Handbags at Dawn

Good grief ….the phrase above ALWAYS makes me laugh … it’s a take on that olde English way men used to settle an arguement ….you know

‘YOU sir have offended me’ …chap walks foreward and slaps the offender across the face with his glove

‘I challenge you to a duel ……choose your weapon’ …..usually a pistol in those days:D:D:D

However, here we are talking about the hospitalisation of the current proposed leader ( they’re changing leaders like underwear )of the UKIP party in Britain ….apparantly having a disagreement with another member at a European conference and suggesting they take it outside.

Now here in the north of England if a bloke says to another bloke when having a disagreement  ‘let’s take it outside’  it usually means they are going to have a fight

It is unclear what actually happened ….but Mike Hookham ( who IS a northern bloke) claims there was not a punch, not a slap NOTHING …a mere kerfuffle more like ‘handbags at dawn’ ….the protagonist Steve Wolfe has also now said it was nothing …photographed beaming from his hospital bed NAD ( that’s nothing abnormal detected) it now seems he is no longer in the running for the lead role of UKIP and they’ve had to wheel Nigel Farrage back out:D:D:D


British politics is INSANE just now ……even Tony Blair has been sticking his oar in ….apparantly concerned that there is no ‘middle ground’ the tories lurching further right as  Corbyn introduces today his newly reshuffled left wing shadow cabinet
I can hear the clatter of metal as we speak …..Oh it’s Tony …..he’s donning a suit of shiney armour in preparation for trotting in centre stage to do a little jousting with anyone who will let him :D:D:D

Oh ….and don’t worry …I haven’t forgotton ….my ‘The Power of Pooh’ series will be along in due course :D:D:D

Frack Off!!!!

Yep …..it’s becoming more and more evident that this is what the current British Goverment think about the majority of its people …..PARTICULARLY those in the far reaches of this ridiculously small island ….otherwise known as ‘The North’ ( you would think it was too small a land mass to divvy up like that wouldn’t you?)

ANYWAY ….Theresa May et al have bypassed local decision ….( that’s general public …local and county councils  who had already refused this company to conduct its business in the area) ….and have given the go ahead  to start  (the controversial, environmentally unfriendly …and frankly backward in terms of extracting fossil fuels deep from the earth) process of ‘fracking’ in Lancashire ….there’s uproar!!!


Oh …and yes …I do have an alternative suggestion ….I’m well aware that we and the rest of the world need ‘fuel’ …….eco fuel tho ….ECO FUEL!!!

There are SO many options ….it COULD be and SHOULD be freely available to all ….as should water …I once did a little series on  a very interesting matter we can extract eco fuel from and I think I might do it again for my blog

The matter I am thinking of is something we are ALL full of ….not least our current Tory Goverment …..can you guess what it is yet?

C’mon you’re a bit slow on the uptake

Yes …CORRECT!!!

I am thinking of  ……….

SHIT!!!

a substance not to be sniffed at in more ways than one!!!:D:D:D

Series to follow:D:D:D 😉

ANOTHER shining star!!!

Now …..as you know I ( along with many others) was gutted at the violent premature ending of a life that had given so much already and had the potential to give SO much more …not just locally but nationally and internationally …..I referred to her as a TRUE shining star ….Jo Cox MP 20 June 1974-16 June 2016

And to be honest I ( and others ) have been reeling from it ever since …..I guess I took solace from the words of her husband …left to bring up their 2 children single handedly ….thought

‘Pull yourself together woman …if HE is coping so admirably, what the HELL is wrong with you …..get a GRIP!!!’

So I did ….thinking  we’ve got the reforendum on Europe coming up …maybe things might start to make sense a bit then

BUT THE RESULT!!!!???

And living and working in this community I honestly believed the majority of people were getting beyond petty prejudices, fear of each other and bitterness ….but BHAM!!!   It’s felt like the rug has been pulled asunder …..it all really does feel fractured at the moment …a rise in hate crime and feelings of paranoia between the different elements which make up the community ….I think I hit depression but have kept on going on automatic pilot really like a hamster on a wheel …JUST functioning …getting thro but not watching the news or taking notice of what was going to happen ….filling Jo’s shoes just seemed like it was going to be an impossibility …..exhaustion and DESPAIR!!!

