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A clumsy attempt at writing.
A blog on my personal writing process. Just random thoughts, notes, and other stuff. Don’t know yet what that will be like. Am exploring possibilities and pulse towards an unknown future. Let’s find out!

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September 10, 2021 at 5:03pm
September 10, 2021 at 5:03pm
#1017198
I signed in for
FORUM
October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge  (13+)
A month-long challenge designed to help you plan a novel prior to writing it.
#1474311 by Brandiwyn🎶
to plan my NaNoWriMo novel in October before writing it in November. An ambitious plan this year. Especially since I haven't done much writing, not even in my blog.

But I want to be prepared.

Last year I just wrote a novel in 30 days flying by the seat of my pants, this year I want to do more research in advance. I am very curious about what that will bring me. Which take will work the best for me?

I've got a working title: Shanhaijing Now. Reference to a very famous Asian book from decades ago. The Shanhaijing, The Book of Mountains and Seas may be more than 2,000 years old. It's an extraordinary encyclopedia containing strange and terrifying creatures that the Ancient Chinese believed existed on Earth. (The Mythology Bible by Sarah Bartlett, p. 292-293}
https://karkadann.fandom.com/wiki/Classic_of_Mountains_and_Seas

Why this title?

It just sounds good.

I don't know. I may change it during these two months.

It can be an action novel, a cultural and mysterious story. That's all I got so far.

"Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragons intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon." ― G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles
November 19, 2020 at 4:04pm
November 19, 2020 at 4:04pm
#998715

This pandemic year began in the Netherlands, Europe on March 13 when our Prime Minister announced that during that weekend bars and restaurants would be closed and a partial lockdown was installed. It was called Intelligent lockdown which boiled down to: take your responsibility, wash your hands frequently, avoid mass gatherings, and practice social distancing. Wearing masks was questionable at that time.

As soon as I heard I made arrangements to live with my stepmom of 86 years old, in another city. I stayed with her from March 16 on, for three weeks was the idea. 6 months later I was home. The pandemic took its time.

In the beginning, I was afraid. We didn’t know much about the virus, the whole situation was completely new to everybody and we stayed indoors as much as possible. The first four months we self-quarantined, I only left the house to do the grocery shopping and to walk my dog.

It was not always easy taking care of a 86 year-old with severe memory problems and some physical ailments during a pandemic. The diagnosis was NOT dementia but old age, but the symptoms were the same. My stepmom was very forgetful, within minutes things would slip her mind. So, I had to repeat a lot and wasn’t able to hold a real conversation with her. Not easy! But, because I was her caretaker I was busy just doing that. It helped me focus on other things besides COVID-19, which was good. Luckily she took a daily nap so I had two hours every day to write and be active on WdC. Daily blogging saved my life!

After six months it was time for me to go home and my stepmom tried living on her own again. She is doing great, by the way, so no worries there.

When I arrived at my place two and a half months ago, I was more than happy and relieved to be on my own again. I couldn’t wait. And it has been bliss. I live in my COVID-free bubble. I don’t leave the house other than walking the dog five times a day. I have my groceries delivered and I avoid other people. I talk with friends and family on the phone and online. Still self-quarantined.

So, now I am writing 24/7 with only a break sleeping a couple of hours every night. I am extremely busy and loving every minute of it. COVID-19 is something at the back of my mind but not in my face any longer.

I call my stepmom daily to check on her. Furthermore, I am a volunteer for the Red Cross, which means calling an 83-year old lonely neighbor every day and having a chat. That’s what I am doing for the past 9 months now.

The rest of my time I am writing, reading, reviewing, or active on Writing.com.

I have my newspaper, books, music, and DVDs to keep me entertained when I need to. I keep myself busy knowing that I am a risk factor for COVID due to being a diabetic, type II. I try to live my life as healthy as I can, but I am slightly overweight and don’t exercise enough other than five short walks with my dog every day.

I don’t travel, and I don’t use public transport. Too risky. I have a bike. But I am not going anywhere. I stay put. I hope to live and see the day when there is a vaccine available. We are currently in the second wave!

In the meantime, I am careful, apprehensive, and generally doing okay, I guess.

But what a year! And it’s not over yet!!




