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Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm Up All Night To Get Lucky



Reasons to be cheerful:
I don't yet have one but it has to be out there somewhere, it's mid May and this dank island is being pillaged by hail, snow and a chill with the bite of a slavering  Doberman.
Oh but wait...what's that? The sound of the summer? Well, by Jove it is. That is  French disco band, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" being played on  an endless loop on my computer. 

Brits are forgiven for thinking I'm indulging in a spot of outright plagiarism,  Caitlin Moran wrote about this in her column last week and my jaw dropped - it's not just me then - some furtive national brainwashing is afoot. When I first heard the song, I thought, what an awful moronic  noise, so repetitive, so 80's, then I heard it again on another station and I wondered why two radio stations would revive the same rotten old  song  from 30 years ago. Then it became too much and I switched off the radio whenever it came on, then one day I heard it again and it had happened, the beat had infiltrated my amygdala and my feet and arms and hips all went a swaying into one of my finest ever Snoopy dances. 


paws up! this pic is just between us ok? he is my brother from another mother.


 An hour later I googled it to find out who sang it, then I You Tubed it and I saw him; Niles Rodgers, 'Le Freak C'est Chic', the man who gave us the quintessential sound of the 70's.
Sold to the woman with the same  hairstyle since 1977!
( Before you judge me, how else am I supposed to form Snoopy ears?)

99 pence later, it became the relentlessly playing 'Sound of Summer, 2013 in my house.

Miss Moran had the best lines, I'm paraphrasing but when she said 'Daft Punk have sent nanobots up my nostrils and lain disco mines down my spine" I said: 'yes, yes, yes me too'. And then she wrote about her friend who had "stripped down to his pants  for three days and snorted amyl" while listening to God's gift to Britain and the Continent on repeat. I'm not there yet but who knows where this dance of Pan will take me.

Louder Pan, play that funky music, chimera boy!

Right now astronauts would look down on the world and see the whole of Great Britain and France pulsating like a giant padded heart from a Hallmark card - let's take this global folks; Coke might have wanted to teach the world to sing but we want all  of you singing and dancing.


Took these pics on my last trip down.


I am about to enter the stratosphere of sequins, Pucci and  cheesecake.





Have you guessed?
That colourful Aussie sputnik, Faux Fuchsia has landed and I have brought my 49th  birthday trip to  London forward  by two weeks to meet her and Janet. Expect Janet and I to  return with bleached blonde do's, and plans afoot for kaleidoscopic electric kool- aid autumn wardrobes.


London Wheel.

I'm off to the  Big Smoke with a little something that was gifted to me, the Snugg i Pad 3 mini  leather case coverApparently the CIA have them, but  I bet theirs aren't dayglo orange. Goodbye i Pad callous  in the curve between my thumb and forefinger; does anyone else have one of those? The back of the case has a strappy hand  slot  which  makes  extended holding a far more relaxed prospect  and it has already proved invaluable for propping up in the kitchen to follow recipes.




Anyone recognise my happy place screensaver?
(Kathy, shhhh!)


I shall report back forthwith.

Have a good weekend everyone.


Get Lucky; paws up everyone, let's get this  globe pulsating!

(That was an awful lot of nonsense, do you see what happens when I barely speak to another living human for a few days?)

71 comments:

  1. So happy for you and looking forward to the blonde locks!

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  2. Oh, drat! Had we only planned our trip a few weeks later...have a wonderful time though!

    We went for a cocktail at The American Bar at the Savoy...was a rather watered down cocktail and lackluster experience. I'd voted for Claridges but lost that one.

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  3. Your Snoopy dance is excellent, that makes my heart sing. Have a wonderful time with Janet and FF, I think it will be 11/10!

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  4. I just heard it for the first time and that's TOTALLY my jam now Tabitha! I may have to share my own Snoopy Dance pic. Have a great time!

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  5. Shall have to check out this little tune... no doubt it will hit Australia in around 6 months time (if we're lucky). All the latest things do. Have fun with FF and Janet - sounds like you're all going to be shaking the Savoy Snoopy style. xx

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    1. Heidi, it's already here in our house and has been for some Time. It's annoying as all fuck, but Tabs is right, it gets to you in the end.

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    2. Pseu - It's all about the gold alcoves at The Savoy, I think its the Beaufort Bar.

      WMM: I'd look horrendous as a blonde with my pink spam face! Dani, it will be quite surreal.

      Audrey - you have to to, don't let me look ridiculous on my own some!

      Ruth - it's a donation to the swear jar for you, young lady.

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  6. Happy place screensaver guess-Beverly Hills Hotel Poolside.

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    1. Oh well spotted Yippee, it keeps me going through the the months of winter we get here.

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  7. Have a fab time in the Metrolops, Tabs! Look forward to stories of your trip and pics of any debauching

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  8. Of course I do, but won't utter a clue. Have a great pre-birthday celebration in London, and please stay away from sequins!

