Last weekend a band called Pearl Jam played in Auckland and a lot of people I know went to the concert.
Pearl Jam was really popular when I was at high school so I listened to them a lot back then and their songs bring back memories of that time for me.
So I thought we'd study a song by Pearl Jam today, called Even Flow. This song was relased in 1992, back when I was in fourth form ... which is not even called fourth form anymore .... anyway, it was the second year of high school.
As Wikipedia says, this song is about the experience of being a homeless man.
The song starts like this:
Freezing, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again
The man seems to have a mental illness. And I think the even flow is referring to the thoughts flowing in and out of his mind,
because he has trouble thinking clearly.
Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away
And the man is also illiterate, which means he can't read.
Kneeling, looking through the paper though he doesn't know to read
Kia ora, in Stick News today a man in America paused his wedding at the alter to send a tweet.
Last month a software developer in America got married. Right after the celebrant pronounced the couple man and wife, the man pulled out his phone.
The celebrant told the guests the groom was updating his relationship status on Facebook.
The groom also sent a tweet before putting his phone away and kissing the bride.
"Standing at the altar with @TracyPage where just a second ago, she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss my bride."
He posted a video of the stunt on YouTube which has now been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 4th of December.