Friday, May 1, 2009

Funky Friday - Come Spy With Me


Midnight. A private members club on the Rue Saint-Vincent, Montmartre. In an empty Louis XVI style drawing room, a selection of spirits in cut crystal decanters have been arranged with miltary precision and placed on polished silver tray to the left hand side of a Belote table. To the right stands a single glass and a Roberts transistor radio concealing a reel-to-reel recorder.

Welcome Agent Blogger - please, fix yourself a drink and take a seat. The paperwork and 'special items' required for your new assigment 'The Omega Affair' have been prepared and primed in advance of your acceptance. In a briefcase below your chair you will find ....

A selection of continental passports - check
Walther PPK (with silencer) - check
Large LED downcount device - check
Camera cuff-links - check
The latest Interpol reports and microfiches on 'Omega'- check
One Bulgari watch with piano-wire pullout - check
A fountian pen Laser/communicator - check
Swiss bank account details - check
Bugging and tracking systems - check
Poisoned stamps and cigarettes - check

Our man in Trieste 'Chester Moonlight ' will collect you at the airport and provide a pre-briefing. SCORPIO agents will no doubt attempt TO intercept any communications. So keep channel D open but scrambled.

This message will self destruct after the following tunes.....

Henry Mancini - A Shot In The Dark



Herbie Mann - Our Man Flint.



Randy's Allstars - Mission Impossible



Hugo Montenegro - The Man From Uncle




Agent Blogger will return in ...'And They Call Her 'Code Zodiac' '

18 comments:

Davy H said...

Blogworld domination eh Mondo? The same old dream.

Planet Mondo said...

I'm working for the good guys Agent H

PS if Shot In The Dark sounds famil' - you may recognise it from here..

Keith said...

Wow! This is fantastic. When you told me about this post, I was so psyched. I'm a huge fan of spy cinema. I knew I couldn't wait. This definitely lived up to it. I love the tunes and what you wrote. I could really imagine it in my head. Great post. Have a cool weekend. Cheers!

ib said...

Haven't heard the theme from "Our Man Flint" in years...

Nice.

Cocktails said...

Nice one. Love that version of Mission Impossible especially.

I think I need a martini now.

Planet Mondo said...

I guessed these would be up espionage street Keith fill your spy-boots (with something hidden in the heel)..

ib - It was a toss up between this and Hugo Montenegro versh which has the Flint call sign as an opening - but was in the mood for Herbie's slinky little rendition

Mick said...

That version of Mission Impossible made me chuckle. The original had such urgency and was once used as a soundtrack to a squirrel negotiating various hazards in order to reach some nuts. This version would accompany the squirrel smoking a joint and thinking “sod the nuts – it’s too much effort.”

BLTP said...

Nice one PM good luck in Czecho!

Anyone not sated with spy tunes and wants some phase 4 madness here's some tunes for anyone who wants to have it espionlarge this weekend
http://living4pleasurealone.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-spy-thrilling-tunes-heres-lp-i-got.html

Istvanski said...

That was a very refreshing version of Mission Impossible. The ska bands love a good theme tune, don't they?

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Planet Mondo said...

Thought you'd like that Cocktails - is there a cocktail called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? There should be....

I remember that post BL a great fistful of reworks (fistful of hollers - there's a name for a blog post)

Mick/ISV - wait til you hear my 'skanky' version of Shaft I'll upload soon..

PS - there's some more reggae reworks a'here if you fancy them Hang'em High and Telstar

Mick said...

I downloaded the reggae Telstar from you some time ago and you're right, I love it.

I was listening to an Ennio Morricone soundtrack LP this morning and thought to myself this would make a good Friday post. Maybe in a couple of weeks...

Hadleigh Hoover said...

Well done Agent Mondo . . . now return to the nest and await further instructions

Gabbi said...

Vivid post dear Mondo... I felt like a spy for a second there!xo

Planet Mondo said...

A Spag-western post - Mick! I'm buzzing for it...Did you ever see the Trinity Brothers Films

Message understand Agent HH will contact 'Big Brother' for phase 2

Thanks Gabbi - I've been reading the first Modesty Blaise novel this week, so blame my spy-buzz on that..

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose you got Joe Loss's version of 'Shot In The Dark'? I asked this on Davy's blog a couple weeks ago to no avail. Not actually heard it, but reliably informed it's pretty fuzzed out.
Matt, Worksop

Planet Mondo said...

Matt - Anon. I have actually - I'll fire it up next week...

Anonymous said...

cheers fella you're a *. unless you'd rather just forward it on, sonicssixty5@hotmail.com
Matt