Friday, June 26, 2009

Monkey riding

I've been thinking about the different ways in which we humans invite or coerce other species to share our lives. There've been a couple of songs about dancing bears on the Mothership, and this monkey I think probably didn't choose to ride that bike - so they're making money for their humans, but of course they may have other more petlike roles when they're off duty. Then there are the trophy pets, like Paris Hilton's handbag chihuahua; or those monkeys that people have instead of children - there was a documentary about some of them on the telly a couple of weeks ago. Here are some other ways:

Dogsong aka Sleep Dog Lullaby - the Be Good Tanyas
Black Cat - Maggie Holland
Bull Dog - the Shangri Las
The Falcon - Mimi and Richard Farina
Hellhounds - the Gourds
Cats Of Joy - Slosinger Redbury
Monkey Riding - the Cock and Bull Band


Shoegazer said...

Your pic reminded me of Blurt's Fish Needs A Bike - will have to dig that out later. Not sure what possible use you will have for this information.

AliMunday said...

Great music and strangely poignant picture.