Listen to the song first to get in a mood.
I’m watching the Lord of the Rings prequel. It’s for 12 years plus, visually sumptuous with many painterly images, with lines of Old Testament weight and, like a 1950s Western, it hides the awful truth of violence.
I’m not watching the Game of Thrones prequel. It’s for 18 years plus, not quite so good-looking, hateful in word and image, blood, brains and guts spilling all over the sets. Like a Sam Peckinpah Western, you see it all. I’m too young for that yet.
Watching the central character, the icy beauty that is the Elfin Princess Galadriel, I was reminded of the late 60s prog-rockers Barclay James Harvest who had hits with the above and Mocking Bird.
Feeling the urge to escape Scottish politics for a moment and to connect with the many other silver surfers who follow TuS, I thought I’d share this.
My purpose? Not theorised enough to even get a C pass.
When I do this kind of thing, readership tends to be low but heh.