I even missed the labour leadership vote but knew JC had won….which didn’t suprise me really …folk are DESPERATE for a different way …and Corbyn seems to offer that ….it’s just that folk who struggle to think outside the box think we need same old, same old, to be taken seriously …..and who knows? ….old man that he is, he might be ahead of his time with his collaborative style politics …both the press and politicians can’t get their heads around it , they’re SO used to sound-bites and a lack of integrity ..so maybe it IS all going to fall flat on its arse …..that’s how I was thinking

But THEN …I got this email from the Labour Party on Thursday ….a rallying the troups kind of e’mail

I was a bit cynical at first ….just a pretty bad picture of the candidate replacing Jo and asking for help with the by-election campaign 20 October ….all the major parties are stepping aside as a mark of respect for Jo ( which is a wonderful gesture and respect for democracy you have to admit)…BUT there are NINE crazy fringe groups standing …the biggest being the BNP ……SCARY

SO …even tho I thought my picketing, protesting, campaigning days were over ( too knackered and has got me no’where)   I have been out today leafleting ( Matt has been with his girlfriend and Sam out with friends playing Pokermon Go …but will be recruiting them next time)

I’ve walked miles …got bruised knuckles from letterboxes …had some interesting doorstep conversations and ONE hairy moment with a couple of blokes who I suspect were BNP supporters but didn’t have the guts to just say so and agree to disagree ..FULL of venom with racist language I haven’t heard since I was a little kid but hey ho

So WHY am I doing this? ….well I live and work here don’t I ….so have got a vested interest I guess …plus the democratic process is important …but if we all sit at home doing nothing …not getting involved we’ve only ourselves to blame …I COULDN’T sit by and watch the BNP sweep in …I remember them from when I was little …a really scary far right party that was then called the National Front.

AND …I have to say I think our new candidate has a LOT of potential …maybe not a future global politician like Jo …. but CERTAINLY locally and nationally ….and yes I was right she IS an actress ( I thought she looked familiar on the bad email pic) …she is a screenwriter too …BUT she has been a campaigner and activist for 30 years INCLUDING helping with Jo’s election campaign …AND …like Jo …she WAS born and brought up in this area …went to the one grammar school ( like Jo ….and ok despite what I said about selective schools they’re forgiven:D:D)  she has sound ideas about the priorities in the area too …so I reckon …like Jo …she will be able to walk the walk as well as talk the talk

Yep ….ANOTHER honest and charismatic woman that has returned to her home area …..

I reckon she CAN do it:):):):)

And LOOK at her:D:D:D

Her name is TRACY BRABIN


Something tells me the days of plastic men in suits might be over ….. I reckon we could have sassy women in red dresses being de’rigour ALLOVER the place by next spring :D:D;)

Could class ever go away?

I’m sure you’ll find the link to the guardian article previously posted interesting and a pretty good analysis of ‘class’ in British society today

It’s making me reflect on my own situation ….I guess you would say I’m from ‘working class stock’ ….most of my elders worked in the textile industry which was common in West Yorkshire at the time ….there was a LITTLE shuffling about tho ….my maternal great grandparents were from Ireland …great grandfather being killed in an industrial accident ( he worked as a delver in the stone quarries) leaving a widow and 2 daughters who were kind of hidden by relatives who worked ‘in service’ untill they got on their feet …the Mum running a haberdashery market stall and the 2 girls working in a small family run mill ….one of them running the offices when the owner was put in jail:D:D ( He was a conciensous objector to war) ….and the younger girl later going off to marry an offshore fisherman on the east coast of whom I have very fond memories of staying with in the holidays 

Ooooh where did YOU go for your holidays as a kid?

Grimsby:D:D:D 

Oh and Staithes too ….and as we got older Dad got a little more adventurous …taking us hiking all over Scotland and holidays being holidays with Dad ..ALWAYS going out in boats ( think he was a fisherman at heart …..or a climber …quite a character my Dad …but I digress)

Oh and HIS Dad ( My Greatgrandfather) was ‘the mystery man’ ….it’s funny what you find out about folk after they pass on isn’t it …grandad was just grandad at the time …but after he died there were no papers ….and when we thought about it …it was a bit odd …as HE had always worked in the mills but my paternal grandmother had been a schoolteacher?…it just doesn’t add up does it?   And YES my brother has tried to find out more …he’s into family trees and the like …I think hoping to find some royal blood or somthing ….alas his searches have come to nothing on both fronts:D:D:D

The mystery man:D:D:D

So where am I going with this?

