Friday, May 20, 2011

Whatever floats your boat

Tonight we have lost Lewis to an activity weekend aboard HMS Bristol with his Sea Scout colleagues. He's going to be on best behaviour, and doing loads of sailing and ...who knows what else. It's the first time other than a school trip to Osmington Bay that we've been without him. The weather forecast for Sunday is not good, very strong winds so it will be interesting to see how that one unfolds....

I'm listening to Fela Kuti's 'Black President', a record that symbolises arriving at Art College in '82 and being inspired by all manner of people and ideas - setting sail in more ways than one.

Everybody run run run
Everybody scatter scatter
Some people lost some bread
Some one nearly die
Some one just die
Police dey come, Army dey come
Confusion everywhere

Seven minutes later
All done cool down, brother
Police don go away
Army don disappear....

....We fear to fight for freedom
We fear to fight for liberty
We fear to fight for justice
We fear to fight for happiness
We always get reason to fear 

And something even older than this is the word Macgillycuddy - check out Martin Budday's Blandscapes

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