Now & Then-My Carpenters Life IIII Mar 19, 2005 7:03:05 GMT -5
Post by Carps1000 on Mar 19, 2005 7:03:05 GMT -5
It was a dark & stormy night when my phone rang. I jumped outta my skin as I was watchin something awful on T V. It was a workmate who said that theyd just given out on radio that K C had died. I lost it with this guy & hung up on him...but as I lay in bed that night I was uneasy as to why he,d rung up 2 tell me such a thing. Next morning I had the radio on while getting ready for work when the the Dj announced there would b a tribute later on in the day for the sad passing of K C. The floor came up 2 join me & I went berserk. I had 2 go 2 work that day ( Saturday) & I was nearly suicidal & had 2 come home early...NO ONE dared say anything 2 me & even my boss avoided me. I went out & got all the papers it was headline news in most. I was in shock & I immediately started a album book of memrobillia as I had 2 keep on goin. I was hell 2 know over those next few months untill a while later a mate said at work one night that he,d read an article about a new Cs album comin out in October & he,d kindly bought this article in. I could of slept with him & the following day I was back on form bangin on the record store doors with my advance order & telling the big bloke there to make space in the window for the adverts which he kindly did with a sad shake of his head. Folowed by Yesterday Once More & Video plus another Xmas LP I began 2 b a little more happier again. I joined an appreciation society that someone had seen advertised & met a whole load of Cs addicts like myself untill my imputs to this society was used up & I was discarded as well as a few other people whos imput was used & then they were discarded too but I found out so much & collected a whole lot of stuff that I never knew existed. I watched The K C Story on TV on new years eve with the door bell disconnected & phone of the hook & went absolutely mental when the following week 3 albums recharted in the top 75 album charts & I went ape at A & M again for not advertising the Love lines LP ( made only 73) Then Only Yesterday GH went 2 no 1 the following year. YEP THE CARPENTERS WERE BACK IN TOWN!