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Just nod if you can hear me

Music is from Pink Floyd and copyright is owned by Pink Floyd, Universal/EMI Harvest. Video courtesy of YouTube and, if it won’t play where you are then my apologies for that. You could always check your local video player for a working version of the song.

Returned home yesterday morning, knackered and with a headache but happy to have seen Dubai. Not at all what I expected from a Muslim country, education is open to all (yes women are free to attend school and then go to university and get a degree). Gay and lesbian couples are also able to openly walk the streets holding hands, everywhere there are signs promoting the year of inclusion and if this isn’t eye opening then you must not have read anything about the treatment of women in other Muslim countries where anyone deviating from the normal male in any way is kept behind and prosecuted for daring to challenge the patriarchy.

It was also strange to find a ski slope (with chair lifts and a snow boarding slope) in the desert within a shopping mall (The Mall of the Emirates) there is also an indoor ice rink (at the Dubai Mall) and more shops in the Malls than you can shake a stick at. The Derai City Centre Mall has seating in the tourist lounge but none anywhere else, there is also a free tourist shuttle bus to the main hotels around Derai city (where the airport is located).

Everyone is so friendly and make you feel welcome (not just your money) of course there is the tourist tax to pay at the hotel but as this is in the local currency it isn’t very expensive. Dubai doesn’t have a taxation policy, unlike the US so the prices you see are the prices you pay. The currency isn’t split into anything lower than a 20/100 of a Dirham therefore they will round down your shopping to the nearest 20/100 of a Dirham in the shops we went to in the area of the hotel (we stayed at the Grand Excelsior but, there are many other hotels within easy access of the Dubai Airport).

There are many tourist buses offering hop on/hop off services but we used the City Sightseeing ones (they are the same franchise as the City Sightseeing ones at home in Newcastle, the ones we used in New York and New Orleans as well). We did the blue and red routes, sunset route (night tour) and the guide was very well received. As well as English the narrative is also available in other languages including Arabic. If we ever make it back then I would like to do a day trip to Abu-Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates, and apparently well worth a visit.

My wife didn’t fancy the caravan tour on camel of the desert and then an overnight stay with bedouins at an oasis. There are a lot of mosques as you would expect and the structures are absolutely amazing, much more feeling of a deity’s home than some churches I’ve visited. I got the impression that, although it is a strict Muslim country, there are a lot of foreign workers there and, while drinking is not allowed in open areas, only if you are drunk in public areas will you feel the wrath of the local police. If you drink in moderation then this will not be a problem. I can see why people from all over the planet move to the Emirates to work, with so many ending up in Dubai.

If I manage to find my pictures then I will include these in the next post about my week in Dubai. Till then I hope you enjoyed this post and the music that accompanied it.

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Couldn’t sleep a wink last night

Music to accompany this post is from Roxy Music, video may not play where you are, if you can’t view it then apologies. For the rest please enjoy the music while you read today’s meanderings of a troubled mind.

For those who live in America can you explain exactly what the State Of The Union address is supposed to be? I’m puzzled after listening to (part of) the latest SOTU. I thought it was supposed to be like our Queen’s speech on the opening of Parliament where the current Parliament lays out their challenges for the following period and gives details of how the Government hope to achieve these aims.

tRump didn’t set out anything he was going to achieve in the coming 12 months, what I saw was all about him and the Mueller investigation. He seems to have no idea how to run the country to make it better, only to use public funds to line his own pockets. Once it all comes to light he will be arrested and I just hope that he does serious hard time for all his crimes against the American people and the Free World he was supposed to be leading.

Am I wrong in seeing the manner of Nancy Pelosi’s applause following the SOTU? Did it really look like she wanted to cut his throat, or was that just me? Anyway, on a much more positive note I think tRump has finally found his wall, it’s called Nancy Pelosi.

That’s only part of the problems I have encountered this week. Twitter seems to delight in criticising @AOC who truly is a breath of fresh air in the House of Representatives. Instead of answering her critics she rises above their bile and gives them put downs any comedian would be proud of when heckled. She really is an amazing woman and I hope she has a long career in American politics without losing her gloss.

I feel that we need a public enquiry into the Leave Campaign ahead of the 2016 referendum because we were lied to by those who wanted to leave the EU at any cost. They also spent double the amount they were told they could spend on their campaign. Like tRump, the bulk of this money seems to have come from Russia.

