Tag: Rainbows End

THE THIEF FROM THE EAST

I was having a breakfast of hot chocolate & pain aux raisins in the café this morning when I spotted this black bin enjoying a cup of coffee. He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. Odd. A couple of nights back, about 1am I saw from my attic window two little fox cubs

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TICK TOCK & MR MOUNTAIN TOP

(classic, official Beatles ‘Back in the USSR’ tie from way back. To eBay or not eBay, that is the question) How can someone be busy and bored at the same time? I quite good at that. Anyway, a stab at a new lyric? Not sure. As I was wondering where words come from, this one took

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KALASHNIKOVS & A FORGOTTEN SONG

Odd facts.  Just before I took this photo 11 people exited this caravan. Only one struggled fitting through the door. Recently I’ve mentioned how a mate of mine constantly gets the wrong handle on life. This week he went epic in terms of getting the wrong end of that stick of life. He doesn’t really

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CAPTURING WAVES & NUISANCES

So, it’s the first decent day of the year in South East England. Blue skies, a double-figure temperature and high tide at 11am. All good. I’m walking the coastline to a place where the sea wall juts out toward the beach, so I can capture the sounds of the waves for some sound art I’m

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GOOGLE EARTH, A BUS RIDE & A BALLERINA

Ballerina Art by Shelby McQuilkin-abstract figurative artist  A couple of posts back I mentioned a mate of mine asking the most stupid question anyone has ever asked. It went like this, “How many times am I allowed to drive round a roundabout?” Although not a question this time, he’s been at it again on the stupid

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A BALD HEAD & AN iPHONE DEAD

(a pic I once took with my now dead iPhone) Until I dropped it and watched it die, I never realized that my iPhone was my external brain drive. It stored all the things my brain never got to handle or know about.  I tried to resuscitate it. No luck. Dead iPhone. Then the strangest

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ROAD SIGNS, RAILWAY LINES & ARROWS POINTING

(A pod of refugee helium balloons) The above is a photo I took yesterday in a supermarket. Its full title should read, ‘A Pod of Refugee Helium Balloons Hiding from The Bextiteer Children Armed with Knitting Needles & Ladders’. That was my take on it anyhow. A true story. A couple of days ago I

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SHE’S JUST A SHADOW ON A WALL  

(artist unknown) ‘I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song, I just can’t remember who to send it to’ From the song ‘Fire & Rain’ by James Taylor, 1970 When writing lyrics for acoustic songs it’s sometimes easy to get stuck for words that fit the melody or vice versa. A bit

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THE BEARS DO BATTLE

(Winter in England – the view from my window at 11AM the other day) So, I was walking about in town looking for a new keyboard when I overheard two little kids discussing, “Who do you think would win if Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear had a fist fight?”  The random thought part of

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DIRECTION WARS

(a photo I took of the Rebel’s ‘This Way, That Way’ sign a couple of weeks ago) DIRECTION WARS Episode V ‘THE DIRECTION SIGN’S FIGHT BACK’ A long, long time ago far, far away, quite near the cliff edge just off Folkestone High Street it was a period of civil war Under the leadership of

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