Monday, 30 May 2011


Here is a post to all our Past and Lost and Present and future Loves.  Away from all the Dance and the Rock and the Hip Hop and the Jazz and the Rap and the classics but to name a few lol.  A few moments to linger with our thoughts on our Loves. Loves that were loved and are now but shadows. Loves that were taken and shall never be forgotton. Loves that are beside us and share in our hopes and aspirations. Loves that have yet to come and are but in our dreams.  And to finish with Ive stuck in at the end my favourite bit from Blade Runner. I put this in so as to lighten your mood just incase all the above got too much for you lol.


Saturday, 28 May 2011


Everyone must at some time in their life think "what happens to me when I die".  Myself I'm thinking that surely its impossible to come from a very dark non existence into existence to have an awareness filled life with its ups and downs and when this life comes to an end we all go back to this black non existence. To me this seems so illogical but I bet a lot of people think its logical.  To come from nowhere to go nowhere is I suppose what an Atheist believes and they are within their rights to think this. Myself I'm thinking that this has to be utterly impossible, first of all to not be, then to be, then to not be again.  I think well what's the point of the "to be" part, this being our awareness time! Very strange this " to be" part as this is our lives.This is when we think thoughts, and when we fall in and out of love. This is when we have children and when we believe in Santa Claus. Is all this to no avail. Is it all a pointless exercise.  I don't think so.  What do you think.



Thursday, 26 May 2011


I don't know about you guys but there have been occasions in my life when I've been really down. One time in particular I was so low that I was incapable of seeing any way out of the situation that I was in. I was at my place of work ( which I was ready to jack in ) totally not interested in what I was doing, just biding my time until it was time to go home when a song started playing on the radio which I found quite uplifting. The song was " I'll Find My Way Home " by Jon Anderson & Vangelis. As I listened to the words of the song I felt lighter of spirit and a general feeling of well being. I looked the song up on the net and downloaded it and then played it continuously and never got fed up with it lol. The strange thing is that I've never been a person that listened to the radio never mind the words of a song so for me to hear that particular piece of music on that strange day, well interesting to say the least. This was all a long time ago and today all's been well in my life since that time.  All down to positive thinking and action. Remember "As You Think So You Are".    So here's hoping you like Vangelis.



Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Just a little selection of  "Numa  Numa". I thought this song was really catchy when it first came out and so did a few others going by the videos below.


Monday, 23 May 2011


Some years ago I was walking through a car park when I heard some music being played quite nearby. The music was coming from an estate car with its tail gate raised. There was a man playing a musical instrument of which I had not seen before. I asked what it was called and he said that it was called a Hammered Dulcimer and that this type of musical device has been played for at least 2,000 years. The sound that came from this instrument was really unusual but enchanting.  Myself I like Dance music--Rock--Trance--House and Classical music but after hearing this Dulcimer being played I must admit that I became an admirer of it's lovely sound. There is another type and it is called the Appalachian Dulcimer and its native to the Appalachian region of the United States.  I suppose this type of instrument isn't every ones cup of tea but I thought that it was worth a post just to let people hear a couple of examples of the Dulcimer.
Just remember that this instrument is way beyond medieval times and I suppose has an acquired taste. I know that the Guitar is ancient as well but this has changed in shape and sound over the centuries but as far as I know the Dulcimer has remained unchanged from its beginnings.


Saturday, 21 May 2011


When I was quite young I was given the 'Lord of the Rings' to read and what an effect it had on me. This book mesmerised me and laid the foundation for what I would read as an adult. When the book was made into films I was dubious that they could capture the essense of the book but I must admit that the film makers done an outstanding piece of work. I thought that the music throughout was excellent so please enjoy the videos that I managed to find.


Wednesday, 18 May 2011


I absolutely love all species of Penguin but my favourite is the Emperor Penguin.  There is something about these flightless birds that just enamours them to me. They live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere especially in Antarctica. What really surprised me was when the female laid the egg it became the males responsibility to protect it until it hatched approximately 8 weeks later. During this time the female is away hunting for food and does not return until the egg is just about to hatch. The male has not been able to feed during this time because it cannot let the egg out from underneath its folds or the chick soon to be born will die. This is amazing caring parenthood in action because the male during this protecting period is more or less static. All it can do is huddle together with its fellow males and protect itself from the extreme conditions of Antarctica. Can't imagine us human beings acting like this lol.


Sunday, 15 May 2011


When I was very young I heard some musicians playing Australian music on the television and I was amazed to here the sounds that came out of this very long pole instument. Probably it was Rolf Harris doing his thing but I can't remember. All I know is that this music is thousands of years old and has stood the test of time as it is still popular today and is a huge tourist attraction in Australia. The history of the Aboriginal people is at least 40,000 years old and they do not get the recognition that they deserve from the newcomers who call themselves Australians, but this is another story.  This music is not everyone's cup of tea but well worth a listen.




