A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. CONFUCIUS

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Wasn't Born To Follow

She may beg and she may plead and she may argue with her logic/Mention all the things I’ll lose that really have no value/Tho’ I doubt that she will ever come to understand my meaning/In the end she’ll surely know I wasn't born to follow. Wasn't Born To Follow. GOFFIN & KING.

The legendary Carole King is over in the UK at the minute promoting her Tapestry: The Legacy Edition release. I remember that record was never far away from my turntable in the early 1970s - along with James Taylor's Sweet Baby James, John Lennon's Imagine and Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Yeah, I know, maverick bolshie bloggers that we are, we 'wasn't born to follow', right? Nevertheless -I finally got round to putting up the 'Followers' widget on my blog.

So I suppose that's OK, then. Blogs is different. You know they are! We can now follow (at least a little bit). Without a trace of guilt or the tiniest compromise to our rebellious individualism!

I'm quite overwhelmed by the steady stream of visitors to my blog - both the one-offs and occasionals, and the loyal core who come back time and again. Thanks so much for reading - and commenting. I do appreciate it.


Raph G. Neckmann said...

Giraffes aren't born to follow either! (This side of the intergalactic portal or the other...)

As you point out, blogs is different. Rebellious individualism? Love it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would like to be a follower Robert, but however many times I click on "follow" nothing happens - so I am following in spirit and will try again tomorrow.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Well, I be a loyal follower, henceforth and herewith…'course I have been following all along since…uhhh?…a bunch of months back.

Are we really rebellious individuals? I'm so very pleased! I thought I was just a surly contrarian.

gleaner said...

I followed a small blog for about a year, it became very popular...I had to stop following :)
There were just too many followers.

Val said...

I became your loyal and humble follower when you found a way to talk about Goethe and your hot dentist in the same blog.

I am not worthy.

The Solitary Walker said...

Stand easy, loyal followers all.

Raph - if a fireman's ladder of a neck, spots and a predilection for the colour purple ain't individualism, I don't know what is!

Weaver - 'in spirit' is not good enough! Try, try and try again!

Grizzled - you have inspired me...

A bookish and surly contrarian
Had a fling with a strict vegetarian
But as meat was his style
He two-timed her meanwhile
With a carnivore girly librarian

Now, from my blog you'll know I'm helpless when I get into Light Verse mode, so I'd better stop this at once...

Gleaner - I didn't quite follow that :)

Val - arise, my child, bless you, bless you (gives sign of the cross in a popish way)...

Oughtn't you to have another dental checkup before your trip just in case?

Val said...

You're killin' it.