This was a Christmas gift from my wife: several kilos of 5mm steel to put in my Weber and cook things on. This will be especially useful in the near future, as our new place doesn’t have a built-in braai (yet). And no, it’s not something that the band offer as official merch on their site, so I’m guessing that it’s probably unique.
It’s led to me wondering if they ever released any appropriate songs for this sort of thing, and of course, yes they did:
Braaiing In The Rain I’ve Been Losing (Barbeq)You Braai Wolf Hunting Braai And Low
And of course, their huge hit with instructions on how to use this hefty item:
I was in a local supermarket this morning, carefully picking my way between the cold meat section, the bread roll table and the coughing shoppers (wait, what?), when I heard a familiar voice over the shop’s rather tinny music system.
Why yes, it was Morten Harket.
And he’d brought along his two friends as well.
But while you might imagine that a South African supermarket playing a-ha would obviously opt for one of the Big Two (Take On Me or The Sun Always Shines On TV), this particular establishment went for the somewhat lesser-known Analogue (All I Want).
I’m sorry, you don’t recall that song from the Norwegians’ back catalogue? But how, given that I shared it on this very blog back in August 2012? Have you not been reading carefully?
Actually, I’m surprised that you don’t remember it from its original release back in 2006. After all, it reached the heady heights of Number 10 in the UK Hit Parade, Number 33 in Germany and a superb Number 91 in Romania.
I wonder how many records you have to sell to get to Number 91 in Romania? A hundred? Fourteen? Six?
I was never actually a huge fan of the Analogue album, if I’m honest. But hearing the title track faintly in the background while paying for my groceries did brighten my Monday morning up just a little bit.