Simon and Garfunkel made a Masterpiece but David Draiman has created a new more powerful version and brought Sound of Silence back into the new millennium.
Over the years people has speculated to what the meaning of this song is or if it has any meaning at all that was first performed in 1964. Some say it had something to do with the Vietnam War others say its more about the protesters in the USA that was against the war.
For me it has always represented a magical time when a boy turned into a teenager and then coping with struggles of been a teenager. I was very fortunate to have had great friends and people in my space - together we made great memories.
As a rule I don't like cover versions but when I hear David's powerful voice singing "Sound of Silence" - it did something. It makes me think of friends and people around me. Friends that is suffering and are having their battles in Silence with;-
David Draiman song version is about hope and that when you least expect, a ray of light will hit you making you notice the prophets work around you.
Be brave and do disturbed the Silence
Harnessing raw energy of nature just for a split second is the ultimate thrill - from the bottom right up to the lip in a blink
The cherry on top is you can ride waves all day long and the only time you wipe-out is when you disrespect the laws.
It doesn't matter what kind of wave you're surfing. It could be a shore break or a super tub wave. A Glucose wave or Financial wave, the principals remain the same across the spectrum.
Planning, Commitment, Execute, Consistency " Only a tiny bit at a Time"
ok, O K! maybe it not that easy and perhaps it is better to speak to someone that has been there and has first hand experience.
When it comes to ocean wave - Edward is the one to speak to. He can give you pointer on how to have more fun in the surf.
Glucose-surfers must practise everyday for the title of
"Type Two Diabetic"
Tips to Increase your Glucose Waves
have plenty more tips but will add it in another post.
!My first tip in this financial actually goes hand in hand with some of the above ideas.
When you're not planning your meals at home your have to buy them at a fastfood shop at a "Price" and the changes are good that you are going to add/upsize some "extra junk" and a price!
Too top everything at the checkout till they always have these small sugar treats crying at your to take them home. Ching ching! another couples of cents gone!
Once you get real confidence to order and you start swiping credit cards at fancy overpriced restaurants. to impress. This is when your enter onto the SuperWaves called. . . . . .D E B T !
The Debtwave is the ultimate - once you have experience it, it is difficult to go back riding the small ordinary cash-waves. The rush you get from Super Debt Waves even keep you awake at night.
On second thought maybe we should leave the Debtwave discussion for separate post on it own with the necessary sensors added.
I am not the best person to take financial-advice from, because my "backyard is littered with financials disaster".
Just maybe. . .
I should rather tell you what not to do with your Finances.
Or maybe I should just stick to surfing my own Waves
Every week it happens
More or less the same time every week I get the urge to feel the vibration it between my legs and a desire to smell the country air of the Eastern Cape
Wish you were here to enjoy the fun while we travel the scenery country roads of the Eastern Cape on my old Motorcycle.
PS. Also listen to next song "ghost rider in sky"
Solitude the Quiet Life
“Solitude cuts threw fabrics of time and space.
All connected in a moment.
All remembered and Forgotten” - Unknown
Solitude is the best of time to regenerate ones perspective. Modern living changes one without realizing it you have conformed to societies. It is just so much easier to just live and talk to people around you when you talk their way. I’m not saying it in a way that their way is wrong and it is not a case of “theirs” (meaning society) been right
It is just that it is not “Your”
. . . . . the rule is that when you cannot “change it – accept it?
Solitude is a time to be compassionate,
be polite and be kind to
Port Elizabeth Bells
Bells ringing in the far distant has a kind of mysterious effect and it is if they are sends out a timeless messages. The rung of a Bell also signals very clear messages of Motivation, Happiness, Education, Inspiration and time.
Walking in the streets of Port Elizabeth a person can sometimes be invigorated by bell-music filling the air around you. Especially in the Central area there's a couple of really old churches and their bell sounds makes one aware of a "intentional kindness" message.
The Campanile Bells
When the 23 Bells of The Campanile memorial rings it creates Awareness. They have a authority sound that gives strength to the people. It's as if these bells signal that everything is still fine with the community and the people can carry-on creating everyday value.
Each bell has unique coat of arms and is engraving stating that it is made by Gilbert and Johnston in England. It seems that some bells were also donated by the `rich at the time because some of the bells has donation names engraved on it.
The Campanile Memorial Tower
The Campanile tower was build in 1920 on the docks to commemorate the coming of the 1820 British Settlers to the Eastern Cape.
Over the years the landscape around the Campanile tower in Strand street has changed many times. It now wedged between the beautiful old Port Elizabeth railway-station building, a modern overhead freeway and a unfriendly harbor entrance.
