A Brit a Day [#540]

Topless models doing semaphores
wave their flags as she walks by and get ignored
Illuminations on a rainy day
When she walks her footsteps sing a reckless serenade

I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what it is I mean
Called up to listen to the voice of reason
And got the answering machine

The type of kisses where teeth collide
When she laughs her heaven’s horn
A stun gun lullaby
Those twinkling vixens
With a shine spiralize
Their hypnosis goes unnoticed when she’s walking by
–Alex Turner

Alas, it is much easier to find memorable lyrics by Alex Turner than truly great photos of him. Such is the case with a couple of our musician guests, and I will be sending them on a well-earned holiday. Next week, look for David Tennant making his first regular appearance on Mondays as we thank James Blunt for all he has done for us; on Wednesdays, welcome Matt Smith!

A Brit a Day [#532]

“Have you been drinking son, you don’t look old enough to me”

“I’m sorry officer is there a certain age you’re supposed to be?.. nobody told me”

Up rolled the riot van

And these lads just wind the coppers up

Ask why they don’t catch proper crooks

Get their address and their name’s took

But they couldn’t care less

He got thrown in the riot van

And all the coppers kicked him in

And there was no way he could win

Just had to take it on the chin

–Alex Turner

A Brit a Day [#449]

Alex Turner with Arctic Monkeys at SOMA, an all ages venue in San Diego, September 2009. My daughter was 14 at the time and we took her with us–her favorite song was ‘Fake Tales of San Francisco’–and she spent most of the show sitting on her dad’s shoulders. Let me tell you, it wasn’t just her line of sight we were trying to protect. All ages clubs are much, much rowdier and moshier than 21 and ups, in my opinion. Babysitting was invented for a reason–to keep underage teens busy while the grown-ups go out.