I’m so pleased that the JCB Song by Nizlopi got to number one. I first heard it back in August when James Frost blogged about it. I downloaded the video when you still could — it was a whopping 25MB — I don’t think it’s available for download now, but I think you do get it on the CD single.
It’s the kind of song that makes you want to cry. Well, it makes me want to cry … and I did. It reminds me of precious afternoons with my dad before he had his brain haemorrhages in 1983; I was eleven.
Just me and my dad. Like when we were sitting on the butcher’s window-ledge in the High Street in Selkirk, one Saturday evening, eating chips and throwing a few to the seagulls. Or the evening we spent making a ‘farting machine’ out of just an old coat hanger, a handful of elastic bands and a washer.
I’ve just gone and spoiled the mood now, haven’t I.
Still, it’s nearly Christmas — our eighth without Dad. He died on the night of Sunday 04 January 1998, and I miss him. And that lovely JCB Song reminds me of him.
So buy it! and keep it at #1 for another week. If not for me, if not for my Dad, then to keep Shame Whatshisface, the winner of Ex-Factory, off the top slot.