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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day         Leslie Monk

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Fox-trot

Foxtrot from LeslieMonk on Vimeo.

 

Some time ago I wrote about this song for these pages.

13 June 2005. 

I have been working on this for a while. Maybe too long.

It started off as a country song and my voice seem to suit that easy style and my first attempt went down well with Mrs Monk. In fact she danced in the living room as she listened wearing cans. A strange and hilarious sight to behold for the un-hearing watcher. Imagine?

Mrs Monk declared my song, “Better than Coldplay”, which says more about Mrs Monk's negative opinion of Coldplay’s X&Y, than it does about my Fox-trot.

17 June 2005 Coldplay on Jools Holland. Mrs Monk now prefers Coldplay and despises my song.

24 June 2005 Torrential downpour and Thunderstorm. I made a recording of thunderclaps and rainfall and overdub onto Fox-trot. Glastonbury is flooded, but the show goes on. White Stripes captivate a sea of 70,000 mud-drenched revellers. We watch on TV

25 June 2005 Coldplay average

26 June 2005 Girl on surfboard is elevated above the crowd in front of Brian Wilson Mrs Monks friend Rufus Wainwright is cut out unceremoniously in favour of Primal Scream. Mrs Monk wants to know who is responsible for this.

3 November 2014

I have reproduced and re-imagined the song Foxtrot in this movie.

Foxes are wildlife perceived by David Cameron's, favourite  foul mouthed Sussex fox hunters as "game" . Some men claim to be better than vermin but nevertheless these men were caught horse whipping women who did not approve of what they were doing to foxes.

This footage was used to against the fox hunters who flouted the law and were subsequently prosecuted.

You can change the law, but vermin is vermin.

 

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3 November 2014

An early postman in these post privatisation days is like finding an apple in a puddle in the street and dancing a  fox-trot with the vermin where the rain has fallen.