Posts from 9th October 2009

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Oct 09

MIDGE URE – “If I Was”

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#557, 5th October 1985, video

I don’t know what you lot are complaining about sometimes. A number one hitmaker from the 70s returns with a thundering mid-paced synth-rock track in which speculation on alternative existences becomes a tool for considering the metaphysics of love? Frankly, who even needs “Running Up That Hill” at number one when you have “If I Was”?

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Tomme Crayeuse (Cheesy Lover #29)

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Cheese stats: Soft-ish raw cows milk cheese from the alpine patches of Franch
Bought from: Mons

This rind’s ochre, orange and white, bumpy and mottled, with specks of a bright yellow mould. Inside the cheese is a pale cream colour – crumbling slightly towards the centre, moist and squishy further out.

The centre tastes sharp and tart, juicy and rich and full of fruity flavours;  apples and apricots. It’s smooth and creamy, with a buttery texture, and it melts away to nothing in my mouth. Towards the rind it turns mushroomy – still with that creamy richness.  The rind itself has a pungent grassy, earthy tang; straw (like the smell of freshly mixed henna), wet composty earth, and a touch of cowpat. All of it’s suffused with a gentle herbal taste, and the varying flavours and textures work really well together.

Conclusion: I wish I’d bought a bigger wedge of this!