Sunday, March 11, 2007
Last night was the Karine Polwart concert in Balfron - or perhaps I should say Karine Polwart and the Get Reel Allstars as the first half was a mix of local musicians aged 6-60. It was great fun - nothing beats a small venue and it was intriguing to hear the story behind Karine's songs. She is a truly amazing singer-songwriter. The audience had a lot of children in it - we took our girls along - and instead of playing up and running around, they all listened rapt the smallest fell asleep on parents knees.
It is odd as many of the songs are sad and desperate - Zoe's favourite, Over the hill is about a woman driven to drink and drugs by her partner's behaviour! I assume that she responds to the harmonies rather than the lyrics.
Karine's best known song Daisy was very poignant this weekend. "Hey Daisy darling don't give them all you can, why don't you keep a few more cards in your hand. I know you'll only say a thing you believe to be true, but there are people in this world who don't think like you do"
On Friday a friend, whose opinion I respect, phoned me with concerns about this blog - she feels that I say too much too soon about the business and pointed out what she feels to be copy catting going on by another business. She gave me examples where my text has been lifted.
Heather has been having problems with this too Here (the post with the beautiful roses). She probably coped better than I did
I was furious on Friday, stomping round the house. To be honest I was ready to become an anodyne marketing blogger with photos of my "lovely" home and stagemanaged accounts of my days walking the dog and teaching the children to whittle arrows. I considered that it might be sensible to give up on it all together.
By this morning, after a good evening with friends and family I am more inclined to say (like Heather) that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, perhaps it is subliminal, perhaps the woman in question is cursed with a photographic memory. Perhaps she is distraught at having no ideas of her own.
I'm putting a copyright note on the blog!