I don’t know but am rolling with it 

But anyway …yes …some RIGHT characters in my family ( I’ve said before will blog more on this subject at some point)

And yes I agree with a lot of what the guardian article is saying ….one thing for sure was there was a lot of humour around …with the older generation in particular ….was that about fear? ….Hmmmmm ……I don’t know about fear ….but if life is pretty hard you either develop a sense of humour or go under …and if folk take themselves TOO seriously WELL that’s just a joke in itself isn’t it?

Yes …Humour …maybe it’s a ‘cultural’ thing …and one the other classes could do with taking on too:D:D

And yes ….maybe there’s a point in terms of ‘education’ too …but you’ve got to think a little more creatively about ‘education’ ….education for who and for what ….it’s all very well talking about academia …but what if no’one knew how to build a house or farm the land say ….what if all your taps are leaking at home ….you’re not going to call in a University professor or a Banker are you?:D:D:D …..yes we probably need all …learn …keep an open mind …..be critical …keep the spirit of 3 as I call it …the wonder and why …if it adds up …keep it to build on ….if it doesn’t measure up to scrutiny ….drop it and move on

There’s room for all….it’s about value and inclusion …one is no better or worse than the other …society looks down with scorn at the ‘working class’ STILL ….expects us to be ‘aspirational’ …..but aspiring to what exactly?

There’s material wealth and greed

There’s power and control

But what else …what makes for a successful life

Life is about continual growth and learning whatever class or background you are from …it’s not ALL about the ‘working class’ making the changes …it cuts both ways;)

And that is why I do not like Theresa Mays proposal re the reintroduction of the selective grammar school system. We are in the 21st century and should be aiming for a dynamic, creative and YES academic but YES practical skills too education for all …a broad base education from 5 to 16 THEN specialise in the chosen route depending on aptitude and interest:)

Just adding my twopenneth ….take it or leave it …comments welcome:)

Oh …and if you want my PERSONAL view of ‘identity’ …YES I’m shaped by my upbringing ..but I’ve had a lot of experiences and broadening of horizons as an adult ( I kept being drawn back to West Yorkshire to support my Dad in later years but that’s another story)

Anyway yes …my current ‘identity’ is that on my ‘Halcyon’ site ….I just am …and so are you ….lets cut the crap:D:D:D;)

Ether to Blog On….Ether to Blog On….Do you read me …. Over

Erm …..what? …..I mean hello? …..who’s that? …..does this mean I’m connected? …..are you going to stop messing about now ether? ….am getting a bit fed up of this sticking, blocking …things disappearing and total crashes ..do you hear me?

…………….

Sorry ….heh herm ( coughs, sits up straight and adopts serious tone) blog on to ether yes I read you …..I think …..I mean over

Ether to blog on you now have full connection over

HURRAH!!! …about bloody time!!! …( holds nose) count down to connection ….fastening seat belt for lift off ….five …..four ……three ……t..

What are you DOING???

Counting down …you know li..

Yes …Yes …I know …STOP being ridiculous and just be happy you now have wifi and can post to your blog

Well I should bloody well think so after what I’ve been thro

Are you NEVER satisfied? …you now have top speed fibre optic broadband so there should be no more trouble ..you and the boys can happily use all your tech to your hearts content

And thank god for THAT ….I’ve only had to sell my soul to the devil to get it

What do you mean?

I’ve only had to get sky ….putting my money in the pocket of the corrupt media moguls Murdoch …

Oh dear

Yep ……am paying with both hard earned spondoolah AND concience ….feel like I’ve sold out
C’mon …you’ve got fibre optic broadband …ALL your kit connected …and what’s all this about ‘concience’ …who gives a shit ?

I do!

Well nobody else does

Thanks ….you’re not making this feel any better

Didn’t intend to ….

Oh ..not you as WELL ether …..I thought you were bigger and better than that

I am

Well what are you talking like that for?

I just feed back based on the messages I receive …put out based on what comes in

Well maybe you need to try ‘recieving’ different messages then

Hey ….don’t blame me …it’s not top down management here …it’s a collaborative …reciprocal carry on …I keep dropping hints but if they ain’t being picked up on

Oh ….I’ve had enough of this …I’m off ….where’s my cushion?

Oh that’s right … running off again to feel sorry for yourself and lol about on your cushion

YES! ….over and OUT!!!

 

https://youtu.be/gbMnuqX_P-g

 

Hmmmmm being a bit melodramatic aren’t we?

