The Election Section #7

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I’m off to see Super Furry Animals on Friday. I think they’re the band I’ve seen the most over the years. If you’ve never caught them, or, heaven forbid, have heard their records and “don’t get them”, I urge you to go.

Slow Life is taken from their wonderful “Phantom Power” album (hint: they’re all wonderful), the album closer, an absolute belter and crowd pleaser whenever they play it live, and a sneaky peek at the set list for the gigs they’ve done so far on this short current tour tells me I’m in for an absolute treat come Friday.

Now, at the risk of repeating myself,  I don’t want to turn into one of those sites that just posts lyrics for you to chew over, but go on then, just this once.

“Move you
Buy and sell you
Terrorise you
Mass destruct you
Flaunt you
Disconnect you
Cluster fuck you
We will crush you
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life

I see television
Pretty pictures
Of starvation
Icy cold fractures
I see fragments

Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life
Rocks are slow life”

I bloody love the phrase “Cluster fuck you”.

Polling cards at the ready for tomorrow folks! We meet at 9.30 to 10!

The Election Section #6

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This was a glaring omission from my recent post where I posted songs relevant (debatably) to the smaller parties. I’m doing them a dis-service by referring to them thusly, for which I apologise.

Anyway, time for a sing-song. Altogether now……

No? Ok, some help. I don’t want to turn into one of those sites that just posts lyrics for you to chew over, but go on then, just this once:

“Deffrwch Cymry cysgld gwlad y gan
Dwfn yw’r gwendid
Bychan yw y fflam
Creulon yw’r cynhaeaf
Ond per yw’r don
‘Da’ alaw’r alarch unig
yn fy mron

Everyday when I wake up
I thank the Lord I’m Welsh

Gwledd o fedd gynhyrfodd Gymraes swil
Darganfyddais gwir baradwys Rhyl

Everyday when I wake up
I thank the Lord I’m Welsh”

Now. I am not Welsh. I do not speak Welsh. All I know is that my spell-checker has just had a hissy fit.

But I do think the Welsh accent and language are things of beauty. And I also think that the survival of the Welsh language is key to Wales retaining it’s national identity.

And here’s someone else who it would seem agrees with me: The Wedding Present – 1000 Fahrenheit (Welsh Version)