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  9. Tabs, love that catchy tune. Have a grand time in London...sans sequins and peroxide.

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  10. Ah, Daft Punk, that takes me right back to grad school days. Great dance tune, thanks for sharing! I had a feeling you would be meeting up with Faux Fuschia (luff her blog!). Can't wait to see what kinds of high jinks you ladies will get up to in London!

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  11. Hey, whatever gets you dancing. :) Have a wonderful trip!

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    1. Kathy - I will do, I utterly love London.

      GSL - can't believe it has ensnared you to.

      Louise_ I can't stop, when I play it it's on for an hour on repeat.

      MW - yes quite amazing for someone who never dances.

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  12. What a fabulous meet up you are all going to have!
    I'm betting that you gals are going to be burning the midnight oil...lots to chat about!
    Please keep those brunette locks Tabs!

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  13. Love that song and the picture of you dancing to it!

    I hope you and Faux Fushia have fun!

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  14. I thought amygdala was an anagram of Lady Gaga, but it doesn't quite work. I have to find this music!

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  15. Crickets by Drop City Yacht Club is no 1 on my 2013 summer play list. Check it out- you might like it!






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  16. It sounds like a fabulous time will be had by all you ladies. Happy Birthday to you!!
    I think you're a better dancer than your brother from a different mother.

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    1. Hostess - no, they have a very tight schedule, it will be a snatched lunch.

      Jemima_ Will do, thanks!

      Columnist - nver rely on my for correct spelling, but I think that's it, the anagram is a touch of genius.

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  17. Wait. You're with Janet and K. too? Now I KNOW the men of London are dead, laid waste, unable to breathe. Good for you. I'm jealous as hell.

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  18. Buongiorno...Your snoopy dance is very good...haha...



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  19. It was wonderful I love your higgeldy piggeldy posts. Have you found somewhere suitably pink for FF? Take lots of pics!

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  20. Savoy can't compete with BHH really. But have a lovely time in London!

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  21. LPC- they will be when FF wafts through the streets.

    Thanks Aure.

    Find Boutique _ oh that's a great idea.

    Coulda should woulda - that was last time, off to somewhere you mentioned.

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  22. Love Daft Punk. There's a very funny video out there of a pet bird (can't remember the kind) starting to dance when Daft Punk comes on the radio. The bird has moves.

    Hope you have a great visit with blog friends!

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    1. Had to google that - hilarious! We have cockatoos (wild ones) at our place in plague proportions. Have never seen them dancing though... I must be playing the wrong music!

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  23. You're too funny, Tabitha. Have lots of fun and take plenty of photos to make me even more envious.

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  24. Being a die hard Nile Rodgers fan I loved it immediately and my kids were gutted. They are so used to me disliking everything played on Capital radio that they weren t quite sure how to take me dancing round their bedrooms whilst changing beds. They couldn't believe that I could recognize the bass player but had never heard of Daft Punk. Well that's me baby... 80s disco queen!

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    1. Abby, I googled him, he's fantastic!

      CC& C - this will sound pervy but I want a pic of your teeny tiny feet.

      Zoe: Oh Niles Rodgers and Chic, those were the days, he seems a really lovely person too.

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  25. SWANK & CIRCUMSTANCE The Savoy, now you're doing my dance! Be sure to take a gander at the panorama of the Jubilee Pageant in the Front Hall and peep your head into Kaspar's, the new resto (artist in residence programme is back full swing). Ideally hope you could meet the lucky black cat himself. But he's usually closeted away except for dinner parties. When you exit the Beaufort Bar (champagne cocktails?) please, please have a wave and a sit in the Red Lift for me.

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    1. Oh GF, that was last trip, probabay won't be going there, I love little Kasper, I just read about the new restaurant last night, you are on the ball.

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  26. Happy Pre-Birthday and have a great time in London with Janet and FF!

    Big Nile Rodgers fan here too!

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  27. I was trying to ignore them (I feel old when I listen to DP, they remind me of street gay parties in Paris) but now I have downloaded and it is going to be my soundtrack to my LA trip (don't be jealous, I am not staying at the BHH nor at the Chateau). It's infectious! Happy bday Tabitha!

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  28. Ema - too late, green with envy!

    LR_ I knew you would be, thanks for the birthday wishes Japolina.

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  29. It's definitely an ear worm but I much prefer something from Macklemore or Gary Clark Jr. for my soundtrack. Have a great time with Janet and FF!

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  30. Love me some Daft Punk! I was late to the party since I didn't get into them until the BF introduced me to the "Tron:Legacy" soundtrack a few years ago. I also really love the cover version of "Get Lucky" from Daughter; it's much more mellow. Someone online described it as "your new favorite rainy Sunday morning jam", as opposed to the original which, as you've so perfectly illustrated above with your Snoopy-Stylez, just says "DANCE".

    Happy trip to London!!!

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  31. How nice that you will meet some bloggie friends! Hope you will have a great birthday weekend! Happy 49th!

