Brilliantine immortality

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Brilliantine immortality

Postby kevo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:27 pm

The lyrics to Carrion are on display at the National Maritime Museum (thanks to Gigi for spotting this - amazing!)

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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby gtw » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:50 pm

Astonishing!

(just for reference - I'd always assumed that lyric was BSP penned. Was it a quote from a separate literary source, which is itself is being quoted here, or is it all BSP?)
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby No Paranoia » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:05 pm

Way cool, like, like, like!
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby blir » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:26 am

That just gave me the chills!
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby kevo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:49 am

gtw wrote:(just for reference - I'd always assumed that lyric was BSP penned. Was it a quote from a separate literary source, which is itself is being quoted here, or is it all BSP?)

Think it's them - but the stone and steel and horses' heels bit is from TS Eliot's 'Geroniton'
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby efeelola » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:14 am

It was spotted on this wonderful tumblr:
http://fyeahbritishseapower.tumblr.com/

Apparently it's in the *new* wing of the NMM. Didn't realise they were building a new wing...
http://fyeahbritishseapower.tumblr.com/ ... e-national

Maybe there are more museum curators lurking about.
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby Cold Ethyl » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:19 am

kevo wrote:
gtw wrote:(just for reference - I'd always assumed that lyric was BSP penned. Was it a quote from a separate literary source, which is itself is being quoted here, or is it all BSP?)

Think it's them - but the stone and steel and horses' heels bit is from TS Eliot's 'Geroniton'


Actually it's from Eliot's "Triumphal March".....


Stone, bronze, stone, steel, stone, oakleaves, horses' heels
Over the paving.
And the flags. And the trumpets. And so many eagles.
How many? Count them. And such a press of people.
We hardly knew ourselves that day, or knew the City.
This is the way to the temple, and we so many crowding the way.
So many waiting, how many waiting? what did it matter, on such a day?
Are they coming? No, not yet.
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby kevo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:40 am

Surely BSP must play a gig there now...
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby Sandra » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:52 am

So very cool.

Props to the museum too.
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby Rake » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:27 am

They must be made up with this, what great recognition of some of the finest words ever put to music.
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby The Hawk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:51 am

Rake wrote:They must be made up with this, what great recognition of some of the finest words ever put to music.


Couldn't of put it better myself.
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby gtw » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:46 am

Visited this yesterday. It is pretty much the very first thing you now see after you have entered the museum's new wing, which is now also the way you enter the museum as a whole. So its very impactful and memorable. And it seems to me that there is a real opportunity there for the band, as you could have a nice small range of BSP stuff in the shop branded with those words.... t shirts, fridge magnets, bags, mugs. Hell, you could even put a limited edition 'maritime and the skies' ep in there, with carrion, fear of drowning, observe the skies, lights out etc, as the range is duplicated with the royal observatory. Could create a new and steady income stream for the band.

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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby Lancashire Fusileer » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:00 am

Man of Arran could be shoehorned in somehow too
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Re: Brilliantine immortality

Postby Gorgeous Undertow » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:15 pm

Was thinking idly of making this a stop on my UK jaunt. Now that I've realized it's also on the same grounds as the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House, I think it's a definite plan.
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