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Submitted by m8ed on December 31, 2013 at 7:45 AM.
As 2013 draws to a close. . . and as 2014 draws near ~ it's time to ring out the old, and ring in, and bring in, the new. . .
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2014
It’s World Wa...Read more »
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"Sometimes I fancy others more," she whispered in my ear, "but you take me farther."
A glimpse of England and the streets of London in two great songs from Ralph McTell. . .
It's great harmony and the more you hear it, the more you play it. The words I don't know but. . . Oh, yes not in the evening! Pelageya & Darya Moroz... You wake up not with me, but My heart is in your hands and My pulse is in your eyes!
Such is my love, to thee I so belong, That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
МакSим – Знаешь ~ Maksim – Do you know
I aks yoh ~ is dis not da best ting since Marley. . . and mon, dey still playin it on de beaches & on de floors of every caribb islund ~ shake it down... i’m yours
Not a great lover of Elton John (oops ~ what a faux pas), but I am a lover of the harpsichord, and his use of it here has transformed this song from the original piano version. . . turn me loose from your hands. . .
"Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down"
Quintessentially English, I live in a coastal hamlet on England’s southern shoreline near Plymouth from where the Pilgrim Fathers set out to discover the New World. Rich green pastures roll down to the sea from my home and that is my front-yard. I split my time (not in equal proportions) between here and the Bahamas. It is often (and almost always for me), the simpler pleasures that bring excitement into life ~ and doing just about anything at all in the right company. These simple joys are what effortlessly create fond memories and laughter out of nothing in particular and they are what rock my world. Enjoyment and more particularly, its enrichment, is inextricably linked to sharing. Chess is just one of those simple pleasures and I love the game and most everything it has brought me. I play free of style and without patience for long-winded deliberation, which, for me, although it can prove disadvantageous, spoils enjoyment of the game by making it a chore. I like all music and good poetry. I am particularly fond of the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare. I have a fondness too for good food, fine wine, good beer, and girls ~ I enjoy getting through a good deal of all of these.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. ~ William Blake
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none; be able for thine enemy rather in power than in use; and keep thy friend under thine own life's key; be checked for silence, but never taxed for speech. ~ WS
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use!
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. ~ Mark Twain
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them!
And for the most part, we carnivores do not eat other carnivores. We prefer to eat our vegetarian friends! (Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter")
Your Love. . .
and a great remix. . .
Gigi D'agostino ~ I'll fly with you (L'amour toujours)
A word of warning for the wise (and the not-so-wise) ~ things (and people) here are NOT always what they appear ! Do you wanna date my avatar. . .
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls?
I've never been to me. . .
The brightness of her cheeks would shame those stars,
This above all: to thine own self be true.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. The true hypocrite is the Soul who ceases to perceive their deception, the Soul who lies with sincerity.
If you don't like my opinion, you can always improve!
"We play the game with the bravery of being out of range!" ~ Roger Waters
"To be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is."
When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright are bright in dark directed.
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow's form form happy show
To the clear day with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so!
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay!
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.
A great arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D!
Time to say goodbye Andrea Bocceli & Sarah Brightman, Tenor & Soprano at it's best.
Dire Straits ~ R & J live ~ Basel, Switzerland.
We play the game with the bravery of being out of range! For all you Pink Floyd fans in chess.com, here's Roger Waters rocking that message for ya. . .
And my fave karaoke piece. It's a great song from a friend of a friend called Bob Geldorf. . .
A Gift. . .
Mark Knopfler at his best:
Sir Clement Freud ~ a funny story
'Cause I'm Mr Brightside. . . But she's touching his chest now. . . He takes off her dress now ~
Bad Romance: Rah rah, ah, ah, ah ~ Roma, roma, ma ~ Gaga, ooh, la, la ~ Want your bad romance. . . I want your ugly. . .
Set Fire to the Rain
Love the way you lie. . .
Plug in baby. . .
Are we human or are we dancers? Close your eyes, clear your heart, Cut the cord. . .
Promentory ~ in England you may hear it called The Kiss and in Scotland, The Gael
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