This song came about after a weekend in Newcastle where Helen showed us around and we sang Bee Gee songs to amuse ourselves. We teased Helen about her Waitrose reproduction artwork for her new home. and her charming Geordie way of adding an additional syllable to some spoken words, "ear-ers" for example. Helen also had a strange theory that girls with very large ear-ers were Lesbians.
Rebekah Brooks and Helen of Troy were not on my mind when I wrote and recorded this song some time ago, and long before Rebekahgate. Rebekah Brooks has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Real Instant Pussy is just that, Seamus making real cat noises but twisted by the miracle of science. No musical instrument was used, just Seamus and a little bit of me joining in. Seamus did purring and lapping milk and a final meow.
Not to be confused with Instant Pussy, by the brilliant Robert Wyatt and Matching Mole
Mrs Monk never fails to tell me where to the park.
This is not a new phenomena. This has been going on on for decades.
If a man is deprived of his choice of parking space when he is driving the car, then all is lost.
Am I alone?
Some time ago I wrote about this song for these pages.
13 June 2005.
I have been working on this for a while. Maybe too long.
It started off as a country song and my voice seem to suit that easy style and my first attempt went down well with Mrs Monk. In fact she danced in the living room as she listened wearing cans. A strange and hilarious sight to behold for the un-hearing watcher. Imagine?
Mrs Monk declared my song, “Better than Coldplay”, which says more about Mrs Monk's negative opinion of Coldplay’s X&Y, than it does about my Fox-trot.
17 June 2005 Coldplay on Jools Holland. Mrs Monk now prefers Coldplay and despises my song.
24 June 2005 Torrential downpour and Thunderstorm. I made a recording of thunderclaps and rainfall and overdub onto Fox-trot. Glastonbury is flooded, but the show goes on. White Stripes captivate a sea of 70,000 mud-drenched revellers. We watch on TV
25 June 2005 Coldplay average
26 June 2005 Girl on surfboard is elevated above the crowd in front of Brian Wilson Mrs Monks friend Rufus Wainwright is cut out unceremoniously in favour of Primal Scream. Mrs Monk wants to know who is responsible for this.
3 November 2014
I have reproduced and re-imagined the song Foxtrot in this movie.
Foxes are wildlife perceived by David Cameron's, favourite foul mouthed Sussex fox hunters as "game" . Some men claim to be better than vermin but nevertheless these men were caught horse whipping women who did not approve of what they were doing to foxes.
This footage was used to against the fox hunters who flouted the law and were subsequently prosecuted.
You can change the law, but vermin is vermin.