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Dodgy Good Enough
Now 34 (Various Artists), Now
Take That Love Love
(CD Single), Polydor, 1
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Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer
Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin
Eric Clapton Let It Grow
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard, Polydor
Jon Allen Joanna
(CD Single), Monologue Records, 1
The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You
The Best Of, Go-Feet
Stereophonics Have A Nice Day
Now 49 (Various Artists), Now
Hothouse Flowers Don't Go
Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Stevie Nicks Secret Love
In Your Dreams, Reprise, 1
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
Santana Black Magic Woman
Santana's Greatest Hits, CBS
Confession: Brotherly Love
Dear Father, Mother & children,
My story goes back to the early 70s I was an 18 year old student living at home with my Mum, Dad & 15 year old brother. One evening I invited my brother to the cinema to see the film of the moment THE EXORCIST. (*even though he was too young – how naughty of me – etc*) Off we went, got our seats and settled down to enjoy the film. Anyway, during the scarier bits I could see from the corner of my eye that my brother was covering his eyes, and he was clearly really spooked .
When we got home my folks asked about the film, and my brother tried to make out that it wasn’t that frightening. So we all retired to bed. In the middle of the night I got up to go to the loo, and I could see my brother, unusually, had left his door ajar and bedside light on . So I thought I would put his fear to the test . Looking around the bathroom, I noticed my mum's face pack & mascara. I applied loads of each to my face, waiting a few minutes for the face pack to dry.
Then, grinning hard so the facepack would crack , I checked my reflection and I have to say, I looked pretty evil. Adding some of
my dad's Bryll cream in my longish hair to spike it out, I looked
like Linda Blair in the ‘head spinning’ scene.
I left the bathroom and quietly crawled under my brother's bed and turned onto my back. Then I started banging the bed up & down as hard & fast as I could muster. My brother shot bolt upright and yelled "What's going on?! ". Or words to that effect. At that moment I appeared - head only - from under the bed - again grinning manically at my by now hysterical brother, who then leaped out of bed, got to the bottom of the stairs without touching a single step & straight out the front door into the night, dressed only in his stringed vest & underpants.
He sprinted towards the High Street at full tilt. I should add here that he was quite a big lad who played rugby on the wing for his school, but that night he would have been picked for England if the selectors had been watching. By now my parents were out of bed demanding to know what going on, and I quickly explained the situation. So my father & myself started to run after my brother, and we were joined by a number of our neighbours who were awoken by the commotion, , thinking they were chasing a burglar. Neighbours did that in those days, so the sight of 5 middle aged men dressed in various tartan dressing gowns & slippers running down the High Street in the dead of night after a screaming youth, was a sight to behold.
The most sureal vision was Mr Prendergast, who joined the chase riding his 10 year old son's pushbike whilst wearing his wife’s flowery nightie & pom pom slippers. We finally managed to stop my brother at the station, come clean, and calm him down.
To this day he still hasn’t forgiven me , but I would like to ask forgiveness from the residents of this suburban town who's sleep was disturbed by my silly antics.
The Evil Brother of Death from Hell