NOW

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NOW

NOW IS VERY MUCH A THING OF THE PAST,

IT WILL BE ARRIVING SOON, MAYBE,

THE IMPERATIVE TO DO IT NOW,

APPROACHES ON THE HORIZON,

LIKE LAWRENCE ON A CAMEL,

YET NEVER QUITE IN FOCUS…

I WANT TO LIVE IN THE NOW,

BUT THE WANT IS NOT

THE PARENT OF THE DEED.

 

I’M LOST IN A HEADSPACE,

WHICH IS LOST IN TIME,

THE NOWNESS IS NOT NOW,

BUT ALSO THEN AND THERE,

SOONER OR LATER, MAYBE,

A VACUOUS AND FATUOUS

BETWEEN TIME.

MAYBE THE DRUGS DON’T WORK,

IN THIS NOW TIME.

DALE ‘M’

ALMOST

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ALMOST

I’M ALMOST CAPABLE OF ACTING NORMAL…

I CATCH MYSELF WHEN LOOKING

THROUGH MY ALL-SEEING EYE,

OF SEEMING OBLIQUELY STRAIGHT…

SO THAT A CASUAL ON-LOOKER

MIGHT MISTAKE ME FOR A CHANCER,

A GEEZER, A LEERY WIDEBOY,

QUIPPING RISQUE ONE LINERS…

AND THEY MIGHT THEN FORM THE OPINION,

HE’S FULL OF HIMSELF!

 

AND AT LAST THEY MIGHT MISS,

THE ALL PERVADING SLOUGH OF DESPONDENCY,

THE BLACK COWL OF DESPAIR,

THE WASTELAND OF WRETCHEDNESS,

WHICH I HAVE WORN LIKE A TALISMAN,

THESE MANY MONTHS,

IN THE RIPTIDE OF MY VIDUITY.

 

MY BELOVED, THE LOST HALF OF MY SOUL,

WILL CELEBRATE THAT I CAN SMILE,

THAT I CAN JOKE,

WITH THE SAME BLACK CORE…

AND THAT DAYS CAN GO BY…

WITHOUT A VEIL OF TEARS.

 

YESTERDAY,

WHILST I WAS WATCHING FOOTBALL,

AND MY FRIEND SAT IN ANOTHER ROOM,

POINTEDLY UNWATCHING FOOTBALL,

HER MOVEMENTS SOUNDED SO LIKE MARIE…

IT WAS A CHOKER,

MY BRAIN FOOLED WITH THE IDEA,

THAT IT WAS HER!

ALMOST.

 

DALE ‘M’

BEACH PLAYLIST

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BEACH PLAYLIST

  1. Porcelain (theme to “the Beach”) – Moby
  2. On Some Faraway Beach – Brian Eno
  3. Good Vibrations -Beach Boys
  4. She’s So Lovely -Beach House
  5. Beach Coma – Blur
  6. Archer On The Beach – Destroyer
  7. Life’s A Beach – Django Django
  8. He’s On The Beach – Kirsty MacColl
  9. Echo Beach – Martha & the Muffins
  10. Tastes Like Medecine – Menace Beach
  11. Beachball -REM
  12. Rockaway Beach – Ramones
  13. Whitest Boy On The Beach – Fat White Family
  14. Beach Boys – Weezer
  15. Nude Beach A Go-go -Ariel Pink
  16. On The Beach – Comsat Angels
  17. Ma – Me – O – Beach – Joan Armatrading
  18. Lunar Bay – Frankie goes To Hollywood
  19. The Bay – Marc Almond
  20. Sitting At The Dock Of the Bay – Otis Redding
  21. On The Shore – Saint Etienne
  22. Endless Shore -Melody’s Echo Chamber

JUST BECAUSE… I’M ON THE BEACH.

DALE ‘M’

SEA FISHING MASTERCLASS

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THE SEA FISHING MASTERCLASS CONTINUES: LOST ONE LOVELY NEW LURE, BROKE ONE REEL, AND SAW NOT A SINGLE FISH FOR MY PAINS… BUT STILL HAD A BLOODY GOOD TIME!

