The Oriental Nightfish is a 1978 animated film directed by Ian Emes which accompanies the Linda McCartney composition "The Oriental Nightfish". The film has a running time of 4m 30s and features animation by Ian Emes with the track "The Oriental Nightfish" performed by Wings, the band Linda and her husband Paul McCartney were members of.
I got pissed off whisky and put the music on as loud as it would go, and lay on my back in the living room and let it wash over me. The whisky did indeed help, and I came up with this weird idea where alien forces enter this building where someone who looks like Linda McCartney plays a Gothic Expressionistic Wurlitzer. This woman with blonde hair is penetrated, got naked and inhabited by the alien force, then she's replicated, before becoming a comet that explodes. The film was a bit weird, scary and a little bit sexual. Yet it was later put on Paul McCartney's Rupert The Bear video for children. The kids who watched it years ago are now in their 20s, and they've set up an internet site called The Oriental Nightfish Haunted My Childhood. I guess it freaked them out and opened their imagination.
The track "The Oriental Nightfish" was released in 1998 on the studio/compilation album Wide Prairie following Linda McCartney's death earlier that year.
The video for "The Oriental Nightfish" was made available on the VHS release of Rupert and the Frog Song. However, the DVD Tales of Wonder: Music and Animation Classics (2004) (also released as Paul McCartney's Music and Animation Collection) does not contain it.
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I trust you will find this index helpful in your search for the perfect Downton dish to serve to fellow Downton fans for tea or cocktails. Recipes by meal are listed and I have also provide links to my online guides. You can own many of these recipes– and many more — in my book, Abbey Cooks Entertain: 220 recipes inspired by Downton Abbey, Seasons 1 – 5
SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t seen all episodes, you may wish to quickly scroll down to the bottom to collect the recipe.
Famous Downton Dishes
The famous raspberry meringue pudding (ITV)
Throw a Downton tea party…on national TV (click to view video clip)
PERFECT FOR DOWNTON DATE NIGHT
Creating a special romantic meal can be as simple as making everything heart shaped, including sandwiches.
Main Courses: keep it light
Sweets for the Sweet
S1E1 Breakfast at Downton (ITV)
—always time for tea (Carnival Films)
Afternoon tea trays have three levels containing the three S’s: scones, sandwiches and sweets:
- Abbey Cooks Magic Scone Recipe
- Variations for plain, sweet or savoury scones:
- Whole wheat
- Dried Fruit
- Fresh/Frozen Berries
- Wholewheat and date
- Savoury Scones
- Cheese and Chive
- Fresh Herb
BOTTOM LAYER: SWEETS
Covered dining at Downton garden party (ITV)
Think of garden parties of the Downton era as “tea outside”. You can make any of the tea recipes and cakes from other sections of this index for your garden party. In addition you will delight your guests with cold meats and salads, and ices (ice creams).
Elegant Dining with the Crawleys
Dining was Serious Business (Carnival Films)
Downstairs in the Servants Hall
Food downstairs was substantial to help fuel the staff (ITV)