Banjo, Banjo, Banjo is brand new

Someone mentioned old-skool chocolate bars today and Banjo came to mind.

I remember reading recently that countless chocolate bars are launched in the UK every year and very few of them actually make it past the first few months.

Who can forget Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey’s misguided attempts to plug a… errr… well, whatever the bar was at their wedding?

Well, clearly a Banjo is no longer available, but I remember enjoying them a lot in the 70s/80s and would love to see them back.

Anyway, all that nonsense put me in mind of the banjo, as a musical instrument, and I remembered the fantastic album by Laura Veirs, The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae and this track Jailhouse Fire. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Banjo, Banjo, Banjo is brand new”

  1. It was a Flake – and it wasn’t their fault that they ended up plugging it. When we meet up (in the next milennium, possibly!) I’ll tell you all about it…

  2. Ahh, but it wasn’t really just a Flake, was it? It was a new variety of Flake… the Snowflake, if I remember correctly.

    I look forward to the explanation… honestly ;o)

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