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happening around me, I've sat here several times and started to write stuff,then I think what's the point.
things I might have written.
Middle East
Arabs killing each other, nothing new there.

the price of petrol
Arabs killing each other, nothing new there either

Banks and capitalism
the rich get richer the poor get poorer. nothing new there.

Old age
with people living longer and fitter in old age, I wonder if we might get past the second childhood and into our second youth, I can just imagine gangs of oldies hanging around street corners and mugging young kids for their mobile phones

tis little wonder that I don't post much these days

I read

Jan. 30th, 2012 12:09 am
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a review of an album in the mail on sunday and was intrigued i just had to look up this stuff
"a Mexican boy girl acoustic guitar duo schooled in trash metal who moved to Dublin and became a smash hit with a sort of progressive flamenco style" Added to this they enlist the talents of mistress of the sitar Anouska Shankar,a 13 piece cuban band and an assortment of rock and jazz musicians something different at last I'm thinking.
haven't played it yet, but expectations are high


Jan. 21st, 2012 02:24 pm
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write something,anything ... otherwise I'll get in trouble yet again.ah yes the new icon, it's part of a set of my family drawn by my daughters fella in the style of the blur album

thanks to a post by shinsetsu I am listening to an they still call them that? by Loreena McKennick I'd go see this lady if she comes to England.I think perhaps I may have seen her christmas carol albums advertised on the tele but dismissed her because of the material, my loss... but hey I've got some now
that will have to do for now, got housework to do... or I'll be in for more ear bashing


Jan. 7th, 2012 04:01 am
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not been a great couple of weeks,the whole family has been hit by a flu like bug.and we've hardly been out of the house over the holiday' still I suppose things could be worse
I've been trying to find my way around the new machine and also replace some of the music I lost when the old one packed up. whilst hunting down some "Dead can dance" stuff I came across a cover version of one of their songs by Antimatter and its been a long long time since a song raised the hairs on the back of my neck

Man of fire.

I've seen the eyes of living dead.
It's the same game - survival.
The great mass play a waiting game.
Embalmed, crippled, dying in fear of pain.
All sense of freedom gone.

Black sun in a white world.
Like having a black sun in a white world.

I have a son,
His name is Eden.
It's his birthright,
Beyond estranged time.

Give me 69 years,
Another season in this hell.
It's all sex and death
as far as I can tell.

Like Prometheus we are bound,
Chained to this rock
of a brave new world,
Our godforsaken lot.
And I feel
that's all we've ever needed to know,
'Til worlds end and the seas run cold.

Give me 69 years,
Another season in this hell.
There is sex and death
In mother nature's plans.

Like Prometheus we are bound,
Chained to this rock of a brave new world,
Our godforsaken lot.

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Just had a rude awakening, the girls upstairs are at it again,lots of oooos and ahhhhhs and oh god yesses it's 11.30in the morning for christsake,oh well I had to get up at a reasonable time today,I need to get a haircut and do a bit of shopping.
tomorrow we're going to the panto in birmingham, complete nonsense of course,but what the hell PW loves this kind of thing,still Basil Brush!!!!

back again

Dec. 16th, 2011 02:24 pm
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After months of being without a computer I finally saved enough cash to get another one. 8 gig of ram and a 1.5 terabyte hard drive.compared to my old wreck its amazingly fast,no more waiting 15 min for programs to kick in, even photoshop loads instantly. the only problem I have far is with windows 7, vuse wont work properly for some reason,maybe if I download the vuse toolbar it might be better, or perhaps it's the security settings!I need to get this working so I can get more music,even though I know the risks, last time I got a virus was from a slipknot vid, possibly appropriate that it was wait and bleed. I've already had to reinstall firefox cuz I was downloading some free stuff that installed babylon toolbar on both IE and firefox, and despite deleting it from add & remove it wouldn't uninstall.nasty little bugger, cuz I had unchecked the box that said install it.
I'm still working, and still on nights,for how much longer is anybodies guess with the state of the worlds economy, a week or so to christmas and the company let all the agency staff go ( A merry fuckin christmas to U too)
I'll be back to put some more stuff on when I get home from work at 3.30am.


Mar. 26th, 2011 01:50 pm
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It's been a while since I updated, mostly because I don't have much to say.
I thought about making some comments on the Japan earth quake, or perhaps something about the troubles in the middle east, buts what's new? nature killing people and people killing people and people killing nature... same ole shit, different day.

I took a night off work this week and went to the Elbow gig at the N.I.A in Birmingham and had a brilliant night, the vocalist Guy Garvey was in top form and seems to genuinely love what he does, he just seems so comfortable with the audience
I sort of wish I'd been to see them when they were still the struggling band doing smaller venues.
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Had a lovely day out today,went to the hospital at 7:30, had an ultra sound scan a ct scan, x-rays, ecg,weighed, measured and got prodded and poked and jabbed with needles. it ended up with my getting an appointment to have a 9mm kidney stone removed on christmas eve.My timing as usual is impeccable
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seems like ages since I've been out with the camera,but as I've been feeling a little better these last couple of days. I managed a couple of hours
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4 courses of antibiotics and I'm still pissing and vomiting blood and getting pain in my kidney's, chest and nuts
I go back to the hospital on the 21st for yet more tests
The good news is they don't think it's prostrate cancer,( they didn't tell me they were checking for that till after they ruled it out)
I'm finding it difficult to sit at the computer for more than a few minutes so this will have to do for now

band of joy

Nov. 7th, 2010 12:08 am
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So I was flitting through the channels and I came across Robert Plants band in concert. Old men still playing, still rockin and to my tired ole ears still pretty good.
just made me wonder, who will 20 year olds be watching in 30/40 years time and think yeah that's pretty good after all these years
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My daughters fella's pumpkin carving


