A cascading cornucopia of cool comics, cartoons & classic collectables - plus other completely captivating & occasionally controversial content! With nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, remorseful ruminations, melancholy musings, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (To say nothing of a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in for good measure.) Plus a bevy of beautiful, bedazzling, and buxom 'Babes'!
Sunday, 16 February 2014
THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED...
You'll have heard me mention THE GROSVENOR CAFE
in Glasgow's famous Ashton Lane before (not the cafe that now bears
the name, but the one owned by the original owners). Sadly, it closed its
doors in 2001, but I have fond memories of the place. I recall myself and
a friend being surprised to find it open later than usual one evening,
and jumping in for a coffee and to enjoy the ambience.
They weren't normally open at that hour, so I think it may have
been a trial run to see what kind of business they could attract in the
evenings, if any. I have an idea that they'd laid tablecloths and put a few
candles around the place, but perhaps I'm imagining that. My friend and I
were the only two customers, and the staff (two girls) were kind enough
to play my CD of MEL TORME which I had bought earlier from
BORDERS, another now-vanished city-centre establishment.
Anyway, whenever I listen to that CD today, I can't help but think
of The Grosvenor Cafe (and Borders) in all its glory, and give a little
sigh for times past. Here's one of the songs that was on that particular
CD album - I'm fairly sure you'll enjoy at least as much as I do.