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November 13, 2020 at 12:24pm
November 13, 2020 at 12:24pm
#998271
25 things I am grateful for:


*Delight*1. My dog Arie whom I love to bits
*Delight*2. The home that comforts me
*Delight*3. My bed when I am tired
*Delight*4. My computer to work on
*Delight*5. My monthly income
*Delight*6. The 1675 words every day sofar for NaNoWriMo 2020
*Delight*7. WdC for my daily fix
*Delight*8. My friends and family members (online and offline)
*Delight*9. Music that nourishes me
*Delight*10. Books and DVDs
*Delight*11. My blog to express myself
*Delight*12. My health in general
*Delight*13. My brain still functioning well
*Delight*14. Zoomies every fortnight
*Delight*15. My groceries delivery’s service
*Delight*16. To be of help to my neighbor when I call her every day for 9 months now
*Delight*17. That my brother tested negative for Covid two times
*Delight*18. That I didn’t catch Covid sofar
*Delight*19. Being born in The Netherlands, Europe
*Delight*20. For the changing of the seasons
*Delight*21. Electricity, water, and gas in my apartment
*Delight*22. For the joy in writing
*Delight*23. For my daily food and drinks
*Delight*24. For waking up every morning
*Delight*25. For the reading glasses that I need

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October 29, 2020 at 7:35am
October 29, 2020 at 7:35am
#997066

I don't really know what got into me, but I signed up for NaNoWriMo 2020. It's a cool site and I got my first badge and diploma for doing the tutorial. If you're used to the WritingML of WdC then it's easy to navigate their site.

It starts Sunday, November 1st, and ends November 30th. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That's a close 1675 words per day. Oops!

I've signed in for "NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon [ASR] to monitor the process.

I've prepped a little making a folder for Appropriate Time, which is the title of my new novel.

Plot and Outline:

A space-opera (adventure Sfi) story about the nature of loneliness. It kicks off inside a dream with a chase through the stars.

The year 2541. People don't really communicate in this dark society anymore. They are scared and lonely avoiding any contact. Assassin Cuin doesn't care for anybody or anything in the world. He gets an assignment to kill funny swindler Thruce who is considered a threat to the system because he makes people think and laugh while robbing them blind. But who's a threat to whom and who's got the last laugh?


The protagonist and the second character, as well as the setting and the antagonists, are known to me.

But that's about it.

I am already a little apprehensive, 3 days before the event. I hope I will succeed in meeting my daily goals. As long as I try and keep remembering to have some fun, then I am good to go.

I don't think I will be begging for sponsors though, too awkward considering it's my first time trying to write that many words.

A novel! Who would have thought? I hope I am ready!*Smile*

October 23, 2020 at 8:46pm
October 23, 2020 at 8:46pm
#996582
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



My sweet Lord (1970) by George Harrison (1943-2001)

My sweet Lord
Mmm, my Lord
Mmm, my Lord

I really wanna see you
Really wanna be with you
Really wanna see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

My sweet Lord
Mmm, my Lord
Mmm, my Lord

I really wanna know you
I'd really wanna go with you
I really wanna show you, Lord
That it won't take long, my Lord

(Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)
Mmm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)


I really wanna see you
Really wanna see you
Really wanna see you, Lord
Really wanna see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord


(Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)
Mmm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (Hallelujah)

I really wanna know you (Hallelujah)
Really wanna go with you (Hallelujah)
I really wanna show you, Lord
That it won't take long, my Lord

(Hallelujah)
Mmmmm (Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my Lord (Hallelujah)

Mmm, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
Oh, oh, my sweet Lord (Krishna Krishna)
Ooh (Hare Hare)

Now, I really wanna see you (Hare Rama)
Really wanna be with you (Hare Rama)
Really wanna see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

(Hallelujah)
Mmm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my sweet Lord (Hare Krishna)

My sweet Lord (Krishna Krishna)
Ah, oh, my Lord (Hare Hare)
Mmmmm (Gurur Brahma)
Mmmmm (Gurur Vishnu)
Mmmmm (Gurur Devo)
Mmmmm (Maheshwara)
My sweet Lord (Gurur Sakshaat)
My sweet Lord (Para Brahma)
My, my, my Lord (Tasmayi Shree)
My, my, my, my Lord (Guruve Namah)
My, my sweet Lord (Hare Rama)
(Hare Krishna)

My sweet Lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my sweet Lord (Krishna Krishna)
My, my sweet Lord (Hare Hare)


My Sweet

Mmm, mmm
I really wanna see you
Wanna be with you
See you
But, so long!

