Who Won the Week (2 May 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I have a nice, benign (and short!) story this week. The world has a new longest pedestrian suspension bridge after this one opened to span a gorge in Portugal:

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Life through the Lens (2 May 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

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Some bluebells, at the end of their season.

Reblog: Songshine Sunday #3

Oh, wow, you have got to hear this. Absolutely stonking track, excellent pick KK.

Songshine Sounds

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Whether or not there’s sunshine where you are in the world this Sunday, we hope you’ll enjoy a sunny track, and that it uplifts your spirit.

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inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 2 May 2021, corridor.

As I stepped through Corridors of Power,
I encountered an ivory tower.
Where I there met a minister,
Who struck me as sinister,
As he spouted out views somewhat sour.

I had in mind a nonsense poem when I wrote this, Lewis Carrol, rabbit glances at watch etc. but I ended up with something slightly more real-life.

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Kill or Cure

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 1 May 2021, sure.

A woman with terrible cough,
Received putrid green potion to quaff,
She said “Are you sure,
There is no better cure?”,
As her left leg turned black and fell off.

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for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 1 May 2021, ruby.

My first thought when I saw the prompt this week was the song “Ruby Tuesday”. Which, if I’m honest, I can’t stand.

But it did prompt me to look on Spotify to see what other “Ruby” songs there might be. And I think I found a gem of my own in this track.

It’s called Ruby Falls, it is a US artist called Katie Crutchfield. She performs under the name Waxahatchee, and has a Wikipedia page here. Waxahatchee is the name of a creek where she grew up, in Alabama, and it sounded as though this was a solo musical project but I’m hearing male voices on some of her tracks, so perhaps not?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video of her actually singing this track, but I presume this is all low budget stuff. However, she has a beautiful voice and I think she’s well worth a listen. I’m listening to some of her other tracks as I write this (some of which have videos with a more personal touch), and she might well become somebody I listen to more often. I hope you enjoy it, too.

I should really have posted this response on our new Songshine site, shouldn’t I? My partner KK will be very impressed that I discovered some music less than 30 years old!