That was a hard day – I’m taking the rest of it off, what a day. First thing before I set off, the cat threw up all over the carpet, so I had to clean that up before I even went to work – then at work it was freezing, last week, it was so hot, I borrowed some tools to turn off the radiator, cos it was just so hot, then this week, it was freezing and I couldn’t turn it back on, so I assumed they’d turned it off next door, so I put in a complaint about that and waited and waited and nothing happened, then finally, later in the week, this guy with the tools came by and we turned it back on – just like that, I gone from frozen to no problems at all – which is bizarre, truly bizarre, no really, its great, really great! Thats a Donald Trump voice, doesn’t he keep saying things that are so dull, as if they were in fact perfectly normal and even a bit amazing to himself, like some kind of lie, that seems almost true if you say it in a daft voice and then repeat it over again wistfully? I cant stand that idiot, nor this one for that matter.
I find Trumps voice creeps into my head – its insidious, like the voice in the Ipcress file (not featured in this clip)
In the film, during the brainwashing, he “triggers” his victim with the words “Now Listen to Me – Listen to Me” then the poor victim does whatever he’s been programmed to do!
In my protest placard above, I’m using “Anglo Saxon” Jonson uses rhetoric, the language of the ruling class, my response here is much more working class, otherwise known as “rude” but he’d still understand the message! Both these idiots talk crap cos they’re liars!
Now, where was I? Oh yeah, last night, I watched this documentary about Leonard Cohen, pretty good, I saw it on the iPlayer, but you can probably find it elsewhere.
Thats quite a beautiful film, if you’re at all interested in flower power, romantic poets and all that, great! Really good!
I’m not old enough to know about his earlier career, but I remember thinking this was a good one in his later years, really good lyrics! “When they said Repent – I wonder what they meant!”
That’s great! There was a Cohen song used brilliantly in a movie called Exotica, its got nudity this clip – really sleazy film but with a great message!
Seriously tho, the documentary is very tasteful and highly recommendable, give it a whirl if you find the time.
Anyhow, thats Leonard Cohen dealt with – good film, good after feeling on that one.
I looked up 80’s pop group “Talk Talk” this week, very good! I always knew they were ok, but its another one I never got round to checking out properly. Seems to me, Talk Talk predate Radiohead and Portishead, therefore they’re better than both of them!
Talk Talk are right moody,
Can’t argue with that can you? LOL Anyhow, I cant say much about them, but I played about 40 songs on utube while I was doing some painting, and I got the impression the lyrics are mature and intelligent, and kind of self tortured a bit – I don’t really torture myself in my life, (I usually find others do that for free)
Here’s one that jumped out at me, really unusual choral backing vocals!
There’s a 3 album pack of theirs available quite cheap, I might buy it, I feel like I’m going a bit mad tho, buying all this 80s music, its weird, I’m still buying new music too, but I feel like half of me wants the old and the other half the new – thats weird!
New albums out by a couple of other favourites at the moment, but the real groundbreaking stuff seems to be obscure stuff like this – I like the recorder on the end – sounds like a child blowing an irritating repeat, but clever of them to use it like that! Evokes something from way back non?
Here’s something new I just got in the post today 🙂