The village of Cockermouth has been swallowed by over eight feet of water as flooding sweeps Cumbria, Cork, and other parts of N.W. England and the Republic of Ireland.

Those patron saints of the Old Weird Albion, Mekons, wrote and recorded their album Natural in and aroung Cockermouth and the Lake District. The song “Cockermouth” seems so horribly appropriate, even if it’s more about war machinery than Mother Nature, that I’ve been listening on repeat this morning. Here’s the promo video, complete with introduction by master Psychogeographer, and founder of the New Arcadian Journal, Patrick Eyres.