BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS PLAYLIST

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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS PLAYLIST

  1. THE WAILING WAILERS – ONE LOVE
  2. THE WAILING WAILERS – RUDE BOY
  3. SOUL REBELS – NO SYMPATHY
  4. SOUL REVOLUTION – DON’T ROCK MY BOAT
  5. SOUL REVOLUTION – SUN IS SHINING
  6. THE BEST OF THE WAILERS – STOP THE TRAIN
  7. CATCH A FIRE – SLAVE DRIVER
  8. CATCH A FIRE – STIR IT UP
  9. BURNIN – GET UP, STAND UP
  10. BURNIN – I SHOT THE SHERIFF
  11. NATTY DREAD – NO WOMAN NO CRY
  12. NATTY DREAD – REVOLUTION
  13. RASTAMAN VIBRATION – JOHNNY WAS
  14. RASTAMAN VIBRATION – WAR
  15. EXODUS – EXODUS
  16. EXODUS -WAIT IN VAIN
  17. KAYA – IS THIS LOVE
  18. SURVIVAL – ZIMBABWE
  19. UPRISING – REDEMPTION SONG
  20. CONFRONTATION – BUFFALO SOLDIER
  21. SATISFY MY SOUL

BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH AND BUNNY WAILER WERE GREAT HEROES OF MINE IN MY YOUTH. BOB HAD A BEAUTIFUL SOUL. I WAS ACTIVE IN THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT IN THE 70’S AND 80’S, I WAS IN ANC AND SWAPO, (WHICH YOU CAN GOOGLE IF YOUR NOT SURE WHAT THEY ARE)… BEING ACTIVE IN FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM FOR ALL PEOPLE IS NOT VERY POPULAR WITH CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF OUR ELITE… MY PHONE WAS TAPPED BY THE FUNNY PEOPLE. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE. WHEN I GOT OLDER AND HAD THREE KIDS, I TOOK A STEP BACK, AFRAID FOR THEM.. I REGRET MY RETICENCE.

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WILL

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WILL

AND IN DEATH THERE IS A PREGNANT PAUSE…

LIFE STOPS, IT GESTATES LIKE AN EMBRYO,

SITTING JUST ABOVE YOUR HEART,

WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME

TO REAWAKEN.

 

WHEN ALL YOUR LIFE IS INVESTED

IN THE DEPARTED…

LIFE HAS NO DIRECTION TO FOLLOW.

GESTATION IS HARD AND LONG…

FRAUGHT WITH THE DANGERS.

 

IT TOOK THE DANGER AND DOUBLED IT.

LIKE A CESAREAN, LIFE WAS ON THE BRINK,

IT COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY…

WORRIED LOOKS FROM THE KNOWING,

AS THE BUZZER RANG FOR HELP.

 

LIFE STOPS. AND THE SHOUT: CLEAR!

AND THE STONE IS LIFTED FROM THE HEART,

IT BREAKS FREE… AND BREATHES…

AND LIFE IS NOT THE PAST

IT IS THE PRESENT.

 

AND IN THE PRESENT, LIFE LIVES…

OBVIOUS REALLY DON’T YOU THINK?

NOT SO OBVIOUS IN THE PROCESS,

YOU HAVE TO FIND LIFE…

AND A REASON FOR IT!

 

DALE ‘M’   WE WITH ‘J’

 

PHILIP LARKIN

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This Be The Verse
BY PHILIP LARKIN
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

 

PROBABLY THE TRUEST VERSE EVER WRITTEN

DALE ‘M’ WE WITH ‘J’

TEARS FOR FEARS DISCOGRAPHY

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TEARS FOR FEARS DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

  1. THE HURTING – PALE SHELTER
  2. THE HURTING – MAD WORLD
  3. THE HURTING – CHANGE
  4. SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR – EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD
  5. SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR – I BELIEVE
  6. SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR – LISTEN
  7. SEEDS OF LOVE – WOMAN IN CHAINS
  8. SEEDS OF LOVE  – SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE
  9. SEEDS OF LOVE  – FAMOUS LAST WORDS
  10. ELEMENTAL – ELEMENTAL
  11. ELEMENTAL – BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN
  12. ELEMENTAL – GOODNIGHT SONG
  13. RAOUL AND THE KINGS OF SPAIN- FALLING DOWN
  14. RAOUL AND THE KINGS OF SPAIN- SECRETS
  15. RAOUL AND THE KINGS OF SPAIN- RAOUL AND THE KING OF SPAIN
  16. EVERYBODY LOVES A HAPPY ENDING – CLOSEST THING TO HEAVEN
  17. EVERYBODY LOVES A HAPPY ENDING – CALL ME MELLOW
  18. PHAROAHS
  19. TEARS ROLL DOWN
  20. SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR – SHOUT

SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR WAS A GREAT COMFORT TO ME WHEN I WAS IN A MENTAL TURMOIL DURING MY UNHAPPY MARRIAGE.

