Today wherever it is celebrated, it’s Valentines Day.
I’m neither for it nor against it, it’s a holiday of romance built around the burning alive of a heretic, it’s as mad and arbitrary as almost any festival not based on the movements of the heavens, or based on religious ideas, but hey people like to celebrate, it’s psychologically important.
I will however say this, I’m not a fan of the expectations, when I’m not single today bugs me, I’m expected to conform, I don’t express love like that, if someone needs to tell me how to do it, it’s not coming from me, and it’s an empty gesture.
When I’m single, by choice, a mixture of mine and other peoples lol, it bugs me, as well yes it is nice to have people in your life in that way, it’s also sometimes irksome, and gets in the way of your plans, means you have to deal with people defending their right to hold hands in public.
Organised Fun, is a seriously awful thing, people are being blown away in Syria because well, people can’t decide which form of Islam is the right one (Answer: neither, both are wrong) and who needs to sit in the chair and wield the politcal power that grants.
The Olympics are making a mockery of the values of the way of life we’ve come to know here in ‘the west’ and of those of more humane Russians in ‘the east’. English people stopped playing cricket about apartheid, but the curling continues, so well done Putin, you’re PR campaign worked, score another historical point for Edward Bernays.
However, being alive, is what I’m fortunate enough to do, and so are those I care about, well most of them, I have some particularly personal reasons for finding today awkward and anyone who has ever lost a significant other will understand and if it hasn’t happened to you, I hope it doesn’t, it’s not something I’d wish on Hitler or Pol Pot (sure they deserve to die, but not to suffer) there’s enough suffering, made worse by religion, war, politics, stupidity anyway, without adding to it.
I obviously wish people love, up to the point where they think they’ve got the right to cut kids, because a voice they believe in or book tells them so, at that point, you’ve fallen off the humanity bandwagon and are in the mad, sad, bad camp.
So if you like celebrating love by remembering death, join in, if you don’t don,t as Mussolini once said (apparently) “the history of saints, is mostly the history of mad people” I think this qualifies as the most sensible thing he ever said, which just goes to show, even mad, megalomanic killers, can be as useful as a stopped clock.
The music is going OK too, for those of you here for that, I’m not happy putting out part finished things, but most of another song is done unless it involves vocals being missing, as I’ve asked someone if they’ll lay them down for me if she has the time, hopefully she does, and if any of you haven’t heard of Abee Hague, you will, but I won’t fan the flames anymore than that, she is good enough without the hype machine, and can do what she does.
Also nuts to you people who have a go at musicians who went to college, like Jessie J , “`dylan and so on, that’s training, lawyers do it, doctors do it, scientists do, it’s all a profession, why wouldn’t there be formal ways to learn it?
Still life can be improved, it just needs people to be honest about the causes of problems and how to solve them, like the floods, here in Somerset, sorry people have lost their homes, but living in a flood plain is stupid from the off.
It’s like George Carlin noticed, ‘think how stupid you are, 50% of people are stupider than that’.