My sweet, mmm, mmm

Wanna know you
Wanna go with you
Show you
Won't take long

Halleluja, my sweet

Wanna see you
My sweet
Mmm, my, my, my

Wanna know
Wanna go
Wanna show
It won't take long

Mmmmm, my sweet, my, my

Mmm, oh, oh, ooh

Now, I really wanna see you
really wanna be with you
Wanna see you
But, so long!

Mmm,
my, my, my, my, my

My sweet
Ah, oh, my
Mmmmm
My sweet lord.

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October 23, 2020 at 4:04pm
October 23, 2020 at 4:04pm
#996573




One (2000) by Johnny Cash (1932-2003)

Cover, writers: U2


Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you, now
You got someone to blame?

You said one love, one life
When it's one need in the night
One love, we get to share it
It leaves you, baby, if you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well, it's too late tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head?

Did I ask too much? More than a lot
You gave me nothing, now it's all I got
We're one, but we're not the same
Well, we hurt each other, and we're doing it again

You say love is a temple, love the higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on to what you've got
When all you've got is hurt

One love, one blood
One life, you've got to do what you should
One life with each other
Sisters, brothers
One life, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One
One

On

Is it better?
Do you feel to blame?

One life
One in the night
One love
leaves if you don't care

Did I disappoint?
Leave a bad taste?
You act like you never had me
To go without

Well, it's too late
Past out
Light
Not the same
Carry each other

On

Come here
To raise
To play in your head

I ask too much
More
Nothing
It's all I got

On

Not the same
Well, we're doing it again

Say, love
A temple, the higher law
Ask me to enter
You make me holding on
All you've got

On

Love, blood, life
Each other
Not the same
Carry each other

On.

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October 22, 2020 at 11:53am
October 22, 2020 at 11:53am
#996478




Famous Blue Raincoat (1971) by Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Famous Blue Raincoat

It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but
I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening
I hear that you're building
Your little house deep in the desert
You're living for nothing now
I hope you're keeping some kind of record

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Oh, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You'd been to the station to meet every train
But then you came home without Lili Marlene
And you treated my woman
To a flake of your life
And when she came back
She was nobody's wife

Well, I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane's awake
She sends her regard

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer?
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you. I guess I forgive you
I'm glad you stood in my way
If you ever come by here
For Jane or for me
Well, your enemy is sleeping
And his woman is free

Yes, and thanks for the trouble
You took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good
So I never tried
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Sincerely, a friend

Famous Rain

It's morning, the End!

I'm writing you:
I like where I'm living
There's music I hear
Deep in the living
some kind of record

Yes, you said that night
You planned to go
Did you?

Oh, the famous rain

Been to the station
every train came without you

Life!

Well, I see you
one more gypsy
I send regard

What can I tell you, my killer?
What can I possibly say?

I miss you, I guess
I'm glad

If you ever come here
Well, sleeping is free

You took
I tried
You gave
That night

Sincerely, a friend.


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October 20, 2020 at 3:41pm
October 20, 2020 at 3:41pm
#996350
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]

White Christmas (1942) by Bing Crosby (1903-1977)



I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten

And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card, I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know, (uh, uh, uh)
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen to hear

Sleighbells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card, I write
May your days be merry and bright...
And may all your Christmases be white...

Xmas

Dreaming of Xmas
Like the ones to know
Treetops glisten
Listen
to bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of Xmas
I write merry and bright
All your Xmasses dreaming

uhuh, uh

The treetops glisten
Children, hear
sleighbells
in the snow

I'm dreaming
Every card I write
May your days
be bright.