DALE ‘M’  WE WITH ‘J’

 

PHOTO PLAYLIST

 

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PHOTO PLAYLIST

  1. PHOTOGRAPH – RINGO STARR
  2. PHOTO OF PHOTOS – CARLTON MELTON
  3. THE BAD PHOTOGRAPHER – SAINT ETIENNE
  4. PHOTOGRAPHS – DAMON ALBARN
  5. PHOTOPHOBIA – CABERET VOLTAIRE
  6. A PICTURE OF YOU – SOLOMON BURKE
  7. PICTURES IN AN EXHIBITION – MUSSORGSKY
  8. PICTURE – PORCELAIN RAFT
  9. PICTURE ME GONE – ARIEL PINK
  10. PICTURE THIS – BLONDIE
  11. PICTURES OF YOU – THE CURE
  12. THIS IS THE PICTURE – PETER GABRIEL
  13. YOUR PICTURE – CAMERA OBSCURA
  14. THIS PICTURE – PLACEBO
  15. CONFUSED IMAGES – MASSIVE ATTACK
  16. FUNNY FUNNY ME – ALTERED IMAGES
  17. NOT A LOVE SONG – PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
  18. HER IMAGE IN FOCUS – ASTA HIROKI
  19. IMAGE OF YOU – RED SNAPPER
  20. IMAGES DU FUTUR – SUUNS

BEEN EDITING AND MANIPULATING PHOTOS ALL DAY… I’M SICK TO THE BACK TEETH OF PHOTOGRAPHS. SOME HOLIDAY PHOTOS, WHICH I’VE ALREADY PUBLISHED HERE,

BUT MOSTLY ITS BEEN PHOTOS FOR MY IMAGE ARCHIVE, WHICH I’M PREPARING FOR MY PAINTINGS. IVE ALREADY DONE OVER 600 IMAGES OF FILM STARS, AND ABOUT 400 INTO ROCK ICONS, I’VE STILL GOT 200 MORE TO DO BEFORE I’M DONE. I INTEND TO DO SPORTS ICONS, CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES, WRITERS, ARTISTS AND WHAT EVER I THINK OF.

THE PLAN IS TO HAVE READY-MADE IMAGES FOR ANY PERSON SOMEBODY MIGHT WISH TO COMMISSION… THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A MAD VENTURE, BUT IF IT TAKES OFF WHEN IM ACTUALLY WORKING THIS PREPARATION WILL BE A GODSEND.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS AS TO WHICH HEROES MIGHT BE WORTH ENTRY INTO MY ARCHIVE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I’M INTERESTED IN THE PANTHEON OF HEROES WE ALL DEVELOP OVER OUR LIFETIMES… I FEEL IT IS PART OF THE LEGEND OF SELF WE HAVE, AS IF OUR HEROES SHOW WHO WE ARE.

AS A SOCIOLOGIST I FIND THIS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT, AS AN ARTIST ICONS ARE GREAT AS YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE!

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FINALLY SOME TOURIST SHOTS

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WHICH WITCH IS WHICH?

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OBLIGATORY WINDMILL

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JAN IN VOLDERDAM

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PROMENADE IN VOLDERDAM

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AIRSHOT OF RIJKMUSEUM

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A CITY OF LOVERS (IT SAYS SO ON THE TIN)

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AMSTERDAM CENTRAAL

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INSIDE A METAL INSTALLATION OUTSIDE THE STEDELIJK

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ROYAL PALACE IN DAM SQUARE

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ECHO OF THE PAST… MARIE PHOTOGRAPHED ME HERE FIVE YEARS AGO

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JAN CHANNELLING SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

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OBLIGATORY VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

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BELL TOWER IN EDAM

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HERON HERALDING  THE END OF OUR TRIP

 

HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED MY SOJOURN IN AMSTERDAM AS MUCH AS I DID. I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT GETTING BACK INTO MY PAINTING! SO INSPIRED!