If the referendum was hijacked by Russia then we deserve answers and a second referendum especially since 35% of those eligible to vote didn’t bother, the result was less than 5% in favour of Leave so that is not a mandate to leave at any cost. We deserve a say in our country, especially when jobs are going to be lost if we leave without a deal. The leaving would only be the thin edge of the wedge as well, Europe will penalise us for leaving the family, the rest of the world will not come to our aid immediately and those companies who have moved manufacturing to the UK to have a foothold in Europe will up and relocate. Nissan have already moved production back to Japan for models they promised were coming to Sunderland, how long before they close the plant completely after Brexit?

Northern Ireland will not accept a hard border between them and the Republic (as I’ve said before) removing the border will mean reunification with the Republic and, therefore, a re-entry into Europe. Scotland will follow suit and attempt to negotiate an entry into Europe for themselves, which they will probably get as that will prove to the Eurocrats that it was only England who didn’t want to be in with a Europe working for the good of all Europeans.

Anyway, this is definitely going to be my last post before I return from Dubai on 17/02/2019. Hope you enjoy next week and it’s not too cold where you are.

There’s a hidden door she leads you to

Change of pace as this may well be my last post for a while, to celebrate 17 years married to the latest wife I’m off to Dubai at the weekend. Music for this post is from a much missed singer songwriter I remember from my misspent youth and the title track of the first album of his I owned. If it doesn’t play where you are then I am sorry, if it does play please enjoy.

I have seen a lot of things happen in my lifetime, the spread of sex workers into every area of modern life, human trafficking, terrorism, austerity (which seems to mean taking from the poor and giving to the rich) the rise of: racism (again), slavery (once more), hatred and violence everywhere.

In the 21st century I thought we would see an end to racism and slavery once and for all, yet it is all around us and is being brought to the forefront once again by POTUS45 and Theresa May. They are using fear tactics to promote racist hatred, fear of immigrants and terrorism to get their own way. They both lie and continue to lie in order to perpetuate the myths of their countries being under attack so that they can deport with impunity, murder (not personally but getting other countries governments to do it for them), using a foreign power to keep them in power and they expect to get away with it for years to come?

Times have changed since the 1930’s. The public are better educated (most of us), there is widespread use of social media and the internet makes getting messages out there a lot easier than it was back in Nazi Germany. Today both Governments in the UK and the USA are targeting blacks, how long before they start targeting Jews? May has kept up the attack on the poor to keep feeding the rich in an attempt to hold onto power. She knows when she calls a General Election she will have to hope the backlash against her splits the opposition vote as it did for Thatcher in the 1980’s otherwise we will see a Labour Government pledged to tax the rich, fairly adding to the countries coffers. Increasing spending on the NHS and re-Nationalisation of industries which should never have been privatised in the first place. This scares her because, if things go against her then, her party may never recover again. After the second World War, there were things put in place to ensure that never again would one nation ever try to destroy one race of human beings. In an attempt to eliminate European Wars a treaty was proposed to link Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. Churchill was invited to join with them in an effort to avoid conflicts such those which resulted in 2 World Wars in the early part of the 20th century. Churchill declined, saying “Why would we join up with 3 countries we have recently liberated from the other two?”

Very backward thinking on his part. We were lied to and cheated in 2016, this has now been recognised by the majority of the electorate and, May knows, a second referendum will end the misery of Brexit and call for the withdrawal of Article 50. That is the current will of the people. In 2016 35% of the electorate didn’t vote believing, wrongly, that the vote would fall in favour of Remain. the vote was lost by less than 5%. Because the margin was so small we deserve the chance to have the final say between a hard Brexit (with no deal) and remaining within the EU with a say and a Veto. We have seen a lot of jobs disappear already with the threat of worse to come once we have left the EU. That’s why the people have to be given the final say on whether we leave without a deal or withdraw Article 50 and Remain a member state with our own currency, laws and monarch.

I don’t believe that leaving and then rejoining is in anyone’s interests since we would be reduced to a small voice against a huge juggernaut which Europe is about to become. We would be forced to accept the Euro as our currency, would probably lose our right of Veto and be forced to increase our contributions to the pot, all the while having more unemployed mouths to feed. We have to stop the rot now before it becomes worse for us.

