Posted by Andy Bell
The blog has been a little quiet, that’s due to my flitting around the place to show off Victoria & Tassie to my visiting brother.
The Apple Isle was fabby, Ballarat was swell, Melbourne was (and is) magnificent.
To ensure that my flesh and blood’s visit wasn’t unmitigated joy, I made him sit through THREE Question Times from the House of Representatives !
His view is that Tony Abbott is a “wide boy” and Julia Gillard is “a bit boring”.
Moving right along, with Mardi Gras kicking up its heels TFC takes a break from the airwaves.
HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean a lack of musical bits, pieces & shrapnel.
So onto some of the finest clips I could find on YouTube for a mini-edition of TFC.
I was going hold this one back until next week, but it is such a beauty I couldn’t hold myself back. (Not for the first time).
You probably know Sid James from the “Carry On” films. Well, he also appeared in a number of musicals before launching an assault on the pop charts. This song is from the early 60s and I used to play it over & over & over. I won’t add anything to that.
Let’s stay nasal. Barbra Streisand has one of the most famous schnozes in the business. Here is Babs doing a medley of songs from two very different parts of the musical theatre pantheon.
Now to the host of the nose – the head. Talking Heads look ridiculously young in this clip from the classic BBC show “The Old Grey Whistle Test“.
We have a theme going here – can I keep it up ??!! It’s a body thing.
So we’d better get to some of the naughty bits. The “Fast Show” covers some of the bases … oo err.
Phew, that could have been a lot worse.
Now to two of the best sets of legs ever seen on celluloid.
Now to the end of the arms and a very sweet song, which will compensate for the boring nature of the “clip”. Just concentrate on the words and I challenge you NOT to smirk, smile or laugh.
I’ll finish up with a celebration of Jane Russell who departed us this week. Yes, it’s back to the naughty bits. She had a chest of epic proportions, indeed the “Underwire Bra” was created for her. Here she is in full flow AND channelling Marilyn Monroe !
TFC will be back on air and online on Saturday March 12th, so have a good week till next week!