Monday, August 02, 2004


Just finished watching an mtv special on Bob Marley. Wasn't too bad, for mtv standards. There were, however, many videos i had never seen before. It seemed to me that Robert Nesta M. often made children be the stars of his videos, quite appropriate for the message of hope he was spreading around. Both things(small children and hope) would get you arrested these days. But anyway, what gave me mixed feelings was seeing the videos and thinking to myself that these 1978/1981 children were dressed like my parents used to dress me up at the time. (i have pictures to prove it, but they will never, ever appear online. This blog itself is enough humiliation, thank you.)
What followed was a progressive mix of:
-pride(for once looking like something that would appear in a bob marley video, not trendy perhaps but cool nonetheless)
-"oh my god, am i really that old?"

But still, i would love to get that kind of clothes back. Flannel pants. Jeans jackets with brown patches on the elbows. Colorful pullovers. Cool. As if i didn't look silly enough the way i usually dress, but after all, silly is in the eye of the beholder.

Another thing, speaking of childhood, that induced me into reflection today was this nursery rhyme:

Monday's Child is fair of face,
Tuesday's Child is full of grace,
Wednesday's Child is full of woe,
Thursday's Child has far to go,
Friday's Child is loving and giving,
Saturday's Child works hard for a living,
But the Child that is born on the Sabbath Day,
Is witty and wise and good and gay!

I was born on a thursday. The reason this poem turned up on a yahoo group i subscribe to was in reference to this song whose lyrics i just need to post here and now. Had been a while since i last posted lyrics, so don't complain.

Some Birds Blue (Thursday's Child)

Words&Music: Sananda Maitreya

• Thursday's child has far to go •
• But there are things he needs to know •
• Thursday's child is wondering why •
• His apple has fallen from your eye •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• What is the taste of rain? •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• And why am I not with you? •
• Thursday's child has love to give •
• From a heart that's positive •
• Thursday's child was born to sing •
• Into your ear the sweetest things •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• What is the taste of rain? •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• And why am I not with you? •
• Dreamers begin by opening their mind •
• And throwing out the doubt they find •
• Happiness is the freedom to be •
• Within your sensuality •
• Thursday's child has far to go •
• And he still loves you so •
• Thursday's child has only you •
• And questionmarks to answer to •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• What is the taste of rain? •
• Why are some birds blue? •
• And why am I not with you? •

The complete song can be listened to at this link. Listen to the whole album, while you're at it. It's not at all bad. Ok, i'm kind of biased considering the guy's one of my childhood heroes. So whatever.

(sorry for being so *deep* today. My DSL connection had been down for 24 hours, causing me to devote my attentions elsewhere and thus come up with all these considerations.Tomorrow onwards, back to the usual stuff. Y'know, links, comics, useless musical trivia, boredom, etc.)