“Is it any wonder? Is there any hope? 100 miles per hour Yet the race just still runs slow The race just still feels slow.”
I had a bit of stage fright on this prompt. I have done so many music posts it has its own tag on my site. I even did a whole week of lyrics-inspired photos for February Photofest this year. It’s funny how it’s often the prompt that seem to be made for you that trip you up.
Anyway, this photo wasn’t actually shot for the blog, it was shot for a friend’s birthday. Tailor-made birthday nudes are a thing if you’re close to me. But then I wondered whether I could use it this weekend and googled ‘100mph songs’ and bingo! There are actually two songs called 100mph, one by Stereophonics and one by Prince. I’m not against Prince appearing on my blog but the Welsh boys’ lyrics were more appropriate to the story.
This is the grave of a racing driver called Percy Lambert. He was the first driver to race 100 miles in an hour. He set the record in February 1913 but it was taken from him in the April. On 31st October 1913 he tried to regain his record but a tyre burst and he was killed. His grave reads “A modest friend, a fine gentleman and a thorough sportsman.” A broken column on a gravestone indicates a life cut short. He was 32 and due to be married two weeks later.
I originally had plans to photograph my friend here but this is right on the main path of the very well kept Brompton Cemetery, right next to the chapel and not an easy spot for a man to drop his trousers so I had to rethink and got him a birthday shot with the help of a quick cheeky lift of a summer dress.
“It’s on your face that I’m gonna sit You can wiggle, you can jiggle your tongue on my clit.” You Suck, Consolidated featuring The Yeastie Girls
If you don’t know this song then have a listen and then imagine university era Exposing40 and her friends, drunk on cider, tearing up the dance floor and yelling every word of this song as if their lives depended on it. Happy days!
This photo was taken on a happy day too. I’m looking forward to his face between my thighs as soon as it’s possible. I don’t think I’ll need to shout those words at him as angrily as The Yeastie Girls do though – he’s far more enthusiastic than the dude in that song!
“My favourite plum Hangs so far from me See how it sleeps And hear how it calls to me.” Suzanne Vega, My Favourite Plum
My good friend Jedi Hamsteris a mine of pop trivia (though she has this weird idea that the German version of 99 Balloons is best so is not 100% trustworthy! 😝) so when I was stuck for ideas on my song title week I turned to her.
I didn’t know this song but when I looked at the lyrics I laughed out loud. What an excellent unintentional troll of lockdown celibacy. As well as the lyrics above we have “it will be so sweet, I’ve been so dry” and many more – have a read! It’s a brilliantly horny set of lyrics! As Suzanne sings, I am indeed right here and while I’m not longing endlessly, I am very much looking forward to tasting my favourite plums!
Today’s album cover is The Strokes and Is This It. Why doesn’t that album have a question mark? Whatever the answer is, the person we have rocking this look is @19syllables and one thing we know for sure is that nobody ever says ‘is this it?’ when she gets her butt out!
So, the eagle-eyed among you will realise I’ve gone slightly off brief here. You see, this is meant to be album cover week and Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen was a single not an album. But having trawled five years of archives for today’s Throwback Thursday I realised that I hadn’t once done an album-themed photo. So a single it has to be!