The blogger formerly known as Tonbridgeblog. Views on most subjects welcome especially where they concern books and all things bookish
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Have you got Fly Fishing by JR Hartley?!..
As a matter of fact yes I do have it. It's the only book in Mr. Books which isn't for sale and if I had a pound for each person who has walked into my shop in the last few years and asked that question I wouldn't be rich but I'd certainly be able to afford a half decent rod and some flies. In fact just before I opened the shop, nearly six years ago now, Fly Fishing by JR Hartley was the only book sitting in the window! The reason I keep it is partly so I can say to those smart Alecs "Look there it is!" and partly to indicate that I can obtain any book and indeed see it as a personal challenge to do so. It was particularly nice therefore to see the new take on this famous ad which is a brilliant adaptation with a trendy looking but aging dude going from record shop to record shop trying to find an obscure old recording from 1992 by Day V Lately. You get the idea. When he arrives home exhausted and despondent his daughter hands him her i-phone and presses the Yell.com ap so that he can search around some more. In a brilliant echo of the original ad the shop who has a copy of the record asks him his name. "My name?" he says "...is Day V. Lately!" Superb! Check it out right now on YouTube....