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The Garden of England

I wrote here about ‘the death of society’ relating to the killing of an eleven year old boy in Liverpool at the time (2007). The posting was made on my old Vox blog and the audio of Gerry Rafferty’s Garden of England, used to illustrate the posting no longer works.

Today whilst reding Andrew M Brown’s very frank obituary (which members of the Rafferty clan have endorsed as a pretty accurate piece via message boards today) I was reminded of that very track. Listen to the end to hear the words of then home secretary William Whitelaw.

It is safe to say that Rafferty doesn’t appear to have been a fan but he allows the words to ring out free of any editorial or production control.


Tinfoil Hat Time

Word of the day: Verisimilitude – the ring of truth.

Check out this post from the ‘European Union Times’ and see how it stacks up on the verisimilitude front. Not much? thought so.

I had a laugh when I read a friend’s posting about this on Facebook and he commented that it was time for the tinfoil hat. The tinfoil hat is the number 1 fashion accessory for unemployed conspiracy theorists around the world. The idea is that if you wear one, then your brain is not susceptible to those radiated messages that the government sends out to control us (a bit like a kind of invisible Fox News).

I thought it might be a good subject for a song, but surely this one can’t be bettered: