Friday 30 June 2017 by Neil Tollfree

New telescope helps The Waterboys finally see whole of the moon


Telescope whole of the moon

After some thirty years of only seeing a bit of the moon, wacky Scottish folk band The Waterboys have invested in a big telescope to allow them to finally see the whole of the moon.

“Well, ever since I was a child, I’ve always been envious of my friends who kept banging on and on about the whole of the moon,” said Mike Scott – Chief Waterboy.

“They’d be going ‘oh Mike, the moon is so brilliant,’ and I’d be going ‘yeah, whatever mate, it’s only a crescent. It’s rubbish,’ then they’d say that I should see the whole of the moon and I’d get it.”

After years of this, Mike finally took matters into his own hands and did the only thing he could – he wrote a song.

“Yeah, I did this really angry protest song about how I saw the crescent, but you saw the whole of the moon. But then everyone thought it was this big jolly song about how Prince was brilliant at doing songs and that, but it wasn’t, it was about people just banging on about the moon.”

Finally, the Mike and the Waterboys decided to buy a telescope to see what the fuss was all about, and his verdict now after finally seeing the whole of the moon?

“It’s overrated if I’m honest. It’s just the moon,” he sighed.

“And I’m going to have to change the lyrics of that song now as well.”

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