Diary of an old cheeser

Hi there! Like other blogs, this is my chance to wax lyrical (some might say talk utter cr*p) about a) what's happening in my life b) all of my pet obsessions in particular music, tv, movies, books and other generally connected things, quite often of the retro, old and "cheesy" variety. Hence the title of my blog. Feel free to leave a comment if the mood takes you. There's nothing like a good chinwag about one's favourite topics and besides I love to meet new people! Cheers, Simon

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

S & S: The Evidence

And if you want a bit of visual proof as to what was so compelling about Sapphire and Steel give these clips a go...

The death of a poor young girl inside a photograph and Sapphire and Steel's attempts to help:

A deserted, windswept petrol station in the early 1980s...But hang on! It's Sapphire, looking ravishing! Joined by the forever-dressed-in-grey Steel and another "elemental" colleague, Silver! And who are the couple looking like they've stepped out of a 1940s timewarp?

Time for "Miles and Virginia " to join the 1930s party set! Doesn't Sapphire make a fabulous-looking flapper? And what's behind the green door? Shakin' Stevens?! Time for Sapphire to investigate!

And a nice little montage of classic bits, set to a song called House of Leaves by Poe - ?! Never heard of them. Suits the creepy mood though:


  • At 7:24 am , Blogger Steve said...

    Ooh! Sending cold shivers up and down my spine...!

  • At 4:55 pm , Blogger matty said...


    I LOVE Poe -- Poe is actually a very talented performer. She is a one person show. And, quite a sexy young lady.

    She is the sister of the writer of HOUSE OF LEAVES which horrified me upon reading it! But, I have an odd fear of spaces. And, it is about a house with a hallway that keeps growing and a room that leads to somewhere strange.

    Anyway, Poe created a whole concept LP around the book. It flopped.

    Sadly, I don't think she has released anything since.

    Maybe this clip will push her back into our realm!!!!

  • At 2:19 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Steve - Hide behind that cushion! It's the Darkness!!

    Matty - So that's who Poe is, you are more knowledgeable than me. Actually her singing voice sounds very...odd...from that clip. Not really singing atall?

    But as you say the clip might help to promote her. I think the weirdness of the song goes well with the weirdness of the clips!

    The book sounds intriguing?


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