2 August 2006
Music to pull weeds by
Once again we had a 45 minute stint of wrestling with the rampant weeds. Any more than that and the boredom makes my head go pop. The good news is, we can now see some of what we’ve planted and even some pathways. It’s good to know that we are slowly making progress, but the weeds themselves are so invasive they even get into your head and get you singing some very odd music…
Otis Redding’s Sitting on the Dockleaf of the Bay is a classic, but you can’t beat Wild Horsetail by the Rolling Stones.
I’m a big fan of female singer-songwriters so it’s important not to forget Couch Grass Girl by the kooky Tori Amos and Don’t Come The Groundsel With Me Sonny Jim by Kirsty MacColl.
Keeping things in the family, you’d have to admit that Ewan MacColl’s First Time Ever I Saw Your Weeds gives us a romantic flavour down the plot, but feeling amorous doesn’t exactly encourage you to stick with the task at hand, something more energetic is needed.
Bubblegum pop perfection such as Reach for the Weeds by the now sadly disbanded S Club 7 or Weed Me Baby One More Time from when Britney could still do backflips is pretty good at helping you get a rhythm going.
Alternatively, if it all seems too much like hard work, you could just allow the weeds to do their thing while humming the Beatles Nettle It Be.