Oct. 30th, 2010 01:12 am
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So I belong to a sophisticated terror orginisation, I think I'll send a bomb by airfreight,from a known terrorist hotbed, and address it to a synagogue in the U.S.
Sounds like a good plan to me, can't see any flaws. security will never think of checking this kind of cargo
In other news, british airways chairman calls for a relaxing of security at U.K airports.
And there's some midterm elections due anytime now.
this has the smell of C.I.A/M.I.5 budget protection about it, so if I'm found to have slashed my wrists, but there's little or no blood at the scene, or I'm found in a holdall with no apparent cause of death, well draw your own conclusions
whatever, one nil to the terror guys methinks

Oh I do

Oct. 24th, 2010 12:49 am
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Like wikileaks, the internet does have it's uses afterall
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Only in the U.K
And only a tory led government could come up with the idea of having two brand spanking new aircraft carriers... with no aircraft. Argentina, are you watching, now might be a good time to take a fresh look at the Falkland islands.But beware, if you do try to take the island our navy will come and the sailors will all come out on deck and call you nasty names, and stick their tongues out at you.
Not that I'm against cutting defence spending.
I wonder if the current welfare cuts would have been needed if we hadn't had the £20 billion(and rising) bill for the Iraq and Afghan wars.
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To be fair, I don't know a lot about how the public sector pensions work, but on the other hand I do have some experience as an elected pensions trustee within the private sector in the 1980s.
Back then, billions were being taken out of pension schemes and companies were being taken over for the so called surplus. Us working class, no nothing, reds under the bed commie bastards were warning both the government and industry that the actuarial criteria they were using at the time simply did not add up, that it was obvious to anyone with half a brain that people were living longer, and that consequently the surpluses, even back then were in fact deficits.
This is all a bit boring and there's fuck all to be done about it now, so lets look into how the government might go about fixing the problem.
The solution is obvious, if people are living too long then..........kill them(er that won't do)encourage them not to live so long( Ah yes that's better ) there are a number of ways of approaching this, a concerted advertising program might work, something like this

Worried about funeral costs,don't want to be a burden on your children, the new goverment grant will bear all the cost if you top yourself before your 75th birthday,and an extra bonus payment will be paid to the families for years leading up to 75. The government will assure families that there will be no investigations into the causes of death.
You know you're a burden to both your family and the country, you don't want that do you,be patriotic and kind to your family by topping yourself today, guidance packs are available from www.govuk/

Other encouragemens might be needed so here are a few idea's
tax pensions at a higher rate, say 75%
stop all benefits to anyone over 65 who is unemployed
close all geriatric wards and old peoples homes and make the families of the inmates look after them
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Where to start? how about TAX EVASION. Close up all the loopholes, then make tax evasion a capital offense,execute the CEOs and take the guilty corporations into public ownership without compensation to shareholders.If the company remains profitable, keep it,if not look for some mug in the private sector to invest.(Deficit gone ),
Scrap the present set up, and have one force of mainly nuclear and biological specialists, this is a really cheap option, for instance we could have nuked Iraq,Afghanistan and even Argentina, with no loss of life on our side and it would be all over in a day.We need to get from the ideas of trying to win over our enemies and just wipe the fuckers off the face of the earth. Okay I accept that it would make getting the oil out of Iraq a bit more expensive, but I have a solution to that which Kills two birds with one stone. We could send retired public servants to work there,thus shortening their life expectancy and reducing the the governments pension liability's.
THE OLD. no use to anyone so best get rid, scrap all benefits to the over 60s, let them chose between heating or eating.
Children. Scrap all benefits relating to children,If you can't afford to look after a child then the State should take ownership of them,They could be trained from early childhood to become cannon fodder for the armed forces, this would be an alternative to those who think nuking your enemies might seem a little extreme
TOMORROW we look more deeply into how to reduce the public and private sector pensions hole, and have some equally ridiculous solutions
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but i'm not sure I care that much

I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero.

I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant.

The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That is why I also propose, that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque.

We could call one of the clubs (which would be gay) "The Turban Cowboy"
and the other being a topless bar "You Mecca Me Hot".

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and
adjacent to that have an open barbeque pork rib restaurant,
called something like “Iraq o’ Ribs”?

Across the street there could be a very daring lingerie store called
Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.

Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop (Koranal Knowledge),
its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it "Morehammered"?

Then the Muslims could be allowed to show their tolerance.

Problem solved.

Not like me

Oct. 2nd, 2010 12:49 am
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to plan too far ahead,but I got tickets to see Elbow in march 2011, It'll be the first live gig I've been to in years
RIBCAGE (one of my all time fav's)

We blew the doors didn't we?
Pissed in their champagne
And did a real thing didn't we?
Gave ourselves a name
And peeled away the shame
I wanted to explode
To pull my ribs apart
And let the sun inside

Red stain blossoms
And all you have is kisses

And when the sunshine
Throwin' me a lifeline
Finds it's way into my room
All I need is you

We called that love
All you have is kisses
And all I need is you
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