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…so yeez want a wee bit of blood-stirring music (again)… right!… here’s the very ticket… #TBSU…

…somethings yeez should  just never get tired of hearing… (Master Andrew Peters may be the sole exception, but he’s a Welchman, and we excuse him from listening)… put together the pipes and drums, the penny whistle, a solo lady bagpiper, Andre Rieu’s violin, and his terrific orchestra, a multiple-thousand-strong audience… then turn up the music to as loud as yeez can get it, go full screen… and let yer souls stir, and the blood course through yer veins…feel the hairs rise on the back of yer necks.. and the goosebumps make yeez tingle… and try to keep a wee tear from yer eyes…Ladies and Gennnnllllmmmeeeen!!!… with no semblance of apology, I give yeez once again, Amazing Grace… ye’re welcome… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ…

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…no WURDS needed… just a soul… no apologies for sharing this again… enjoy… #TBSU…

…play it loud… and often… and wide screen…that’s all..  ye’re welcome! :))

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… if ye don’t know where ye’re going, ye’re there already …#TBSU …

… the most appalling affliction for this ol’ Jurassic is unstructured time… ‘the Devil makes use of idle hands and minds’, and all that … several posts I’ve read lately have danced around the ‘how do you organise your day’ theme… as if we quill-scrapers are all rigidly tied to exact minute-by-minute handling of our days… it may be for some, but I know not too many of that ilk… that said, there is efficacy in, at least generally, having a rhythm to fill the unforgiving minute, etc… I’m not propounding martinetesque routine … just p’raps a level or three down from that… y’see, ever since I was a wee lad about a thousand years ago, there’ve been perpetual targets… infant and primary school grades to make… secondary education standards to achieve … in business, management-by-bluudy-objectives ruled… and then came the Great Escape… hardly Steve McQueen stuff… but extricating from the clutches of the global financial industry and into the realm of Writerdom saw a whole new horizon appear… now I can do whatever I darn well feel like…right?… not so fast, Moriarty!… happily, as it turns out, early realisation set in that writing and all of its attendant foibles is a BUSINESS … and past knowledge has taught me that the better, more successful BUSINESSES have proper budgets, planning, and…here we go again, Mabel… structure...  the SOSYAL NETWURKIN mantle casts its umbra across every piece of it… publishing, printing, marketing, distribution, agents, readers, reviews, public appearances, signings, newspaper and magazine puff pieces, book fairs, panel participation, writing seminars…. and that’s just the start… still wanna be an author?.. yes, of course ye do… BUT, ye’d be well advised to embrace all of the foregoing… and LUV IT!… ask yerself , ‘what have ye done today to advance yer BUSINESS of being a writer?’... and then DO things that help yer BUSINESS plan move forward… remember, ‘if ye don’t know where ye’re going, ye’re there already... ‘,  right, enough of that stern stuff, it’s been a while since I stirred yeez up with my mate, Andre Rieu and the Massed Pipes and Drums doing ‘Amazing Grace’... click here before Matron gets here with that bluudy syringe…

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…a request…to indulge this old blogger in one of his Bucket List items…#TBSU…

…five years ago, I thought ‘computer’ was a mis-spelling of ‘commuter’…my first laptop was purchased four years ago to tap out my first novel back then, one finger per hand…the mysteries of the Web and all the magical,  convolutionary equipment and universes created by Messrs Gates, Zuckerberg, and a gazillion whizz-kids from all over the planet still baffle me…comes now, however, COMPUTER STUFF FOR DUMMIES, aimed precisely at yours truly …gizmos galore populate the aforementioned equipment and MAKE THINGS POSSIBLE for a tired ol’ scribblin’ buzzard to achieve…not the least gimmick to fall across my binary-driven hard-drive is a wee thing that lets me sing along with other recordings…hence, one of my Bucket List check-off thing-ys is DONE. …by clicking the link below, you will have your ears and patience lambasted… at ENORMOUS expense, I invited into my little cubicle here in Abu Dhabi, the entire Andre Rieu orchestra AND the Massed Pipes and Drums to accompany me as I sing Amazing Grace…I hope you like it, but as they said in that ‘Gone With The Wind’ flick, if ye don’t like it, frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn…ye can  even sing along with it if ye like…it’s made a happy man even older…

PS..Master Andrew Peters is PROHIBITED from listening to this, coz, he’s a real musician…

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…we all need a little food for the soul now and then, Mabel…#TBSU…

…as quill-scrapers, we’re often asked, ‘do you have any particular music or food you indulge when writing?…’…some of us hit the heavy metal rock button, others listen to Andrea Bocelli…others like my friend, Andrew Peters, prob’ly jam with the blues greats…  mood music, p’raps, and as the French say, “chacun a son gout”…each to his/her own… some may nibble on chocolate savouries, others pastrami sandwiches…y’know the deal…whatever it is, if it works for you, then that’s fine…I have my own music/food for the soul, which I’ve shared ad nauseum on here , and I make no apologies for tapping it on here again…I think most creative people—artists, writers, poets—all have that quiet place inside them that can be touched regardless of the nonsense that the rest of the world is up to…this is mine…it can make me weep with the sheer majesty of it, and it ALWAYS makes me feel good…I unreservedly gift it for your listening delight…Andre Rieu, his orchestra and the massed bagpipes and drums, playing Amazing Grace…enjoy…

 

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