Well after much deliberation, and derision from my friends, I have decided to rename Wanderlust as ‘Sister Midnight’.
Sister Midnight is the name of a song from Iggy Pop’s Album ‘The Idiot’. The song was co-written with David Bowie, who also gave me the name ‘Lady Stardust’ for my last Baba, so I have some continuity. Youtube Link
I have been a big fan of Iggy Pop since I was a young teenager, and found an album of his in my older brother’s record collection, alongside Bowie, The Velvets, Eno and a whole eclectic selection of music. For the early seventies, my brother was way ahead of the pack, for which I will always be grateful.
Another nice touch is the main line in the song is “Calling Sister Midnight…” which I may well here the coastguard or another ship say at some point, and even if I’m boarding my deflating liferaft at that point, it will still bring a smile to my face.
I’m planning to return to Midnight on the 3rd May and launch shortly afterwards, when the blog will continue.
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