MOON-AGE SEQUENCE

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MOON-AGE SEQUENCE

 

Ouroboros, where to begin and where to end,

The cycle is a circle, from our line of sight…

But, It is really a spiral, trust me on this,

We move in all dimensions, space and time.

  1. Is a fingernail, a scratch of light in the sky
  2. is a crescent, a scythe slashing across virgin black
  3. is a half , a pizza cutter breaking black to blue
  4. is a hump, latinised: for science is sorcery
  5. and then it is remade whole and wholesome.

The return reverses but goes in order.

So much for sequences.

Mother moon, she breeds and bleeds,

Sacred as a Goddess, primordial and primeval,

A bloated belly. A dragging sensation.

But yet this is lunacy. A scream in the night.

White light an electric fork.

Bathe me in your sweet and sacred light Lilith

Take the child I raise to your pure light.

copyright Dale Beck 2018


This is not what i wanted but it is what I have. I was trying to explore the different cultural ambiguities of the moon, which throughout time has been both pure and mad, maternal and dangerous.

I may have to come back to it when I can recast the fragments, and re-read the runes.

Dale

LONDON PLAYLIST

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LONDON PLAYLIST

  1. LONDON LOVES – BLUR
  2. MORE RATATATIN (LONDON BARS 2) – CHASE & STATUS
  3. HOLD TIGHT LONDON – CHEMICAL BROTHERS
  4. LONDON CALLING – CLASH
  5. LONDON BOYS – DAVID BOWIE
  6. LONDON THUNDER – FOALS
  7. LONDON TRAFFIC – THE JAM
  8. WE ARE LONDON – MADNESS
  9. GOODNIGHT LONDON – MONEY
  10. THE GREAT LONDON TRAFFIC WARDEN MASSACRE – MORCHEEBA
  11. LULLABY OF LONDON – THE POGUES
  12. LONDON CAN TAKE IT – PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
  13. TROPICAL LONDON – RANCID
  14. CHEER UP LONDON – THE SLAVES
  15. LONDON – STEELEYE SPAN
  16. LONDON LADY – THE STRANGLERS
  17. LONDON BOYS – T.REX
  18. LONDON GIRLS – THE VIBRATORS
  19. TOWERS OF LONDON – XTC
  20. STREETS OF LONDON – RALPH MCTELL

VISITING THE GREAT METROPOLIS.

DALE ‘M’

SLOW PLAYLIST

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SLOW PLAYLIST

  1. DANCE SLOW DECADES – ANGEL OLSEN
  2. SLOW DOWN – THE BEATLES
  3. SLOW DOG – BELLY
  4. SLOW ICE OLD MOON – BRIAN ENO
  5. SLOW BURN – DAVID BOWIE
  6. SLOW – DEPECHE MODE
  7. SLOW DOWN – THE JAM
  8. FUTURE STARTS SLOW – THE KILLS
  9. SLOW SUN – THE MACCABEES
  10. SATURDAY COME SLOW – MASSIVE ATTACK
  11. SLOW BURN – PETER GABRIEL
  12. SLOWING DOWN THE WORLD – SAVAGES
  13. SLOWDIVE – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
  14. SPANISH AIR – SLOWDIVE
  15. SLOW DISCO – ST.VINCENT
  16. WISELY AND SLOW – THE STAVES
  17. SLOW FAST HAZEL – STEREOLAB
  18. SLOW SLIPPY – UNDERWORLD
  19. SLOWLY –  WALDECK
  20. SLOW LIGHT – MOBY

THE CHANCE TO SIT AND REFLECT, WITH NO PRESSING REQUIREMENT TO MAKE CHANGES, DEAL WITH PROBLEMS, SORT THINGS OUT… THIS IS THE MOMENT I’M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO…  SITTING BESIDE THE WENDOVER  ARM OF THE GRAND UNION CANAL, A NEW VENUE. VERY EXCITING.

DALE ‘M’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKE DOLPHINS

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LIKE DOLPHINS

Hey Dad, remember when we were dolphins?

Remember?

We were brothers then,

fixed in the pod,

And we swam…

How we laughed all day,

And we jumped into the sky,

And we thought we could fly…

Remember the games,

The rack and ruin of tuna…

It was freedom Dad, remember freedom?

Like nothing ever mattered.

Laughter, joy, companionship?

I kind of miss it Dad…

don’t you just miss it?

Copyright Dale Beck 2018


A memory my youngest son gave me when he was about 6. He remembered us being Dolphins. I loved the thought… So I share it with you.

Dale

WITH PLAYLIST

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WITH PLAYLIST

LIQUID MEN WITH LIQUID HEARTS – AIR LIQUIDE

THAT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME – ANDREYA TRIANA

BEING WITH U – BASEMENT JAXX

DON’T MESS WITH JILL – BURNING SPEAR

DANCE WITH ME – CARLA THOMAS

ARE YOU WITH ME NOW – CATE LE BON

WALKING WITH THEE – CLINIC

WEATHER WITH YOU – CROWDED HOUSE

COME WITH ME -SPECIAL D

ROCK & ROLL WITH ME – DAVID BOWIE

SCIENCE WITH SYNTHESIZERS – SOLVENT

COME RIDE WITH ME – DEATH IN VEGAS

AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE – ELBOW

KIDS WITH GUNS – GORILLAZ

MELT WITH YOU – MODERN ENGLISH

STAY WITH ME TONIGHT – HUMAN LEAGUE

WATER WITH THE WINE – JOAN ARMATRADING

THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES – KATE BUSH

WALK WITH ME – LAIBACH

WALK WITH ME – MOBY

GIRL WITH THE SUN IN HER HEAD – ORBITAL

TAKE ME WITH YOU – PRINCE

TAKE A CHANCE WITH ME – ROXY MUSIC

HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK – IAN DURY & BLOCKHEADS

LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS – THE BEATLES

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU – THE TOURISTS

WITH JANET IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD.

