Saturday Smiles – vehicles and stuff

Astute observations on human nature or outrageous stereotypical portraits – made me laugh anyway.

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Smile – its the weekend

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The Trial, Belief, and Tragedy Behind “Hallelujah”

An interesting insight into the song.

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The song, “Hallelujah.” We’ve all heard it. Actually, whether we know it or not, we’ve all heard itmany times, covered by numerous people, in dozens of different places. In fact, “Hallelujah” has been covered over 300 times, in various languages, and can be heard in stores, on the radio, in film, or on television to this very day. It’s allure and history has been the subject of a BBC documentary and a book.

Imagine that. Anentire book aboutone song.

For me, “Hallelujah” has always had a chilling and raw essence to it. No matter the version. It makes me feel instantly vulnerable yet calmed, and now, knowing it’s full story, I understand why.

“Hallelujah” was written by Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist, Leonard Cohen. It was not a happy accident, nor did it come to him in a dream. This song was a labor of love (and…

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Inspirational Quotes

I think it was Abbie Hoffman, or was it Jerry Rubin? Who sais ‘History will prove us right. We know because we will be writing that history’. The quote about making the future reminded me.



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Out today! Jonas Lapinas new EP

A joy to see live!

Loudhailer UK

Our friend and charistmatic musician Jonas Lapinas EP is released today, Saturday June 27th 2020 on the DHM record label.

Available from all the usual digital outlets. Listen or download from Bandcamp at the link here:

“The EP’s inspiration sparked from observing overwhelming transitions in global technology intertwined with this decade’s shocking acts of media and political campaigns. These ideas provoked an amplified silence within the artist, as he reflected his thoughts and applied them to his new creative pursuit: Photographic Room Dust. This reflection unravels within the surreal lyrical content, wrapped in the well-contained energy of Jonas’ rhythmic voice-lines. His vocals echo amongst atmospheric guitars played with bows, unique and detuned synthesizer sounds and hypnotic beats complemented by samples of computer keyboards. The record creates a sense of celestial space where one can contemplate the rapid change of our times.”

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26 year old Leeds-based Lithuanian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist…

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Richie Havens – The Klan – lyrics about the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan.

In these days when we are finally doing something about racism with Black Lives Matter this song says it all – it’s not easy to be free!

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Richie Havens – The Klan – lyrics about the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan.

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In this day and age it is easy to think of terrorism as something perpetrated by religious fanatics, brainwashed and packed off with their bombs to blow up innocent people in trains, planes, mosques and buses. That is not always the case.

The Ku Klux Klan were a terrorist organisation with the sole intent of maintaining White Supremacy by instigating terror in the Southern Black population.

They used hoods, burning crosses, pseudo-Christian rhetoric and gibberish and weren’t above threats, beatings, shootings, arson and lynching to make a point. They ruled through terror.

It took a brave man to stand up to the Klan. Their reach was long, forgiveness none and retribution vicious.

Where evil lives it is up to all good people to stand up and oppose it!

The Klan


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New Website/Blog – Could I ask for a favour??

Any more feedback? It is so useful to me.

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As everyone who has been following me knows, I have writing my Sci-fi under a different pen name – Ron Forsythe. I have now brought all eleven of my best titles together on a new website/blog to showcase my work.

I intend to sent my books around to various publishers and literary agents shortly (once I have the new site fully up and running). I would like them to refer back to the showcase

The favour I am asking is for you to just check out my new site and feed back your impressions and suggestions.

Thank you so much!! The link is below:

All the best to all of you!!

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