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October 19, 2020 at 10:17am
October 19, 2020 at 10:17am
#996238


Me and Bobby Mc Gee (1971) by Janis Joplin (1943-1970)
Cover, written by Kris Kristofferson

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train
When I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained
And rode us all the way into New Orleans

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
I's playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues
Windshield wipers slappin' time
I's holdin' Bobby's hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', it ain't nothin' honey, if it ain't free
And feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee

From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun
Yeah, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold

One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He's lookin' for that home and I hope he finds it
Well, I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday
To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', and that's all that Bobby left me
Well, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
And feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee, yeah

La da da, la da daa, la da daa da daa da daa
La da da da daa dadada Bobby McGee-ah
La li daa da daa daa, la da daa da daa
La la laa la daada Bobby McGee-ah yeah
La di da, ladida LA dida LA di daa, ladida LA dida LA di daa

Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah
Lo lo LO lolo LO lo laa, lololo LO lolo LO lolo LO lolo LO la laa
Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah
Lord, I called him my lover, I called him my man
I said I called him my lover, did the best I can
C'mon, hey now Bobby now, hey now Bobby McGee, yeah
Lo lo Lord, a Lord, a Lord, a Lord, a Lord, a Lord, a Lord,
oh
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, Lord


Me and Bobby

Busted, waitin'
feelin' as faded as my jeans
before it rained
I pulled my dirty red
while Bobby sang the blues

Windshield wipers slappin'
that driver knew

Freedom's for nothin'
Nothin', if it ain't free
Feelin' good when he sang the blues
good enough for me and Bobby, gee

From Kentucky to California
Yeah, the secrets of my soul
All kinds of weather
everything kept me from the cold

One day I slip away
looking, I hope
Well, all my tomorrows
for one single to be holdin'

next to

Freedom, just for nothin'
That's all that left
was easy
when he sang the blues
Feelin' good
Good enough for me and Bobby, yeah

La da da, la da daa, la da daa da daa da daa
La da da da daa dadada
La li daa da daa daa, la da daa da daa
La la laa la daada
ah yeah
La di da, ladida LA dida LA di daa, ladida LA dida LA di daa

Hey now Bobby now now Bobby yeah
Lo lo LO lolo LO lo laa, lololo LO lolo LO lolo LO lolo LO la laa
Hey now Bobby now now Bobby yeah
oh hey, hey, hey, Bobby


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October 16, 2020 at 1:10pm
October 16, 2020 at 1:10pm
#996029
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Blue Moon (1934) by Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
Writers: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Blue moon

You saw me standing alone
without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon

You knew just what I was there for
Blue moon
You heard me saying a prayer for
Blue moon
Someone I really could care for

And then they suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper
Please adore me
And when I looked
The moon had turned to gold


Blue

You saw a dream
A love, blue
You knew
what I was, Blue
Someone for me
my arms will hold
Somebody!

Whisper, please.


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October 13, 2020 at 3:20pm
October 13, 2020 at 3:20pm
#995804
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Everyday (1958) by Buddy Holly (1936-1959)
Songwriters: Buddy Holly and Norman Petty

"Everyday"

Every day, it's a-gettin' closer
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Every day, it's a-gettin' faster
Everyone said, "Go ahead and ask her"
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Every day seems a little longer
Every way, love's a little stronger
Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?

Every day, it's a-gettin' closer
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Every day seems a little longer
Every way, love's a little stronger

Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?


Every day, it's a-gettin' closer
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way

A-hey, a-hey hey
Love like yours will surely come my way

Every day

Every day gettin'-closer
Goin' faster
Love will come
A-hey, a-hey, hey

Every day
Everyone said
Love will surely come
A-hey, a-hey, hey

A little longer
A little stronger
Do you ever long for
Love?

Every day gettin' closer
faster than a roller coaster
Love will come
My way
A-hey, a-hey, hey

Come what may
A-hey, a-hey, hey


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October 12, 2020 at 11:56am
October 12, 2020 at 11:56am
#995711


"It's Still Called The Blues" (2000) by B.B. King (1925-2015)
Writer(s): Earl Forest, Robert Alton Miller, George Henry Jackson

People Got Money
Still Got problems
Got to the doctor
And
try to solve them
Anyway you look at it
It's still called the blues

Baby needs new shoes
Mama needs a new dress
Daddy's out scufflin'
Tryin' to do
his best
Anyway you look at it
It's still called the blues

Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when
you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

You party on a Saturday
Go to church on Sunday
Fun leaves you because
Gotta work
on Monday
Anyway you look at it

It's still called the blues

Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

Ain't got no money
To pay the rent
Baby's gone
You spent your last cent
Mm, still called the blues
Still called the blues, y'all

