Max And Monty On Holiday 2
After seeing the Wadworth shire horses Max and Monty embark on their fortnight's holiday, I wanted to visit them in their field before they went back to work. They had been there exactly two weeks so this seemed the last chance, although as it turned out, they had an extra three days because the following Monday was a bank holiday. As it happened, a Wadworth truck arrived with more supplies as we were leaving.
Max and Monty were in the shade under a tree when we arrived but came immediately over to say hello, Monty taking a special interest in my shoulder bag although disappointingly it contained only cameras and reading matter rather than oats, barley or sweets. They followed us over to the stile making climbing over it slightly troublesome, but seemed more at ease and comfortable when we were on the other side of it, and this blip was one of the last pictures that I took before leaving for an al fresco lunch at The Raven.
17.9.2014 (2017 hr)
Consecutive Blip #234
The Wadworth Shires On Holiday (August 2014) (Flickr album)
Lenses: Sigma 70-300 mm, Pentax 17-70 mm
Shire Horses series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Little Richard - Get Down With It (recorded December 1966)
When Ringo is asked in A Hard Day's Night if he's a mod or a rocker, he replies "Uh, no, I'm a mocker", a line derived from a remark he had made on Ready, Steady Go! I identified with this because although I loved the Mod groups and the soul, reggae, R&B and Motown on which they thrived, I had no intention of abandoning the music beloved of the rockers: Jerry Lee, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, Little Richard and many others. I had come to many of these somewhat late on account of my tender years, and had probably come to Little Richard via the Beatles, and most likely hadn't seen him live until he appeared on Ready Steady Go!, by which time he was considered something of a spent force in the US.
This single was recorded in London, produced by Norman Smith, the Pink Floyd's producer, and Little Richard's piano playing was heard alongside a British band featuring the guitar of Big Jim Sullivan.
The song was a cover of a Bobby Marchan single, recorded in 1965, and covered in 1971 by a young Slade after Noddy Holder had heard Little Richard's version in a discotheque. It was their first charting single, preceding Coz I Luv You, which reached number one.
One year ago: Chippenham (A swan on the Avon)