So, five go camping. Well, not quite yet; we do need a tent first – or at least one that fits us all. The last time I went camping was with MM’s predecessor. Two nights in the Black Mountains of Wales in torrential rain. We awoke in water. That cured any affection I had towards life under canvas, and to him.
Still, life moves on. I’m quite looking forward to a different sort of camping with the sprats. All previous excursions were (quite rightly) centred around music, namely festivals. Speaking of which, I was returning from a day trip to London, and was severely delayed by the volume of traffic leaving Wembley. Leaving Wembley having seen a band that rhymes with Baked Shat.
Considering that on my outward journey I’d been flanked on all sides by overweight, over-tanned, under-dressed, hyper-ventilating women, they then conspired to prevent me getting home. Sometimes it’s hard to swim against the tide; my fins are exhausted.
Best go camping and get away from them all.
As an antidote to musical blandness, there’s nothing like taking to the open air with a little of the good stuff.
“We all could use a little mercy now. I know we don’t deserve it, but we need it any how. We hang in the balance, hanging dangled between hell and hallowed ground. And every single one of us could use some mercy now.”
Well let’s try and post this by the very talented Mary Gauthier.
And also, because we like to be topical on a Friday (well, Saturday), let’s go Port O’Brien with Oslo Campfire.
Download Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now mp3 (from Mercy Now)
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