Sunday, April 07, 2013

It's a shame about Ray

For any fan of Scottish music in the last few years of the twentieth century, a job at the recording studio in my village would have been a dream. Who wouldn't have wanted to be sitting in reception as Edwyn Collins walked by on the way to record "In a Nutshell"? It could just as well have been The Krankies on their way to "lay down" their immortal (and unofficial, by which I mean there is no trace of it in the official archives and no other mention of it anywhere on the internet) 1982 Scotland World Cup song ("We're goin' tae Spain/Oan an aery-plane"), but the indie glamour was still all there.

Because it's a tiny village I don't think the the owner realised that there were any hiring choices, and he took on a village boy - let's call him Raymond - who was less than enthused by his new career and behaved with slovenly disregard for his employer. Efforts to get him to be politer, and to do, er, his job, were meant with mutinous silence. Eventually he was given notice and told he was not working out in the role. After a silence, he responded slowly: "Aye. It cuts both ways, ken."


PJ Miller said...

Is this your response to the DEATH OF THATCHER? I only ask because there is no LIKE button.

LottieP said...

Peter! You credit me with being much more allegorical than I actually am. I make no comment about her death. It becomes her. Suffice it to say that it must be nicer to be dying in five star luxury at the Ritz - says it all really.

Tiago said...

I have moved decades ago to australia to become a top real estate agents in sidney and here I found a lot of Scottish descendant. There are a lot of music bands with a strong Scottish influence. Is great!