The sandpit


 These are mainly scatterings that have glistened like gems on a vast and wide sandy 

 beach as I walked about.

            

            Links that are worth Bookmarking.
 

            http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/ 

            An Iraqi lady giving us an insight into life in Iraq. It's good to see her back online again and 

            safe in Syria.


            http://www.alternet.org/

             News.  Looking beyond the spin of US politics.


                 http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
          
           How to look good.



            http://hannahlees.blogspot.com/

            Hannah's lovely art.

 

 

            http://www.maharishi.co.uk/index.html

            Creating Perfect Health with Ayurveda the timeless knowledge of healthcare.

             http://dilate.choonz.com/

              For some  cool music.                                                                                     

These are mainly scatterings that have glistened like gems on a vast and wide sandy 

beach as I walked about.
 

A poem by Constantin Cavafy.

   ITHAKA.

As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - don't be afraid of them:
you'll never find things like that one on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon - you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfumes of every kind -
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you're destined for.
But don't hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you're old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you've gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean

An alternative translation of "Ithaka"

Constantine P. Cavafy
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Here's rock Paraphenalia in the Sandpit.


Bands that I have seen:

The seventies

#The Who.  #The Pink Fairies.  #Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.  #Stray.  #Matching Mole.

#Family.  #T2.  #Ammon Duul 2.  #Edgar Broughton Band.  #Spencer Davis Group.  #Toe fat. 

#Barclay James Harvest.  #Captain Beefheart.

#Barbara Thompson.  #Status Quo.  #David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars (May 7. Epsom. Ebbisham Hall).  #Can.  #National Health.

#Soft Machine (Canterbury University Darwin College. Jan 29 1970.)  #Embryo. #Melanie. #Hawkwind.

#Frank Zappa's Grand Wazoo (Kennington Oval). #The Mahavishnu Orchestra. #Yes. #Man. #Vinegar Joe. #Magma.

#Tony Coe. #Jeff Beck-Bogart-Appice. #Lou Reed. #E.L.O. #Ashton Gardiner and Dyke.

#Lightning Hopkins. #Sha-Na-Na. #Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. #Georgie Fame. #The Beach Boys.

#Kevin Ayers. #Pete Brown and Piblokto. #The Third Ear Band. #The Pretty Things.


What no Punk?!!   Sorry, I was in Switzerland at the time (76-77). They don't do punk there.

THE EIGHTIES.

Spandau Ballet. A.B.C. Kid Creole and the Coconuts. U.2. Pete Burns and Dead or Alive.

Dalek I. The Cramps. Bauhaus. The Thompson Twins. UB-40. Carmel. Altered Images.

Echo and the Bunnymen. Japan. Thomas Dolby. Talk Talk. Pig-bag. Lousiana Red.

THE NINETIES.

That Petrol Emotion.  Cabaret Voltaire.  The Fall.  Dub Sex.

The Residents.  Pete Murphy.  Danielle Dax.  Clannad.

We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It.  The Swans.  Trouble Funk.  Husker Du.

The Jesus and Mary Chain.  Pink Industry.

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Pete Townshend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         Cristian Vander of Magma.     

                                                                                            Nick Cave    

Mark E. Smith.

The Swans.                                   
  Miles Davis.


Frank Zappa.

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Patti Smith. 

 

 

 

 

 


Siouxsie Sioux.

Coming soon : Books that need reviewing.

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