Monday, 21 May 2012

Image 52 - Week 21... John Terry's Shin Pads., Helter Skelter, The 2012 London Olympics., life on the road., Happy Birthday.. an' all that jazz..

  France, ferries, Brighton, Bath, London.. and Richie Havens..

Cake.., candles and cookies..

.. party time...
The amazing outdoors., pizza for two.. and

Pope John Paul ll
Frank Capra
Jack Johnson
Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print 
Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood California 
138th day of the year 
World AIDS Vaccine Day (International)
Omar Khayyám
The Beatles released Let It Be
Apollo 10 was launched
Fred Perry
Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record 3rd time 

Hemingway and American literature..
.. hmm, strange decisions..

I've never seen a shooting star., although I've heard one..; I love e-mails and hand-written notes from friends - thank you.. I used to have a muse.. and I don't do excuses..; now, where's the Baskin-Robbins pralines'n cream when ya need it.?

Love Time Z0nes.., lyrics, making an effort., Maui beach words.. and road tripping photos.. Love beach group pics and thoughts that make me smile.. and I love mornings like these..

I'm off in search of today's honesty, Spring and inspiration., all without my gloves.. and did I mention the fact that I like to drive with the window open and visor permanently down..; just incase you're interested.. and I remember the words my fingerless driving instructor once said to me..

I'm also on the lookout for books., art, culture, long smooth slender legs., 70 degrees.., an instinctive smile and a sense of understated, but passionate adventure..


.. always at the cutting edge.
 I lurVe that sound when you're walking the beach and close to the waters edge when you hear the waves repeatedly and hypnotically whoosh, then crash gently behind you as the tide sweeps softly in, then out.. and in again.. and out again.. and.. well, you get the idea..

Inspiration..! Doesn't it come in any form and at any time.. I look at a leaf and think.."hmm., I haven't seen one that shape or colour before..".; so maybe I'll go in search of a 'leaf' too..; yep., a leaf and legs..

Is this what getting older is all about..?

Taking another small leap of faith..., again..
Fridges and their different contents are kinda interesting., but I still haven't hung out at an outside barbecue in the rain yet, however, I have attended an actual 130th birthday party..

Weekend plans are so different too..; it used to be something like 'hey, we're on the deck with a beer, a few friends and a guitar or two".. whereas now., it's a case of grabbing tea inside a coffee shop.. and listening to a 'whole lotta' clinking going on.. I just happen to prefer 'leaves'.., waves and open windows to the sounds of cafe clinking.. 

Ever wonder about accents, dialects.. and Jason Statham..?

Remember, someone's watching you..
.. and then again., if you want to stand out in a crowd., I guess you've just gotta wear it and carry the paper bag too..

I'm in a quandary.., but better wash my cereal bowl out first before I deal with that..; is that procrastination, or merely prioritising 'the bowl'.?

I had this dream and the door bell rang in my quite unrelated dream., but the bloody thing actually woke me up..; why is it that your heart beats so fast it feels like it's going to jump out of your body in those situations..?

Courtesy, sincerity., patience.. and lack thereof..

This week I saw a few fishermen..; they hadn't caught anything.. I also saw someone park their car into a space.. and I stood behind someone in a supermarket check-out line.. I overheard many conversations that included the price of cigarettes, someone's car issues, and a mother's impatient response and inability to buy her child an ice-cream because she 'couldn't afford' it an' all while inhaling the contents of a roll-up in her tobacco stained fingers.. I watched the Land Train drive by.. and a cute dog owner walk her dog .. and I had to wait an exaggerated eternity while another oblivious dog owner eventually reeled in the overly long and discourteous leash that stretched across the boardwalk... and not to mention the.., oops, sorry, I said "not to mention" . Oh damn it, I'm so going to mention the card I received... and thanks to the revising Olster for the great laugh..; 'classic' and fully approved sir.., although..

I suppose it's been just another week., albeit one with a slight difference.. ; I'm older.. and so my inspiration really is all about a personal life lived., lives lived.. and a private gratitude..
I've read my Taurian horoscope., I've celebrated and I've been totally overwhelmed.. and really, all I've got for you is..

