Friday, November 6, 2009
Come On Baby, Light My Bonfire
Did you have a favourite firework? I'm wobbling between the Roman Candle and Traffic Light. Not the Catherine Wheel though, which for all it's hi-propulsion promise, typically stopped-started, spluttered about-a-bit at random angles, eventually fizzling out for a flat tyre finale.
And What's your preference for bonfire fun?
The organised outdoor event, with it's inevitable delays (concerned silhouettes with tabards and torches, a'pointing and a'poking), that oohing-aahing collective of cold feet, dayglo do-dahs, and mob-scale shuffling and shivering. Soundtracked, God forbid, by the local radio OB unit counting down to blast off.
Or, an ad hoc back garden affair? Although home based high jinks with high explosives has the potential to end in a blackened bugle or fingers flying freestyle over the fence with match still clenched between thumb and forefinger.
Whatever you're doing, wrap up warm and why not try these three regroovings of a popular classic.
Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
Mae West - Light My Fire
Spanky Wilson - Light My Fire
The Shirley Bassey version can be grabbed over at Ally's place.
And you must, must, must have a peep at the UK Firework Museum site..with it's virtual box of seventies explosives here