So how do you follow a post that features a poem about dressing up as a sanitary towel? I am flummoxed... I really like to keep things varied and I hate to feel like the posts ever get samey. So where next?
We've had politics and news on the brain a bit here... some overseas stuff... what with the Jon Stewart 'restore sanity' thing over in the USA... and his Obama interview last week (here)... and then I read an interview today with that old hack P.J.O'Rourke (I interviewed him myself a few years back... he was really very dull in person... right-wingers, I ask you... even the funny ones are dull). And then ('at home') there have been all the 'where to cut next' financial/political stories in the news... and how did Boris Johnson get to be the voice of reason..? Terrifying.
And then someone mentioned Victoria Wood in the comments to the last post so I had a little trawl online and come across the clip below and it seemed appropriate (it's not hilarious or anything but it has its moments). It features Julie Walters too – she really knows what to do with a face.
There was a lovely interview with Victoria Wood in the 'Guardian' not long back (here). She's a smasher, she really is.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.