Thursday, April 17, 2008

Riding the rails

As the credit crunch begins to bite, here is some advice from Charles Campion as we all need to tighten our belts:

At last a real incentive to drink good wine. Fortunately the good folk of Primrose Hill seem knowlegeable and appreciative so when they see Margaux at £55 a bottle they pounce on the bargain rather than merely thinking “£55 is rather expensive for six glass of wine”.

A couple of hobo tips from my life are that you can get a free lunch if you are working in Buckingham Palace and free crisps at the monthly Colour House Theatre quiz.

Pull up a chair, while I crayon "this machine kills fascists" onto my guitar.

They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob,
When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job.
They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead,
Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it's done. Charlie, can you share the wine?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
Half a million boots went slogging through Hell,
And I was the kid with the drum!

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Charlie, can you share the wine?

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