Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Never Too Late
M went back to school on Monday, it has been a quick 6 and a half weeks. He got up a little less quickly than he has over the past few weeks and was a bit hesitant about getting the uniform on and getting out of the door, more so than my memory of last year and in complete contrast to the year before, his first when he was practically shoving us out of the door.
I have been trying to remember what it felt like going back to school after the holidays and apart from the first day at high school I have absolutely no memories of the first day at school, which troubles me as it either means that I have early onset Alzheimer's or it was so traumatic that I have blotted these experiences from my memory.
It could be that it really wasn't that big a deal which is a distinct possibility as my mother being a teacher most probably didn't hype it up that much as it meant back to the grindstone for her as well, or as she would say "back to pit boots and purridge".
Anyway, thinking of school brought to mind the excellent lyric from the song posted about hearing music in a school bell that I thought was worthy of your attention.
Michael Franti used to front the Beatnigs who I saw support Billy Bragg a long time ago in the Glasgow Pavillion. Then he formed the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and since 1994 has been with his band Michael Franti and Spearhead. The track comes from a session he recorded for KEXP and can be found on the rather good first volume of Live At KEXP.
Michael Franti -Never Too Late