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#LISSEN. Drummer boy.

26 Dec

#LISSEN.  Drummer boy.

#LISSEN.
I wish I was a drummer boy
I’d bing and bong and play.
If I could score
just now and then.
I’d get drunk every day!

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#LISSEN. Solstice day.

21 Dec

#LISSEN, It’s solstice day and the old celts will be gathering at Stonehenge to celebrate and chase away the long, dark nights. I am an old Scottish celt but have no intention of wandering about on Salisbury Plain in the gloomy dark, you can break a leg doing that. However, I also got up early in the dark and am now safely at my desk in Staffordshire to give the impression that I am a writer. It is an old celtic caper – we shall see how that idea works out.

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#LISSEN. My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze.

18 Dec

I just want to see if anybody is paying attention.

Andy Wishart Page.

#LISSEN.   My Rock 'N' Roll Daze.

My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze is almost repaired after being mauled when my pc went ‘not right in the head’ recently. I just have to tidy up a wee bit of the mess and she will be ready to go. Do books have genders? Does anybody else refer to their book as – she? How about the car? Mine is female and displays most of the good looking details a lucky kool cat kinda guy could expect and treasure. She also has a very few annoying habits with the gear lever, I pretend not to notice.

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#LISSEN. Cool cat #3 announces ‘My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze.

18 Dec

#LISSEN.  Cool cat #3 announces 'My Rock 'N' Roll Daze.

#LISSEN.
My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze is almost completely repaired after severe mauling from my failed pc. I will be able to launch the book on Kindle very soon. Read all abaaaat it! Does the cat look like me? It seems to have my drinking habit on display. Oh dear.

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#LISSEN. My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze.

18 Dec

#LISSEN.   My Rock 'N' Roll Daze.

My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze is almost repaired after being mauled when my pc went ‘not right in the head’ recently. I just have to tidy up a wee bit of the mess and she will be ready to go. Do books have genders? Does anybody else refer to their book as – she? How about the car? Mine is female and displays most of the good looking details a lucky kool cat kinda guy could expect and treasure. She also has a very few annoying habits with the gear lever, I pretend not to notice.

#LISSEN.

15 Dec

#LISSEN. The reason for my recent silence? I am writing book #3. This one was inspired by my old greyscale pics when I was a kid in Scotland.

#LISSEN.

11 Dec

#LISSEN.  I am preparing to launch my new book,’My Rock ‘N’ Roll Daze’ and have received some illustrations from Ken Roland to be  included in the ‘Shoos Bloos’ section. This one is called Cool Cat.

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#LISSEN.

8 Dec

 

#LISSEN.

It is springtime in 1957. I had never heard of Nelson Mandela. However, our homeward bound British Troop Ship, The Dunera was scheduled to pull into Cape Town, South Africa for the day. Owing to a temporary blockage in the Suez Canal, we had been re-routed to sail round The Cape into the Atlantic and I had my first taste of the apartheid system which the great Nelson Mandela raged against.

I was with a small bunch of my army mates trying to stretch our sea legs combined with sight seeing in Cape Town, we pulled up suddenly when confronted by a silent group of liberal white ladies, each holding a  printed placard.

The messages on the placards informed us that a group of black guys were due to be hanged that morning. Their crimes – probably for being black – who knows?

This brought our wee expedition to a shuddering halt. We could hardly wait to board our ship and escape from this nightmare situation. It all seems to have been a long time ago but the distaste lingers. I even describe that bad day in my book, My Army Daze because of the deep, nasty impression I experienced all those years ago.Image

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‪#‎LISSEN‬. Scouting Daze. Scottish Scouts visit a strange land in 1953. We were camped at Sidcup, Kent, England. No time for tying ropes into knots and the only map reading we did was to find out where the train station was. We were off to the West End of London for a day of sightseeing and possible sin. Wheee!
#LISSEN. Scouting Daze. Scottish Scouts visit a strange land in 1953. We were camped at Sidcup, Kent, England. No time for tying ropes into knots and the only map reading we did was to find out where the train station was. We were off to the West End of London for a day of sightseeing and possible sin. Wheee!
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#LISSEN.

4 Dec

#LISSEN.

#LISSEN
I wish I was
a mountain man.
I’d climb above the sea.
Oh No – I don’t
I’m scared of heights.
I’ll just stay here for tea.

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