Apropos of nothing at all, just in case you have a few spare minutes, here again is one of my all-time favourite short videos.  It was filmed just over a year ago on a busy Saturday in Patrick Street, the centre of Cork’s main shopping area.  By strict definition it’s not really a ‘flash mob’ where the event is spontaneous – there was a bit of rehearsal. 

Patrick Street is where the Cork Marathon starts and finishes, and of course Cork is where I consider my spiritual home.  The song was composed by Jeff Lynne, supposedly after being holed up in Switzerland in crap weather for a fortnight when the sun finally broke through.

For years the song has been part of the pre-match build up ‘down the Blues’ – Brummie-speak for going to St Andrews to watch Birmingham City play.  As Jasper Carrot sighed ‘you draw some, you lose some.’

I somehow breaks my heart.  Hope you like it.

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