Mad as the Mist and Snow..
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An Appointment with Mr Yeats
Mad as the Mist and Snow is an exciting song conjuring up excitement and delirium like Mad March winds whipping up Spring. W.B. Yeats poetry interpreted by Mike Scott, evolves into great music, great songs. What more could you want in life.? This track makes me want to run and dive into the Atlantic or something.! I Saw The Waterboys recently at The Roundhouse in Camden, they didn’t play any songs from this Album as they were promoting a new album more bluesy influenced. Mike Scott has a very distinctive voice and you could actually hear the lyrics which I have to say isn’t something that I have come across in a long while.
As I have been getting about a bit recently, I also saw The Unthanks http://www.livingnorth.com/northeast/people-places/folk-idols-unthanks at The Roundhouse a few weeks back an interesting set up a folks influenced group from Newcastle. Fantastic vocals, great singers and musicians. Unthank is an actual surname. Strangly enough, in my job someone called me up with that surname, not so long after me discovering this group. (spooky)
Speaking of Newcastle my home town. The Ramonas played t at The Think Tank Newcastle an All female band, devoted to The Ramones! The singer looking strangely like Joey Ramone! Another night out on the town for me! I know, I bet your wondering what’s happening to all the walking!
Previously in a recent visit to my home town, I saw a Ramones cover band they all wore black wigs and were pretty good. But I have to say I saw The real Ramones in Queens New York, a free gig back in the early 80’s it was an open air event and they were on the same bill as Meatloaf! The Ramones were all about the energy and are great to listen to for a pick me up.
Just writing about what sometimes occurs when I don’t go on walks.!
As Spring is in the air I have been actively pursuing my calendar and booking off annual leave and have some walks lined up. Things are taking shape and it looks like my walking activites will pick up more in the Spring. I guess I don’t love the winter that much. It’s ok if you live in a city where it’s easy to get out into the hills, or coast such as Edinburgh or Newcastle. London it is still 50 miles to get out to the coast. I’m currently staying at South Shields a five minute walk from the beach. On Friday evening I walked along the beach with my old flat mate and dog. The light was fantastic ( I came out without camera and phone) but it was fantastic to see ships and just a bit of space. Continue reading