 Yep., I'm inspired.. , damn sure I'm inspired  and I'm inspired because of the contents posted on a simple social page by an overwhelmingly large group of spectacularly thoughtful and generous individuals - I'm extremely fortunate to know each contributor  who all gave up their hard earned time one day last week and thought of someone and acknowledged said someone.. Different accents, different cultures., different Time Zones but one common selfless thought.. an' all I've got are a written couple of words that don't quite seem to cut it, but hey.., I know where they're coming from.. and..

thank you

it's all right there.. and as simple as that..- Art

The Proclaimers for - Letter from America., I'm Gonna Be (500 miles), I'm On My Way., Whole Wide World.., King of the Road., Sky Takes The Soul., The Light., What Makes You Cry.., Love Can Move Mountains.. AND 

Notes and Rhymes..

"Well I'm happy now
I don't need a drink to toast to our health
Now the sun is out
And the rain is falling somewhere else

There is misery somewhere
But I don't know and I don't care
Since you took it from my shoulders

I love Rock and Roll

it took my hand and it touched my soul
You do that as well
You know, you know, you know yourself
But you beat notes and rhymes
Any day, any time

When you walk in a room

you bring in joy and dispel gloom
your sunny side
it makes my smile a mile wide
you charisma is profound
true love follows you around
and lays its head upon your shoulder

I love Rock and Roll

it took my hand and it touched my soul
You do that as well
You know, you know, you know yourself
But you beat notes and rhymes
Any day, any time

I wonder why it's no good without you

Like there's a mystery
When I know the only cure for heartache
Is a woman that I long to see
Standing right in front of me

If we lived a million lives

I would love you every time
And be right there by your shoulder

I love Rock and Roll

it took my hand and it touched my soul
You do that as well
You know, you know, you know yourself
But you beat notes and rhymes
Any day, any time "

The Proclaimers 
Charlie and Craig Reid


I dunno dawg., but I think you have to put it in gear and release the emergency brake..

.. for all who believe it CAN be done..

Final mentions this week go to Ritchie Havens.., Donna Summer., Robin Gibb., Taurians and earth signs everywhere.., fashionistas., drivers (good and bad), James Bond., Jason Statham., Baskin-Robbins., Häagen-Dazs.., The 2012 London Olympics..,  Foreign Ports.. and a few ancient stones..

 ..that was Week 20 21..

 Muchas gracias

Monday, 14 May 2012

Image 52 - Week 20 .. David Beckham., tattoos.. and How the Other Half Lives..

but that depends who the other half are..
.. and who is the other half.; or., who are the other half .. and come to think of it., who's this half..?

The shattered mind uh..!
I turned out the lights at 12.35 a.m. and opened my eyes at 4.53 a.m..; well., according to my cell.. and I hate., yuck., anchovies..

.. but I love the 'balance'..

Ferris.: "Hey., Cameron.. You realise if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?"


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I walked by three cameras this week., all pointing at me... and I can tell ya., I didn't like it.

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." -  Byron.

It's much better walking with your back to the wind and rain than the other way round, but then you have to see all those frowns and hunched shoulders walking towards you.. and at some point I have to remove my dark glasses when out and about (for a few minutes., at least) as I've got the whole Panda/ski goggle action going on with my eyes and nose..

I've always wondered why...

 .. but, I guess it's simply to get to the other side of the road.., or perhaps.,  busk in, for others.., or even, shelter ..; but whatever the reason, the whole energy changes when you're down there..; like elevators..

.. Lines..; are we supposed to stay within them..? and when 'we' write their., or your, do we stop, think and wonder if we've got the right one, then check and correct it.? Or perhaps we just don't care..! 

I could tell you which side of the water is the worst culprit.., but..

first., I need to stop by Boots., or somewhere where I can grab some Gillette products.., like replacement Sensor 3 Triple-bladed cartridges.., 'cause I've had enough of shaving with blunt blades...; oh and a can of

Gillette Series Conditioning Shave Gel., 'cause I'm out..

