It's ages since I did a good chazzing mission. Today I went to George Street in Hove and bought the following:
Bright yellow Adidas Gazelle high-tops (for £7!)
Songs of Leonard Cohen on vinyl (amazingly, I did not previously own this)
Heart of Stone by Cher (contains If I Could Turn Back Time - such a great addition to the kitchen disco collection!)
The Head on the Door by the Cure
Best of The Bangles
Then I came home and made a tuna sandwich and a cup of tea. Pleasing.
Current mood: back-to-school autumn vibes strong. New school shoes, healthy and productive mode. Dreams of Sunday lunch parties with lots of red wine and log fires.
I was trying hard to think of good autumnal songs. My favourite is 'Autumn Teen Sound' by the Slingbacks, from their album 'All Pop, No Star'. That whole album sounds to me like teenage nostalgia. I felt like that even when I was 20; I think I was more nostalgic then than I am now, even. I can't find any links to their songs, but that album seems to be available in nearly every charity shop in the country, funnily enough. I originally found it in the chazza, and bought it just because I liked the cover.
I remember bicycles overturned on summer lawns
Came so far, we rode so hard
Past the veils of chainlink to your back yard
I remember you and me in that autumn teen sound
Sing along to prove that you've been listening
Being stranded all alone
Between the Partridge Family and the Rolling Stones
I was walking down your street, undressing in my head
I remember you and me in that Autumn Teen Sound
Kiss me once before your sunburn fades
Years turn to sighs, scattered hopes lie dead
And realise how yellow and red autumn really is
Why do I romanticise an innocence we never had?
Was I ugly? Were you boring? We struggled to make sense
I imagine you and me in that Autumn Teen Sound
Kiss me once before your summer fades
I remember you and me in that Autumn Teen Sound...