TOMORROW, I TAKE MY LIFE AND BACK INTO MY OWN HANDS AND TRY TO USE THE NEW BODY BOARD I BOUGHT YESTERDAY!

I’M LIVING THE DREAM!

DALE ‘M’

MOON LANDING

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FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY, I WAS SAT WITH A CLASS FULL OF STARRY EYED SCHOOLKIDS, WATCHING A GRAINY BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF AN AMERICAN HERO PRETENDING TO LAND ON THE MOON… HEADY DAYS! PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SINCE THAT DAY HAS BEEN A LIE TOO. HAPPY FAKE MOON LANDING DAY EVERYONE!

DALE ‘M’

BOYS PLAYLIST

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BOYS PLAYLIST

  1. BOYS KEEP SWINGING – DAVID BOWIE
  2. BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN – THIN LIZZY
  3. BAD BOYS GET SPANKED – THE PRETENDERS
  4. BOYS – THE BEATLES
  5. BOYS DON’T CRY – THE CURE
  6. BRAVE BOYS KEEP THEIR PROMISES – TEARDROP EXPLODES
  7. GIRLS & BOYS – BLUR
  8. GOOD BOYS – BLONDIE
  9. HERSHAM BOYS – SHAM 69
  10. LONDON BOYS – T.REX
  11. THE MORE BOYS I MEET – CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  12. I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE – THE WAITRESSES
  13. I JOIN THE BOYS – JOAN ARMATRADING
  14. STARING AT THE RUDE BOYS – THE RUTS
  15. WILD BOYS – DURAN DURAN
  16. BAD BOYS – WHAM!
  17. A BOY NAMED SUE – JOHNNY CASH
  18. WILD EYED BOY FROM FREE CLOUD – DAVID BOWIE
  19. ONE OF THE BOYS – MOTT THE HOOPLE
  20. HURRY ON BOYS – THE SKIDS

QUITE A CAMP MIX FOR WHICH I MAKE NO APOLOGY.

ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY

DALE ‘M’

 

GIRL PLAYLIST

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GIRL PLAYLIST

  1. THIS GIRL – SLADE
  2. TYPICAL GIRLS – THE SLITS
  3. WHO’S THAT GIRL – EURYTHMICS
  4. YOU’RE A BIG GIRL NOW – BOB DYLAN
  5. WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL – THE FOUR TOPS
  6. YOU’RE GONNA LOSE THAT GIRL – THE BEATLES
  7. YOU’RE LOST LITTLE GIRL –  THE DOORS
  8. CHELSEA GIRL – SIMPLE MINDS
  9. A CERTAIN GIRL – THE YARDBIRDS
  10. ABOUT A GIRL – NIRVANA
  11. ANOTHER STORY GIRL – STINA NORDENSTAM
  12. BAD GIRL – NEW YORK DOLLS
  13. BAD GIRLS – DONNA SUMMER
  14. BATHROOM GIRL – AIR
  15. BEAUTIFUL GIRL – INXS
  16. BLACK-EYED GIRL – BILLY THOMPSON
  17. CALIFORNIAN GIRLS – THE BEACH BOYS
  18. CHINA GIRL – DAVID BOWIE
  19. COWGIRL – UNDERWORLD
  20. EVERY BIT A LITTLE GIRL – ELBOW

CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVEN’T DONE A GIRL PLAYLIST BEFORE… BUT I FIND THE USE OF GIRL TO DESCRIBE A WOMAN A LITTLE PEJORATIVE, SO IT’S NOT REALLY IN MY LEXICON.

DALE ‘M’

TRAVELLING TO CORNWALL

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My friend Janet had some bad news this week, her best friend has died of cancer, so to cheer her up we decided to take a break away to Cornwall. We both love Cornwall, but the five and half hour drive down to here is becoming increasingly difficult as my back deteriorates. So this morning I can barely move, and with the high humidity after yesterday’s deluge, all my other joints are complaining loudly.

I’ve always been of the opinion, that any disability has to be challenged vigorously, but I am beginning to wonder if  long journeys by road are really worth the effort. I might have to bit the bullet and give in. I might have to let someone else drive and maybe lie flat on the back seat.

Or I can man up, bite the bullet and just get on with it…

Dale ‘m’