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* * * News for 4th November 2007 * * *


All of Medway: 4th November 2007

Poppy Remembrance Sunday

Recommended viewing for today—Neil Innes video "Time to Kill"

I do not generally post news items that are not purely Medway-based or affecting, but this is important and relates to a local website, so please read on...

Some years ago there was a television series called The Innes Book of Records, featuring numerous songs by prolific musical genius Neil Innes, put to appropriate visual footage. It was a superb programme, and possibly the only series ever to use TV as a pure art form.

One such item was the powerfully evocative Time to Kill, whose words I copy below, taken with acknowledgement from the NeilInnes.org website, which contains all Neil's song lyrics, along with plenty of other material:

The sun is in the sky
The stars still burn
Beneath my feet the earth is newly-turned
All the seeds are sown
And when they're fully grown
I shall sleep just like a stone in shallow water

A little time to live
Is such a lot of time to kill
Keep on moving even when you're standing still
Looking for an end and wondering how or when it will
But when its gone and in the past
The stars will surely last
Forever

The sun is in the sky
The stars still burn
Beneath my feet the earth is newly-turned
All the seeds are sown
And when they're fully grown
I shall sleep just like a stone in shallow water

A little time to live
Is such a lot of time to kill
Keep on moving even when you're standing still
Looking for an end and wondering how or when it will
But when its gone and in the past
The stars will surely last
Forever
Repeat once
Over on Strood Conservatives, the ever-resourceful Cllr Jane Etheridge has found a video of this item on YouTube, and has linked it into the Strood site HERE.

It is perhaps not as well known as it might have been that there are many ex-servicemen living in Medway today, so we all need to respect this special occasion—and we should definitely watch that video from now until (and beyond!) Remembrance Sunday, next week.