Danny Baker

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The great @Birmingham_81 reminds us its Harold Melvin's birthday. What a set that would have been at Glastonbury tonight. youtube.com/watch?v=1nEqdJ…
Helen Hurford, the Tory candidate who got crazily defeated at Tiverton and then locked herself in a dancing school once the result was known, has still not made a statement or been spotted in public. This is bizarre no?
So many big disco hits of the period now sound so ordinary and thin. This was such a big song 43 years ago. Now sounds like not much at all - a bunch of corny old school cliches repeating. Maybe. I still love it though. youtube.com/watch?v=GeM4k0…
A great later Diana Ross. It subsequently got extended, remixed and incorporated but this this is the original. 100% Pure Disco. youtube.com/watch?v=1Xthfy…
Translation: Is prone to different lighting and filters in photos. Also: Is there any more hangdog description in life than "Royal Expert". Lower even than "Body Language Expert". twitter.com/nypost/status/…
Earlier: Helping Robert Plant warm up up for tonight's show.
Thanks to EVERYONE who peppered the timeline with Birthday hosannahs yesterday. I truly mean that. Didn't fire up the old computer once on the 22nd so been seeing them all now. It's a wonderful life. Good luck, good health. On we go...
@JessicaLBarnard @RMTunion Everyone rightfully talking about his Kay Burley interview, but they way he doesn't even miss a beat in his response here. What. A. Man.
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Me and the absolute pop maestro's birthday tomorrow. Exactly ten years between us. He has inhabited me forever. youtube.com/watch?v=tLcNj9…
It has long been established that on the eve of my birthday I may make a declaration of Great & Binding Truth. Here is my 2022 Declaration. Bowie's "Pin Ups" LP is not any good. Suspiciously lame in parts. It's sort of all right but his canon would be stronger if it didn't exist.
So have I got this right? This next, last hour is stretched longer than any other last hour of the day? There's like 73 minutes in it? If not, what are we talking about with this?
Always a welcome old friend. Like taking off tight shoes. youtube.com/watch?v=gb_zQX…
Train drivers, eh? Been on a train recently? Forced online to choose between 100 different bands of travel, what time you going, want a seat? Charged for an apple and a water £20, but you might not have a seat anyway! Or a train! Who do they think they are? I support the bosses.
For all those who came to me & @WhisperingBob tour. This is the out take we always finished with. Great Art in the making but, then, just another day at work. They had no idea what was being forged here. "Try not speed up..." Happy Birthday Ray Davies. youtube.com/watch?v=PfvLJr…
I don’t know enough about the rail dispute. I only observe that RMT’s Mick Lynch cleaned up every single media picador who tried their luck today.
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Look at this. Mick Lynch has determined a new dynamic for these times. He lets the other person just go on, as they wait to be interrupted as media training said they would; but it doesn't come. Then he demolishes their argument while THEY try to interrupt, looking foolish. twitter.com/MrBenSellers/s…
From Jesse Winchester's 1970 album. The sort of track that Tom Wait's would have heard and thought, "If I hokey that up a bit, I got a career!" (I love Tom too but...) youtube.com/watch?v=1-yO-p…
In answer to many requests, here is a fuller annotated version of the still from Cathy Come Home filmed in my local park when I was 9. Hawkestone Road beyond divides the park from the Silwood Estate. Because of birthday preparations, I will be taking no further questions.
Today, the longest day, is the day before my birthday. As a kid I always thought that was a bit of a tease. To help you visualise my childhood world, here is a scene from Cathy Come Home filmed in Southwark Park in 1966 when I was 9.
My day has come to a shuddering halt because I have become fixated on why they chose to emphasise the word CAN here and not either of the other other options.
I woke up to this. Anyone else seen it? Kay losing her shit to straight bat answers. It would have made a great Rutland Weekend Television sketch. twitter.com/SaulStaniforth…
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Mick Lynch. So great to hear a working class accent on the news again that's not just a quick vox pop conducted by a uni media graduate.
This can only end well. From the impressive array of spirits my kids got me for Father's Day I'm just having a little drop of this. I'm playing this on the side: youtube.com/watch?v=bVUHWF… Hey @WhisperingBob come join me!
This week marks 20 years since Michael Jackson paid a visit to Exeter City. He arrived in a vintage car alongside David Blaine and Uri Geller, before delivering a speech on the many crimes of humanity. This feels like a fucking fever dream.
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Hedge funders and capitalists who run (badly) privatised rail companies today probably only in their 40s. They won't remember unions and worker power and are no doubt flummoxed by strikes. They'll be all, "I mean, how dare they?" Get used to it, Tory boy. The Giant awakes.
BBC News going with this. Not seen this wording ever used in context of our government and its actions. But once workers get active...
1976. And another of the threats to music the Sex Pistols apparently had to protect us from. (Featuring the very best spoken intro to any song). youtube.com/watch?v=y2zBvX…
Incredible moment where a news reporter expects a taxi driver to criticise the rail strikes. It doesn't go to plan... Solidarity with @RMTunion striking rail workers.
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I hope that the rail strikes spread throughout every sector from now on. Slash into every bosses dividends and profits. Remind them of something we once all knew. That if workers don't work, shareholders can't buy that second super yacht. Right fucking on brothers and sisters.
Sam dropping some straight facts that plenty of people could do with hearing twitter.com/ladyhaja/statu…
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We was wondering what to have for dinner tonight then I remembered a couple of things I'd put away in the shed!
The next Treehouse is the 22nd. My birthday. Those already enrolled will be able to claim a birthday honour of their own design - which is legal and binding. Those of you who struggle on with thinner content pods will not. It really is as simple as that. patreon.com/dannybaker
What about these train drivers? They want more money yet their bosses just want bigger bonuses. They actually drive the trains but we...you know..are bosses. Newspapers will tell you who is right. Because journalists are basically 97% working class non train drivers.
Eyes closed, singing this out loud. youtube.com/watch?v=ZRgMlQ…
I've been on the piss since 1 O'Clock. Firstly beer, then wine, then rums. Yet I feel strangely all right. Like I could properly drive. I won't of course but you know those sessions when the booze seems not to have hit home? I'm there. Feel OK. Talking normal. Weird feeling.
My birthday is on Wednesday. My wife's is always a few days after Mother's Day. Our kids have to double up every year. Must be murder.
Just a load of stupid blokes. same as they are anywhere, like Texas, firing off their stupid guns because they are stupid and the trigger goes straight to their dicks. twitter.com/TheFigen/statu…
No idea why this deleted itself previously. @dannykellywords Thems were the days.
Father's Day and the kids know me well. Been sampling these with them all day and about to go into the Moonshine. What a marvellous night for a moonshine. I think.
Punk, particularly the Pistols, is such earnest clanging Dad Rock now I cannot imagine what youngsters think. In 77 you could find plenty of teen Teds but they seemed lost and desperate even then. Fact is, nobody really cares about your old records.
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