Tuesday, 9 April 2013

TUESDAY BLUES!! Andrew Bird - Lusitania

Do you like Singer/Songwriters, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!

Andrew Bird - Lusitania (featuring Annie Clarke)
This track on Andrew Birds excellent album, Break it Yourself, features St Vincent's Annie Clarke. The Lusitania was a British ocean liner and this got me reminiscing about my own ocean going adventures which thankfully didn't involve any sinking, apart from a few pints.

A few years ago we took our parents on a cruise to Caribbean.  A family holiday can be a testing time for relationships and even more so when you have two sets of parents and even more so again when they've never really met.  "But what if they don't get on?" "Don't worry it's a big ship, we can separate them if need be"

As it turned out they got on really well and were pretty inseparable all holiday.  They'd meet for meals, drinks and port walks, often forgetting to include us.  We'd been concerned that me & the wife wouldn't get any time alone, but by the end of the holiday were feeling a little left out, especially when we discovered that they'd been enjoying an additional meal sitting each day which my wife and I didn't know about - there was an early evening sitting in addition to the main evening meals - and our parents had been going to both!

Overall, a great holiday was had by all and cruise stories are still exchanged at any family gatherings, some of which the wife & I are only now discovering - gambling in casinos, smuggling booze on board, making friends with the locals, Gun shots in Caracas and almost missing the ship!

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TUESDAY BLUES!! Andrew Bird - Lusitania
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10 April 2013 at 19:40

Sounds like there are more cruise stories to be shared - gambling, guns and booze? I'm guessing it was Old Pa causing trouble!

I'm a fan of both Andrew and Annie, but have yet to pick up 'Break it Yourself', so thanks for dropping this fine tune in.