THE CUT

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MOMENTS IN POT CULTURE: THE BAMBOO

16th February 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

“...You can get your kicks in THE HOUSE OF BAMBOO!...” It’s hard not to write down ALL of the lyrics to Andy Williams’, ‘The House of Bamboo’ (1958). This song boots the dark clouds out of a dull day, “I'm-a telling you / When you're blue / Well there's a lot to do / In the house of bamboo...”

Nineties artist Jim Lambie made his ‘Psychedelic Soulstick’ (1999) mostly from a bamboo cane and socks (!?). Cosmic.

“I'm bored of eating banana / I want guanabana / I wanna warm my buns this summer summer…” Yes M.I.A, give it to us!!! ‘Bamboo Banger’ (2007)