Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Classy


'Howard's Way'
Theme From The BBC TV Series
The Simon May Orchestra
UK 45, BBC RECORDS, 1985

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  1. Guilty pleasure right there

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  2. We don't have guilty pleasures at M and C just stuff we love. I have a friend who is obsessed with Oasis and recently had the gall to describe an ELO track as a 'guilty pleasure'. I nearly smacked him one. But, yes, I know what you mean!

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    1. I know what you mean, I do dislike the phrase guilty pleasure myself, but Howards' Way is just so enjoyable, even though you know it really shouldn't be! *puffs on a cigar* "My bloody boatyard" *puffs again* "I won't be making plastic ruddy boats"

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  3. My favourite part of the Howard's Way theme arrives around the two minute mark, when everything goes a bit haywire, and the pace dramatically speeds up. This section is there to remind us that taking on the pressures of a struggling boat yard isn't all headaches and money worries; there's always room to let your hair down and dance around like a twat.
    I'm certainly no dancer, but have felt the irresistible pull of this music on many occasions and been compelled to spring into immediate, clumsy, rhythmic action.
    It's cost me more than one relationship, but brought me closer to an understanding of the complexities facing Tom Howard.
    Here's to you Tom, "always there".

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  4. Haha! I know just what you mean, it goes full calypso, and occasionally the series focused primarily on that version to play the episode out. There's one example of that on youtube with the closing scene featuring the immortal line "Someone's pinched my bloody boat!"

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    1. ^ Brilliant.
      Check out 'Episode 3 - Part 5'.

      The 'good times at the boatyard' theme plays directly after a close-up of a drowning woman's terrified face.

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