    Never heard of Daft Punk and promptly closed youtube after the first 30 seconds. Phew. I'll take Le Freak C'Est Chic instead. :)

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  32. That was a hilarious post, I've been reading CM's tweets on playing Get Lucky for the 20th time in a day and laughing my a** off. Unfortunately I can't read her London Times column as they seem to make it impossible for non-UK credit card holders to subscribe to the internet edition.
    That's how earworms go with me too, I hate it, hate it, hate it and then I shamefully LOVE it.
    I know you and FF and Janet will have a wonderful time! I think you should make it a personal challenge to get them to dance a Snoopy dance to Get Lucky. :)

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    1. You can claim that's what you want for your birthday -- Happy Birthday!

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    2. xoxo and lambchop, I have never heard the term earworm before, so apt for this.

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  33. Enjoy your blogger meet up,love the case cover.

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  35. Kate B23 May 2013 21:57

    Dear B & P,
    I was a fan of the new Daft Punk song from the get go. Being more senior than you (ahem) it was just so familiar and recognizable to me for my dizzy disco days.
    You will have a blast with K and J. K is as beautiful and more importantly more hilarious in real life than you can ever imagine.
    Say hi to London for me I will be spending 10 days there in August!
    Kate B

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  36. oooh! i can't wait to see the bleached blonde do's!!! :)

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  37. You always leave me wanting more! I can't wait for the recap!

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  38. Kate - ten days will be great, I'd love to spend longer down there some day, and just treat it as my holiday.
    Yes it will be great to meet both!

    Phiphis - yes, could you imagine the horror?

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  39. Have a jolly grand time my dear and spare me a thought at Fortnum's!

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    1. Neds: I will be trawelling that shop, it's my favourite in London, where are you in the world?

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    2. I am from the Colonies living in Exotic Arabia..which really means I'm for India living in Dubai with have a soft spot for Ol'Blighty

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    3. I'm from the Colonies living in Exotic Arabia..which really means Im from India now living in Dubai with a soft spot for Ol'Blighty

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    4. Oh but dripping with glamour, what an answer!

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    5. You have just MADE. MY. DAY.

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  40. Put on Daft Punk to brighten up my rainy Saturday morning while I spring clean. Thanks for the suggestion! And can't wait for your London report on your return. Heading there for vaca with the family this summer before heading up to your 'hood and searching for some tres chic places to cocktail. Happy holiday! --Laura from http://www.cocktailsandgelato.com

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  41. Haha, I heard it over and over again and didn't like it the first few times, now I find myself liking the song more! Enjoy your London time and meetups. ~Madison

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  42. Happy birthday have a fun time. Love your dancing picture

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  43. Oh Tabitha, too, too much fun without me! From the dancing to the blog girlfriends arriving raring to go! A tad envious indeed!

    Please do join my latest giveaway and feature.
    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  44. I listened to it once and now I can't get it out of my head. I don't know if I should laugh or cry....
    Hope you had a good time in London. I'll be there in June, for the first time.
    Until then, I'll be up all night to get lucky :D ... or not.

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  45. Looking forward to a rendez-vous. Slightly nervous about meeting both a sartorial and literary heroine (that particular combination is a rare one!) Let me know where you are going to be!

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  46. How fabulous about the bloggy birthday meet-up! I think I would be really scared about meeting up URL friends..what if they hate me? Or just meh me? Loving your Snoop Dog dance. Cannot. believe you are nearly 49 - great genes girl.

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  47. This is the Music That Decrees: You. Will. Dance.

    Have a fabulous hen party!

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  48. That's going to be one hell of a weekend, I suspect! Lots of laughs, and hopefully lots of crazy dancing.

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  49. "Expect Janet and I to return with bleached blonde do's, and plans afoot for kaleidoscopic electric kool- aid autumn wardrobes" ... and Manolos, no?

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  50. "Expect Janet and I to return with bleached blonde do's, and plans afoot for kaleidoscopic electric kool- aid autumn wardrobes" ... and Manolos, no?

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  51. Hello Tabitha, Have a wonderful birthday and let your hair down in London. I mentioned you today on my blog. Quite coincidentally my friend Mason is dancing again and choose "I'm up all night to get lucky". Let me know what you think of his dance moves.

    Fond wishes

    Helen xx

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  52. 49? It's not a big deal;) I'm WAAAAYYYY older girlie and all I can say is use it or lose it .. ya know what I'm say-in?? ;) and look at you dance along side snoopy! Looking good!;) I would definitely go for the blond do if you feel like.. what the heck.

    Sounds like you are going to have a great trip with you friends Tabitha. Have fun!

    leslie

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  53. I can't wait to hear all of your birthday details my dear!!

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  54. Thanks, just youtubed and now I'm hooked on Dafts' Get Lucky too. So awesome for blog-lands charmed ones to get together all in one place - the Triquetra summit :-) I hope your birthday wishes all come true! xoxo Jen

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