Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Nick Drake-"Time of No Reply" with video of his home and grave. Film by Julian Davies.

Summer was gone and the heat died down
And Autumn reached for her golden crown
I looked behind as I heard a sigh
But this was the time of no reply.

The sun went down and the crowd went home
I was left by the roadside all alone
I turned to speak as they went by
But this was the time of no reply.

The time of no reply is calling me to stay
There is no hello and no goodbye
To leave there is no way.

The trees on the hill had nothing to say
They would keep their dreams till another day
So they stood and thought and wondered why
For this was the time of no reply.

Time goes by from year to year
And no one asks why I am standing here
But I have my answer as I look to the sky
This is the time of no reply.

The time of no reply is calling me to stay
There`s no hello and no goodbye
To leave there is no way.

Happy Vernal Equinox to everyone in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012



I love this picture and I love her butterfly scarf.

Hurricane Isaac.


We're riding out Hurricane Isaac. We're in the country on the outskirts of New Iberia, LA. The sugarcane is gorgeous, right now. I hope the winds are kind to the sugarcane.

 Isaac will make landfall either late this evening or early tomorrow morning. I will probably lose electricity for a couple of days. I hope everyone stays safe!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My precious cat died. I miss her so much!

Pictures of my beloved cat. My oldest cat, Little Kat, died on August 23. It came out of nowhere. She threw a blood clot. I’m devastated. All I’ve done since then is cry. I miss her so much. I’m going to buy a concrete memorial cat statue to put near her grave. I have pretty flowers near her grave, right now. She is buried near a beautiful Cedar Tree. 
I have two other cats, Pumpkin and Pepper, and they keep looking for her. It is breaking my heart.  
Thankfully, I have several pictures of Little Kat and I also have several videos of her. It’s a comfort. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nick Drake-Saturday Sun.

I just launched my Nick Drake Blog.  Nick is a singer/songwriter and a musician. His music means  the world to me. He has touched me so deeply. Such soulful music from a soulful human being. I have an autoimmune disease and Nick's music brings me comfort and courage. RIP sweet Nick. You were too good in your way. Too beautiful for this world.

Nick's lyrics-Saturday Sun.

Saturday sun came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue
Saturday sun came without warning
So no-one knew what to do.
Saturday sun brought people and faces
That didn't seem much in their day
But when I remember those people and places
They were really too good in their way.
In their way
In their way
Saturday sun won't come and see me today.

Think about stories with reason and rhyme
Circling through your brain.
And think about people in their season and time
Returning again and again
And again
And again
And Saturday's sun has turned to Sunday's rain.

So Sunday sat in the Saturday sun
And wept for a day gone by.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Brothers and Sisters.

I recently launched my Kate Bush blog, . Kate is a singer/songwriter, musician, solo artist, dancer, a true thespian at heart, producer, director and a so much more. I wanted to share a few videos here.

Kate Bush has two brothers, Paddy and John Carder. The first video is "The Man with the Child in His Eyes." Kate was trying to come up with an idea for her video. Her brother, John Carder, saw her sitting on the floor contemplating. He told her to film it just like that, sitting down. :) It is truly beautiful. There is a purity and sensuality to the song and video.

("He's here! He's here! 
He's here! He's here!") 

I hear him, before I go to sleep 
And focus on the day that's been. 
I realise he's there, 
When I turn the light off and turn over. 

Nobody knows about my man. 
They think he's lost on some horizon. 
And suddenly I find myself 
Listening to a man I've never known before, 

Telling me about the sea, 
All his love, 'til eternity. 

Ooh, he's here again, 
The man with the child in his eyes. 
Ooh, he's here again, 
The man with the child in his eyes. 

He's very understanding, 
And he's so aware of all my situations. 
And when I stay up late, 
He's always waiting, but I feel him hesitate. 

Oh, I'm so worried about my love. 
They say, "No, no, it won't last forever." 
And here I am again, my girl, 
Wondering what on Earth I'm doing here. 
Maybe he doesn't love me. 
I just took a trip on my love for him. 

Ooh, he's here again, 
The man with the child in his eyes. 
Ooh, he's here again, 
The man with the child in his eyes. 

The next video is "Jig of Life". Kate's brother, Paddy, collects traditional Irish folk music. He is a musician. The music is performed in this song. Kate wrote the lyrics to the first part (Kate writes all of her own lyrics) of the song and her brother, John Carder, wrote and recites the poem at the end of the song. All three siblings contributed to this song and it is pure magic. The Bush siblings are half Irish and half English. They grew up and live in England.

Hello, old lady. 
I know your face well. 
I know it well. 

She says, 
I'll be sitting in your mirror. 
Now is the place where the crossroads meet. 
Will you look into the future? 

"Never, never say goodbye 
To my part of your life. 
No, no, no, no, no! 
Oh, oh, oh, 

"Let me live!" 
She said. 
"C'mon and let me live, girl!" 
She said, 
"C'mon and let me live, girl!" 
("C'mon and let me live!") 

"This moment in time," 
(She said.) 
It doesn't belong to you," 
(She said,) 
It belongs to me, 

"And to your little boy and to your little girl, 
And the one hand clapping: 
Where on your palm is my little line, 
When you're written in mine 
As an old memory? 
Ooh, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na- 

"Never, never say goodbye 
To my part of your life. 
Oh no, no, no, no, no! 
Never, never, never! 
Never, never let me go!" 

She said, 
"C'mon and let me live, girl!' 
("C'mon and let me live!") 
She said, 
"C'mon and let me live, girl!" 
("C'mon and let me live!") 

I put this 
I put this 
I put this moment-- 

"Over here! 
"Over here! 
Can't you see where memories are kept bright? 
Tripping on the water like a laughing girl. 
Time in her eyes is spawning past life, 
One with the ocean and the woman unfurled, 
Holding all the love that waits for you here. 
Catch us now for I am your future. 
A kiss on the wind and we'll make the land. 
Come over here to where When lingers, 
Waiting in this empty world, 
Waiting for Then, when the lifespray cools. 
For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave, 
And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools. 
We are of the going water and the gone. 
We are of water in the holy land of water 
And all that's to come runs in 
With the thrust on the strand." 

Kate with her mother, brothers and pet.

Kate and brother, Paddy. The Photo was taken by their brother John Carder. 

Kate with her father and mother. This is a screencap from a video. 

Here is a wonderful article where John Carder talks about photographing Kate.

To bring this back to Karen and are 3 Offering photo outtakes up for bid/sale on ebay.
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