Sunday, 11 September 2011

Laughter with a bang

Phil suggested that I look up Blaster Bates. I've got a couple of his albums somewhere but I realised that a lot of people won't be familiar with him. Here's the Wikipedia entry about Derek Bates, his style of storytelling is terribly funny and he has a smashing way with language. I've not listened to his stuff in more than two decades but bits stick with me. In one he describes how unstable explosives can set of what is called "sympathetic detonation" which, he suggests, isn't that sympathetic to the poor bugger driving the van. He uses industrial language, but not as rude as some, and he's well worth a listen.

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