Now & Then-My Carpenters Life II Mar 19, 2005 5:46:39 GMT -5
Post by Carps1000 on Mar 19, 2005 5:46:39 GMT -5
She looked at me & then the record I was playing & then eyed my NON haircut & then walked out of my room...I felt a heel & the subject was never mentioned again...But I got the silent treatment for a while longer. The next thing I needed 2 do was 2 find out who these Carps were what they looked like & did they do anything else. I didnt have 2 wait long...While watching TOTPS one evening a few months later Only Yesterday came on & I sat there mesmorised..That song I had 2 have it & the following day saw me standing outside that same record store with some hard earned cash that I had managed 2 save & 2 minutes later I was walking home with a nother new shiney disc with the big A & M lable on it. I played it on & On till my mum screamed at me to shut it up. I was hooked nothing else mattered & at school the following monday all I could think of was to get an album..the one advertised on TV, so a couple of days later after school there I was standing in the record shop being pointed out the section of Carps albums. There were soooo many... Then I saw it...Now & Then... It had that song on it the sha la la la one & that Jambala one too. ...YIKESSSSS it was £2.45 a fortune to me. Horrified I walked out the shop & walked home..How was I gonna get that LP?? That weekend was one of the most miserable of my life,couldnt get the thought of that album out of my head. I begged my parents for a loan of my meagre pocket money (" Were all b eating plastic" said my mum"NO") Dad sidled with mum....I threatened..pleaded. but to no avail. Acouple of days later I was walking past the local post office & it hit me!!!! I had a savings account there which M & D had started for me a few years ago....There was £16 in it..Of course the only problem was that the shop was right next door to where mum worked & the old bag behind the counter was the biggest gossip in the universe...How could I get some money out & not have her say something to my mum???Oh to hell with it. Chance it. Later when all was clear at home I got the required passbook out of the cupboard & found myself standing in line at the post office looking terrified,guilty as hell, tryin to think up a good excuse to tell Cruella De Ville why I was making a withdrawal. "£3 please" said I to the evil talloned one as I handed over the discharge slip."Ohhhh said she adjusting her glasses & looking down at me over her couldron" & what would you be needing that for?" "Some birthday presents" I lied ( I know what was I like???) "Does your mother know that you are withdrawing money" she boomed so all the shop could hear"yep" another lie. I was sweating & I could see mum in the shop next door with a customer Oh god dont look this way, keep busy, Oh hurry up you cow & after what seemed an age the withdrawal slip was stamped & I had the £3 in my sticky little hands. My heart beating fast I ran to the bus stop got the bus into town..(WALK!!!!!U GOTTA B KIDDIN!!!I WAS ON A MISSION) Back in the store I picked up the record(Now & Then) & took it 2 the counter & rushed home. I put the record on my bed & stood staring at it 4 ages. I took it out of the covers & I couldnt play it I just looked at it admiring the BIG A & M label. After an age I put it on the player & all these wonderful songs came on & at last the Sha La La La song...It was the happiest moment of my life. I knew who they were what they looked like...Im afraid from that moment on I was a Junkie an addict & soon wanted more......& then came A Kind of Hush. I had hidden the N&T LP only playing it when no one was at home But wanted more...frequent visits to the post office had got me a reduced price Close To You which I had taken back to the store as soon as I had found out that the label was green (Wanted the big A & M label...I thought it was a misprint...got laughed out the shop.....Stop sblack personing readers I was only 13 & had lived a sheltered life, yeah ok some of you guys out there had to grow up quick but Im a Brit & some of us are eccentric & stuff like that) Horizon at no 3 post office withdrawal had nearly bankrupted me. Then It was me birthday & Kind Of Hush was mine ( Got that one under true pretenses ok ?, Singles 69-73 & A song for you came next quickly followed by my xmas present of Ticket to Ride & Carps. Then one day the Cs disappeared from the charts & just wernt in there any more & Then I met Michelle!!