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All Manner Of Saints Gathered In A Cave. Unknown Church, Eastern Crete.

28-05-2007 · Comments (13)
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I seem to have spent most of the day staring out of the window, the rest of the day punctuated with short periods of activity, very little of it productive. Jan was working last night so was trying to keep the house quiet for her and yet unable or disinclined to go out due to the rain...pissing down is the best way to describe it. What was nice was the apparent silence to brought to the neighbourhood with all children confined to barracks. So I did a few household chores...those that made no noise, tried to fill in a couple of job applications but having received a few rejections yesterday my heart wasn't really in it!
Spent the afternoon watching the fruitless attempt of Yeovil Town FC to get promoted to The Championship. They lost 2-0 to Blackpool and although Yeovil are a local side and I was rooting for them...they played like shit and deserved all they got!

Attempted to do some Greek, read the newspaper, browse blogs. All seemed difficult today I seemed to be continually dragged back to the window and the weather. It reminded me of my childhood when Sunday's were the worst day of all. There was no daytime TV, all you had was farming programmes at lunch time followed by religion and no real TV until about 5pm. No shops open and parents who rarely did anything with us. All I can remember is the house smelling of Sunday lunch...roast chicken, lamb or beef, with the occasional foray into pork. Sunday tea was always Jelly or Blancmange with toast or perhaps a trifle that mum had thrown together. All this with family favourites playing in the morning on the radio. If the rain came like today then I was trapped in the flat. perhaps that was what I was feeling today and every other day it is like this on a weekend. We lived in a maisonette....basically a flat with two floors. They pulled down the flats where I lived between 1959 and 1969 a few years ago. I have just tried to find a photo of the place on the internet...it would appear that there aren't any. That fills me with such sadness, you always feel that your past is still out there with the web. I'm sure I took some photos before they pulled them down...must try and find them.

I watched a wonderful programme on the TV tonight. Basically documenting the music that defined the west coast and LA between the early 60's and the mid 70's. Wonderful. Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Buffalo Springfield, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles and so much more...wonderful tunes that have the potential to push me into a destructive frame of mind.....I still had to watch it...sing along...cry a little. Anyway the programme was Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles. If you are in the UK it is going to be repeated...you may even be able to watch it online...wonderful stuff.

I wasn't going to post tonight! Odd eh? 2am here and still pissing down I think that must be 24 hours.

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Listening to: "California" (Blue) - Joni Mitchell

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