The faithful Strat needed new strings, so I went to the city to buy some. I was on my way back to the car when I saw the ‘20% OFF’ sign in the window of the French Connection store. They sell OK shirts so I bought one. After I’d paid for it the girl at the counter put it in one of their posh bags for me. Nothing out of the ordinary there, except looking at the bag I couldn’t help but ask why it had dead bodies printed on one side (see above). The counter girl said, “Do What?” so I pointed to the pic on the side of the bag.
She has a good think, then says, “I think they’re just asleep.”
I say, “That’s what my mum told me when the dog was put down. Besides, they still look dead to me.”
“No, they’re just asleep.” I think she was anxious for me to leave.
A little further up the road is the street market. They sell all sorts of stuff there. As I was walking toward the fruit & veg stall I couldn’t help but spot two of the perfectly formed girls who work the stall each holding an, ‘Easy Peelers’ sign. My random thoughts were in overdrive, until I realised that the signs related to the mass of small oranges on the stall and definitely not for what I was thinking.
This week I found myself writing a lot of lines about death and guns. Out of respect I won’t make this a song, at least not until the time feels right. Here’s just a few of the less angry verses. You’ll get the drift.
Old Boy Wonder, with a shotgun
Stood where angels charge top rates
And dollar’s change hands in gaming machines
In the land of many States
The ones he killed don’t want your pity
Be they queens, or babes, or nuns
Or heterosexual alpha men
With penis extensions in the shape of guns
Politicians look the other way
Bank rolling firearm sponsorships
They quote the 2nd Amendment
Another name for apocalypse
I apologize in advance to my American friends. It’s nothing personal. It’s just my hate of guns and pointless death whether it’s in the US, UK or any place else.
Time for a bit of music. I’ve a whole mass of new music coming soon, but for the moment one of mine called ‘Time Out’ from the album. Just a short piece that fits my mood right now;
Next a tribute cover of Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ from magical Aurora. If you don’t know her work, I suggest you try it out. She’s very good.
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