SHALL I SPEAK?

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SHALL I SPEAK?

Shall I speak of the gentle whisper?

The slow rise and fall

Of the Ocean’s beating chest,

The wax and wane of the waves;

The deep murmur of the pebbles

Tingling like asthma

Through the Planet’s breath…

And this marks out time.

 

The sun circles the ocean

Like a gaily coloured matador

gashing it’s blood-like light

Across the tumultuous surface

of it’s endless prey…

Will it yet boil the ocean’s away?

Copyright Dale Beck 2018

NILE RODGERS PORTRAIT

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Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and composer. The co-founder of Chic, Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on albums that have cumulatively sold more than 500 million units and 75 million singles worldwide.He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.Known for his “chucking” guitar style, Rolling Stone wrote in 2014 that “the full scope of Nile Rodgers’ career is still hard to fathom.

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A HERO FOR THE LONGEST TIME SAW HIM IN 1978

DALE M WE WITH J

 

DERBY ART MUSEUM

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WENT ALL THE WAY TO DERBY ART MUSEUM TO SEE SOME OF THE CELEBRATED JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY, SAID TO BE THE REMBRANDT OF THE BRITISH ART HISTORY, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT HIS EXHIBITION WAS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT. THIS WAS THE ONLY WRIGHT PAINTING I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE RESTORATION ROOM.

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VERY DISAPPOINTING TRIP TO THE MUSEUM WAS ONLY RESCUED BY A TRIP THROUGH TO DOVEDALE, AND A DELICIOUS BESPOKE PIE MEAL ON THE WAY BACK AT THE SWAN INN IN DRAYCOTT ON THE CLAY.

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THE PIES HAVE IT! THE PIES HAVE IT!

DALE ‘M’ WE WITH J

WRAPPING UP FOR CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

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WRAPPING UP FOR CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

  1. WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS – ARETHA FRANKLIN
  2. RAINBOW – SIA
  3. A HOLE IN THE WALLET – GANG OF FOUR
  4. PALE SNOW – SUEDE
  5. PARADISE PLACE – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
  6. I AM THE WALRUS – THE BEATLES
  7. NEAR WILD HEAVEN – REM
  8. GEE WHIZZ ITS XMAS – CARLA THOMAS
  9. UNDERTOW – WARPAINT
  10. PEARLY DEW DROPS DROPS – COCTEAU TWINS
  11. FAR AWAY – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
  12. OH PRETTY WOMAN – ROY ORBISON
  13. REZ/COWGIRL – UNDERWORLD
  14. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME – ERIC CLAPTON
  15. HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
  16. REWARD – TEARDROP EXPLODES
  17. I FOUGHT THE LAW – THE CLASH
  18. SAME AS IT EVER WAS – TALKING HEADS
  19. TALK OF THE TOWN  – PRETENDERS
  20. MAMA WERE ALL CRAZEE NOW – SLADE
  21. A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN – DAVID BOWIE
  22. SATURDAY NIGHT COME SLOW – MASSIVE ATTACK

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH PAIN I’M FEELING PRETENDING CHRISTMAS IS A HAPPY EVENT, WHEN MY BELOVED IS NOT HERE!

DALE ‘M’