The Remain campaign fought within the law, spent what they were told they could spend and still came within 5% of Leave. Leave used more funds than they should have, lied and cheated to get what they wanted out of the referendum, and they still failed to deliver a deal which worked for the British people AND the EU.

OK, enough already, I will finish now and hope you all have a very happy New Year (since it’s the Year of the Pig).

everybody says you gotta follow rules

Music today is from the best non-punk band of the punk era, with one of their forgotten classics. Please enjoy it, however, if it doesn’t play where you are then I can only apologise but I don’t own the copyright to the track or the video. It’s a tonic for the troops…

I know I’ve said it before and I will say it again but politicians who lie when people know the truth are either really stupid or they couldn’t give a flying fuck about you and me, the common people, those without, living from pay check to pay check (pay day to pay day here in the UK). Biggest example is Theresa May, reported on the news ahead of the Commons Vote was that the EU will not now or at any other time re-open negotiations ahead of Brexit. She won the vote in the Commons to re-open negotiations.

What doesn’t she get? The other 27 countries don’t give a rat’s arse about us, they hope we sink then in another 5 years we’ll crawl back with our tails between our legs and ask to rejoin. The price of this will be a higher contribution and loss of our currency. We really need to end this farce now before it’s too late, she’s trying to save her own skin when the ship she is captaining has already sunk and she is in the water with no lifeboats around.

What is she trying to salvage from the wreckage of GB.com? This country is finished if we leave the EU without a deal that guarantees our survival today. Those who told you we survived before joining forgot to remind you that we still had a semblance of an Empire then, yes it was crumbling but we still clung on to it and the Commonwealth to survive. Today we don’t have that back stop. The Commonwealth don’t want to trade with us on favourable terms, they want us to pay them a decent price for their produce. Fair do’s no-one wants to sell everything at a loss or they would go out of business.

Remember when you were told we had to regain control of our borders? What benefit will that have when 95% of the population are out of work because all those companies who came here to get a foothold in Europe have left and moved to Denmark, Holland, Germany or France? The financial strength of London is in having so many international banks located there to trade with Europe, we leave they leave, simple. No one will want to come here so yes we will have control over our borders.

Who is going to pay for the Welfare State? Most people will be relying on the dole or pensions but this Government will offer tax incentives for people to come here and offer some jobs to the population, meaning those without will have even less. Jobs will not pay a decent living wage. We really have to end this madness and withdraw Article 50 before we crash and burn. I know it’s been said by many but if a hard border is forced splitting Ireland in two they will unify again into a Republic within Europe, the same as happened with German re-unification.

Scotland won’t stand for that since they also voted overwhelmingly for Remain. If Wales followed suit that would leave England alone in the world and forced to beg for re-admission to the EU. Our strength would have gone and if Scotland and Wales were, once more, welcomed back to the EU family they were forced to leave by the English how well would Europe want England back?

They would cripple the country with red tape and we would probably lose our veto, we would have to increase our commitment and accept the Euro as our currency. Gone would be the days where we could buy and sell items across Europe, decide who comes in and who leaves this country. Don’t kid yourselves, we cannot survive in the modern world without Europe but they will do very nicely, thank you, without us. That’s why there will be no do over for the Brexit deal. It was a take it or leave it deal and we chose to leave it so the only option left open to us is either a no deal Brexit or withdraw Article 50 and remain inside the EU.

On a less stressful note, if we can help another species when they get into difficulty, why can’t we help our own species out every day? I read of a woman who died on the New York subway after struggling with her babies stroller (buggy here in the UK) and no one helped her out. A few days ago a mother bear was crossing an icy river with 2 cubs when she got into difficulty and left her cubs to save herself. Some fishermen saw this and went to the rescue of the cubs, taking them out of the water and into their boat. They didn’t know whether they would be mauled for their actions when re-uniting the cubs with their mother but wanted to ensure she didn’t lose her cubs.

If those fishermen helped a bear to keep her cubs why didn’t anyone help that poor woman get her stroller up or down the subway stairs in New York? Don’t give me any bull shit about no one being around, New York subway is busy all day every day. Was it because she was a black woman? Or a poor woman? Or was it just that no one cared? I have always offered to help any woman on her own with a buggy up or down stairs. Even when she has been going in the opposite direction, that’s because I care about other people. I have even, on occasion, taken a buggy from a woman who was struggling and carried it myself for her. The only reward I wanted was to see her safely on her journey with her child.