Anyway you look at it
Makes no difference
What you do or say
The blues might still
Come your way
Just when you think
Your trouble's about to end
Along comes something
And start it all over again

The Blues

People got problems
try to solve them:
You look at the blues

Baby needs best
You look at the blues

No difference
what you do or say
The blues come your way

You think about to end something
And start it over

A Saturday
on Sunday
on Monday
You look:
It's still the blues

No difference
what you do or say
The blues come your way

You think trouble to end
Something start over again

Got no money
Baby's gone last
Mm, the Blues
Still the Blues y'all

You look
You do or say
The Blues come your way

Just when's about to end
Something start over again


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October 9, 2020 at 10:01am
October 9, 2020 at 10:01am
#995460
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



"Baker Street" (1978) by Gerry Rafferty (1947-2011)

Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well, another crazy day
You'll drink the night away
And forget about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people, but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long
To find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything

You used to think that it was so easy
You used to say that it was so easy
But you're trying, you're trying now
Another year and then you'd be happy
Just one more year and then you'd be happy
But you're crying, you're crying now

Way down the street there's a light in his place
He opens the door, he's got that look on his face
And he asks you where you've been
You tell him who you've seen
And you talk about anything
He's got
this dream about buying some land
He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands
And then he'll settle down
In some quiet little town
And forget about everything

But you know he'll always keep moving
You know he's never gonna stop moving
'Cause he's rolling, he's the rolling stone
And when you
wake up, it's a new morning
The sun is shining, it's a new morning
And you're going, you're going home


Winding down
Light in your head
Another crazy day
Drink the night away
Forget everything
Feel so cold
So many people, no soul
Think, say, trying now
Another year and then you'd be happy
One more year and then you'd be happy, now
Way down there's a light
Open the door
His face, this dream
Up the booze, settle down
Forget everything

Keep moving
Never gonna stop
Wake up
The sun is shining


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October 8, 2020 at 10:33am
October 8, 2020 at 10:33am
#995363
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Call me the Breeze (1972) by J.J. Cale (1938-2013)

Call me the Breeze

[Verse 1]

They call me the breeze
I keep blowing down
the road
They call me the breeze
I keep blowing down the road
I ain't got me nobody
I ain't carrying me no load

[Verse 2]

Ain't no change in the weather
Ain't no change in me
Ain't no change in the weather
Ain't no change in me
I ain't hidin' from nobody
Ain't nobody hidin' from me

[Guitar solo]

[Verse 3]

I got that green light, babe
I got to keep moving on
I got that green light, babe
I got to keep moving on
I might go out to California
Might go down to Georgia
Might stay home

The Breeze

They call the road
Blowing down
Nobody, no load

No change in the weather
No change in me
Ain't the weather
Ain't me
Hidin'
Hidin' from me

That green light, babe
Keep moving on
Greenlight, babe
Keep moving on

Go out
Go down
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October 6, 2020 at 2:01pm
October 6, 2020 at 2:01pm
#995186
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Pick myself up (1978) by Peter Tosh (1944-1987)

"Pick Myself Up"

Sittin' in the morning sun
And watching all the birds passing by
Oh how sweet they sing
And oh how much I wish that I could fly

And I try
I said I try
I try
I really try try try


But I got to
Pick myself up
Dust myself off
Start all over, again (Chorus 2x)

Sittin' in the midday sun
And wondering where my meal's coming from
After working so hard
Not even piece of bread at the yard

And I said I try
Oh Lord I try
I try

I really try try try

Sittin' in the evening sun
And watching the same birdspassing by
Sittin' and wondering
And waiting for the time for me to fly

And I try
I said I try
Good Lord I try

I really try try try

So long and I just find
It was just a waste of time
So long and I just find
I been been wasting
all my time

I've got to pick myself up...

Pick up

In the morning sun
watching all passing by
Oh, how sweet
Oh, I wish I could

I try
I said I try
Really

Pick up
Dust off
Start over (Chorus 2x)

In the midday sun
Wondering
Working so hard
at the yard

And I said
I try
Really

In the evening sun
Watching the same
passing by
Sittin' and wondering
and waiting

And I try
Really

So, I just find
It was a waste of time
All my time

I've got to pick up...


