Saturday, 21 August 2021

"I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself".

 I've been working all week and going on my twice daily free cruise across the bay to the island and back.  Will catch up with  my favourite blogs soon.

A group/duo I would have loved to see in the early noughties would have been The White Stripes.  They consisted of Jack White on Guitar and vocals and Meg White.  They are from Detroit in Michigan.

I once watched then on Later with Jools on BBC 2 and Jools said they were a brother and sister duo.  When in fact they were actually married at the time.

Probably their signature tune is Seven Nations Army.  How many times have I heard number two son playing that tune on his electric guitar?

I'm not going to play that though.  I'm going to play a cover song by Mary Catherine Bernadette O'Brien or Dusty Springfield to be precise.  She was  born in West Hampstead of Irish parents.  Her mother was born in Tralee in County Kerry.  Dusty's ashes were sprinkled over the cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

I really like both versions of this song:







20 comments:

  1. I prefer Mary Catherine Bernadette O'Brien's version of this great song. The White Stripes' version seems rather amateurish to me. Nice to learn that your second son likes to play his guitar. Also nice that you are on parole from Alcatraz once again.

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  2. Mary Catherine Bernadette O'Brien would be a good question for who is this famous singer in a pub quiz YP. I love Prog Rock but I also like Garage Rock/Blues by duos like the White Stripes. Have you been watching me repairing the security fences?😊

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    1. Yes. I have seen it on the prison CCTV. How come you have to wear grey pyjamas with arrows all over them?

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    2. I think they a pigeon footprints. We can't watch Sky TV but we are allowed home every evening for a free sail across the bay and homeward bound.

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    3. You never said which crime you committed. Perhaps your missus reported you for trumping (farting) loudly and not saying "Pardon me". I wonder if Trump knows that his name means "an emission of wind from the anus"?

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    4. I will have you know Mr Pudding that I always say: "new shoes vicar" or "those rats are everywhere". Would some one who suffers from extreme flatulence reside in a place called Trumpton?

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    5. They would probably be snapped up to fuel hot air balloons.

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    6. Good point YP. Or perhaps they might play the electric fartonium?😊

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    7. I just don't know what to do with my shelf
      I don't know what to do with my shelf
      Made with a piece of four by two
      Joined up with "Gorilla" glue
      And now I've told you
      I just don't know what to do
      I just don't know what to do with my shelf
      I don't know what to do with myself

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    8. I bought one like it in IKEA.
      Why we bought it I have no idea.
      I don't know what to do with my shelf.

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  3. Good to see you back here Mr Northsider. We have missed you.

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  4. Ta very much JayCee. I must get back on the old blogging horse this next week. Supposed to be Scorc😎hio again next week.

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    1. About time 😎 I am developing webbed feet here ☔🌨

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    2. I know, I worked all day in the pouring rain yesterday.

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  5. Well, I didn't know that about Dusty Springfield's name.

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  6. It's amazing Tasker what you find out when you Google and read Wikipedia. Thanks.

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  7. Yes a wonderful singer with an original voice Rachel.

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  8. She was one of the voices of my youth, much preferred her to most of the other female vocalists around then.

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  9. Thanks for commenting. Dusty and the sixties had a sound of their own,

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