So there I am grimacing from stubbing my toe, hoping around replicating the one-legged man in the arse kicking competition, but I’m not shouting. Painful as it was there’s not even the slightest hint of any cursing, unlike many others in a similar predicament…
Even though it bloody hurt, my strange and sometimes wandering mind starts thinking about trains and tramps, or to be more specific – Locomotive Breath and an Aqualung. Isn’t it funny how it does that? Your mind goes off on a tangent, often at the strangest of times however; perhaps the ability to do a little more lateral thinking sometimes isn’t such a bad thing?
Like Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull fame, I know I’m probably Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die‘ but I also often think, how sad it is that so many people appear to be Thick as a brick. But when they’re consumed with bemoaning all the social ills of today, it’s also far too easy to wallow in nostalgia, don the rose-tinted spectacles and go Living in the past. Instead, shouldn’t we be looking to the future, irrespective of what that future may bring?
As Ian Anderson, one of the world’s best-selling music artists, who has sold more than 60 million albums during a career spanning 40+ years would croon; When you’re falling awake and you take stock of the new day, and you hear your voice croak as you choke on what you need to say, well, don’t you fret, don’t you fear, I will give you good cheer…
Life’s a long song!
- Jethro Tull: Aqualung (40th Anniversary Special Edition) (Review) (popmatters.com)