I have walked women home late at night when they have told me they are going to be walking down a dark lane, across a dark park or anywhere without lights. The reason for doing this was only to keep them safe, I didn’t want to endanger them in any way, in fact if they hadn’t trusted me they wouldn’t have allowed me to walk them home. I always waited until they were safely through their front door before leaving to head for home myself. I believe in a fair society where everyone pays as much as they can for the benefit of all. Does that make me a bad person? I will let you decide.

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution

Music today is a different kind of tune in that it was a hit in the early 1970’s then it was used as a theme to a tv series in the 2000’s. Courtesy of Track Records, Phonogram Inc., and YouTube here is today’s video. Once again apologies if it doesn’t play where you are.

Today, I was reminded again that a lot of privileged white people can say the dumbest things and leave themselves wide open to criticism and being called racists. Can I make a suggestion to you, my dear reader? If there are a group of you discussing a situation and the only non-white calls you a racist don’t try to justify your comments but ask them what it is you said that makes them think that.

Racism knows no colour so similarly if you are non-white and a white person calls you a racist ask why they think that. It could be that they misunderstood what you were saying, or perhaps you misunderstood the meaning someone could take from your words. Either way, if you ask and they tell you then you have to bear that in mind and either say what you want to convey differently, or you can then argue with them about your meaning.

I see no need for racist comments, snide remarks or insults of any kind in the 21st century. However, there are more than enough bigots out there to go around without anyone adding fuel to the fire by trying to justify their comments when they have been called out as making racist remarks.

On a slightly different tack, if we all bleed when we are cut and that blood is red, doesn’t it make sense to think we are all related to the same species? Someone asked me why I feel there is only one race and we all belong to it, I answered that we are all human beings regardless of skin colour, who we choose to love or how we identify and they came back and told me I was a disgrace to my race. Can I ask how many human beings feel that I am a disgrace?

I really couldn’t give a flying one to how you identify, who you love, what colour skin is wrapped around your bones, muscles and sinews or how you choose to worship (nor who you choose to worship). These differences are what goes into our beings to keep things interesting. Also, if you speak a different language than me should I try and understand you? Only if you are speaking to me. If you and a friend (or group of friends) are talking then why should I understand what you are saying? Even if you are talking about me I would have no right to listen in to a private conversation. That being the case, if you speak to me and we don’t understand each other why not use sign language to convey our words?

There is always a way to communicate between human beings. If anyone tells you any different then tell them that they can go to hell as your conversation does not concern them. If they keep on being rude to you then report them to the police, security or someone near by. Most people will not stand idly by and let someone abuse another person. You have the right to speak to whoever you want to, using whatever language you speak. If you are visiting my country on holiday (or vacation) then I can’t expect you to speak English unless you have already learned it.

I know enough Spanish and French to get by when I visit those countries but am nowhere near fluent in either language. Doesn’t matter because I can usually make myself understood and get what I want. On occasion it is difficult but there is that opportunity to learn a new phrase to make the other person understand you. Anyway, I am going to go off to bed now so I will bid you a fond goodnight, please be nice to each other and let’s create the world we can all live in peacefully and safely.

Don’t give me that do-goody good bull shit

Music for this post is from a fantastic album released in 1973 by Pink Floyd. I was reminded of this track while pondering my existence and why people are so cruel to one another. As always the copyright is not owned by me but by Universal Music and Pink Floyd, video courtesy of YouTube and apologies if you cannot get it to work where you are.

The album in question (The Dark Side Of The Moon) I bought on vinyl in 1973, cassette in 1974 when the vinyl became unplayable, cd in 1993 when I lost the cassette and then I bought it again in 2003 (the 30th anniversary edition) and again in 2013 (the 40th anniversary). I was tempted to rebuy the vinyl version last year but the price was so prohibitive I decided to give it a miss. However, in 2023, if they release a Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition I will probably buy that.

I was tempted in 1974 to buy the album on vinyl after a concert in the live version, however, the bootlegger wanted twice as much as the studio album so I passed. Since in the 1970’s there were only two reasons people sold bootlegs on the street and one of them was to fund a drug habit, I didn’t want to pay over the odds for a dubious pressing. I owned the album on bootleg before my hard disk drive crashed without warning two weeks ago and now I am struggling to find the bootlegs again online. My broadband provider doesn’t believe in allowing any music to be shared online. Bootleggers never pay the artist anyway so why buy the album when it should be available to fans free of charge?

