We decided to get the bus to Bromley one of the nicer areas of town, and unlike east London, not one of my regular haunts. Its a double jump from where I live, a bus to Lewisham and a choice of buses to Bromley and its Glades Shopping Centre. With a little side trip as well to Catford seeing as its on the way back.
I did quite well, with a few decent records and a few weird ones as well. The red cross had some vinyl that wasn't from the ark and we managed to pick up a Heimelektro ep (ELF live) and a Miss Yetti remix EP (half remembered from a Hacker Mix CD).
Our main trip to Bromley was a little disappointing as both Gamestation and CEX had closed down. Back in the day that CEX was cool it was the first ever place I saw import playstation games (we picked up Dragon Quest 7 there before the import side was totally killed off) and FFV for Snes in all its job class and impenetrable Japaneseness. Square did a ballsed up job of localising it for anthology and it took the GBA version before they added a decent script. Those days are sadly long gone with them dealing with more second hand phones and other peripheral junk.
There was a few things that did stand out, this includes seeing the worlds blackest child throwing a rugby ball around with his pal. They also had a guy handing out driving school leaflets which makes a change from the usual weirdos. Speaking of which they still have the Socialist wankers down by the bus stop in Lewisham, apparently everything is still the tories fault nothing changes.
So we get the bus back to Lewisham and get off early at Catford with its decent array of charity shops. We managed to pick up quite a few things including some old UK Garage (DJ Hype, maybe awful maybe not) a Californian Raisins EP and The Spoken Word of Rock n Roll. We also got a poetry CD with Michael Rosens Boogy Woogie Buggy on it (still sealed) and an Eat Static EP (because old trance is the bomb.)
Our bus home had fat sea cows rowing with a mum with a pushchair, which just made me reach for my revolver.
Stand out Tracks
Poems For Children Michael Rosen and Friends. 41 Poets for Oxfam.
A mix of poems for Oxfam from Plummeister Michael Rosen (he has Boogy Woogy Buggy and Really!) and a few other nice poems from Ian McMillan, Roger McGough and Gervase Phinn. Mostly got for the Michael Rosen stuff but the whole of this could be used if I'm in a sentence mixing mood. Like I said above its still sealed and we got this from The Salvation Army for 99p instead of Oxfam.
The Spoken Word of Rock n Roll
Stars Organisation for Spastics grouped together about a billion celebrities for this hatecrime on wax.
Theres Stephen Fry from QI (a baffling version of Elvis Hound Dog), Cannon and Ball, Frank Bruno, Babs Windsor and Russell Grant. Speaking over rock n roll classics. Thankfully theres no Jimmy Saville but they do cover Gary Glitters Do you Wanna Touch me (if he does call the police) so we are spared Jingle Jangle Jewellery. Apparently this is sought after because Roger Moore is on this (as is noted Astronomer Patrick Moore) why I haven't a clue as its balls awful. The S.O.S is now just the Stars Organisation, though this sort of thing is still going on I believe.
We'll try and get a link going for this if it isn't shot down by the copyright cunts at Youtube.