May 4th, 2007


Late night

It was a fairly quiet evening. After our meal, we went off to vote and
stopped by at Betty's place for a coffee. Then back home to start on a
sermon... By the time I had written all I could last night it was time
to find out some election results. Neither Viv nor I could find a
comprehensive web site, so we just waited for Wirral results to come
in. I have to say that the results here very largely resembled the
results last year, and I saw no evidence of the kicking that the media
suggested the tony would get. As the results came in, I had Patti
Smith's new album on in the background. Twelve cover versions. Some
are very odd choices in my humble opinion. But two songs stand out,
and I wasn't sure I would appreciate them when I first saw the track
listing. Dylan's Changing Of The Guard and Wonder's Pastime Paradise
are both interpreted in a way that makes them interesting and
introspective. Great versions. So with most of the results in, it was
definitely time for sleep. Cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost
retreating between the king and queen of swords.

Sun is shining in the sky, there ain't a cloud in sight

I'm glad the weekend is upon us, but I don't think it will be a quiet
one: far too much to do. But hopefully by Monday things will have
calmed down a little. This afternoon, the fire alarm went off just
after a quarter past two. We were all back in the building by half
past, so I'd say it was just a drill. The weather continues to be hot
and dry, and I would like to take this opportunity to be one of the
first to compare it with 1976. There's a new movie come out, or about
to, based around events of July 1983. Anyone know anything about it?