All the vintage images of the Campanile was found at http://www.artefacts.co.za
1922 2016 2016
With the current renovations going on, this might also be a good-time to change/ add-on a more universal representation of the tower from just commemorating the arriving of the 1820 British Settler - to also symbolize the new South African's optimism across all races for change and prosperity.
By changing/making the Campanile Tower status to a symbol of "Hope and New Beginnings" could have the younger generation more connected to this unit. This transformation could make Campanile bells and tower into a extraordinary symbol.
Its just a thought but if you want to discus this further, we can meet on at the 204th step.
Why? - Because I can’t
I have never had any luck to growing vegetables and as a rule I like to swim upstream. Nothing motivates me more than “Can’t” or “Cannot”
Over the years we have manage to create and grow our own Amazon jungle around the house but growing vegetables has always eluded me.
After careful consideration and pondering I have found the two main reasons why I always suck at vegetable gardening;
· Time management - Not planning my day correctly. Vegetable plants needs lots of loving and tendering. As you know one cannot make more time but one can manage oneself to create more time availability. I have come up with this idea as to have Vegetable Meditations - hu! I hear you say? Yes! Every day I like to spend time with God in Gratitude, so if I do this while working in the vegetable garden it would be “Vegetable Meditation” Time Problem solved!
· Water – Vegetable don’t like to be water irregularly and this is also one of the reason why I haven’t been successful with producing vegetable. When one work and serve people, the workflow can sometimes be overwhelming (I am not complaining). Some projects can keep you busy for weeks and by the time I come up for air again most of the plants has perished due to water starvation.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. – Albert Einstein
In a previous post I told you about the PVC pipes that I have laid down beneath my lawn to take greywater to all the new Palm trees that I have planted. Port Elizabeth is actually a Karoo town (very dry and semi desert like) and where we live its only sand, no solid soil. Whenever you want to plant something you must buy good soil and feeds. Fortunately growing up in a very dry region (Free state) I knew the only way to feed plants water economically, is to do it beneath the ground.
So after some deep thinking (5 minutes) I have come up with the following strategy;
· To make a dedicated area for the vegetable garden
· Keep the vegetable project small and cheap – doesn’t make sense to spend a R1000 to produce R10 worth of veggies
· Raised garden bed – having dog around that mark everything this is a must
· To use Rain water – our water here in Port Elizabeth are not very good, it’s ok to keep plants alive but to make them grow you need rainwater
· Build a rain water reseva closer to the garden
· Build a watering system that will feed plants automatically. I get overwhelmed with projects again the plants starve.
· The most important factor is that this must be done as cheap as possible and where possible to use recycle materials
In a next post I will tell you about the shock and eye openers I got.
For now I must go out and get my hands dirty
Funny Days of the year
By now most of you know my take on life and that everyday is a opportunity to have a Fun.
While researching the different days I notice that different cultures have different day and even company create days to market their stuff, so like everything else on this site take it with a pinch of salt.
Here are this weeks days to Enjoy
Monday 27th June
South African National Longboard Surfing Championships at The Point in Mosselbay April 2016
The weather was absolutely great only on Friday we had a small storm (that rip a couple of tears in out tent). The tent tears was cause by my own stupidity because I packed a container against the side of the tent. (Mistake) The new generation tents are build to move and bend with the winds
The Positive side is that the Winds also help create major waves, with swells of 5 feet and just around the Point the swells was over 20 feet.
It has been a tread to watch the older master surfers in action. These more mature wavemaster just confirmed again age is just a number when are having fun
As for the youngsters - Amazing - that is about all how I can describe these athlete's. They make surfing these longboards look so easy.
I was Blessed to have Mike and Eddie staying next to us at Mosselbay Point Caravan park (they were also part of the more mature elite-surfer-group that has had thousands of waves beneath their bellies -"boards"). At the end of each day they always shared some of the main events and happenings, it was also at these times that I also picked up a couple of tips and some the surfing-lingo.
Surfing General Knowledge
Thanks to the nice and friendly longboard surfers in Mosselbay of 2016 Nationals, I also now know some of the surfing terms used to describe certain conditions and happenings.
Always had the impression that Surfer were arrogant, self centered Airheads, but the surfers of the 2016 National SA longboard Surfing Championship proved this theory wrong and showed me a different side.
I suppose it's like anything else in life - the better you become, the lesser you have to fake
Donald Duck made his debut appearance in The Wise little Hen on 9 June 1934.
Pete the Pig and Donald are running a scam - check it out
Have a Super Donald Duck day