Blog on to ether …I said OVER and OUT …and I like this version better than Jon’s original because she sounds as tho  HER energy is completely sapped and her voice is out of sinc …

And hmmmmmmm is she smoking or is that a chip on her shoulder?:D:D:D

‘What’s Going On’ …..update

Now you may remember I posted a link to good ole Marvins 1972 track of the same name last Sunday ….if you didn’t listen do so …it’s a beautiful track and maybe even more pertinant ….sadly ….today

But things kind of ‘evolve’ over time don’t they? …..There is usually some kind of catalyst that kicks off a chain reaction that maybe only becomes apparant after the event ..BUT thanks to today’s technology things seem to be gathering pace …people are maybe better ‘informed’ …..or can be if they look beneath the veneer of what they are being served:)

SO …it just so happens that on Fri …The 17th Conference in memory of Steve Beko took place in South Africa …for those who don’t know …Steve was a student and antipartheid campaigner …whose imprisonment kicked off the mass movement which became unstoppable …leading to the fall of apartheid ….black people given the vote …full democracy AT LAST ( and it’s not THAT long ago)

It’s really sad isn’t it …because …maybe I’m naive …but certainly up untill the war on Iraq …it felt here as tho things WERE changing for the better in terms of race relations and Britain becoming a multicultural society ….a kind of blending …a slooooooooow process admittedly….

Anyway ….what I think started a backward change here was the HUGE protests against the war on Iraq which were ignored by our prime minister …as Mr Blair went scurrying off after Ole Dubya as he appeared to IMEDIATELY stick on his cowboy hat and hype up the war talk within HOURS of the twin towers attack in New York

Now I’m not belittling that attack in ANY way …it was a gross atrocity that killed thousands of innocent people ….but we STILL don’t know who was behind that attack …the US and UK going to war was based on Iraq having weapons of mass destruction which turned out not to be the case ….but too late …Dubya an arrogant man who had never travelled beyond US borders before ignored the UN ….declaring  WAR …and Blair ……against most people at the time’s wishes …threw us all in too …causing great tension in communities here and possibly …probably …increased radicalisation of some British Muslims.

The Blair Labour Goverment proved to be a bit of a disappointment really ….yes most of us accepted the Labour Party needed to change to get elected way back in 1997 ….become more ‘press and big business savvy’ but it ended up being not too dissimilar to the Tory’s

Of course we all remember the Global Financial Markets going into free fall in 2008 …when corruption at the great Leaman Brothers bank was exposed …..and ping …ping ….ping …the dots were joined and the whole capitalist system exposed as a house of cards …a numbers game …which employed people to work in a corporate vacuum …a dog eat dog world …a game of monopoly where the winner takes all because they DESERVE it …’Buggar the rest ..as who gives a shit ANYWAY?’

All this was JUST before Obama became president of the US ….a moment of joy that resonated around the world ….here was a man of integrity …not a businessman but someone who was well educated …had been a public servant in downtown Chicago ….the Americans saw him as Black ….in this household he was seen as a product of the future …his heritage drawing things together ….Black African Father of Muslim background ….White American Mother of Chritian background …and brought up in Hawaii where its a RIGHT mixed bunch:D:D:D

For a moment it seemed something NEW was going to happen ….the banks held to account and a more considered …even approach to world affairs

Now I personally STILL love Obama …I think he did his best under the circumstances …and let’s face it he has to be the ‘coolest’ world leader there has EVER been …plus he and Michelle seem solid as a rock ….been thro thick and thin ….an example to us all ….BUT ….I think what has come to light now is that ‘democracy’ is a sham ….it is the Global Corporate Elite who hold the power …the banks and large financial/business institutions have come out of all this unscathed and it is us ordinary people AROUND THE WORLD who are suffering …..in the richer countries like the US and UK whole areas are being desimated …..investment to maintain infrastructures like health, education, housing and transport being ‘cut’ and businesses folding or pulling out of the poorer areas ….you might argue that even some whole countries are being held to ransom ….

Remember Venezuala anyone?

Yep ….that country in South America that produced all those wonderful and dynamic musicians ….yes it is still on the map if you would care to look ….although you may be forgiven for not thinking so

So here we are …..we’ve had the recent referendum on European membership here in the UK ….the result being to pull out and draw up the drawbridge ( by a whisker of a majority 52% v 48%) this has caused rifts in communities with increases in racist crime …not to mention the murder of a local MP and upcoming politician who had the potential to be a great reforming figure on the world stage ( I for one am STILL struggling with this)

And across the pond ..as they say …we have an ABSOLUTE  madman ( and uber rich one) who is blatantly stirring things up!!!

