The boy with the Arab strap
Belle and Sebastien
‘Everyone suffers in silence’
I will forever relate this song to Teachers, the usually hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking British comedy series starring Andrew Lincoln, as it used the instrumental version as it’s theme tune.
It was my first introduction to the song, and I loved it almost straight away. It just makes me want to dance, the beat making my mood improve within the first few seconds of it beginning to play. I almost don’t listen to the lyrics, but the juxtaposition of the jovial beat, and the less than happy lines makes the song particularly interesting.
I mean it references ‘isolation’ and ‘being a lazy git’, ‘the Asian man with his love/hate affair with his racist clientele’, not exactly uplifting!
The music video
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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