This is not from the Suite Espanola, just a bonus track.
Prelude in E – Manuel Maria Ponce
I thought I’d take a look at the last 12 months seeing as I’m bored shitless so here goes, oh and it’s not gunna be in any real order and mostly it’s my year.
Firstly, wanna say thoughts and prayers are with Michael Shumacher and Brian May – here’s hoping you can beat your battles. The world lost a few this year too, Nelson Mandela, Lou Reed, Richard Briers, plus a few more who escape me.
Got another grand daughter (Madelyn), which reminds me I’ve got to update the about me page 😛 – haven’t done much apart from building guitars, I’ve not personally done much at all – it’s either been too hot or to fnerckin’ boring what 2013 has shown me, is that I seriously hate this country as even though there’s a new government they too have proved that they are fulla shit as the previous ones were. They seem to spend shitloads on rubbish but ignore mental health – typical useless bullshit government.
Now on to Australian TV or should I say ‘the images on Australian TV’s.’ What a total bucket of shite, they touted new channels and what are they? bloody shopping channels, 7 of em!! If you’re interested in shopping or sport you’d be as happy as a pig in shit here, I on the other hand require more mental stimulation so suffice it to say I’ve watched sod all TV – about the only time I use the TV is for the Xbox 😉
Anyway, enough gabbering on have a good 2014
There can be no greater face slapping for a foreign national pretending to be a football manager than having his name ridiculed in his own countries media.
The following is from the ‘Malaysian Insider’ – link to the story at the end.
At a time when our Prime Minister touts that the government is doing all it can to curb our spiraling deficit, it seems puzzling that they were more than eager to splurge RM15 million to aid Vincent Tan in his sponsorship for Cardiff City.
Furthermore, when queried over why our government was willing to waste RM15 million of taxpayer’s money on this, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz stated that the deal covering one season would help the ministry gain global “publicity and public relations” benefit and to attract high-end tourists from the United Kingdom and other Western European nations to Malaysia.
Because there’s close to 1800 CD’s now listed I split the list more to make it easier to troll through 😉
Just got around to updating the CD list, more in the A’s, D’s n M’s
This was penned this 11/11 and where it came from I’ve no idea, I’m not a poet (as can clearly be seen) more a fiction writer – perhaps distant thoughts of family who’d served and of course the countless others. It was suggested that perhaps it would be good as a video, so me and my trusty Korg T2EX did the music, the images are public domain.
Lay Your Weary Head.
Through mud they trudged
As deep as their knees
Thoughts lingered on
Many had gone but many stayed
In unmarked graves
Were where they laid
From friends a silent prayer was said
Then over the top they went ahead
Bullets cut them down en masse
Some they say should have been in class
Learning English, ‘rithmetic and fun
But battle on, they did as one
Now lay your weary head old soldier
Your battles fought your war is over
No need to remember what you’ve done
Your memories live on in everyone
Lest We Forget
©Copyright Carl Bratcher 11/11/11
Go figure, when I finally got all the paint out of the pots pocket what do I find – Ensambladas en España or something similar I’ll keep cleaning and see if that’s exactly what it says 🙂