Message 56: Spinning Plates

Track 10 on Amnesiac is entitled “Like Spinning Plates.” To be in a situation where it feels as if you are spinning plates means to have many things happening at once. To spin plates, however, is a skill of uncertain origin, according to this site. You can purchase plates especially for spinning here.

One reply on “Message 56: Spinning Plates”

I have only come across the line “Cloud Cuckoo Land” in Camille Paglia’s “Sex, Art, and American Culture” – and was wondering if this was a colloquialism common in the UK or elsewhere.

I’d like to know the origins of the phrase, as well as it’s implied colloquial meaning.

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