Sunday 5 August 2007

Beautiful, just beautiful

I like to keep a pen and some paper in my car wherever I go. Mostly it just for leaving notes in my window to let the clampers know that the parking meter is not working (so please don't clamp me again!)

Sometimes I use the paper to jot down a thought that I have or the name of some music I just heard on the radio while driving. A couple of months ago, as I was driving one evening to do the grocery shopping, I heard a song on RTE2fm called Space Walk by a band called Lemon Jelly. The song samples a recording of an astronaut going on a spacewalk and watching the sunrise over Earth. Throughout is a refrain of the spacewalker describing the scene as, 'Beautiful, just beautiful'. I liked the sound of it so I jotted it down at the next red light.

Last week I signed up to emusic for some mp3 downloads. They're doing an offer where you can have a trial for two weeks and download and keep 25 tracks for free (regardless of whether you stay on a a member). I've been a bit disappointed by not being able to find some of the songs that I initially wanted so I may just take my freebies and run. However, they did have the Lemon Jelly song so I got that. It's great. I really recommend you getting a copy. It's one of those songs that make you nod your head in rhythm and smile.

Yesterday my wife and I got a babysitter and went to a movie. Before we went to the cinema we went for coffee and dessert in a cafe in the Italian quarter of Dublin. There's some nice looking cafes there that I'll go back to visit again. As it would happen, the name of the cafe we went to was Lemon Jelly.

Anyway, all of this is just to say to my wife that when we walk down the rain soaked streets of Dublin on a summer evening I can't help but nod my head, smile and think, 'beautiful, just beautiful.'


Howard said...

Is that the wife or the streets of Dublin that are 'beautiful' - or both?

Cosmo said...

It's the whole ensemble. The wife, the streets, the rain, the fact were out on a date...but mostly the wife (!)