I don't think that Dogs and Pigs are stupid but if it was left to our four legged friends depicted below then the World would be Dog-less and Pig-less lol.  The hilarious wee Piggy in the bottom vid keeps checking to see if its at the correct end. And as for the big dog, well what its doing is any ones guess. But the vid at the bottom shows again just how far our cousins from the forests have ventured up the evolutionary scale.

                                            This is my favorite video

Friday, 13 May 2011


Today I would like to give a thought to little Madeleine McCann the British girl who was abducted from her parents while on a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007 .She was only 4 years old and will now be 8 years old this year. A nightmare world must have consumed her parents when they realised their worst fears. You would need to walk in their shoes to try and comprehend the despair and anguish suffered by them and their family.  So here's to you Mr & Mrs McCann, I wish you all the luck in the world in your continuing quest in search of your precious Daughter Madeleine.


Tuesday, 10 May 2011


As my Blog says  " As A Man Thinketh, So He Becomes ". I don't think a truer saying exists. It encompasses the very basis of our lives from Birth to Death. When going through your life the way that you are thinking determines what you will be.  Lots of Negative thinking and you will end up being a miserable git and apart from being unhappy no one will want to know you. On the other hand living your life with positive thinking its possible to achieve an abundant life perhaps not full of material gains but at the very least a happy contented life. I know that it can be exceptionally difficult to lead a positive life especially in the midst of emotional upheaval and the other trials that can befall us in our lifetime but if to the best of your ability you try to keep on going forward with the Positive Thinking process then slowly and surely you can get back on the road with the positive vibes again. I personally have fallen many times but Ive always managed to rise again and be stronger for it. A man said to me once that life is like having your own Stage Show, you can enact what you want to be.where you want to go and most importantly how you conduct yourself. Its our choice to be what we want to be. The Worlds our oyster and we can be either sad or happy, our choice. Hope I haven't rambled on too much but sometimes its hard to put down on paper your thoughts on such a big subject in a minimised fashion.
Hope the Vids bellow don't bore you too much lol. 



Sunday, 8 May 2011


Can Human Beings really communicate with our jungle and forest cousins. Some years ago I watched a documentary about a relationship between a male Ape and a Zoologist which lasted for approximately 18 months. During this time the pair bonded and using sign language they had the ability to communicate with each other at a basic level. Eventually the Zoologist had to move on but he never forgot his Ape friend. After a number of years he felt the need to find out what has happened to the Ape he befriended. After an extensive search he found out that the Ape was being held at a research lab in the USA. He got permission to visit the lab and when he came across the Ape it was in a cage that was far too small for it. As he approached the Ape he signed that he was glad to see him and the Ape replied using sign said "Where were you". The zoologist found this reunion very emotional and had mixed feelings about if he did the right thing in going to see the Ape. I can't remember the outcome of this story ( I don't think they met again ) but I thought that It was really sad to see where the Ape had ended up.

The videos below show a Gorilla using sign language to communicate with its keepers. See what you think.


Friday, 6 May 2011


I love Sci-fi and I mean absolutely any kind of Sci-fi.   Brilliant stuff --- Average stuff---- and completely Rotten stuff.  I love Movies and Documentaries and TV Dramas and Video clips from YouTube. Ive watched fantastic Movies which would enthrall anyone and Ive watched a movie in which at the start shows a Space Shuttle (Challenger type) entering our Solar System from deep space being powered by an obvious Firework stuck onto its rear end. Did this put me off watching it -- No-- I watched it to the very end and I must admit it must be the very worst movie ever made lol, and because it was Sci-f- then that was ok by me. 
                        I like different types of movies. What kind do you like?

                                 The movie Avatar was totally mindblowing.

The movie below was not mind blowing it was mind bending lol. A really bad film.

                                         War of the Worlds (below)                                                  


Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Ive been to many places in the World but the one place that has the fondest memories for me is Scotland. The place has a haunting beauty and innocence that has left a feeling of spiritual well being in me.  Its the one place that like a magnet draws me back to it. To me it is truly a lovely place. 
                      Everyone will have a place like this--- Where is yours?

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Last year I watched a Documentary about Dolphins getting killed in Japan. It was called "The Cove". I found it a really disturbing experience viewing this. I also found that Japan are not the only country that thinks it is OK to treat a highly intelligent being with such cruelty. The other main perpetrators are the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, and a few others. The aforementioned countries appear to be the cruelest though.
These Mammals have a very high Mercury content in their bodies and its not advisable to eat them but still the slaughter continues unabated. The videos below are definitely a bit upsetting to watch.
The documentary "The Cove" is worth a watch and it is not as graphic as the vids below. It shows to what lengths the local and national authorities will go to so as to keep the secret of this barbarity.