Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ball Of Wool - 7

The bulk of todays work centered around my hand. I hate drawing hands as i've mentioned in the past. but I'm OK about this one.I think as far as the 'Soaring Bird' analogy goes..I'm entering the 'flapping stage' now..with some frantic flapping need when I set my sights on my hair (what there is of it!)..( did you know I had shoulder length curly red/brown hair less than 6 years ago!?).

Today I was listening to a live album by my all time favourite group Genesis..it was recorded in 1973 and features a great song, the lyrics of which I've included here. Not your average 'Boy meets girl' you'll have to admit!


The Return Of The Giant Hogweed

Turn and run,
Nothing can stop them,
Around every river and canal their power is growing.
Stamp them out,
We must destroy them.
They infiltrate each city with their thick dark warning odour.
Still they're invincible,
Still they're immune to all our herbicidal battering.

Long ago in the Russian hills,
A Victorian explorer found the regal Hogweed by a marsh,
He captured it and brought it home.
Botanical creature stirs,
seeking revenge.
Royal beast did not forget.
He came home to London,
And made a present of the Hogweed to the Royal Gardens at Kew.

Waste no time,
They are approaching.
Hurry now, we must protect ourselves and find some shelter
Strike by night
They are defenceless.
They all need the sun to photosensitize their venom.
Still they're invincible,
Still they're immune to all our herbicidal battering.

Fashionable country gentlemen had some cultivated wild gardens,
In wich they innocently planted the Giant Hogweed throughout the land.
Botanical creature stirs,
seeking revenge.
Royal beast did not forget.
Soon they escaped,
spreading their seed,
preparing for an onslaught,
threatening the human race.

THE DANCE OF THE GIANT HOGWEED

Mighty Hogweed is avenged.
Human bodies soon will know our anger.
Kill them with your Hogweed hairs
HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI
Giant Hogweed lives

------ADVANCE!-----

I've posted the video below if you're interested.(It's an edited version!)

2 comments:

Devil Mood said...

Dad-rock alert!
What's a Hogweed? It really annoys me when I don't get the most important word in a text.
Oh this is a different kind of Genesis, very 70s. He screams and everything...

Niall said...

DM..LOL!Bobkat was right (see previous post) it's Peter Gabriel..a real innovator and showman.