.. and Gillette's Cool Wave anti perspirant clear gel thingy that contains Advanced Odour-Fighting Micro capsules.; such is the treat my sensitive face and body is in for.. Come to think of it, I better find some

Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion, 16-Ounce Bottles, made with aloe vera and Vitamin E to relieve peeling and dryness; it's great all year round AND is NON-greasy.., but that may be an thing

Commercials are great.. and while I'm out and about, I need to check up on any new Ray-Ban, Maui Jim and Oakley frames too..

 So., inspiration for this week's 20, is, as usual, confusing (?), or not.. Just how DO other halves live.. and how do 'we' perceive other halves anyway..? And come to think of it, who are these OTHER halves..? What is an other half..? and which half am I..? Drat., all these darn questions..

I'm sure I'm going to see a few frowns again today.. and let's not forget the zillions of folk who seem to walk with their heads and shoulders slumped over, looking at the ground, unable to offer up any eye contact.. I suspect they're mentally working on their bills.., or imagining a croissant..
The power of an e-mail., or three coincidences (?) while listening to Billy Preston's "Will it go round in circles" brings up a few questions.. and it's 10 weeks, or two and half months to be exact..; NOT ONE/1..! Isn't that almost 20%, or a fifth, of the year.? but appreciatively, I acknowledge that's a mere minor detail 'cause the rest verged on the  spectacularly awesome..

The Other Half.. and consequences..; so, which half am I.?

.. and that's what my Week 20 is about..; 'halves'..  and Billy Preston's Circles.. - Will it go round in circles..? and in order for me to maintain my inspiration, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky..?

If you wanna fly like a bird., then fly like a bird..

But we all know that will, at some point, require jumping off a cliff.., or the very least., walking off one..; albeit supported by a few lines, a piece of fabric, a helmet cam.. and a giant leap of faith..


Without them, I suppose we can accept the path already well trodden and leave posters for all to see.. and accept.. while safely keeping our feet, erm, closer to the ground..

This week, I am reminded to fly, to want to fly and to look to the sky AND place my trust in what appears to be a few lines, a bit of colourful nylon fabric and take a giant leap of trained faith..

SO with thanks to Billy Preston, a few paragliders, three e-mails., an awful error .. and a partridge in a pear tree.., I'm inspired to continue with my quest to fly.. and hopefully always be.,  among the other half...; whoever they are..
Have a great week..; 20's preach and sermon is now done.., adios..

 .. and where is Edingborough anyway..?

Profiling.. processing and Pelargonium sidoides

Thanks to David Beckham., Lord Byron, Ferris Bueller., Peter Green., the bunny rabbit, flying strangers, Mr. Preston., Audi., Canon.. and buskers everywhere..



Monday, 7 May 2012

Image 52 - Week 19.. The smell of fresh., #hot Cinnamon rolls.. and movies..

.. although I do have to say., movies really don't smell.., but some do stink..


.. and.. dude.., really.., I'm still looking for myself..

 I'm trying to find a board, before I get too bored, or even to board
their, there and they're all different
definitely isn't definatly and
while colour is color just as much as harbor is a harbour
the year is different as is to, too and two..
You're your best guess as to why though
so, why all the basic errors
I'd much prefer to stand in a line than to queue
and I can't stand those bathroom air fresheners
I have no clue as to how to
fly a rocket, but
I do now know my no's as I do my nose..
and knowing where I am isn't were I am..
so hi.. it's 19 and welcome...

Simple signs..

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito." - someone

I not only helped a stranger log into their emails, but also helped them spell 'thought' and 'based' today...  and received word from afar.. and thanks to the bicyclist who stopped for a great and extremely motivating chat..; to the 'word' from afar and the bike rider, I say., 'do it'.. and do it because you can..

Climbing a zig-zag or two and descending a zig-zag or two proves quite a work-out doesn't it..(?), especially if you've walked all the way to the end and back.? 

