Today has been a strange one. First, I came downstairs this morning to brew my first critical cup of coffee, turned the pot on, popped in a pod, hit the button, then fed the furry babes, went into the living room to open the blinds, returned to the kitchen to see coffee spreading all over the counter. Oops. I forgot to put a cup in the ol’ Keurig. Cleaned that mess up, then filled the watering can to go out and water the flowers, since the weather forecasts have been off base all week and we haven’t received a drop of rain since Saturday. Out in the tiny front yard, I start pouring water over the growing sunflowers, but … I don’t see water hitting the flowers. And then, I begin to feel an odd sensation of dampness. I look down, the nozzle is turned the wrong way and I am watering … myself!!! I seem to be a bit dim-witted these days, for I watered myself for a good 15 seconds or so before I understood the problem and righted the watering can. Fortunately, those two incidents did not set the tone for the day and the rest was alright … not great, but not terrible either. However, tonight I am tired … exhausted, or as my UK friends say, knackered … and as such, I am in the mood for a peaceful tune, something soothing, something I can close … my eyes … and drift … zzzzzz … zzzzzzzz
An albatross is a bird that sailors believed brought bad luck, hence the expression “An albatross around your neck.” The albatross appears in the poem The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green read the poem as a child, which gave him the idea for the song.
Albatross” is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in November 1968. This song is the biggest-selling selling rock instrumental of all time in the UK, and it was the inspiration for the Beatles song “Sun King” on their 1969 Abbey Road album. In Canada, it reached #45 … hear that, John? I didn’t leave out Canada this time!!!
Lyrics? It’s an instrumental, silly! Now hush and listen … zzzzz…zzzzzzzzzz….zzzzzzzzzzzzz…