3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

So, The Ugly Duckling’s Life has nominated me for a 3 Day Quote Challenge. I’m not quite sure on blogging ettiquete (I’m new here), but it’s always nice to be thought of, so I’ve decided to take her up on it.

Basically, once a day, for 3 days, you post a quote you really like.

You’re also supposed to nominate 3 other bloggers every day, but I’m not going to do that. If you feel like giving it a go, give it a go. None of you and all of you have my nomination.

So why am I doing this? Well, honestly, I like to post quite regularly, but I’ve just spent 3 nights getting wasted in Berlin and I am now a gibbering wreck of a man. The glare of my iMac screen is burning my eyes. There’s probably an app to sort that out.

Seeing as I was in Berlin, it seems appropriate to post something related the experience (and it was an ‘experience’).

The quote’s from Lou Reed’s song ‘Men Of Good Fortune’, which is on his Berlin album.

Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall

While men of poor beginnings, often can’t do anything at all

The rich son waits for his father to die

The poor just drink and cry

And me, I just don’t care at all

Whatever it says about class and society, it’s the last line – And me, I just don’t care at all – which sums up the ethos of Lou Reed to me. The eternal outsider. The narrator. Commenting, observing, but ultimately unaffected by all this extraneous bullshit. I’m influenced greatly by the guy and I try to bring a bit of his detached characteristic into most things I work on. I’ve never felt part of anything. I’ve always been standing on the edge of popular culture, looking in.

I will write a ‘proper’ entry later if I can tear myself away from Bargain Hunt.

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