'I have to declare my interest in the matter of deep-fried potatoes. they are most unsuitable for making in the ordinary family kitchen. The telephone rings, a child crawls round your feet, and the cat demands his supper with a paw, and your attention is diverted. I once set a pan of oil on fire in this sort of way. The horror was appalling, out of all proportion to the black ceiling. At least there were no children about. I know we should not over-protect them, but I draw the line at boiling oil.
Having said this, I admit the book would be incomplete without instructions for making these delicious kinds of potato.’
Vegetable Book - Jane Grigson
SH always includes The Infotainment Scan as one his favourite albums. which is a bit of a surprise in some ways. the top rank songs on it are ladybird, lost in music, glam racket, paranoia man & service. the others are v good of course, esp fireworks/light.
anyway, more important is that the FIRST FALL GIG I went to was IS era Fall at the clapham grand. my friend and I got there SO early (we were 16) we walked in, with very fake IDs, just ahead of Scanlon and Hanley.
"That’s Steve Hanley" my friend said, we furtively looked behind us. "Jesus it is" I said. We knew we were in the presence of ROCK GODS.