And as for the Saudi’s? ……god knows what part they are playing ….the paranoid Chinese and Russian governments too …WHAT A MESS!!!

I tell you it’s a good job I meditated with Mr Modi this morning ….ok ….NO’ONE is perfect but you can usually ‘trust’ a yoga practitioner …..at least you can usually have a TWO way conversation with one

ANYWAY ….back to my initial reference …I suppose to the Black Civil Rights Movement in the US during the 60’s

RiGHT NOW we seem to be moving backward on ALL fronts don’t we? ….with all the rifts going on in the US and the shooting of 2 innocent boys we now have the ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ movement

Also on Friday there was the 17th  annual Steve Beko memorial lecture in South Africa ….the guest speaker being Angela Davis who was a leading figure in the ORIGINAL Civil Rights movement in the US …I would urge anyone looking in to watch this speech in its ENTIRETY and really LISTEN ( it starts about 1/4 way thro the film …but you can sit thro all the intro’s if you want)

https://youtu.be/Fb_TpOTjmM8


As I was listening it took me back to Youbi in Nigeria’s post earlier this year ..where the students had been peacefully protesting about student fee hikes …one of her friends got shot …the crowd dispersed and the college closed down for a month

My mind then went to the student protests in Venezuela which again started peacefully …turned violent and led to the total communication shut down

Zip …Zip …back to the Arab Spring of 2012

Zip …Zip …Zip to the student protests here in the UK and the ‘Occupy movent’

The thing is …as Angela says in her speech …yes things seem to have gone backward in terms of ‘Black Lives’just now …we don’t want to loose the momentum since the Black Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s ….not let it be blurred

RIGHT at this moment tho …’freedom’ is being dictated by a Capitalist Elite on Racial, Class and Gender lines …a very rich and minority ‘elite’ dictating to the majority and CREATING division and a culture of fear

As I said in one of my previous posts …you don’t have to be female to support feminism …feminists are NOT anti men nor do we want to BE men …it’s about equalising the balance

Therefore you don’t have to be black to support ‘Black lives matter’ …it’s about resetting the ‘balance’ from the historical ( and current) white supremacy model ….there IS recognition that white folk in poor areas are ALSO being treated as badly

It’s interesting that Angela states that ‘Education should NOT be a commodity’ …and that is ABSOLUTELY true ….what constitutes ‘education’ tho? …………Maybe we ALL need to wake up and shake up ….find ‘time’ to sift thro the crap to find that which is important …it CANNOT be ‘business as usual’ ….

WE are not ‘commodities’ either ..to be bought, sold or left to flounder …rubbed off the map

To quote AGAIN the wonderful if very brief Labour MP from MY home area … ‘We have more in common than that which divides us’

Let’s do yoga with Mr Modi!!!

I don’t care what ANYONE says ……this is the man for me ……well not literally:D:D:D

BUT anyone who practices Yoga can be trusted …..Mr Modi ( Indian Prime Minister) is reclaiming Yoga ….it is NOT a commodity ….it is an ancient all encompassing practice …..you can be ANY religion or NONE  ….you can be fat ….thin ….old …..young ….black …white ….yellow …you might already have health problems ….it’s NOT about being a supermodel dressed in designer ‘Yoga Gear’ tying yourself in knots ….it costs 0 …..the benefits are now being proven by scientific research …..all you need is maybe a mat …enough space to lie flat with your arms outstretched and an ability to breath …and yes these guys are sitting in the lotus position …but if you can’t it doesn’t matter …us westerners having spent years sat in chairs often struggle with it …just sit cross legged or however is comfortable to meditate ……

Let’s join the ‘Yoga Revolution’ …….Ommmmmmmm:D:D:D

https://youtu.be/ZMTberFK48w

Oh and the link was sent to me by my buddy Rahul ….it’s cheered me up no end :D:D:D

Still want to read those ‘Panama Papers’ tho …..go knocking on a few doors taking some teabags a la Satish Kumar …saying

‘ Hello my names Fijay …I’ve brought you some teabags …how about popping the kettle on so we can have a nice cuppa and a chat’:D:D:D

ATOS!!!