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October 5, 2020 at 4:54am
October 5, 2020 at 4:54am
#995080
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Perfect Day (1972) by Lou Reed (1942-2013)

Just a perfect day
Drink Sangria in the park
And then later
When it gets dark, we go home
Just a perfect day

Feed animals in the zoo
Then later
A movie, too, and then home
Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on
Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on
our own
It's such fun
Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was
Someone else,
someone good
Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to
reap just what you sow
Source: LyricFind


Reap what you sow

Just drink
Sangria later
Feed animals
later
A movie too
Oh, such a day
I spent with you
Just keep hanging
on our own
fun
A day
you made me forget
someone good
Oh, such a day
I'm glad...

Reap what you sow


October 2, 2020 at 9:14am
October 2, 2020 at 9:14am
#994841


Mississippi Goddam (1964) by Nina Simone (1933–2003)

The name of this tune is Mississippi goddam
And I mean every word of it
Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi goddam
Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi goddam

Can't you see it
Can't you feel it
It's all in the air
I can't stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer
Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi goddam
This is a show tune
But the show hasn't been written for it, yet
Hound dogs on my trail
School children sitting in jail
Black cat cross my path
I think every day's gonna be my last
Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time
I don't belong here
I don't belong there
I've even stopped believing in prayer
Don't tell me
I tell you
Me and my people just about due
I've been there so
I know
They keep on saying 'Go slow!'
But that's just the trouble
'Do it slow'

Washing the windows
'Do it slow'
Picking the cotton
'Do it slow'
You're just plain rotten
'Do it slow'
You're too damn lazy
'Do it slow'
The
thinking's crazy
'Do it slow'
Where am I going

What am I doing
I don't know
I don't know
Just try to do your very
best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
For everybody knows about Mississippi goddam
I made you thought I was kiddin'
Picket lines
School boy cots
They
try to say it's a communist plot
All I want is equality
For my sister my brother my people and me
Yes you lied to me all these years
You told me to
wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie
Oh but this whole country is full of lies
You're all gonna die and die like flies
I don't trust you any more
You keep on saying 'Go slow!'
'Go slow!'
But that's just the trouble
'Do it slow'
Desegregation
'Do it slow'
Mass participation
'Do it slow'
Reunification
'Do it slow'
Do things
gradually
'Do it slow'
But bring
more tragedy
'Do it slow'
Why don't you
see it
Why don't you feel it
I don't know
I don't
know
You don't have to live next to me
Just give me my equality
Everybody knows about Mississippi
Everybody knows about Alabama
Everybody knows about Mississippi
goddam, that's it.


Name of this tune:
Goddam
I mean me so upset
Everybody knows
Goddam
Can't you see?
Can't you feel?
It's all in the air
Somebody gotten me so upset
Goddam
This hasn't been written, yet
On my trail sitting in jail
Black days
Mercy on this time
I belong
I've even stopped believing
I tell you I know
Go slow
Washing, picking, thinking
What am I doing?
Best stand up with everybody
Goddam
I was kidding
try to plot equality
Yes
Wash and clean
and talk like a lady
Stop calling me lies
like flies
I trust you more
Go slow
Gradually, more tragedy
See, feel, know, live
Everybody knows
Goddam, that's it!


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October 1, 2020 at 4:03am
October 1, 2020 at 4:03am
#994749
"Resurrection Jukebox [E]



Elvis Presley (1935-1977) - Can't Help Falling In Love (1961)
Songwriters:G.D. Weiss, H.E. Peretti, L. Creatore

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help
falling in love with you?
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with
you


Source: LyricFind

Wise Fools Rush
Help
Falling In Love
Like A River Surely The Sea
Darling, It Goes
Be My Hand
My Canine Like You


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September 25, 2020 at 6:49am
September 25, 2020 at 6:49am
#994154
Horror is the past
Science Fiction is the future
Fantasy is the now
Comedy is the air we breath

The rest of the genres intertwine!

Now
is a time frame, it's not a period


August 8, 2020 at 3:36pm
August 8, 2020 at 3:36pm
#990277
This weekend I started again reviewing for "Simply Positive Review Forum [E]. 10 reviews per week, deadline Wednesday 11.59 pm.

I want to keep these pages "The Art of Reviewing Poetry [E] on reviewing poetry and "Guidelines To Great Reviewing on reviewing in general.

Managed to do 8 reviews so far. Still, 2 to go. Perhaps tomorrow.



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