The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Everywhere Is Spinal Tap …
October 9, 2020, 7:30 am
Filed under: Attitude & Aptitude, Audio Visual, Bangkok Shakes, Creativity, Music, Nottingham

So recently I went into a local cafe near the village that I live in to get a coffee.

As I walked in, I saw this …

When I saw it, I couldn’t help think about this scene – at 2 minutes 40 seconds – from the brilliant rockumentary, Spinal Tap.

What happens to their till when you use your phone?

Does it start coming up with random prices?

Does it write 54377017 … only the oldies will get that reference.

Bizarrely, I followed orders and didn’t use my phone for anything other than taking that photo … possibly because the Spinal Tap situation happened to me once.

Bangkok Shakes were playing a gig at a venue called The Mill, in Nottingham.

Carlsboro Sound had lent me their latest wireless guitar system to try out on stage and I was so excited about it … or I was until it picked up and broadcast the local taxi firm radio conversations.

Never used it again.

Which all goes to say Spinal Tap isn’t a comedy, it’s a documentary.

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Everything you need to know about british cuisine is in that photo.

Comment by Bazza

Or I should say, don’t want to know.

Comment by Bazza

Those donuts look pretty good.

Comment by George

They look like they go up to 11.

Comment by Pete

George. They’re spelt doughnuts.


You’ll be saying “y’all” next. Then there’s real trouble.

Comment by Rob

auntie. youre a fucking spelling sell out.

Comment by andy@cynic

You mean it’s a much healthier and more civilised portion size than America? Yes … good point.

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Comment by Bazza

That clip of Tap has just made the decision for which film to watch on family movie night much easier.

Comment by George

If a mobile phone can affect their till, the mobile phone is not the problem.

Comment by George

I wonder if it’s true or they just don’t want people talking when they should be ordering?

Comment by Pete

Never really took you for a conspiracy theorist Pete. Even a small time one, hahaha.

Comment by Rob

Trump’s America.

Comment by Pete

54377017. I am very impressed you didn’t go with 80087355.

Comment by Pete

Frankly, so am I. Hahahaha!

Comment by Rob

Carlsboro Sound knew what they were doing.

Comment by John

if they did, theyd have electrocuted him.

Comment by andy@cynic

Having a bad day Andrew?

Comment by Geeorge

you are a walking spinal tap campbell. you also fucking need one. but in the head.

Comment by andy@cynic

It’s a fine line between stupid and clever…

Comment by Cathy746books

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