A Wee Bit of Self Indulgence


There is only one song I am aware of in the entire world that has my name in it. And this version by Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction and 1980s Brit Awards fame etc) is beautiful. The chorus, by Robert Burns, exists in fragment only, so Reader wrote the rest. I’d like this at my funeral.

Oh the lights in this city are like diamonds

Aye the streetlamps, the signs and the cars

Though its bright in this city, what are diamonds

When they’re turning out all of our stars?

Also, I’m trying to learn Gaelic. Don’t ask me why because I don’t even know.. So far I can say “How are you?” (in both formal and informal), “I’m fine”, “That was really good” “Cheers” and identify myself. So far I’m thinking “Cheers” (which I knew already) will be the most useful out of a very un-useful almost-dead language. I should really go back to my original intention of improving my Spanish or French but Fuck It.

PS “Leezie” means “pretty” or “beautiful” in Scots. It does not mean lazy. No matter how true that may be.

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About ohhellwhatthehell

I like gin, mittens and otters, not necessarily in that order. Here's some stuff I felt like writing down when I'm not chained to a desk writing other things for a living. Please use caution when using this site; there may be sweary words, cute animals and general bullshit. Don't say I didn't fucking warn you.
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One Response to A Wee Bit of Self Indulgence

  1. Lisa says:

    My dad taught us lots of gaelic insults/swear words when we were kids, so we could talk about people and they wouldn’t know. We did it once, in London ( I was about 10) and this random old guy in the queue understood us and was horrified.
    So, nearly dead yes, but you never know who else likes nearly dead languages too.

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