Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Miserable Git

Listening to other people's music has always bugged the hell out of me.  Thumping, ignorant noise is probably the largest cause of inter-prisoner violence across the estate.

Sitting, dumbly, in my cell I was interrupted by loud music. Unusally, it was classical rather than drum-n-bass, but an intrusion nonetheless.  I opened my door and followed my ears...

To find myself standing in the yard, faced with a classical concert party.  They beavered away at their strings, gazed upon by prisoners, four wicker deer and a six foot high stone seahorse.

I forgave them.


  1. I don't know if it still occurs, but one of the Salvation Army's favourite party tricks used to be is to set up their equipment on the 'centre' of the main wings at Wandsworth prison on Christmas eve, and proceed to 'entertain' their (very) captive audience with a deafening rendition of hymns, ending with every prisoners favourite - "WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS"

  2. Lol I hope you at least enjoyed the music, the thought of the wicker deer and six foot seahorse now....!!