So Rusty Shackle is the name of a folk roots and roll or Welsh hip folk (as they call themselves) band who we heard about a few years ago when we went to the Just So Festival.
We were less than a year into sobriety and we were trying a family festival out to see how we got on doing the things we used to love to do minus the substances we used to love doing them with. As the event had a heavy emphasis on children and families there was minimal booze presence and we had a blast. This music reminds me so much of that time.
Recently MrHOF had been on a trip and when the CD turned on this was the tune that was playing and so many good memories came flooding back. We played it to death back at that time so had moved it to the back of the glove compartment box and then duly forgotten about it! The track I’m going to share is called ‘The Bones’ and there is something about the lyrics that just fits this place:
“I can never decide if I’m Jekyll or Hyde when I lose myself in shame”
“There’s a couple of voices in my head wrestling for control”
Maybe it’s time for you to throw off the rusty shackles of booze? Maybe without it you will experience less shame and the voices will stop fighting in your head? Who knows but you will only know if you shake the bones. Shaking the Bones is a stress-relieving exercise with an emphasis on physically shaking the body while emotionally letting go of problems and stress 😉
Plus my kids LOVE this song from the CD in particular and we all sang along at the top of our voices all of that summer in 2013 (hence why it was
temporarily lost relegated). Happy Days.
PS It was 3 years ago today that I set up this blog! Here’s my very first blog post …..