02.05.2015 - 20.05.2015
Since arriving in England we have been intrigued with the music selections in Pubs, cafes and Tea rooms.
When was the last time anyone played the Brotherhood of man hit, "Save your Kisses for Me", deliberately and not as a joke. Yet, we have heard it twice in three weeks along with such epic bands as Bucks Fizz, Lena Lovich and someone who sounds like Tom Jones drunk in a telephone box. We are OK with nostalgia but this is an epidemic of just plain bad taste.
It could be they are just preparing Britain for the Eurovision song contest. One of the most amazing things is in one tea room a boy of about 13 was singing along to the 50s music quite comfortably. We revisited the tea rooms the next day, as there were lovely staff and guess what, the same tracks were playing the next day. Maybe they forgot to lift the needle at the end of the tracks. Tonight a middle aged man was audibly in the groove with a 60s tune, one of many 60s and 70s flooding the restaurant tonight. Surprisingly the wife not only kept her meal down but left with him at the end of the meal.
It is with some trepidation as we head north that we expect to hear Andy Stewart and Moira Anderson and the White Heather Club. It could only get worse if we had our CD of 50 Great Scottish Hits blended for an1980s disco.