Sunday, May 27, 2007

today's favourite song..

is Home Improvements by My Friend the Chocolate Cake. If you haven't heard of MFTCC before, you can check out this song plus some others at their my space site. I've been lucky to see them in concert a few times now, most recently a week or so ago with Pete, who was seeing them for the first time.

Love the lyrics of this song, helping me justify saving for overseas travel while the house gets neglected :-)
How about we just forget the home improvements
Just stop awhile and leave things as they are
How about we go and live in Barcelona
All Gaudi boys and girls in tapas bars

How about we eat our dinner round the table
And throw the television down the stairs
Take it in turns to tell each other fables
Talk only of the things for which we care

It’s now got to the point of most resistance
Where it feels like we’ve been here once before

And therein lies the rub
We can’t stop working
We’ve gone out and we’ve bought stuff
We’ve gone out and we’ve bought this stuff
Now we’ve got to pay it back
We’ve got to pay it back

How about we grab a boat and row the river
Let’s drink the wine and sleep beneath the stars
Dare we remove the children from their school
Drive right around the rim of Australia

It’s now got to the point where we don’t care to
Read any of the papers any more
It’s all full up with stuff that’s plainly pointless
You read it and you break out in coldsores

How about we take the long slow boat to Buka
And build a little hut down on the beach
Make a business out of working sundry exports
Phone message says that we are out of reach

And therein lies the rub
We can’t stop working
We’ve gone out and we’ve bought stuff
We’ve gone out and we’ve bought this stuff
Now we’ve got to pay it back
We’ve got to pay it back

Managed a couple of very blurry photos of David Bridie and Helen Mountfort:



It's been a very full May for us - isn't it funny how everything is always on at once? This month we also saw Missy Higgins in concert, attended a talk by an astrologer, went to a weekend seminar with nutritionist and author Sally Fallon, and spent time with some fascinating people. I've been working at the gallery 4 days a week as opposed to my usual 2 while the director is away, and preparing for my upcoming classes at the convention in Brisbane.

I'm looking forward to having Ngaire's company for a few days, as we are sharing the Scrapbook Creations classroom. You can read our class descriptions here. I hope to have some sneak peeks for you very soon!

2 comments:

jilly said...

Hopefully we'll have a chance to catch up Rett!
xxJillGG

I Scrap therefore I am said...

Can't wait to see what you have for us in your class. Thanks for the comment over at SISTV.
Petrina :)