I'VE JUST POSTED A NEW JOURNAL ENTRY FOR 14 JANUARY. CLICK ON 'JOURNAL' TO READ IT...
I read this journal entry soon after it was posted, but I just took a moment to read it again. I always appreciate how Bill gives us that peek behind the curtain. Something many artist shy away from, which is a shame.
This has been an incredibly tough year for everyone, but Bill's music is one of the things that helps me struggle through it all. And each time a read about Bill opening a pouch of "Whiskas" it brings a big smile to my face.
So keep up the good work, Bill, and always feel free to share your thoughts. I know many of us truly enjoy the intimate view inside your daily life. And, of course, the music is always superb. I've really been enjoying New Vibrato Wonderland. Although it's odd that I've been working from home the past eleven months, but I seem to have less time to listen to music. I guess I'll have to do something about that.
Well said Alan...and totally agree with the 'Whiskas' comment.
Sometimes it's the simple things in life.😉
'All men are hungry, all men are in search of time'.....so wrote Steve Harley on what I consider to be his best song on his best (and massively underrated album), Timeless Flight from 1976.
That 'timeless flight' is what we were all on as kids....even though some of us still felt that weird connection with mortality at an age where you really should have no real feelings about such a concept...like Bill, I certainly did, and it creates a kind of strange, early melancholia which seems to never really disappear - it's not depression...more of a state of mind which kind of prevents one from going down the disco as a teenager and 'throwing yourself into the middle of things'....you kind of stay sitting on the outside, watching the people at the disco dancing rather than joining in, so to speak.
Listen to that Harley album if you're not familiar with it....it's his best work by far in my opinion, and the song about the 'timeless flight' of youth( All Men Are Hungry) is both beautiful and heart breaking - I've thought it a work of greatness since it came out, but it's meaning has changed as I've grown older, and become more relevant, and I intend to go and hear him sing it again once this situation will allow.....
Ace guitars, they look fabulous together......black and gold, always works for me..😎
I gotta take you up on that yoga. I gotta do something
Well I sometimes consider that life is the preparatory school for eternity. How many long hours at school before you graduate and get to have a life? How many times did you say that while growing-UP. Eternity, life or slavery to the deity you've either focused on (or not) pleased (or not) - who know for sure - after all, it's just a "reporter" words - Wicked wink - LOL. Harold is right that life is not preparatory, but he's wrong also. Saw pictures of a Tibetan monk doing the "rainbow" ??passage/body??. As as he proceeded he began to shrink just like a grape to a raisin (young to old age). And when he finally passed, someone took a picture of his ??spirit/energy?? shooting off to "who knows" where - It was very impressive.
Saw a NEWS (north,east,west, south - Sure!) program, riots on seats of power have taken place before in the US, but not at the US Capitol since the British storming. I recalled my dad saying something about how if I thought life as a teenager was hell (during the Vietnam War), wait til you experience it here. Along with the "ever burdening" thought from "Revelations?? - Woooooh, if it takes place in winter - I guess I should have been scarred - you know I was. But having spent 20 some odd years watching this develop (One of the things I heard so long ago was - we don't believe in the laws of the US - just those who have been empowered by us) and no one would listen or help - it's either going to happen or not. Right? May not be much (as Jethro Tull stated in a song), standing up to Dad, when he can't defend himself or be questioned, but I said No - I won't let this happen (even though most of the stages of my life have been ruined [in my opinion]) by the US's policies, laws and religious bents. After the "horror" realization of COVID and the insurrection on the US capitol - I had to let my "personal" feelings about my life change (interesting this was on the day of epiphany - Okay it's been going on for along time, this was one of those landmark moments). Saw and heard about some miraculous or magical things (Hellblazer) that took place in DC on Jan 6 - glad they took place.
James Taylor said in a song - The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Since Jan 6 - I've been psychofiled attacked to the point of a near heart attack, threatened in a store and psychofiled burned, and told I'm glad I'm not you after I die by a medical receptionist, when I was calling to inquire about getting the COVID vaccine. As Thatcher said "the veneer of society is very thin".
I recall reading, Oh about 30 years ago, in Rolling Stone, about all these "radical" right groups, how they were dangerous, but splintered - no one could bring them to a cohesive whole - and if that someone ever arose, what that could mean to the US as a democracy. When the first lady said "Who gives a F((k about Christmas, I guess I realized who was in office - and his chilling words on Jan 6 before the storming - This is just the beginning of our journey together. Maybe, some of you Brits who grew up after World War II should let people know just what damage can be done to the infrastructure of a country and the effects on the psyche of a child (Pink Floyd's "The Wall" comes to my mind).
So, I for one, am enjoying the passage of time, "ever saying" No to current events, preparing to depart at any moment - What a video game - And I don't play them! LOL
Who knows, England may be the last great hope for democracy in the world - Time (a long or short time?) will tell - God's/Whatever's speed.
And now for some yoga - I love that yoga!!! :)
No, You're sadly mistaken?
@blazingapostle99 Within four words, you've managed three examples of bad punctuation and grammar. I rest my case...
Sorry, I try my best, I didn't get a college indoctrination.