Friday, August 10, 2018

Glair Boat

 Glair Boat (from the album "Trinity of Dementia")

 

The inspiration for the song "Glair boat" came from my childhood memories of an ancient Italian tradition consisting in putting the glair of an egg into a glass jar full of water during the night between 28th and 29th June. "The Saint Peter's boat" is the name given to the final shape taken by the glair in the early morning. According to the popular belief Saint Peter blows in the jar shaping the glair in the likeness of a vessel. It was then possible to forecast the agrarian vintage or the child's future by observing the inclination of the sails. In my song I describe the singular case of a community attempting to sail a river by a giant glair ship doomed to sink, until a child decides to reach the estuary aboard his own little boat. 

 

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