Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Pastimers discussion forum

If, like me, you occasionally love to wallow in nostalgia this could be the site for you.

It has recently been started by a friend of mine, who is based in the North-East, and topics covered include everything from music to old photographs.

The introduction reads

Welcome to the world of 'Pastimers' and thank you for dropping by. Here, you can read about and share all manner of experiences stretching back from the 1950s to the 1980s. We hope you will find like minded people amongst us who indulge in nostalgia and memories from times past, our past time.

As with all discussion forums the more folk who take part the better it gets, so why not pay them a visit. You will be made very welcome.

Click here to go straight to the site

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Don't get Paula to look after your bairns ........

The Straydogs Band - Dave, Kev, Mark and Angie - have always been known at Vintage Sixties Live as the "Bairns" because they are so much younger than the rest of us.

This month our Angie is taking a well deserved break on a tropical beach somewhere and we promised to keep an eye on the Bairns whilst she was away - as you would.

We thought it would be a good idea for some of the old codgers to team up with the rest of the band for a couple of numbers and Paula was one of those chosen.

What would our mature, unassuming, "grandmother several times over" decide to sing?
Would she talk the lads into doing a Skeeter Davis number .... or Marianne Faithfull, Dionne Warwick .... any of those sweet songstresses of the Sixties?

Not bl**dy likely!! - Have a listen to this.

Vintage Sixties Live - you gotta be there to believe it.

By the way, I also noticed that the fact that Angie was away also coincided with the fact that we have approx 100 less still photos than usual taken by our Malcolm . Could there be a connection I wonder?