The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120379   Message #2618917
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
26-Apr-09 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: Riddle Songs??
Subject: RE: Riddle Songs??
Or perhaps I'm just rephrasing your own words somewhat?

I think that pretty much nails it, CS. When I think of Surrealism, I think of The Nature Table - of items removed from their original context & juxtaposed elsewhere by way of symbolic / poetic value, though what that value is remains essentially unsayable as it goes places language doesn't - a liminal & subjective something-or-other which whilst being common to us all is something we experience alone - and, although there is some element of consensus here, it remains abstract, but none the less awesome and, therefore, meaningful.

Here is the ref. I was thinking of from Opie's Dictionary of Rhymes.

Thanks for that, Jim - as invaluable as it is fascinating!


Otherwise here I am recording the Great Selkie O' Sule Skerry, singing up the overflow pipe on Fleetwood beach last night. And you can hear the results on my myspace page Here; far from perfect in terms of recording & performance, it is a welcome addition to The Nature Table nevertheless!