“Awareness is your key to freedom” ~ Jen Sincero
Yeah, yeah… for someone who’s on sabbatical, I post a lot. Hence, a new category for my lightning strikes here on Eclectic Poet and Eclectic Unconfined. Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl is alive and well.
I am aware that a full inbox, now topping 700, gives my Anxiety the emotional equivalent of hives. I am now also aware that not looking at it is the equivalent of an Epipen shot. The freedom to engage fully in my 3D life is immeasurable in its benefit.
A quick update about the person and the poet and maybe, a concept that could work for you too in many different facets of life. Ciao!
18 May 2016
We don’t need no stinkin’ wires…
Perhaps you should have put down your baggage before it herniated your heart ~ KeiB
I don’t believe in baggage
One either learns from a bad experience or they don’t
It’s a choice
Learn to travel light
8 January 2016
If you wish to make it so
… of a different stripe
“NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a ‘triple dare you’? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare.”
A quote from my second favourite Christmas movie – Nightmare Before Christmas – being the first. In the interest of full disclosure, I stuck my tongue to the bumper of my Dad’s car one year. 1972 Impala… delicious!
20 December 2015
For the uninitiated:
From the movie ‘A Christmas Story’.
Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored – by John Lydon
I’ll start by saying, I want to marry John Lydon– sorry Norah!. He’s smart, funny, brutally honest, a godfather of Punk and just as wordy, creative, off-the-wall and ADD as I am.
I bought this book because Punk (Goth, Romantic) is my tribe and I cut my music teeth on Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Teenage Head. My parents are Led Zeppelin, Queen and earlier but the music that felt like my own was Punk and Alternative.
This book is the audio version, narrated by Derek Perkins and the overall feel is that you’re sitting with him down pub and just chatting over a Guiness and a Strongbow (really Spellcheck? You don’t recognize ‘Guiness’?? SMH).
This is a fantastic backstory to all the was the Sex Pistols and PIL, in John’s own words and it is insightful, informative, fun and ultimately relatable. John’s narrative style is so easy on the ears and yes, I’m biased to the lilt. It puts paid to a lot of the rumours and stories that have circulated about him as a human and the rise and fall of SP and the various supporting characters in that world.
I recommend this for anyone who is interested in Music, Biography, Sex Pistols, Post-Punk Music and the music industry on both continents. Not to mention those of you who still wear ‘stovepipes’, love ‘DIY’ and remember ‘if it ain’t Stiff it ain’t worth a fuck’. Oh! Also for those of you who see pictures of Mum with a blue Mohawk, a safety pin in her nose and are proud to declare “My Mum’s a Punk Rocker”.
~ Bloody learn to love each other properly
9 December 2015