You know how you wake up in the morning with a song in your head and it stays in your head. Invading your brain and even playing in the background when you least expect it. Well, this morning I woke up singing the theme tune to Metal Mickey.
Metal Mickey was a British children’s television series which ran from 1980-1983. Metal Mickey was a robot built by Ken, the son of a typical, is there ever, British family. Five foot nothing, Mickey battled everything from aliens to crooks. I loved that show and in 1980 it provided an entertaining break before or after doing homework.
As well as staring Metal Mickey the series also stared Irene Handel as Gran.
Irene Handl was a British character actress beloved by audiences everywhere. She was born in 1901 and died in 1987. A wonderful actress.
1980 also saw the release of an ionic movie. The Blues Brothers. This movie affected my friends and me so much that we had Blues Brother’s parties in our various houses. I was lucky I had a pork pie hat but we all had shades. Cab Calloway, a legend, a performer, an influencer before there was instagram.
The Blues Brothers, to us were the ultimate cool. The music in our house when I was growing up was eclectic. From Captain Beefheart to this amazing lady.
Of course in 1980 I was making the natural transition from punk to goth and idolised Siouxsie Sue. Siouxsie and The Banshees were my favourite group right through the ages.
Can you see where I’m going with this? -Laughter-
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Well that’s all folks, see you next Saturday for more nonsense and chaos.