Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wife's Not Away, But Scritti Politti Will Play!

I got a surprise gift in the post yesterday from one of our swell blogging pals. Can you guess which one? There is a very big hint in the photo above. Thanks for hanging on to that poster for 35 years, mystery blogger. Love it! It's going up in the music room, tout de suite. Now, for another opinion, I hand things over to Mrs. LTL. Spoiler alert: You are about to find out who sent the package...

Dear Mr. The Swede,
While I am touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity in sending my betrothed a vintage poster, I am equally revolted and repelled by the idea of resurrecting the Scritti Politti rotation in our household. For the love of Green, don't encourage Brian! Next he'll be bringing out his paisley collared shirts, buttoning them up to the top and digging through my fashion archives for garish brooches. I just CAN'T go back there! Of course, I am just having some fun with you. It is a lovely gesture, and I have a "perfect way" to honor the poster – it will be framed and proudly displayed... but only in HIS music room.
Cheers,
Mrs. LTL


Swede, your timing is impeccable. While on vacation a couple of weeks ago, a reader named Andrew left a comment on an old post about Scritti Politti. He asked if I had the 7-inch version of 'Songs to Remember'-era song "Jacques Derrida." I can help him with all three takes. It's a big favorite around here. By "around here," I guess I mean it's a big favorite of mine. Obviously, I'm not speaking for Mrs. LTL on this subject. Thanks again, Swede!

"Jacques Derrida" (7")
"Jacques Derrida" (12")
"Jacques Derrida" (Album)

12 comments:

charity chic said...

Loving the tribute to the Swede photo Brian!

drew said...

Well done Swede.

Our better halves have much to put up with, don't they?

JTFL said...

Drew, it's certainly looking like patient partners are key to the success of the bloggerati. Great post, poster and gesture!

The Swede said...

Thanks for the photo homage Brian - big smiles all round at this end. I'm glad the poster has ended up in a place where it'll be fully appreciated, by one section of the household at least! Sorry Mrs LTL :-)

C said...

Aww, this is lovely, in every respect!

George said...

"Our better halves have much to put up with, don't they?"
You're not wrong there Drew, at this moment my partner is painting the (ok, my) music room and doing a couple of repairs to the walls, whilst I'm sat at the farm in the sun listening to what you bloggers have posted.

charity chic said...

It's a tough job George but someone's got to do it

drew said...

George, I really am starting to not like you very much!

George said...

Drew, I don't blame you.

Brian said...

Drew is quite an accomplished painter during the off-season. Airdrie's off-season, that is.

Iano1 said...

Excellent!

Brian said...

Hey, Iano1. Welcome. Just added your blog to the roll. Good stuff. Watch your readership skyrocket. Uh, maybe not.