DALE ‘M’ WE WITH ‘J’

 

 

PHOTOS FROM THE RIJKMUSEUM

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FIRSTLY, I HAVE TO APOLOGISE THAT SOME OF THESE PHOTOS ARE SLIGHTLY OUT OF FOCUS, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET DECENT PICTURES SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE CROWDS AROUND, I MADE THE EDITORIAL DECISION TO KEEP THE OUT OF FOCUS PICTURES IN, JUST BECAUSE THE PAINTINGS THRILLED ME. THE NIGHT WATCH WAS UNDERGOING RESTORATION, SO THE IMAGE IS BLOCKED BY THE CAMERA WHICH WAS TAKING MINUTE IMAGES OF THE SURFACE OF THE PAINTING.

THE RIJKMUEUM IS A PALACE OF ART, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED IN 2010, IT CONTAINS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF THE OLD DUTCH MASTERS IN THE WORLD. DUTCH PAINTINGS SPEAK MUCH MORE TO ME THAN THE ITALIAN OLD MASTERS, SIMPLY BECAUSE THE DUTCH VERSION OF LIFE IS MORE IN KEEPING WITH MY OWN… IN BIRMINGHAM WE DON’T HAVE BRIGHT MEDITERRANEAN SUNSHINE, BUT WE DO HAVE COLD WIND, RAIN AND SNOW…

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE PICTURES, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ART THE RIJKMUSEUM IS LIKE VISITING ROME FOR CHRISTIANS.

DALE ‘M WE WITH ‘J’ (WHO WILL BE MORTIFIED I SLIPPED A PICTURE OF HER IN HERE, HEHE)

ALL THINGS DUTCH PLAYLIST

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ALL THINGS DUTCH PLAYLIST

  1. A BAR IN AMSTERDAM – KATZENJAMMER
  2. AMSTERDAM – DAVID BOWIE
  3. AMSTERDAM – DAUGHTER
  4. AMSTERDAM – JACQUES BREL
  5. AMSTERDAM – SCOTT WALKER
  6. DOUBLE DUTCH – MALCOLM MACLAREN
  7. DUTCH VENUS – THE BATHERS /ELIZABETH FRASER
  8. PHAEDRA – DUTCH UNCLES
  9. AUGUST HOLLAND – BEIRUT
  10. I COULDN’T CRY IF I WANTED TO – EDDIE HOLLAND
  11. THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
  12. I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU – THE REMBRANDTS
  13. VINCENT – DON MACLEAN
  14. ROTTERDAM – BEAUTIFUL SOUTH
  15. VAN DER VALK – SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA
  16. WINDMILL IN OLD AMSTERDAM – RONNIE HILTON
  17. HOCUS POCUS – FOCUS
  18. ADAGIO FOR STRINGS – DJ TIESTO
  19. RADAR LOVE – GOLDEN EARRING
  20. JUMP – VAN HALEN

WE TOOK MY KIDS TO SEE KATZENJAMMER IN MANCHESTER, A BRILLIANT GIG. I MISS THE SURPRISES THAT MARIE USED TO SPRING ON ME… SHE COULD FIND THE GREATEST MUSICAL EXPERIENCES.

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A NEW DEFAULT

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I had to go for blood tests just before I went away, as I had avoided them for two years. I’m supposed to have extensive tests every twelve months because I have too much ferritin in my blood or Hemochromatosis  as it is known with chronic sufferers. So I was kind of expecting bad news… What I wasn’t expecting was the fact I am massively deficient in vitamin D! My doctor wrote to me and prescribed massive doses of Vitamin D for the next seven weeks! He was concerned that left unchecked I could suffer from rickets. Given that lack of Vitamin D is the source of S.A.D. syndrome, it probably explains to some extent my on-going depression, and my lack of energy.

So now I have a new default setting, not only do I have Stenosis, Spondalitis, a mild Hemochromotosis, depression… but also a lack of vitamin D to add to my growing list of ailments. Used to be, long long ago, that whenever I heard of a new sickness I used to convince myself I had it. These days I collect labels like stamps…

And I think Fuck it! I’m old shit happens.

Have a nice day.

Dale