I was thinking today about the extended album version of Rasputin by Boney M. What I liked about it was that rather than just extend the groove as most dance records of there age did, they wrote another couple of verses, so you learn even more about the history of Rasputin. My only regret is that it wasn’t part of some larger concept album to teach European history. I can’t think of anyone else who could effectively relate the rise of Hitler, the French Revolution and the establishment of
the EEC over a disco beat.
There was a total eclipse today as well, but it was only very partial here in Britain, and we didn’t really notice it. I saw a proper one in Cornwall in 1999, one of the strangest and most wonderful experiences I have had. What was also odd was that I stayed there for 3 days, just along the coast in Devon, and every day we were there, we drove right through the little town where my future wife’s parents lived. During the eclipse I was looking across the bay back at Exeter, and at that very town also. I feel there was a little connection, a little glimpse of future being made there.
Tonight thought, it is just raining a lot.