#IndyRef Songs – Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.)

Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler

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What’s the song about?
I have no idea. its a kinda pastiche of all your worst concepts of growing up “scotch” in one musical item. brilliant though. I think its clear that thats not a policy for education that will get voted for in this referendum.

What questions are similar around the referendum?
where has the humour gone in this campaign. Why do we hamstring our politicians, and not allow them to be outlandish, to have suggestions based on surrealist theories. the grassroots yes people seem to be happier, more likely to have a laugh, but this can often transfer into boisterousness which those supporting no at once both annoyed by and jealous of.
Why does the school only seem to have fish on the menu on Fridays, in a fish and chips combo. More fish would make our children more intelligent? no the Telegraph says it so it must be true.

What conclusions can we draw about the independence referendum vote?
we want politicians who are politicians not rounded people. We don’t want someone with a sense of humour with their finger on the button. we want them to run the government but not be our pals. Is that fair? is that making sure the right person does the right job? would you vote for someone who made you laugh rather than their policies or ideas? would you vote for someone who’s ideas made you laugh, and go “thats brilliant?”
Fish would, fish are intelligent, and literate, thereby by extension so are those who eat them. Vote for fish people, thats the way forward.

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