1st July 2010
Near Lucky Lane, Bedminster, Bristol, UK.
My first comedy tree. It’s as high as one can climb without using a machete. I know it’s puerile but I did feel slightly like I was crouched on the trees weener. This tree is in one of the graveyards from earlier. Comedy and tragedy.
This little interview took place earlier but I thought I’d post it here as I’d not had much to say on this day… We’d both had a few pints…
HENRIK: I’ve got err, I’ve Ken
KEN: What you got? Yeah, you’ve got…
HENRIK: I’ve got Ken who lives on a boat.
HENRIK: He’s a philosopher and yeah…
KEN: What you got er..?
HENRIK: I’ve got errr….so what were you saying about your…your…last…group…tree
KEN: Errr we were all saying, look you know, we should say, umm you know, I dunno…
HENRIK: What should we say?
KEN: We should say umm….what we gotta do…is plant a tree. Every now and again.
HENRIK: Just now and again.
HENRIK: But not, not every day?
KEN: Noo, plant trees for life.
HENRIK: A tree for life. One tree every day.
HENRIK: Just one.
KEN: Yes. But not a dead tree.
HENRIK: Not a dead tree. So how old’s your granddaughter, how old’s your granddaughter?
KEN: Four. Yep, umm…
Couple of mumbly lines, I think he says something like ‘shit, it’s so fucking light here’…? Maybe? Maybe not…
HENRIK: How high up did you get?
KEN: Uhhh, I dunno, just quite high…
KEN: (mumbly something) Uhh that was the last time I climb a tree (?)
HENRIK: That’s cool. That’s pretty impressive. Do you know what, it’s amazing how many people
KEN: D’you realise this…they um…
HENRIK: [overlap]…Have stuff…tree…quite interesting tree related stuff…
KEN: Yeah…I was eleven…
KEN: I climbed a tree so high, I couldn’t get down, I actually fell down…grazed my back on a branch. And the graze was about, you know, that sort of big…yeah yeah yeah yeah…and it didn’t heal, it wouldn’t heal…ahh…somethingseomthing for like three months.
KEN: An’ then, an’ then, after that….I was very suspicious of tree climbing… and ummm, sort of bandaged up and shit like that
HENRIK: Was it
KEN: Yeah, she’s right
HENRIK: How far down, you just bounced of branches or something?
KEN: Yeah, exactly, yeah…
HENRIK: Really, you bounced off branches on the way down?
HENRIK: Flippin heck, that’s scary, what kind of tree was it?
KEN: It was umm, err…ummmm…might have been an apple tree.
HENRIK: An apple tree.
KEN: But that’s not a tree!