Ahoy there me hearties!
Tomorrow (Saturday 19th September) is international “Talk Like A Pirate” day and we’re celebrating it here today at work. Some “interesting” interpretations on pirate garb!
I could’ve made a sea shanty this week’s song but something else jumped out. So, if songs about the sea pique your interest then try this:
Thousands Are Sailing (The Pogues) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc1G7aCpSsI
The World Triathlon Championships were held at the Gold Coast in Queensland last weekend. Quite a number of people from the club I train with pulled on the green and gold to represent Australia (as well as one for Singapore and one for the USA) – this is an awesome achievement and their efforts, especially training through a cold Canberra winter are just awesome!
I would mention Australian Football finals at this point but it might be bad luck so I’ll shut up about that!
I have less to say this week so on to the music.
As I said, we’ve been dressed up as pirates today. I am amused at some of the takes on what a pirate might wear. But, just getting into the theme is important. Next year I’ll be more organized and surely Captain Feathersword can make an appearance. This song is a summery one and it seems to fit with the costumes around the place! “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” by Bruce Springsteen. I love the way he can write a song that is a story. Much the same way artists like Wedding, Parties, Anything or Steve Earle can. Anything I try and write like that just sounds dumb!!
Here’s a YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4h8tYMdhIk
ManD mentioned some misheard lyrics today so I’ll put some together for a future episode. Feel free to send me any amusing ones you have heard.