Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A random collection of things

... some are even related to criminal justice.

Most not, though.

First, what do you make of this?
I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change

I'm standing in the wind

But I never wave bye-bye

But I try

I try

There's no sign of life

It's just the power to charm

I'm lying in the rain

But I never wave bye-bye

But I try
I try

Nonsense isn't it? Yet I, and millions of others, know these words off by heart and happily sing along whenever David Bowie's Modern Dance is played on the radio. I heard the song this morning on the way into work and decided to listen to the lyrics. I have no idea what he's talking about and, frankly, I'm a little concerned about the whole paper boy thing. Can someone explain?

Okay, criminal justice. Big problem with jail over-crowding. Not just prisons but our local jails. Huge problem. The solution -- bring back flogging?! And it's not some whacko saying it, either. Have a read.

I've been spending a lot of time with the folks from 48 Hours who are making a show about my cold case. This week they had me on a horse (no pictures, sorry) and playing footie with my teammates. Quite a set-up they have. . .
I do one more interview today and then tonight I'm off to Momo's to see Johnny Goudie and his band Liars & Saints play - and 48 Hours will be filming that, too.

Finally, a colleague from the defense bar, and fellow-blogger, touched on a pet topic of mine. Not serial killers, no, but close: civil litigators. I couldn't resist commenting, of course, and it's nice to see I'm not the only one who holds the opinion that those in civil practice, generally speaking, endure a more hostile relationship with their opponents than we do in criminal law. Check that post out here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to see this 48 Hours episode! Then I can point at the TV and say I know you!

    I do love Modern Love by Bowie, but I also have no idea what it means.


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