Wednesday, 2 April 2014

TWO FOR THE MONEY - Bruce Springsteen - The Price you Pay/A Man's Job

OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB

VACATION XTRA
Old Pa on Phi Phi Island

 
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  - The Price You Pay
It is my second week on vacation with Shell Hunter and London Scouser. I should be in Thailand by now enjoying the Thai town atmosphere of  hustle buzzle noise of all the bars and the smell of garlic and coriander mixed with a faint hint of sewerage. Everybody has a smile, even when they are ripping you of for a few bahts. I love it all, especially the food.

Next week we will go away to Phi Phi Island. I was first there over 30 years ago when it only had one small hotel and beach huts. Now there are many hotels and it is pretty commercial. 

We have found a hotel far from the noise where there are only a couple of small beach restaurants run by the local sea gypsies. Fabulous.

It is one of my favourite spots in the world.  (from my limited experience)

Two great tracks from the Boss. The first is from his follow up album to my favourite Bruce album Darkness at the Edge of Town.  Its from the Double album The River and is absolutely brilliant. You could say it is his White Album.

The second selection is Bruce doing his  Big O Tribute. He trys to get the Roy Orbison feel and it is spot on as far as I am concerned. 

'A real Brucie Bonus I say!'   

 
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Man's Job 

FOOTNOTE :

Second week my Arse...see last weeks post!

Just found out that my big toe is not infected and it should heal OK, so I suppose that is a bit of a bonus. Here is the first Pic of Shellhunter and London Scouser (self taken) at the Rock Bar in Karon Beach. SH has a  firm hand on her Chang.


'How I wish you were here with me now' 

What song please, the first person will get a case of Chang and a racy thong in the post. 

Looking on the bright side I can get back on my diet....every cloud and all that!

More Footnotes next week!

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TWO FOR THE MONEY - Bruce Springsteen - The Price you Pay/A Man's Job
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2 April 2014 at 06:56

Good news about the toe Old Pa. I always look forward to your stories from foreign climes. Limited experience? You've seen so much that I know I'll never see. More on-the-road tales please. Great tunes of course.
(P.S. 'In a Lonely Place' - forget the thong!)

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2 April 2014 at 07:35

Glad you to hear you're okay, Old Pa. They say travel broadens the mind - which must be why I'm so bloody small minded! Nice bRuce picks. That 'Price You Pay' take is interesting. Went off him a bit during the 'Human Touch' phase - more to do with production values than anything else. Take care, pal!

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2 April 2014 at 07:57

TS/SB In a Lonely place of course, i knew it would be easy for you guys...plenty on-the-road tales to come

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2 April 2014 at 10:41

Still gutted for you old pa. Years of Hard Liquor and Hard living - the Price you pay! :-)

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2 April 2014 at 14:34

Missing you big style OP, thanks for posting the pic!

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2 April 2014 at 14:49

I'm missing you too OP... It's your turn to GOTO the bar and order !!! I remember the Human Touch album, he released 2 albums at the same time... My fave track (everyone's gonna hate me now) was '57 channels' !!!

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