Sunday, October 30, 2005
A couple of recent tracks - the first for a while:
I heard Billy Bragg some time ago talking about the process he went
through when his father was dying of cancer and how it was not talked
about at the time. Such stifling of things that should be
discussed and such lack of embracing of the times which have been
shared is part of his collaboration with Rosetta Life.
This UK charity works with hospice patients and their families to
open up the process of dealing with loved ones facing death, to use
creativity to come to terms with serious illnesses, and to bring hope
and happiness and dignity to them even when immediate prospects may be
So, please do listen to the collaboration between Billy Bragg and
Rosetta Life and several of the attendees of the Trimar Hospice in
Weymouth. Please buy the "We Laughed" CD too. The story of
Maxine Edgington and her daughter is poignant but out of the music
comes a stronger feeling of joy and celebration.
You can listen to Billy and Maxine talking about the project and hear the song too at the BBC web site here .