Well, the Birthday Blues didn’t really kick in this year. Maybe the act of writing about it (see previous post) proved cathartic.
So that was it then, the Christmas season is over again, the decorations have been put away for another year, and now all that remains is a mountain of mince pies and chocolates and the pressure is on (the belt buckle!) to finish them all before the best before date.
I don’t think I have a particularly sweet tooth, and as far as chocolate is concerned I like to think I can take it or leave it but put some in front of me (or in my Christmas stocking) and I usually end up eating it. No discipline.
As with chocolate so with sweet soul. Sweet soul is like a tin of Celebrations, or Quality Street. If you put the tin on your lap and dive in, sooner or later you’re going to be sick. So it is with, for example, a Stylistics album, no way could I listen to a whole album at once. On the other hand “People Make The World Go Round” is by The Stylistics and it’s scrumptious - just like the mini Bounty Bars in Celebrations. So the trick is to root around and pick out the plums (I know, plums have nothing to do with chocolate, but they can be just as sweet and they are much more digestible).
When it comes to Quality Street there’s only one variety that really does it for me – the green triangle of solid chocolate, and nowadays I find these very hard to come by. So, back at work the other day idly rooting through a half-empty tin of QS leftover from before Christmas (as you do), I consider myself very lucky to have found a single green triangle nestling at the bottom of the tin. Result! It’s a bit like crate digging really, these moments are what you wait for.
So today I will share with you that perfectly formed green triangle – presented as a vinyl 45 by Tomorrow’s Promise that is the very essence of sweet soul. I know nothing about the group Tomorrow’s Promise apart from the fact they would appear to have released just five singles between 1973 and 1975, three on Capitol and two on Mercury.
“You’re Sweet, You’re Fine, You’re Everything” has actually been comped. A bit of Googling also shows that their singles would appear to be coveted by the Japanese at least. Just for fun I used the translation feature of Google on one of the hits and this is what it came up with:
Recently, covering with the new album of Glenn Jones, in the Seoul fan of part topic (?)Famous musical work in hydrangea Seoul of Tomorrow's Promise famous musical work Sweet, You’re Fine, You’re Everything. Well the ~, it can cry in any case, it is splendid! . Hundreds times hearing, you scratch the heart of this melody and the hydrangea fan, in the insect [ru] rust, indeed the storm of the impression tear. In addition don't you think?, just single release is the maniac crying.
I don’t think I can add anything to that!