Sunday, July 09, 2006

Summer in Scotland


Sorry, Gordon. I couldn't resist it xx

I thought I'd add an appropriate musical accompaniment, but it all sounded too bloody awful so have some of this classic Steeleye Span instead.




20 Comments:

Blogger Seany said...

Classic song indeed! I've been close to getting barred for overloading the pub jukebox with the Quo cover of that very song (which I personally prefer) and yes, I have seen them sing it live with Maddy Prior. Hmmm... one confession too many perhaps

8:52 pm  
Blogger The Tart said...

I really love that photo!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

9:43 pm  
Blogger Melora said...

I think you were inspired! That picture captures the romantic beauty and the soggy reality perfectly. Marvelous!
Melora

10:17 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

That's actually a bloody good photograph CP. Actually the times I have been to Scotland I found that kind of weather quite appropriate - I remember going to the Cullodden visitor centre when I was a kid and really spooking out on the desperately sad vibes, and imagining all this slaughter taking place in the misty rain.

11:46 pm  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Made my Sunday evening. Thanks!

4:12 am  
Blogger Kate said...

I like the pic, very atmospheric.

Great song too, I haven't heard it for years. When I was little I thought she was singing around my hat I will wear a green wellie.' Not sure why LOL

2:49 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

Excellent, CP, and glad you "couldn't resist." What was the "appropriate musical accompaniment" you were thinking of?

4:18 pm  
Blogger Quietman said...

I suspect that CP is allergic to the stirring melody of the bagpipes. Perhaps something by the Proclaimers, the Waterboys, Runrig, Clannad or Enya would provide a suitably celtic backdrop to the image.

5:36 pm  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog on Friday. As for you, there's always a bit of entertainment and a bit of fringe-style education to enjoy whenever I visit here. I consider my horizons to be broadening along with my hips...

So that's Steeleye Span! I heard their name a few times in the ancient past but always figured they were a '60s psychedelic band...

...and I still want to visit Scotland one day.

10:22 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

I actually appreciate bagpipes in the right setting. Like the time I shared a midnight ferry with a Pipe & Drum band from Iona to Fionnphort.

I did consider the Proclaimers and Runrig, never thought about the Waterboys, and I've seen them too, but Clannad or Enya?!!! There's about as much chance of finding that drivel on here as there is of hearing me extolling the virtues of Celine Frigging Dion.

What I really wanted to put on was the Bay City Rollers but I couldn't decide which one to use - which one would you have prefered?

10:22 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

Saturday Night, of course! Was there any other?

11:04 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

Oh, and noted your endearing reference to Celine Friggin' Dion.

She may be a Canadian icon in some parts of the world, but I point out she's from Quebec.

As HE has noted before, Quebec wants to be towed across the Atlantic and geographically attached to France.

So as much as Quebec (and, therefore, Celine Dion) is beautiful (Quebec, not Celine) and part of Canadiana, this is deemed only to be a short-term fling.

11:10 pm  
Blogger krusty the baker said...

Great clip. Good fun. There's nothing wrong with Clannad or Enya, you know, well, not that the off-switch doesn't fix. What do people have against Mlle. Dion?

11:42 pm  
Blogger Keshi said...

Thats Summer in Scotland? awww so rainy n gloomy! Come try out an Aussie Summer sometime :)

Keshi.

7:28 am  
Blogger andrea said...

As for Celine F-ing Dion, don't blame us Canadians. And we also disinherit Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and maybe even Nickelback.

6:19 am  
Blogger Stegbeetle said...

All around my hat - bloody marvellous! *runs of to hunt YouTube for a clip of "Gaudete"*

Bay City Rollers? It has to be "Shang-a-lang"!!

9:20 am  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

No More I Love You..Annie Lennox

"desire..despair..desire..so many monsters"

4:42 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

a very familiar sight that to any who have visited scotland. funny thing is though, whenever we go up there we don't seem to care about the rain. it is almost as though it were part of the holiday!

5:43 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

here comes the rain again..Eurythmics

who wants to live forever..Queen, from the film Highlander

I'm on my wee, from mizeree ta happeeness tadee...Proclaimers

All stoop naw!

10:14 pm  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Ah yes, the album production got nicknamed "All Around Mike Batt" :). My personal favourite is probably Commoner's Crown - that has to be one of the most subversive albums ever recorded!

1:32 am  

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