Well, well, look what turned up on YouTube. A lovely bit of live video of the Icicle Works performing Love is a Wonderful Colour. No details shown of when and where, but as Ian McNabb is looking outrageously young, I’d guess this comes from the early 80s, when the song was fresh and new rather than a much-loved classic.
Interesting to note that in this version, Ian changes the words a bit, singing “when love finds you” rather than the usual “when love finds me”.
Oh, and I’m still looking forward to getting my new Ian McNabb CD.
I really must remember to fast-forward though the adverts when I’m catching up on TV shows the Tivo has recorded for me. No, I really, really, really must. That way I’ll be protected from hearing soothing voices saying such things as
When you’ve got nasal congestion and a blocked nose…
Who’d have thought it? Apparently the opening of the second Tyne Tunnel (which is for vehicles, like the first one) hasn’t had any impact on the number of people using the Shields ferry (which is for pedestrians and the odd cyclist).
The BBC report quotes a spokesdroid mentioning that when the first tunnel opened in 1967, a car ferry service did lose customers. Well, yes. Not quite the same thing, really…
Yay, down today, which is probably a bit of randomness, but never mind.
It’s been a damp morning, though the sky seems to be clearing now, so there’s at least a faint possibility that I’ll go somewhere later, but in case I don’t, here’s your picture of the day. This is the Low Light at North Shields Fish Quay. And the light was pretty low, as it happens. I’ve tweaked and twiddled to bring up some detail, but that has revealed some noise.