Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Fear of the Blank Page and Title Page Explanations

Oh, go on then. It seems everyone whom I think fabulous has a blog, and, as a post-post- graduate and post-student type entering a post-essay writing time of life, I don't think I can manage going cold turkey from all that tippy tappying on my keyboard quite yet, so here goes. A blog! How exciting! (Please note, my geekiness and ridiculous need to ramble on about something will NEVER include footnotes or sensible referencing of any kind. I DO NOT miss footnotes) 

My first post should probably explain the title of my blog. This took some serious consideration. Probably a bit too much consideration, but titles are important. One of the main reasons I didn't begin blogging earlier was simply because I couldn't think of a good enough title for my blog. This is clearly very silly, but as you will learn (I am assuming this will be read. Somewhere. At least once. Hi Mum...) such things will divert and hinder me. So it came to me in the shower, obviously. As I was humming and shampooing, I realised I was singing a song I hadn't heard in aaages,and the lyrics were ones which had always stuck around my head somewhere. So on I muttered...
'Nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop and an illustrated book about birds...' 

These fabulous words originally come from a song called 'Plateau' by a band called the Meat Puppets. I know it from my hazy teenage days, that were largely spent swooning over Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. I ADORED Kurt Cobain. I don't need to spend the rest of this ramble explaining why, many people have written much more eloquently and aptly about him, his music and his tragic demise, and I don't think I can attempt something quite so intense on my first blog entry, but I can show you where I got the line from at least. Here is a video (a video link on my first entry! Swish eh?) of the 'Unplugged' session for MTV in November 1993. The whole session demands your attention NOW if you haven't seen it before, but for the purposes if this paper, sorry, I mean blog entry, here's the song...

So, this is where the 'Illustrated Book About Birds' bit comes from. And as for the rest, well, I think this has got to be a three parter. (Suspense too! I like blogging...)

1 comment:

  1. well hello! Welcome to blogland Miss Clare! :) x