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When You Don't Have To Get Up and The Coconut Connection

Another Seven Days In Excavation

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Still From The Avalanches "Frankie Sinatra" video


This is a Seven Days In Post from Sunday 21 January 2018 and if nothing else illustrates some of my tangential thoughts with some amazingly mad music which I think you might just enjoy.

The Avalanches are a favourite band of mine, and the album 'Since I Left You' was the case of a court case because of the samples used but there were that many that the lawyers gave up and the album is still with us thankfully.

After you have read this go and explore them on YouTube or wherever.

When You Don't Have To Get Up and The Coconut Connection

... but at six AM you are wide awake. You sort of have to get up, it is nice and warm in bed and because it's the weekend the heating hasn't come on yet. These days I'm finding the thought of having a shower a chore, especially early in the morning, but once I'm in I don't want to come out. I don't do cold showers so enjoy the warm water and the current shower gel is Coconut and Vanilla and my current shampoo is Coconut and Keratin. I'm not a huge fan of coconut although I quite like Bounty Bars. Then when I'm in the shower I don't want to come out because of the chore of having to dry myself and put my contact lenses in, luckily I don't do make-up or hair drying, but in its place, I need to sort out my medications for the day and take them and inject myself. On a normal day this is all done before six-thirty AM and today I will probably do the medication in the next hour (it's seven thirty now). So that is my usual start to a day.

They are forecasting snow or rain later and it's still dark now as well as still being cold with icy footpaths and iced-up car windscreens. I was speaking with a lady who was clearing her windscreen yesterday. She said she was going in the car as she had already slipped and fallen three times, but seemed in fine fettle. I thought she was maybe fifty and she told me she was seventy!! I don't know if my idea of what old people look like has changed as I passed sixty this year, but I do remember thinking sixteen was old, and seeing a documentary about Tyneside in the sixties and this guy was talking (I thought he was about forty, he was seventeen).

Anyway, what song should I choose this morning? Yesterday I was listening to 6Music and some guy was talking about bands who exude joy in their performances and one of the bands he mentioned was The Avalanches Guerilla sampling Australian Mad Hatters and that has turned me on to "Frankie Sinatra" from their album "Wildflower", love the song, love the video, love the band. Enjoy my friends.

After this "Frontier Psychiatrist" came on which contains the line "Crazy as a Coconut" so as it's the band's finest moment and because of the Coconut connection, I have to include that as well.

An Avalanche crazy Sunday.

Have a good day friends.


This has just been a diaristic day of where I was in 2018, but I thought I could introduce my Vocal friends to some amazing music. These videos and songs are brilliantly mad, so give them a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised, I am sure. They are fun trying to guess the samples as well or maybe that is just me, I am sometimes very easily pleased.

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Comments (3)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Mmmm, now I want a Bounty Bar hehehehe. I enjoyed reading this!

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  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    I don't know how you do it, but you've managed to find the exact musical reference and experience to fit my headspace this morning. I'm in that 6am space between wanting to not get out of bed and not shower tugging hard against the need for a shower and the not wanting to ever slip out of the warm streaming water once I'm there. The droning deliciousness of the avant garde carnival of music you've exposed me to feels exactly right. Surreal and funky. Fun article. Thanks for this.

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