Monday, 26 January 2009


I've not had much to report for the last month, which is good news in one way.

This morning my impish iPod gave me a nudge in the form of Elvis Costello's "Veronica".

"Do you suppose that waiting, hands on eyes,
Veronica has gone to hide
And all the time she laughs at those
Who shout her name and steal her clothes..."

I never imagined, back when this single came out, that this would ever become my reality.


citygirl said...

You peaked my interest so I looked up the rest of the lyrics. How very fitting for what you're going through/what I've been through!

The site I read said "This was written about Elvis' grandmother, Veronica, who had dementia."

Greg said...

Yes, it's a great song and a glimpse back to a more politically-engaged 80s pop-star (he's still working in a classical context, I understand). His oblique song about the Falklands war "Shipbuilding" is one of my all-time favourites.

Are there any other songs out there about Dementia, I wonder?

It's funny, I was worrying that I had left posting for a month and then this popped into my consciousness like a gift. I've never forgotten the song but had never thought to post about it in the last year and a half of keeping this blog.

Greg said...

I've just checked on youtube and there only appears to be a live version of 'Shipbuilding' that misses out on Chet Baker's HAUNTING trumpet playing. So here's an audio link to the song:

Sorata said...

You made me smile on a day that I thought I am too busy to do so. :D