Autumn in the air.

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Autumn in the air.

There are blackberries in the hedgerow

And a chill is in the morning air

The red berries are starting to show

Seems Summer’s left without a care.

Conkers in their protective green spiky coats.

Laying expectantly on the ground

The days are getting shorter

And leaves are falling all around

Autumn is a coming I feel it on the air

Summer’s preparing to fold up her deck chair.

Song Lyric Sunday: Changes : David Bowie

Helen Espinosa  has been  busy  for  a  while  moving  house! Well we  all know  how  difficult  that  can  be. Yet  every  week  she has  come up  with our  Song Lyric  Sunday challenge. Well  this  week is  the  last  week  that  the  challenge  will come  from her old  residence ! So  I  think  Helen  deserves a  huge cheer

So  this  week  Helen said  :” I’ve decided that our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about change.”

Wishing  you  all  the best  with  the  move  Helen, may  you  and  your  family  be  very  happy  in  your  new  home. May  all your  changes  be  good.

Rules and Pingback  here 

Well I  am going  to  go  for  the obvious  because  I  love  it  so  much! I  am  posting  two  versions  of  the  same song  because  one is  an  advert  and  just  so  beautifully  remixed  and it  also  tell it’s  story  so  well  …the  story is  always  key  for me.  the second  is  the  full version of  the  song.

Well of course  it has  to be  David  Bowie  and  Cha cha cha  changes!

and

 

Lyrics Changes  By David Bowie

I still don’t know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
And every time I thought I’d got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They’re quite aware of what they’re going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Don’t tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Where’s your shame
You’ve left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can’t trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace
I’m going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can’t trace time

Lyrics  from A TO Z Lyrics here 

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Autumn Excuses

Hi  Everyone!

Well here  we  are  again, September  has  arrived  bringing  with it  Autumn. I am going  to be  busy  this  coming  month so I  just  want  to  let  you all know  that  I  shall be  reading   as  much  I possibly  can. I  may not  be  able  to  post  as  often  as I  would  like  to  but  bear  with  me  this  month   and  I  shall be  very  grateful!

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All the leaves are dancing  swirling down

Undulating  in the breeze round and round

Tumbling  rumblings underground

Urgently  creatures searching for   their stores underground.

Mists  in the mornings, chilly  nights soon be fireworks after  Halloween  frights!

New seasons  Harvest Moon, witches and pumpkin men  will be here soon!

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The sun’s heat  is  waning  and the nights  are drawing in

Chilly winds are swooping round corners and  whipping up  the leaves

Early morning porridge, make sure  you wrap up the cold will nip your skin.

Summer sadly  has taken her up her shoes and left us the dark mornings to grieve.

Ready  for the harvest ready  for shorter  days

Time to get out  your  winter  coats  and your furry boots

The long  and lazy days  of  summer  have vanished in a haze.

Cars  driving with their lights on early, listen out for their  warning toots!

Stream of Conciousness Saturday: By Any Other Name

A  Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Shakespeare  said  this  once …how neat!

So  tell me if  we  had  another  name

Would  we  still  be  the very same

As  we are  with  the name  that  we were given.

Or  would our  souls  be  differently  driven.

 

Would  your  lover, husband  or  brother

If  renamed  suddenly  become another.

Is  there  something in  a name

That  decrees  our  lives  and  sets our  game.

Or  is  this  all a pointless pursuit

Pondering over  the  saying  of  the Bard …however  cute!

 

William Shakespeare at work

 

This  is part  of  Linda G Hill’s  Stream of  Consciousness Saturday : Pingback here  

Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

 

 

Here  are  Linda’s  rules :

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Music Theme : Transitions!

Maddie chose the theme TRANSITIONS

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At Bear’s suggestion I have put together  a Transitions music theme  using  only  songs  from my favourite singer  song writer  Imogen Heap

I do hope  you enjoy !  here  with love  from me .

Transitions

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Transitions Imogen Heap  displays  her  wonderful  new inventions  , her  magical  gloves  it a startling  view  of the future!

A song  that  should  be written  that  isn’t  yet…. that is transitions  isn’t  it!

Earth, this  song is about  Nature  telling  earth  that  she can  see  it’s  transitions  and mistakes!

Changing  from a  human  to a plant… that is  big!

Transition from a beautiful  home  to a derelict house  and  back again?

The  downward  spiral  of  love  going  bad .. the final row

Journey  from scared  bullied  child  to confident  woman!

 

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Please  check out

Lisa : Lisa’s
Johnny : Johnny
Madie: Maddie

Bear : Bear

Musical Theme: Revolutions!

Beatles Revolution

Well  what a Revolution they  started  with their music. A big  revolution indeed!

Revolution Rock the Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggaedubfunk, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocalsrhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’ departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

TV series Citenzen Smith

Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 November 1977 to 31 December 1980. Citizen Smith starred Robert Lindsay as “Wolfie” Smith, a young Marxist[1][2] “urban guerrilla” living inTooting, South London, who is attempting to emulate his hero Che Guevara. ‘Wolfie’ is a reference to the Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone who used the pseudonym Citizen Smith in order to evade capture by the English. Wolfie is the self-proclaimed leader of the revolutionary Tooting Popular Front (the TPF, merely a small bunch of his friends), the goals of which are “Power to the People” and “Freedom for Tooting”. In reality, he is an unemployed dreamer and petty criminal whose plans fall through because of laziness and disorganisation.

