Thursday, December 31, 2020


Wednesday, December 30, 2020


I got a call to go and get the Covid vaccine this afternoon at a local Health Centre. So I'm going. But I hope there won't be any of that applause and tv cameras bullshit. I mean, come on! Applause for being still alive although chronologically past it? I will humbly accept applause, preferably with absurd amounts of cash attached, when it's for my work and/or my wonderfulness but I had nothing to do with getting old. Applaud whatever or whoever is in charge of destiny. It ain't me.

Monday, December 28, 2020


Thursday, December 24, 2020


Here is the original Eleanor Rigby by John Lennon from Yellow Submarine.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


It's cracked and it's dark but some light is still coming through. Let's celebrate the light my dear friends, and thank you so much for your presence right here, all year, I rely on it, rejoice in it, need it, love it.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


The album cover image is not about the song I am sharing here. I heard only a fragment of it and spent the night searching the internet for the rest. It's not the well-known romantic Santa Lucia, this one is by singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori.I've translated his lyrics for you but not well enough.

Santa Lucia

For all those who have eyes

and a heart, when eyes are not enough.

Tranquility for all those who go to sea,

and for every tear on your dress,

for those who didn’t understand.

Santa Lucia,

to those who drink in the night,die in the night,read in the night

and fall under the last train.

To friends who pace back and forth,

to those who have lost heart and wings.

To those who live at crossroads of the winds

and are burned alive.

To easy people who never have doubts,

to our crown of stars and thorns.

To our fear of the dark and of fantasy.

Santa Lucia,

the violin of the poor is a sunken boat,

and a little boy on the second floor,

who sings and laughs out of tune,

he has far to go, make it sweet for him,

down to the rain in his shoes,

and even his solitude.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020


What's on my mind is consciousness. The older you get the more you should think about it, not so much think but explore. Sorry for saying SHOULD. Wait, no. I'm not sorry. The only reason I said sorry is because I thought it's not correct to tell people they should or shouldn't think this that or the other but we do it all the time don't we? If it's incorrect then I admit to being frequently incorrect. So?

Consciousness is on my mind because that's the most mind-blowing thing which can possibly be on anyone's mind. Whether consciousness is in the brain or the brain is inside consciousness or some other explanation wraps it all up, no subject is more exciting, as I see it.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020


Can it be the first day of December already? Last December was only five minutes ago. The speed of light decreases every year, I'm sure. So this is now last year but also this year, minus five minutes.