Sunday, 3 March 2013

A conversation I wish I'd never started: No.8

Let me set the scene for another in the series of ridiculous conversations. This morning Dougie was reading the papers in the living room, listening to a CD. I brought in some coffee and sat with him...

Me: Who's that singing?
Husband: Scritti Politti
Me: It's really good. I don't think I've heard that album before.
Husband: It's called White Bread, Black Beer. Won a Mercury Music Prize.
Me: Crikey.
Husband: The lead singer is called Green. He was friends with Boy George. They were big in the 80s.
Me: You wouldn't know they couldn't sing.
Husband: What do you mean, 'they couldn't sing'?
Me: Well they sound good. Pity they mimed.
Husband: What on earth are you talking about? Scritti Politti could sing!
Me: I thought there was some scandal about them miming.
Husband: That was Milli Vanilli.


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21 comments:

  1. Hahaha... I remember that scandal! I also remember Scritti Politti,and will now probably be singing Oh Patti for the rest of the day! :D

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    1. Yes, it was a shocker wasn't it. They had different singers, worse than miming over their own tracks.

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  2. LOL!!!! For once, I knew you meant Milli Vanilli before I got to the end of your post! ;o) xx

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    1. You see, I knew you would know. You know your scrittis from your millis.

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  3. Green definitely could sing. Just ask Aretha Franklin.

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    1. Ha! Now I remember who sang that song!

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  4. I still haven't a cluedo what you were talking about, unless it was Mr Green with the white bread and black beer in the living room?

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    1. Don't worry, Troy, I'm going senile in the study clutching the spanner.

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  5. The thing is - it all makes sense to me. But I'm coming from a position where Cy sings: "That's what you get for waking up with bacon" (as opposed to Vegas) and I can see that too. Love that you say Crikey too!

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    1. Waking up with bacon is my favourite thing to do! I prefer Cy's lyrics.

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  6. We could so finish each others sentences...........I knew just who you meant!

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    1. If I'd been talking to you, Libby, we wouldn't have batted an eyelid, we would have just carried on as if nothing silly had been said.

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  7. I actually had/have (probably) cds by Scritti Politti. Never heard of the other one though.

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    1. You'e never heard of Milli Vanilli.? Well, Sarah, can't say you've missed out much. Google them!

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  8. Oh Patti a real earworm. I remember the MIlli Vanilla thing too, they had epic hair!

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    1. I have a clear picture of Milli Vanilli (and their hair) in my head but can't for the life of me picture Scritti Politti.

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  9. Gawd - I've never even heard of the Scritti one. Who was Green?

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    1. You need to google them, Toni. Green Gartside is his full name. The song I remember is Pray Like Aretha Franklin (proper title Wood Beez apparently!)

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  10. Hahaha! I think you have bugged my house and have been listening in to the erudite conversations held between moi and the Shah!

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  11. Ps I liked Scritti Politti back in the day....Aah The Word Girl! *hums tunelessly*

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  12. I knew who you meant right from the start!

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