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Blackbird Braille



Last night, I dreamt of Stephen Fry. Now, he is a person who can leave you feeling devasted by his eloquence or annoyed by his ubiquitousness - I fall into the former camp.  In this dream, we were on a bus together, circling a whitewashed council estate.  We were talking about the sounds of language, specifically talking about the German language which is strange - especially since IRL, I want to learn Italian. Heaven knows why.  I then remember his spoken piece on Kate Bush's '50 Words For Snow.' I think he has an amazing voice; Alan Rickman runs a close second.

Seems weird to hear that song when it has been one of the warmest days this year.



Saying that, I just love the sounds and patterns of language.  It was specifically the words 'Blackbird Braille' that I heard - wonder what it all means?

1. Drifting
2. twisting
3. whiteout
4. blackbird braille
5. Wenceslasaire
6. avalanche

Come on man, you've got 44 to go, come on man you've got 44 to go.
Come on man, you've got 44 to go, come on man, you've got 44 to go.

7. swans-a-melting
8. deamondi-pavlova
9. eiderfalls
10. Santanyeroofdikov
11. stellatundra
12. hunter's dream
13. fallop'njoompoola
14. zebranivem
15. spangladasha
16. albadune
17. hironocrashka
18. hooded-wept

Come on Joe, you've got 32 to go, come on Joe, you've got 32 to go.
Come on now, you've got 32 to go, come on now, you've got 32 to go.
Don't you know it's not just the Eskimo.
Let me hear your 50 words for snow.

19. phlegm de neige
20. mountainsob
21. anklebreaker
22. erase-o-dust
23. shnamistoflopp'n
24. terrablizza
25. whirlissimo
26. vanilla swarm
27. icyskidski
28. robber's veil

Come on Joe, just 22 to go, come on Joe, just 22 to go.
Come on Joe, just you and the Eskimos.
Come on now just 22 to go.
Come on now, just 22 to go, let me hear your 50 words for snow.

29. creaky-creaky
30. psychohail
31. whippoccino
32. shimmerglisten
33. Zhivagodamarbletash
34. sorbetdeluge
35. sleetspoot'n
36. melt-o-blast
37. slipperella
38. boomerangablanca
39. groundberry down
40. meringuerpeaks
41. creme-bouffant
42. peDtaH 'ej chIS qo'
43. deep'nhidden
44. bad for trains
45. shovelcrusted
46. anechoic
47. blown from polar fur
48. vanishing world
49. mistraldespair
50. snow

Tags: dream, kate bush, stephen fry, vids 2015
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