March 23, 2004

The Park

Hyde Park? Central Park? Ray Parker Jr? No, I am of course referring to the one and only Linkin Park. There are two mp3s of Linkin Park on this computer, and I have taken to playing them every day. I can't actually understand why I have started doing this. Sometimes when I am playing them, I find myself chuckling to myself and muttering 'caught in the undertow, caught in the undertow'. Surely these are signs of madness?
I took the last of my malaria pills yesterday, and I checked the list of side effects, and couldn't find 'unexplained tendency to want to listen to Linkin Park anywhere in the list. I might write them a letter, as I can't think of any other possible explanation.
I just had a quick look for a story about someone who really was 'caught in the undertow'. It turns out that it is quite common to be 'caught in the undertow', and it has happened to some businesses, parents and children, and Pei the Chinese student amongst others.
To 'escape the undertow' is much more difficult, and it appears to have only been done by Lord Byron, who very impressively managed to 'escape the undertow of Calvinism'. Some prisoners who broke out of Alcatraz MIGHT have managed to escape the undertow, but it has not been proved.
For those of you wishing to get in on the action, the Linkin Park track you require is called 'Numb'. Be careful of the undertow.

Posted by paul at March 23, 2004 02:12 PM