Monday, October 20, 2008

Staying Alive

I'm in Paris today, on the last of three back-to-back shows. It's taking its toll a bit, I feel tired and run down, but tomorrow is a day off (hoorah!), although there is another drive tonight on the bus. I'm looking forward to a bath and a bed that doesn't bump up and down all night.

Yesterday I was in Groningen in Holland and I learnt an important first aid tip whilst going with the runner to get change. He'd been told that the correct speed for doing heart massage in CPR is 100bpm (beats per minute) and as luck would have it the Bee Gee's song Staying Alive is 100bpm and will do very nicely thank you as a tempo guide for, well, keeping someone alive. How good is that? You'll never forget it now either. Of course I'm already hatching a plot to write a song that is exactly 100bpm, annoyingly catchy and entitled in such a way that it becomes the de facto life saving song.

The picture on today's post is from a sports hall in Riga, Latvia. I think the idea is that drunk people can lean their heads against the basketballs to avoid falling over whilst peeing. Clever huh?

More soon,



DJ Kirkby said...

I was going to ask what the soft bits on the wall were for. I didn't know that there were partitions between urinals, that is a good idea.

Trixie said...

Looks like those basket balls have had a few heads on them in the past!

Daren said...

DJ Kirkby: Well, of course, there aren't always partitions, and here in France they are usually by the entrance to all the unisex loos... they just don't care.

Trixie: Yeah, I imagine they have. Good idea though.

(in Grenoble, France)