Wednesday, 22 February 2012

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Tim Buckley - Dolphins

MIDWEEK CRISIS you think you are in too deep, come to WEDNESDAY CLUB we've got Tim Buckley, he's got his dolphins to help you

TIM BUCKLEY - Dolphins(1973)

There I was, I had been in Saudi Arabia for less than a week and I was being taken to the Red Sea Reef. I was looking forward to it. You had to basically swim and walk to the reef where the water was a few feet deep and when you came to the edge it was almost a vertical drop. When you put goggles on and went under, it was a whole new bright blue exciting world. It was amazing I had never seen anything like it, a world full of colour and strange and exotic fish, there were literally thousands, all shapes and sizes. It was straight out of the under water programme by Hans and Lotte Haas (Hands on Lotte's Ass, as I called it as a kid) .

This is why I came to Arabia I thought. I surfaced for air one more time not expecting  the horror that awaited my eyes. I was about 5 metres or so from the reef and I could see a large dark fin on the surface and it was heading straight for me.

It was in extreme panic I swam for the reef, I thought this was it and I fully expected a bite at any time, I even felt the pain of my severed limb. I made it to the reef and ran, fell scraped my knees on the reef,  blood everywhere. But I was safe. I was alive! and intact!.



Flipper the dolphin!
I looked round and saw three large black dolphins playfully swimming near the reef.

I thought of Tim Buckley!

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22 February 2012 at 08:59

Haha! Old Pa, nice story. Beautiful song, too. First time I ever heard it was this Buckley version on OGWT. First time I'd heard Tim, too. Shame he couldn't live on. Amazing talent.

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22 February 2012 at 09:33

SB it was also the first time I heard the song bring back the OGWT I say!

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22 February 2012 at 11:11

FC - Old Grey Whistle Test....the programme the take was from

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22 February 2012 at 11:18

of course....videos are band at work....TuneDr isn't...thankfully.

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22 February 2012 at 22:26

OGWT - the greatest music show of them all. How I treasured that once a week slice of something real.

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23 February 2012 at 17:10

Great story, amazing song. I remember buying the Album "Look at the fool" & "Sefronia" when I was Jeff Buckley's #1 fan and was blown away by his voice (and how much Jeff imitated it). Both amazing talents, both missed

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24 February 2012 at 12:52

Template yang sama dengan yang saya gunakan....I'm sorry I can't speak english...!!!

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24 February 2012 at 15:46

Pikiran besar berpikir sama! Great minds think alike....

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24 February 2012 at 19:36

Such a good song, I keep playing it. I'd never heard of it until the other day...

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