Secondly. The tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest final go on sale tomorrow and all my friends (except 1) still want to go even though they now know the price and they are going on sale so near to Christmas!

Thirdly. I just got an e-mail from the Eurovision fan club to say that my name has been drawn out of the ballot for a ticket to sit in the front fan club area of the arena. You get a ticket to the two semifinals and the final! I'm not going to get too excited yet as I was pulled out in position 180. The fan club says they have applied for 190 tickets but they are hoping to get as many as they ask for! If so then YAY!!!!!

I have Eurovision plans A-Z worked out I think!
I'm still going to go ahead and try to buy a ticket for the final tomorrow. If I do happen to get a fan club ticket then the friends who can't afford a ticket at the moment has said she will buy mine off me at a later date. If we don't get tickets tomorrow and I don't get a fan club ticket then my cousin aimingtobefit has said she'd still like to go to Germany but go to the dress rehersal of the final show!

Fourthly. tribeathon  starts posting stories tomorrow! YAY! more Tribe stories to read, I'm excited!