It's just all trash., but with a multi million dollar view..
So. we're in the month of May.. and this is how it read for me today.. in part., "Low-brow culture -- such as reality television, pop music and slapstick movies -- are satisfying sometimes, but right now your heart and soul need exposure to a higher level of art." - no kidding..

I booked a ticket to see Cezanne..; I'm just in the mood for a Cezanne.. I don't suppose I'll actually see Cezanne but I'm looking forward to seeing his work and a Basquiat..and this time., a Picasso too.. You won't need to know how I'll get on though simply because for those who know., will just know...

I believe I ate too much chocolate today.. and.

.. I've spent some time dictating my words over the past couple of days., 'cause I'm on an idea.., but that play back is kinda scary man.., however, it's  working..

YOU be the judge..; is this an exciting piece of architecture or..., not..?

.. and the railings are for..?
Now, I don't know for sure 'cause I'm just eye balling it, but I think this builder got it wrong..
Just another trashy view..; or maybe I should simply look the other way and ignore it.
Thank goodness for signs, cinnamon and movies I say..., although I'm convinced that Denzel Washington plays pretty much the same character in every movie he makes..; I'm open to the idea that I'm wrong of course, but it certainly appears like it..
I recognise an Eastwood movie immediately with his great use of low light and obvious love of back lighting.., as well as his relaxed and consistently cool pacing..
.. and I totally dig Echo and the Bunnymen's Lips Like Sugar..

.. just realised that I'm still "it" from a game of tag in 1970..

.. and why is it that some folk make your insides smile when you hear from them..? Hey., I'm feeling adverbs.. and you..?

Wheelbarrows, brooms and tea breaks.. - 2012., UK style..

There are times when you've got to step back, take cover and wait it out.; but remain close
Been a busy week., flying here, there and everywhere.. I've had great meetings in the big city, a little city and two towns.., with a village thrown in for good measure..; I've used a car, a train, a bus, coach, e-mail, Skype and my left and right feet.. Yep., I've got two feet that have been in shoes, boots, a couple of pairs of sneakers and a few pairs of socks.., but I'm most excited by the ...; well., by the developments., thanks to RR..

I'm not inspired by the hiring of  Hodgson at all., sadly..; the end of season promotion/relegation issues are being sorted out with little to keep my interest.. and along with them, I'm hoping to hang up my gloves for a couple of months too.

Cinco de Mayo came and went., strangely enough on the 5th.., which coincided with an appropriately timed and celebratory Margarita.., or two..  There was a whole hoopla about Mariah Carey and her red ski suit, which reminded me of what should have been on my Mexican menu.. and yet, the chips and salsa still totally worked mis amigos..

.. or there..
I've had three late nights on the trot.., the coast's still cold enough to make my eyes water.. and all I'd like to see is just one great pair of jeans...., to follow and oogle at..

It's all I've got for ya this week..

All I do know is approximately 20 years ago I heard a then, (in my opinion), dated Carly Simon and Barry Manilow (on the radio) when a radio caller phoned in and offered up a suggestion to the DJ that it's "about educating the problem areas.." and 20 years later, I turned on the radio to hear exactly the same 3 things... Later, I overheard a few people talking about the 'local entertainment' playing..; the only words I heard went something like, "yeah, they're here every year doing the same ole shit.."..; hmm, I guess that's what ya call  progress for ya..

 So to keep it real..

.., when it comes down to it.., all I'm offering up for an early 19's inspiration is an appropriately called bottle for you to check out this week.. and that's about all I have..; absolutely  *#kola.. , for realz.., but it's early man..

Have a great week.. and hey..

.. thanks worth mentioning this week go to Free's Fire and Water for keeping me company and inspired throughout this sortie..  The Stealer., Mr.Big and I'll be Creepin' played their parts too..; probably because of Fraser's great bass work, Koss' understated Gibson and the solid sticks, a la Kirke..; with Rodgers doing what he does best and fronting the short lived blues groove..