Saturday, June 13, 2009

My name is Honeysuckle and I'm a Youtubeaholic

I really didn't mean to spend two whole hours on Youtube. I meant to plant some baskets up, plan some lessons, mark some work, write a story, strip some walls, maybe make a cake and clear my wardrobe out.

Instead I found myself re-visiting my childhood: Andy Stewart singing A Scottish Soldier, and some guy in a car singing Seven Little Girls. Then I moved on to the Monkees - re-living the many hours I spent in the summer of '67 watching their TV show on a Saturday teatime - and from there to Michael Nesmith, who's as unashamedly Country and Western as my tastes get. Then it was back to Twinkle and Boy of My Dreams - I remembered the long blonde hair but not the way she stood on stage in a frumpy dress, hardly moving. I once sold a story based on Twinkle singing that song, so I suppose it could've been research (albeit after the event). But how do I justify North Sea Gas, Francoise Hardy and Eric Bogle? Not to mention Harry Worth muttering: 'My name is Harry Worth..I don't know why, but there it is...'

Well, I've wasted all that time now. It hardly seems worth starting work at this late hour. I wonder if there's a good version on there of Love Minus Zero? I'll just drop by for a quick look. Just the one, you understand.

4 comments:

Casdok said...

Yes i understand!! Hope you werent up to late!

womagwriter said...

It's just far, far too easy, isn't it? But if you enjoyed your time then why not?

Penny said...

It's the dreaded 'I'll only be a minute' syndrome...

Honeysuckle said...

Casdok - I can see you're a fellow Youtuber...

Womagwriter - it is very, very easy. Youtube eats time, like magic.

Penny - yup. Or in my case, 'I'll only be half an houe..or an hour...or...'