“So Mr. Benn, which costume would you like to try today?”
Mr. Benn you ask? The guy in the suit and bowler hat! Oh ok, I’ll explain…
He was the title character of a British TV show in the early 70’s, but man that show had some staying power, they still showed it when I was a kid. Who know’s it’s probably still airing today!
It was about a normal guy who went on extraordinary adventures. He would always go to the same fancy dress shop, where a fez sporting shopkeeper would invite him to try on a costume.
He’d then head through a magical door in the changing room, and find himself in a new world dictated by his costume!
I heard a rumour that a movie based on the show is back in the works, but I can’t for the life of me remember where I heard/read that rumour. In retrospect the optimistic part of me probably made it up. But hey if it’s not true, come on, we all know that that film is going to pop up some time soon.
I can see the trailer in my head, there’d be at least two explosions (because films), and would close with a back shot of Mr. Benn, standing in front of a wall of costumes. As he turns round the music stops, and the shopkeeper slowly says the first line of this post.
Happy New Year everyone! (Yes, I know it's February, but still) Here's a song!
Stumbled across this in late November, and kinda couldn't stop coming back to it throughout the rest of the year. It's part of a pretty delightful EP of duets by Thumpers
rather charmingly titled 'Together'.
Above is just the carefree, joy filled image that pops into my head whenever I hear it.
A stark contrast to what it's actually like in the UK at the moment.
Is drumming on a warm beach an odd thing to strive for?