My unbacked-up hard disc crashed a couple of weeks ago and yesterday the data retrieval specialists in Alabang we had sent it to told us they had been unable to retrieve the data. Although there is an outside chance that a Korean friend may have more luck when he returns to Seoul next weekend, it seems likely that we have lost all our photos, music, and documents.
The implications of this disaster grow on me with every passing hour.
Anyway, since I have discovered that posting videos is last refuge of a lazy (or computerless) blogger, here is a cracker, Ricky Gervais on Genesis (as in the Bible, not the band). If you are religiously inclined please don’t upset yourself and resist the temptation to watch it.
Funnily enough, this dirty old town is about the closest I’ve ever got to having one.
Home it’s where I want to be, but I guess I’m already there.
Some of you are going to hate the next one I'm afraid. In anticipation of this, I can only adapt Elvis Costello’s warning in the liner notes of Almost Blue: “This video clip contains Country & Western Music & may produce radical reaction in narrow minded people".
Iris DeMent watching her home town die under her feet.