No I’m not sneezing OR swearing …although ACTUALLY it could be swearing …let me think a mo how the word could be used …..Ahhhh yes ….how about your in a situation …say your at a buffet …your one of the last to the table …you have one or 2 crisps on your plate THATS IT …there’s just a tiny bit of salad left …a lettuce leaf and a cherry tomatoe say …oh and a lone chicken drumstick for that essential protein …you hobble to the table ( you walk with 2 sticks that’s why you are a little slower than the rest of the party guests) JUST as you are about to reach out someone whips in and snatches it away almost knocking you off your crutches.

Excuse me ….you say …and are about to add that you haven’t eaten yet …but the other person as he is briskly marching off with the party leftovers just shouts  ‘ATOS’ over his shoulder

THERE that’s a fairly accurate use of the word ….’Blog On’ has hereby invented a new swear word …

‘ATOS!!!’

Or you’ve been ‘ATOSed’ ….a bit like ‘Shafted’ ‘Ripped Off’ or ‘Screwed’

Perhaps I should explain further …

ATOS is a private company the British government commissioned to assess people for disability benefit as it had apparantly come to light that some people were making fraudulent claims …although how they were doing this God knows as there has always been a requirement for medical reports etc not to mention completing EXTREMELY lengthy and convoluted forms most people require assistance to complete ….ANYWAY  the company ATOS were brought in a few years ago now along with getting rid of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and changing its name to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) ……a rather nice and more appropriate use of terminology (there’s lots of clever use of terminology these days but as we all know …its actions that speak louder than words but hey ho)

SO to cut a very long story short …it’s caused a lot of upheaval as folk have been struck off their benefit left right and centre and declared fit for work ………….now in principle I’m not against this ….I’m all for people with disabilities having equal rights as citizens ……I mean look at the Paraolympics for goodness sake ….HOWEVER I’m sure even the paraolympians would say they need their PIP to pay for additional support they may need …including things like assistance with personal care and aids and adaptations to enable independence.  Also ….when it comes to mental health …it is largely an invisible disability as folk tend to lock themselves away ….YES there is proactive work to assist folk to maximise their potential INCLUDING going back to work …but there are STILL many MANY employers who will not even look at someone if they say they have experienced mental ill health …there is STILL incredible stigma despite it being a case of ‘there but for the grace of God go us all’ …..yep no’one is immune and indeed the numbers are rising ….I wonder why? …..but I digress

I guess I am talking about this now as I have had a lot of dealings with this company the last couple of months as folk in receipt of this benefit are ‘reviewed’ ……again …..nothing wrong with that say I …..BUT it’s the WAY it is being done ….folk getting letters instructing them to attend appointments at short notice at various obscure locations ALLOVER the north of England …we have had folks being asked to go to Durham, Liverpool and York ….working with people who experience ‘psychosis’ many cannot drive and even struggle to use public transport around the immediate area never mind contemplate going somewhere unfamiliar ….the STRESS all this causes is unbelievable …..many live in a muddle …struggle with correspondence …you are struck off immediately if you do not attend and are allowed to rearrange the appointment once.

I must admit …where possible I have assisted folk to request a home visit and attended also so these ‘Assessors’ can see EXACTLY how it is ….I am CONVINCED that all this will be costing the government a FORTUNE ….WAY above what DLA used to even WITH the odd fraudulent claim …..not to mention the added feelings of guilt and shame to already vulnerable people who tend NOT to engage or trust anyone ANYWAY!!!

One person HAD been struck off and another appointment made more locally which I attended with him today ..well the next city …this is a person reluctant to let ANYONE in his home and really only goes to his local corner shop on his own where they know him well…he suffers paranoia and is a voice hearer …the voices becoming more pronounced, louder in volume and negative in nature when feeling under duress ( as with most voice hearers)…so you can imagine the journey to the appointment ….I actually sang …YES SANG to try to divert from the tension and cocophany going on in his head …it probably sounds ridiculous but it seems to work with this particular guy on car journeys  …ANYWAY

Aaaaaaaaagh the unnecessary frustration

See

SEE ….sugar and spice it is NOT always …but it’s the weekend and I’m letting it all go …so

GOODNIGHT!!!

….a nice little track pertinent for the mood today

YEP …….good ole Marvin ….1972 …..that’s a LONG time ago BUT  the US has just had a Black President in the White House which was unimaginable back then so it goes to show change for the better CAN happen ……we’re just having a blip ….a hiccup hopefully ….Hmmmmmmm maybe we are on the cusp of  some kind of next level wave ….there’s always a bit of turbulence before things settle down:)

https://youtu.be/EbZYRZpNc64