See the connection, it took a while to raise it’s head but it is here. In case you missed it, the record labels want to keep their revenue high by forcing people to stop sharing music. I have always shared music, creating cassette copies of my albums to give to others so they can hear for themselves what the music sounds like before they go and buy it (and potentially waste their money if they don’t like it). I have also borrowed cd’s from friends, cassettes before cd’s became the norm, and copied these onto cassette. When I got my first computer with a cd-rom drive I started copying cd’s onto cd’s.

Did this ever cost the record labels money? Of course not, because if I liked the album then I would go out and buy a legal copy as soon as I could. Money is only a problem if you don’t have any, those with money hate parting with it so they will vote for anyone who agrees to cut their taxes to the bone and force the country to accept austerity measures to fund this tax cut to the rich. Of course those who receive the tax cuts don’t feel the pinch of these austerity measures. As soon as someone comes along who says to them you have had it too easy for too long so we are going to tax your income above £1m (or $1m) at a higher rate so you keep less of that super income, they threaten to walk with their millions to somewhere which won’t tax them so highly.

As a planet, I think, the time has come to show the super rich that enough is enough. If everyone of the super rich agreed to pay tax on a sliding scale without avoiding paying any tax, tRump is the biggest example of that fraud that I can think of at the moment, then there would be enough money for countries to adopt a Welfare System similar to the one introduced into the UK in the 1940’s. However, it all boils down to money and as long as some Governments will allow the super rich to live there without paying their share of taxes into the countries coffers the rest of the world will continue to kow tow to these people.

I am not trying to be smart

Music for this post is from the Beatles extras on the 2018 remixed album The Beatles, copyright is owned by Apple Corps and Universal Music while the video is shown on YouTube and they (may well) have the copyright for that.

This is not going to be a long post as I only have a little to say today. I have been watching programs about the past and talking to people about the state of the world today and it seems that most of the ills in this world come from the United Kingdom and the manner we behaved when we discovered, settled and tried to wipe out the natives who were already there.

I believe that the Europeans who settled in America, Africa and Australia caused more pain and suffering by their actions than was justified. We also transported the Natives all around the planet, uprooting children and adults alike, to work as slaves in order to settle the new lands they found. Was this right, no. Was it legal, yes. We should always remember that laws can be passed to make anything legal, including the death and destruction of natives, Jews, Immigrants, families and children.

Just because we have people in control who want to destroy lives and families by passing laws which will make their genocide legal doesn’t make it right. We have to make sure that haters don’t win because they may be picking on immigrants and refugees today, but if we do nothing then tomorrow they will come for us.

Germans turned a blind eye in the 1930’s when their neighbours started disappearing. That led to more people disappearing from the neighbourhoods and finally they came for everyone left. This is happening again at the behest of Russian puppets who stood for election and then were elected to the highest offices in those countries. Look around, tRump was elected in 2016 using illegal and illegitimate funds from Russia. Brexit was voted for after lies told and extra money came from Russia. Now the truth is known about how much worse off we will be most people want to stop Brexit, before it is too late. Those in the pay of Russia don’t want a second referendum because they will lose it. They want to see the country pulled apart and the destruction of the United Kingdom into 4 individual countries (with at least 2 of these reverting back into Europe as they voted overwhelmingly for Bremain).

If our elected politicians refuse to represent those who elected them we have a duty to vote them out at the next election. That is true not only in America, when they go to the polls for their next President next year, but also in the UK and Australia the next time we go to the polls to elect a Prime Minister.

In the USA, as here in the UK, there is not really much choice between candidates since there are really only two parties who can reasonably expect to win in any election for their PM or their President. Our choice is between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn (neither of whom is an ideal candidate) in the USA it’s between tRump and the Democratic candidate, whoever that turns out to be.

People need to be aware of what their votes are for (or against). The Tories (no matter who leads them) stand firmly rooted in the well off, cutting taxes for the rich while leaving the poor screaming in hunger at the injustices they are forced to suffer. Labour, on the other hand, were (and are again) in favour of taxing people according to their ability to pay, creating a fair society for everyone.

