Aug 16, 2005
Marianne, Keen of Scots
Marianne can tell you many things of music and more.
But for today's introductory quote: an excerpt from her Myths about the Scottish and Scotland, Part II.
I bet you know a song about that
I think people think I grew up in a bothy* playing the fiddle and singing about the events of the day. Suprisingly enough, these were probably much the same as your average American teenager's daily events - crushes, exams, avoiding gym and how many calories I ate. Not when the herring fleet is coming back, or how my new tartan is coming along, or should I cook my porridge for one overnight or two. I have a neighbor who always asks me this no matter what the circumstances are: 'Hey Marianne, I see it's the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima - I bet you know a song about that'. I don't.
*"bothy" -- see comments. Originally I incorrected it to "both". -- Phil
Yay! I'm quotable! That makes my day! I feel I should clarify one thing though; the place I didn't grow up in is a bothy (which is basically a small rural Scottish home). The typo is dangerously close to 'brothel', which, I hasten to add, I also didn't grow up in.
Posted by: Marianne | Aug 16, 2005 7:14:40 AM