Tag Archives: rock n roll

Heavens Basement, Electric Ballroom

aaron upside down

Photo by Anna Ghislena

We Are The Mums!

mums photo

Tall Mums, short Mums
Fat Mums, thin Mums
Sporty Mums, stressy Mums
Glammy Mums, slummy Mums
All shapes and
All guises
Gauging the sizes
Of our bums Mums

Mums can cook and read books
(mostly at the same time)
Mums can sing about silly things
Just to keep in rhyme
Mums can nurse and give a cuddle
Mums can run at speed
To trouble
Mums can wipe up sick and poo
And still remain in love with you

Mums like coffee, tea and bed
Somewhere quiet to hide their heads
Mums drink wine and cry with friends
Its all too much; can’t see the end
Mums are pros still to this day
Its just its all so far away
But Mums are strong and
Mums are brave
Mums can sometimes misbehave

Mums are just in day disguise
Starbucks coffees and Levis
Mums can rock and mums can roll
Beware the Mum’s ambitious goal!
Mums will make sure you’re okay
They wouldn’t sell you
On eBay
We are the Mums
All shapes and sizes
Superwomen in disguises!



I saw members of the Eagles of Death Metal perform in London the night before last, Thursday 12th November.

It was a special event.  They happily entertained in their tongue in cheek way and delivered their famous own brand of heavy rock, leaving everyone wanting more.

Today, I am finding it hard, along with the rest of Europe, to come to terms with the image in my mind of a darkened, crammed concert hall, rocking with devoted fans, fuelled on music, vibe, love, camaraderie and then, the ensuing terror they experienced, caused by mindless acts of violence.

My heart is in my boots today, my thoughts and prayers with the people of Paris and of those who have lost their lives.  My thoughts, are also with the Eagles of Death Metal, their crew and the fans who attended the gig at Le Bataclan yesterday evening.

The memory that this unfathomable atrocity occurred at one of their gigs, will be with them for the rest of their lives and every time they perform in the future, they will remember this terrible night.

I look forward to seeing the band play again soon.  I look forward to this, knowing that music always brings people together and helps to heal pain in people’s lives.  It provides opportunity for union, understanding and always, solidarity.

Long Live Rock n’ Roll   \m/

Anna xxx