Saturday, 22 May 2010

3 is the magic number

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over twenty years since Del La Soul released their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. At the time it sounded like the kind of hip-hop that might be heard on Sesame Street, and in this house the album was on repeat play throughout the summer of 1989.

It’s just as hard to believe that little Del La Bingley is celebrating his third birthday on this sunny Saturday morning. That’s 3 years old and counting, but he’s still very much a puppy and would absolutely love to play with the Sesame Street gang. Of course Bert would have to keep a careful eye on him otherwise Oscar the Grouch would be knocked over and Big Bird sent flying. But fun would be had and Cookie Monster would surely be Bingley’s best buddy.

Bing would also like Del La Soul; their gentle, Daisy Age hip-hop would chime right in with his never ending friendly ebullience.

The Magic Number is the opening track of Del La Soul’s classic debut, but three might indeed be the magic number: so far this year the rising pollen count doesn’t seem to be affecting Bingley’s allergies, and that’s something of a first.

This morning we’re listening to that opening track again and singing along with The Magic Number as we celebrate the birthday of another classic: Happy Birthday Bingley!!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Saturday, 1 May 2010