Thursday, 5 February 2009

The Saints And Sinners

Weather permitting I am off to Amsterdam tomorrow for a couple of days' work. To get myself in the mood I have been listening to "Biet-Het", an excellent compilation of 1960's Dutch beat and garage bands - featuring, amongst others, the magnificently named Ruud Knolraap and The Sweet Vegetable. With Amsterdam's reputation, this track seemed particularly appropriate: "Lady Sex" by Eddy Dyan and The Saints.

As a bonus, here is some top notch Brazilian soul: "Idade" by Tim Maia. This is to mark the arrival today of our first South American visitor, from Sao Paulo. Just Africa and Antarctica to go now. Come on you penguins/ polar bears (delete as applicable).

He was a strapping lad, our Tim, as you will see in this 1978 clip. Good singer, not very good mimer.

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