Topic: The Great British Story: Dundee
Just thought I would share this here. It was a TV program that was on on Tuesday night here in Scotland about my home town of Dundee, and you know I like doing my bit for the Dundee Tourist Board! It lasts for 30 minutes and it can be viewed here if you want to watch it -
"Songwriter and Deacon Blue vocalist Ricky Ross returns to his home town of Dundee to investigate both its history and hidden landscapes.
Dundonians and local experts guide Ricky through the archives and streets where evidence of his ancestors' struggles and achievements still remains."
Ricky Ross who presents the program used to be the leader of the youth club that I used to go to many many years ago when I was a kid and he is a real good guy. At least he was back then when I knew him! But I suspect he still is! He left Dundee to move to Glasgow and formed the band Deacon Blue who became very popular back in the 80's and 90's, and they had many hits and made a load of albums. So local boy did well and I suspect that some here in the Uk will have heard of Deacon Blue.
Here is the video to their biggest and most successful track Loaded -
There is a bit in the Dundee vid when the 2 people in the program are in and outside Baxter Park, and then on Park Avenue. Now this ain't Park Avenue for all you New Yorkers, this is my Park Avenue where I grew up! My mum lives on the street running down on to Park Avenue, about 20 seconds walk from what you see in the video.
Anyway, I enjoyed the video and just thought I would share it here as I like to share as much as I can about my hometown. I think the main vid in this post can be viewed on that link for the next 5 days only. If you watch it then I hope you enjoy it.
Hugs to you all,