English from A2onward /TOM RUSSEL
The other day I listened to a country music special and was quite fascinated by the words Tom Russel writes to his songs. He is in fact considered to be one of the greatest contemporary songwriters.Tom was born in L.A. in 1953 and seems to have graduated from he University of California with a Master’s degree in Criminology and taught school in Nigeria during the Biafran war. One of his songs is in fact called “Criminology”.
He wrote a detective story and is also a painter. His latest collection of powerful observations is called „ Blood and Candle Smoke“. It takes its name from a line in Guadelupe.
“Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall” is about the Mexicans and the famous wall to the United States.
Here some questions to “Guadelupe” the song about the deep belief he saw the Mexicans had when babtizing their children. Experience which somehow changed his life.
– Where are the ghosts?
– In which position is the fool?
– What is the least of pilgrims hoping for?
– What is Tomas known for?