Thursday, June 04, 2015
Grateful for her fine fair discount, Tess cooperates
Did Britain produce a more evocative rock album in the early 70s than Selling England by the Pound? Today CBC radio talked to a man who wrote a book about being a shepherd in England at the moment, how his way of life is in some ways the opposite of modernity, with even the flocks he looks after being the product of hundreds of years of human and sheep cultural development. He mentioned how people who were interested in continuing that way of life as kids were seen as losers. And I Know What I Like sprang into my brain. "Have to thank Old Miss Mort for schooling a failure!" So now of course I'm listening to the whole album on YouTube.