I know that mine is only voice but there are others who share my views, we have to get behind the person who can make the changes in our respective countries, who won’t hide their head in the sand when faced with tough decisions, will do what is best for their country without fear, will also make the hard decisions to do what is best for the planet today and tomorrow. Those are the people we have a duty to get behind and work with to give us a chance of a tomorrow.

Friday Follies: Season 2, Week 4

Well, this made me smile anyway…

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Time for this week’s episode of the Friday Follies from Proscenium.

Here’s my take on it:

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Take my heart and care

Music today is from the late great Marc Bolan and his second group, Tyrannosaurus Rex before they grew into T.Rex. Copyright isn’t owned by me so apologies if it doesn’t play where you are but that is down to YouTube, Universal Music and the other copyright owners.

I found a saying from a Native American which I wanted to share with you, however, I have been unable to upload it from my pictures. The quote is from Chief Seattle and it reads:

“The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

I take these wise words to mean that everyone of us is linked together (I have believed this from a very early age) and that whatever we do will come back to us (Karma). I have tried to live a good life, sometimes I have failed but I am human and we are born to make mistakes. If we learn the lessons well then these mistakes will not be repeated (if only I had learned mine from my first marriage, lol).

Anyone who is anyone knows that we are here for just a short time. Life is precious and shouldn’t be treated as anything different. Everyone living is born to die but we should not try to say when that time will come for anyone else. That’s what I believe and I feel that we do need to have guidelines (laws) to follow for the good of everyone. However, when those laws are unjust they should be questioned and changed. Not by one person but by society as a whole.

Terrorism, whether by a nation or a group of individuals, goes against the decency we should all feel for one another. Religion is a personal choice (as is atheism) so don’t try to force one religion or preach that all other religions are wrong. Any religion on this planet which proposes hatred, division and stands against any other religion has to be false. We should be allowed to practice whatever religion we choose, or even have no religion.

If we try to live our lives promoting good, honest, decent principles and teach our children not to hate (after all hatred is taught by those who hate and propogates itself). We should learn to tolerate others, everyone has something positive inside them, we need to bring that out and make our society bigger and better for everyone and not just the elite few who make money from the rest of us.

Enjoy your day and I hope the rest of it is fruitful, filled with love and you can see how blessed you are. You are beautiful and loved, worth spending time with and I am blessed because you are reading this.

They run and hide their heads

OK, music is from the Fabs again, having just watched the Donovan Leitch return to Rishikesh 50 years on. Copyright is owned by Universal Music, Apple Corps and the video can be found on YouTube. I really hope it plays ok where you are but apologies as always if it doesn’t.

I really had no intention of bothering anyone today writing was the last thing on my mind (another song springs to mind there). However, I thought I would let you know how boring it is with the US Government being closed. My laptop battery is no longer charging and I don’t know why. The power settings and battery troubleshooter are available online at, you guessed it, a US Government web site. Because of the shutdown I can’t access it however to find out if my battery needs replacing or if there is anything wrong with the power cord (it’s actually running of mains power as the battery is down to 8%.

Anyway, that’s my issue and grumble out of the way. Going back to the aforementioned documentary, Donovan went back to Rishikesh and was talking about his time at the Asheram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi where he and the Beatles (along with the Beach Boys, Mia Farrow and a few others) were learning Transcendental Meditation. They found peace there and the creative juices were let loose. Don helped John to write Julia and Dear Prudence, John and Paul helped Don to finish Hurdy Gurdy Man and a couple of other songs. George wrote a verse for Don’s Hurdy Gurdy Man which was never used on the record but found it’s way into concert performances.

This was a fascinating insight into the spiritual teachings the Fabs, Donovan and others came away from Rishikesh with. Don still practices meditation to this day with his lovely wife, Linda, who he married in 1970. She has been a constant in his life for the past 49 years.

I still haven’t got round to watching gimme some truth (the making of the Imagine album) so watch out for a review on here once I do get it watched. At the moment I am getting through the Vampire Diaries ahead of starting the Originals, I am also watching Midnight, Texas while it is on a break so I can catch up ready for it coming back.

I feel ready for bed so at this unreasonably early time of night (for me) I will bid you a fond adieu (another song springs to mind here) until the next time my dear reader.