I’ve started my first album. Early stages, but it will be quite rocky with a touch of eighties pretension. It’s not the writing of the album that is difficult it’s knowing what to call it. I have spent ages thinking about this and want to avoid the obvious naming pitfalls:
Ponta, by Ponta, the album
being Ponta, by Ponta
No, the album
the hunger, for pedigree
Suzi one of many
One, two, three, four…
Well you know all the obvious stuff. So I’ve now settled on:
treedom, one chance
I saw this film the other night with some small Australian human pretending to be a big Scottish clansman with a blue face (Ha! A blue face that was sooo funny!) and he kept shouting TREEDOM! Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR TREEDOM! It sounded a bit like “freedom”, quite difficult to tell what with his broad Australian accent. I thought this was a good play on words, “tree” and “free” in this film and there seemed to be a lack of trees in the film (or at least the bit I woke up to see), so it must have been about saving the planet and trees and the like, there were lots of rolling hills. It seemed to be a speech about taking a chance and living for the moment, which is exactly what I do. Here and now, thereabouts.
I do like trees (they are great for the environment and all manner of creatures call them home) so the album will be called Treedom after that rousing speech. Treedom! Hmm, should it have an exclamation mark? Or is that a tad too pretentious?