Monday, January 23, 2012
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Monday, March 28, 2011
After my marriage ended I met a Polish girl in Vienna. Sweet thing she was and I got her to be my girlfriend for a few years. So, her dad ran this huge delapidated hotel somewhere past Villach near the Italian border and Polish school trips would stay there all the time and that was his business and all. So the girlfriend and I are staying there for a nice free week, walking in the mountains and all that, and one night she takes me down in the basement and she finds her dad's old records from Poland and says take what you want, so amongst the rubbish (and porn mags hidden in every sleeve) I made my first discoveries of Polish bands SBB and Budka Suflera. Anyway, this is the second album from Budka Suflera, taken here from the Polish CD re-issue from 1991.
A nice early album from the Canadian legend that I picked up at a local charity shop. This album, from 1970, spawned the hit "If You Could Read My Mind" and the album would, in fact, be later re-issued under that title. Gordon Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Canada and I remember when I was young I would often pass through Orillia while travelling between Toronto and the Muskoka region of Ontario. The sign welcoming people to the town stated "home of Gordon Lightfoot", though he hadn't lived there in a long time, and I thought it was a real swizz, one of my first realisations of false advertising. Coincidentally, years later when I was living over-seas, my resume declared that I had gone to college in Orillia. I don't think there is a college in Orillia. Ha.