DALE ‘M’

REFORMER – V-SOR,X

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TRACKLIST

  1. DRAGGED
  2. WE CAN DO THIS TWO WAYS
  3. GREY & WHITE
  4. ELEKTRONISCH
  5. THE RETURN
  6. GETTING BACK
  7. JUMPING & JIGGING & ENERGISED
  8. THAT’S QUITE ENOUGH
  9. FEET OF LEAD
  10. CRASH AND BURN
  11. IN THE EYES OF A FRIEND
  12. INDUSTRY

A truly amazing tour de force from my dear old friend Morgan Bryan and his group, V-sor,x. Amazing synth riffs,which touch all bases from kraftwerk in the 70’s  to the latest sounds of Chemical Brothers and leftfield with hints of Neu! and scandanavian synth, all eloquently wrapped in intelligent grown-up lyrics and the essential otherness which epitomises the Bryan mystique.

Amazing video! Dragged is a eulogy to the desire to keep going, keep up with your artistic endeavours even as we approach old age… You stay young and avoid the ravages of age, by doing the things you love.

 

 

I just love this track! and a superb video! Very reminiscent of the Kraftwerk vibes, it simply revives and rebuffs the sounds of Kruatrock. When I first heard this I played it eleven times over and over, Just like a latter day John Peel, it blew me away like Teenage Kicks did it for Peel.

I also really love track 5. The Return. It reminds me a lot of Blue Foundation’s Sweep of Days, which is in my top ten all-time list, so this is very high praise from me… but probably means nothing to most people.

If you like synth rock music this is an album you really need to check out.

Dale.

 

BIRTHDAY GRIEF

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Today is my beloved’s birthday, she would be 59 today, and I would do everything in my power to make her feel special. She was special, she was and is my soulmate. I am not going to get sad however, I have decided. I don’t want to be sad any more. I want to remember her as the most wonderful part of my entire life, and give thanks for the nine years we shared together and the forty odd years that she was always my one true love.

She would not want to trigger sadness every time I think of her, she cared so much about me that she always put my needs first. Just as I put her needs before my own. So I’m going to hold myself together. By force of will. It’s not easy. It’s been ten days since my last wailing day. I want to find a semblance of normality, a ridiculous notion only weeks ago, and staying emotionally stable is an essential step in the right direction.

She remains my phantom limb, I still reach out across my bed for her when I wake up. I still feel her presence everywhere I go. Significantly, the thought of her no longer triggers tears, I’m happy to think of  her, my sweet Marie, as the most beautiful person in my life.

I RECOGNISE THIS STAGE OF GRIEF.

I have been here before, for when my brother was lost under similar tragic conditions, I reached the same stage of grief after about eight months. By that stage, I was able to think of him without breaking down. I’m lucky, or unlucky, to have been through this process before, so I know what to expect. I have to find a way to carry on. I have to be able to face the prospect of a future without her with a level of equanimity and not despair.

To be perfectly honest, I still haven’t any idea what this future may be… For six months I painted for eight hours a day… just so I didn’t have to think. When that became a chore, I stopped. Now, I’m fishing for eight hours a day because the  level of concentration required, stops you thinking. At some point I need to find a job, my money is rapidly dwindling. I have had eight months without working… the p.t.s.d. aspect of my depression, has made driving for a living impossible. I visibly shake when approaching a tractor!

I still see the image of her crash in nightmares. I don’t think that will ever stop.

I’m lucky to have my family, I’m lucky to have my friend, Janet. She has been so kind, so patient, and so bloody funny! She has painted with me, fished with me, and made me laugh again. She is a woman in a million. Thanks Jan, you have changed my life.

Dale, Beloved Partner of Tanya Maria.

Happy Birthday Angel xxx

DANCE PLAYLIST

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DANCE PLAYLIST

AUDREY’ DANCE – ANGELO BADALAMENTI

DANCE – APOLLO

I BET THAT YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – ARTIC MONKEYS

I’M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU – THE BEATLES

LET’S DANCE – DAVID BOWIE

LET’S DANCE – CHRIS MONTEZ

DANCE WITH ME – CARLA THOMAS

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL – COZY POWELL

LAST DANCE – DONNA SUMMER

LAST DANCE – THE CURE

DANCE AWAY – ROXY MUSIC

THE SALMON DANCE – CHEMICAL BROTHERS

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW – C+C MUSIC FACTORY

PSYKICK DANCE HALL – THE FALL

ZOAL, FACE DANCER – GRIMES

WILL YOU DANCE ? – JANIS IAN

DO YOU WANT TO DANCE – JOHN LENNON

WAR DANCE – KILLING JOKE

DANCE WITH ME TIL THE END OF LOVE – LEONARD COHEN

SABRE DANCE – LOVE SCULPTURE

GHOST DANCE – PRINCE BUSTER

LET’S DANCE – THE RAMONES

SCARED TO DANCE – THE SKIDS

SAFETY DANCE – MEN WITHOUT HATS

DANCE OF THE LITTLE SWANS – TCHAIKOVSKY

WE NEVER DANCED – THIS MORTAL COIL

I DON’T WANNA DANCE – EDDIE GRANT

RHYTHM IS A DANCER – SNAP!

CITIZEN DANCE OF YOUTH – SIMPLE MINDS

RAINDANCE – RAINDANCE

EXECUTIVE DANCE PARTY – ROLLERBALL

LAST DANCE – RHYE

 

Sometimes only dancing can chase away the blues.

Dale ‘M’