Niel Young Revolution Blues

Neil Young encountered Charles Manson when he was a “player” in the California music scene. After Manson and his “Family” committed their awful crime, Neil wrote “Revolution Blues.” The line, “10 million dune buggies” is a reference to Manson’s plan to assemble ample forces in the Mojave desert to carry our his race war. Young describes Charles Manson as not so much of a song-writer as a “song-spewer.” But he remembers actually telling record executive Mo Ostin, “This guy, he’s good. He’s just a little out of control.” Maybe not such a good judge of character, then?

Young was particularly impressed with Manson’s musical ability. In a 1985 interview with NME, he said, “I can see these things in other people. You can see it and feel it. Manson would sing a song and just make it up as he went along, for three or four minutes, and he never would repeat one word, and it all made perfect sense and it shook you up to listen to it. It was so good that it scared you.”  Learn  more  here 

OR The Other Revolution

Lost Horizon 1973 – The World Is A Circle – Liv Ullman – Bobby Van

OH! one  of  my   favourite  films,

Lost Horizon is a 1973 American musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter FinchJohn GielgudLiv Ullmann,Michael YorkSally KellermanBobby VanGeorge KennedyOlivia HusseyJames Shigeta and Charles Boyer.

The film is a remake of Frank Capra‘s film of the same name, with a screenplay by Larry Kramer. Both the 1937 version and this one adapted their story from James Hilton‘s novel Lost Horizon.

This was the final film produced by Ross Hunter.

Learn more  here 

spinning around Kylie Minogue

Beach Boys   Round Round  I get around!

I Get Around” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for The Beach Boys. The song features Love on lead vocal for the verse, and Wilson for the chorus. It is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure—it starts with a chorus and has two short verses. It was a single which was released in 1964 through Capitol Records; the B-side of the single was “Don’t Worry Baby“, which itself charted at number 24 in the United States. “I Get Around” was The Beach Boys’ first number-one hit song in the United States. The single charted at number seven in the United Kingdom, and was the band’s first top ten single there. The song’s first album release was on All Summer Long in 1964. The band performed I Get Around as well as Wendy on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 27, 1964. learn  more here

The Byrds   Turn Turn

Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)“, often abbreviated to “Turn! Turn! Turn!“, is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. The lyrics were adapted almost entirely from verses in the Book of Ecclesiastes, set to music and recorded in 1962. The song was originally released as “To Everything There Is a Season” on The Limeliters‘ album Folk Matineeand then some months later on Seeger’s own The Bitter and the Sweet.[1]

The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was covered by the American folk rock band The Byrds, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #26 on the UK Singles Chart.   learn more here 

Hymn of The Big Wheel Massve Attack      read  more  here 

SORRY IT IS  A LITTLE  LATE!

and  don’t  forget  my  collaborators!!

Bear: ¡REVOLUCIÓN! http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/music-themes-revolucion/

Bear: ¡ VIVA REVOLUCIÓN! http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/music-themes-viva-revolucion/

Johnny: LEGALIZE IT http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/revolution-legalize-it-music-theme-december-1st/

Willow: REVOLUTIONS https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/musical-theme-revolutions/

DEBORAH: THE REVOLUTION OF MUSIC: ANOTHER MOTHER/DAUGHTER COLLABORATION http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/the-revolution-of-music-another-motherdaughter-collaboration/

EVA http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/ this is her home page. Eva chose this theme, but has been delayed in publishing.

Black and Pink , whatya think?

My hair is pink and black ,

What do you make of that!

You may think I am a prat

I even bought  a Trilby hat!

 

I just suddenly felt really edgy

It was when I hit sixty

I didn’t want to be a veggie

I needed to be nifty !!

 

So what was I to do

I needed to make  my mark

No I did not want a tattoo

Still I wanted something to make me spark!

 

Today while out shopping

I was asked why have you gone black and pink

Is it because I can, I’m not out just to be shocking

No, I thought, for once in my life I want to be show stopping.

 

Is it because I am older  that suddenly I have become bolder

I really do not know I just wanted my hair to glow

I am sick of never being seen,  I am here watch me smolder.

I just want to live, we make our fates I know.

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That’s not me in the picture  but the hairstyle is almost the same and I have gone pink and black. So for now there is no turning back.

Oh! and will you think me naughty  if  tell you my oldest son, tomorrow will be forty!

Sisters Change

My eldest sister is 14yrs my senior and she looked after me a lot when I was young. Though she has more memories of this than I do.  Circumstance then separated us for a long time then through the internet, more than anything else we have grown back together. Definitely one of the better changes in my life. The photo below is not us …. but it could of been.

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We were never that close when I was young

but now I am older my best friend you have become.

Sisters Change

Travels and families kept us apart yet

we were always together deep down in our hearts.

I think the need was mutual and I have certainly gained

from your life learned wisdom, stress, happiness and pain.

The computer has been our weapon of choice

but we still use the phone it is always good to hear your voice.

You  helped me meet my recent changes the facts I did want to face

The times I wanted to give up you showed me how to just drop down a pace.

Now you need my strength and help, you need support and love from me

I can now repay the love and solace you gave, and show you how to be free.

Once you where my eldest sister  just a photo on the page

but now we are there for each other no longer separated by age .

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This poem was entered into a challenge for poems about changes, of any kind. Go to following link for  more information dVerse challenge: http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/19/poetics-changes/

or if you know what want to write : your turn next click on the link below to join in.

http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=dversepoets&postid=19Nov2011

 

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