January 30th, 2006

fat pony like thunder

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You know when things mysteriously disappear in your house, like books and CDs, and you can't figure it out where they've gone, and you look and look for them because you know they've got to be around somewhere despite all evidence to the contrary, and it drives you insane? Well, a couple of years ago my copy of this album disappeared. Ultra Chicks: Filles in the Garage is a collection of '60s French ye-ye singles, and it was difficult to find when I bought it six years ago (I got it through Other Music's website, but it seems impossible to buy a copy now). So as well as being frustrated when it disappeared into the ether, I was sad, because I loved it, and I'd never be able to get another copy. I had several of the other compilations in the Ultra Chicks ye-ye series, but this had been my favourite one.

This evening the DVD remote fell down the back of our couch. Our couch folds out into a sofa bed, so there's lots of space in its innards for things to get lost in. And the remote seemed to have fallen right down the back, so I had to take off the cushions and pull up the bar of the mattress - and I caught a glimpse of a CD, down beneath the mattress layers. Just guess what it was....

Yes! It was the vanished Ultra Chicks! So now I'm listening to lots of crazy French rocky girly pop, and I am very happy. There might have been some celebratory dancing. In fact, there was.