Thursday I'm in Love, a chance for me to share my favourite Trachycarpus Fortunei!
4Hero - 'Les Fleurs' (2001)
Today my wife and are off to smash it up at the Chelsea Flower show, drinking Pimms* and mixing it up with the BBC Gardener's World crew. Boo-ya! A lot of the Neanderthals at my work believe that you either have to be gay, posh or be an old fart to be a gardener (one hell of a concoction if you ask me). Despite failing to meet most of those prerequisites, gardening is my passion second to music of course. Nothing better than spending the day outside sticking your trowel in the mud, trying to recreate that sub tropical paradise in the heart of Camberley. What these stooges do not realise is that it is well revered that gardening is the new Rock n' Roll. In fact Tatler magazine take it one step further stating that it is 'the new sex' as you can either partake or watch in equal measure. I'm not so sure of the latter, I can think of better ways to use my hose, especially if my man Alan Titchmarch is involved.
|Alan Titchmarch....he is to gardening what Muhammad Ali is to boxing|
The Minnie Riperton classic has probably been played on every gardening show going but it still has the power to unleash the hippie flower child in me. 4hero's version was the first version I heard, though I love the original of course, 4 hero's take on 'Les Fleurs' edges it. It's still true to the original but with more emphasis on the instrumentation (I just love the double bass) and crucially for me it's longer, so a lot more petal for your metal, with a fantastic instrumental section highlighting the melody and adding to the drama of what is a beautiful song.
|It's a jungle sometimes....|
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THURSDAY I'M IN LOVE - 4Hero - 'Les Fleurs'
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