All Hallow’s Eve

This Time It’s Personal has made the album charts and in this review in Louder Than War it is described as nothing less than a “Modern Masterpiece”.  Although my contribution is very small it is my crowning musical achievement.  It has also coincided sadly with the loss of someone close to me who was quite old but without whom my musical journey would have been impossible.  It will all be changing for me in due course it’s just a question of time and what on earth I do next…

But with 31 October just around the corner here is Johnny Remember Me by Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell.

In the meantime I carry on and my feet took me to Bloomsbury for the monthly Postcard Fair.  It’s not for the faint hearted because the more obscure the things I find the more expensive they are but something unique is priceless.

So to the end of October….

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Photoplay October 1955 Vol 6 No 10 Cover Ann Miller

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Picturegoer National Film Weekly October-28 1950 Cathy O’Donnell 189 High Holborn London WC1

This little girl looks familiar from another postcard I bought last time – what a strange postcard…

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On back “Family Associated with Marshall’s Threshing Boxes Gainsborough Lincs”

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Bilton’s Marionettes A Real Photograph undated

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Concert Party HMS “Fowey” 22 February 1938 Basra

During World War II HMS Fowey picked up survivors from German U Boat attacks, acted as escort for other ships and was deployed in convoy defence in the North Sea.

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Unknown Photograph

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Unmarked Postcard

They are rather haunting these images….they all have stories.  I said to the dealer how mysterious I felt they all were and he said that was his thing…

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Photograph by L’Lorelle from Paris Magazine 7 December 1949

This magazine called Paris is an early dirty magazine produced in Paris of all places!  My friend Giles Lyon who owns the Worlds End Bookshop gave it to me with various other pieces of ephemera.  So many magazines I have never heard of.

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The Enchanted Forest “A World of Fantasy in a wooded setting for Young and Young at Heart” Old Forge, New York

On the back it goes:

Peter, Peter Pumpkin-eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her; 

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he kept her very well

A lot of people say to me that they they didn’t know I had a blog or news page. I can’t seem to get my mailing list together or post enough on Facebook to spread the word which is quite frankly just a small word in the wildnerness but  I just wanted to thank James Sapsard who kindly told me once to keep doing what I do…

Here is a new song which we have just mastered with Tim Young called City – the album ‘If?’ will be out next year….

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Lettie on the roof some years ago (Photograph by Ian Hall) – a roof that may be disappearing soon

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John Leyton Johnny Remember Me clock bought on Ebay October 2016

Time to reset those clocks…x

 

About lettiemusic

Part time artist based in London
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