Sunday, January 27, 2008
Dexy's Midnight Nibbles
Okay. Bit of a random one this. But, as a resident of Bearwood (for those unfamiliar with the 'wood it's couple of miles from Birmingham, thanks to some bizarre stoned planning bod in the 1970's it actually falls under something called Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council...then this Council of assholes - the same people presumably who spent £54million on an arts centre that went bust before it opened - and the Post Office declared Bearwood no longer existed...don't get me started) I couldn't let this go unmarked. The Little Nibble Cafe, on Bearwood High Street, has been repossessed and shut down. Why does this matter? Why is it on music blog? Well, The Little Nibble was namechecked on one of the greatest records ever made 'This is what she's like' by Dexy's Midnight Runners. I've never been to The Little Nibble (so I guess I can't moan and grumble about it shutting down too much) and I'm only presuming it's the same The Little Nibble in the song. But I seem to recall reading an interview with Kevin just a year or two ago that said he'd been there recently and they still made a cracking cup of tea (so you can safely assume that it is...and not just a Little Nibble tribute cafe in the same way that The Cavern in Liverpool has jack all to do with the Cavern that The Beatles played in). Anyway. It looks like it's about to vanish, no doubt to reopen as another mobile 'phone shop, Poundland or 'Amusement' Arcade. Shame. I always used to look through the steamed up windows and imagine Kevin and the band plotting world domination back in the late 70's over a cup of tea and fried egg sarnie. So, here's to The Little Nibble, Dexy's, proper cups of tea and steamy cafe's... Oh, and Bearwood too. It does still exist. Fuckwits.