The Chilly Dogz – “Ray Bradbury Said”

This is the latest Chilly Dogz Tuesday session.  Every week we meet at my house and write a new song together.  I wrote this after seeing a documentary about deceased Sci Fi author Ray Bradbury in which he said that he never bothered to carry out research for his stories as all the information he needed was in his head.  His fiction is fabulous and has been a favourite of mine for more than 50 years.

LYRIC:-

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN HIS HEAD

 

HE TALKED IN TECHNICOLOR

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AFTER NIGHT

HE TRANSFORMED LANGUAGE

INTO SOMETHING MEGA BRIGHT

HE COULD SEE THE AIR WE BREATHE

AND HE TOLD US ALL ABOUT IT

SHIMMERING WORLDS INSIDE HIS HEAD

HE MADE SURE WE KNEW ABOUT IT

 

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN HIS HEAD

 

FROM THE PEDESTRIAN

TO THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

DRINKING DANDELION WINE

CHRONICLING THE MARTIANS

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

RETURNING FROM THE DUST

FAHRENHEIT 451

SINGING THE BODY ELECTRIC

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

RAY BRADBURY SAID

IT’S ALL IN HIS HEAD

RAY TOLD US ALL – IT’S IN OUR HEADS

Copyright: Harry Rogers: 17-08-2012

Julian Assange makes an amazing stand and upstages the world

This is an historic speech from Julian Assange and is an astonishing stand against the Cameron Government.  Such powerful words make it quite clear that Assange will not go quietly.  Why won’t the Swedish prosecutors ask him their questions in the Embassy in order to determine whether or not they are going to press charges against him?  It will be very interesting to hear what Cameron and Obama have to say in response to this.  Listen to the speech, it is an amazing political moment.  Assange has brilliantly upstaged the world.

Also read the article

‘I was the fall guy’: Julian Assange in his own words

at the following link:- http://www.newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2012/04/01/julian-assange/

The Chilly Dogz – “White Poppies”

WHITE POPPIES

I WAS WALKING DOWN WHITEHALL

A THOUGHT CAME INTO MY BRAIN

SUPPOSING THE POPPIES WERE WHITE

NOT THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

COULD PEOPLE EVER CHANGE THEIR MIND

ABOUT THE REASONS THEY FILL THEIR

BUTTONHOLES WITH WIRE AND PAPER

DYED THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

THE LEGION COLLECTORS TINS

SHAKE IN EVERY CITY, EVERY TOWN

BLACK CENTRES TO THE FLOWERS

STILL THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

I WANT POPPIES FOR DEAD SOLDIERS

POPPIES FOR THEIR MUMS AND DADS

THEIR PARTNERS AND THEIR CHILDREN

NOT THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

POPPIES FOR THOSE DEAD CIVILIANS

YOUNG MEN THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN

GRAND PARENTS BLEEDING IN THE STREETS

IT’S THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

I JUST CANNOT GET THAT THOUGHT

TO DISAPPEAR FROM INSIDE MY HEAD

IF ONLY THE POPPIES WERE WHITE

NOT THE USUAL SHADE OF BLOODY RED

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

WHITE POPPIES………. 

WHITE POPPIES……….

COPYRIGHT: HARRY ROGERS – 10-08-2012

The Impossiblism of Olympic sport for all

The utter impossiblism of a total sport for all policy in such a period of austerity defies belief. Clearly this is all a nonsense, but it won’t stop the politicians from making false promises in the afterglow of the games.  They’ll have us protesting on the streets demanding sailing,cycling and riding for all…… Equality is all about access, always has been and always will be. It just ain’t gonna happen but we will be sold a whole lot of dodgy pups along the way to make it seem as if they are trying to make it happen.  The Games make us believe that there is some semblance of reality about the whole shibboleth when in fact it is a gross confection designed to make us substitute spectacle for real life, hence the massive increase in the sale of Doritos, Lager and Coke. These are the days of the couch Olympics….

Trying to make us all strive to attain artificial recognition for achieving what in most cases (apart from distance running) amounts to a few centimetres is a distortion of what it means to really make a difference in this world.  When I was young I was good at swimming and swam for m school in the county championships, however I was a total dork at athletics and gymnastics and I gave up trying at those things I was not either good at or interested in.  The Cameroons will have us believing that it is all about competition.  Where is freedom of choice in this debate?  How will children who don’t want to compete be dealt with?  I already feel ostracized because I have not watched the games.  All this Strength Through Joy type propaganda is really dangerous and leads us into murky waters.  Still I will not stay silent even though I am outnumbered in my disquietude. Let’s see how much of a free country this island of ours is…..

So come on Olympics supporters say your piece but don’t think for one minute that I will not fight tooth and nail to destroy your pointless shallow arguments, bring it on if you’re so keen on competition lets have a ding dong, any place, any time, if you think you’re intellectually hard enough…

SEALS, WOLVES AND WHALES

SEALS, WOLVES AND WHALES

 

SEALS, WOLVES AND WHALES

HONEY BEES, MOTHS AND TIGERS

ALL CRYING OUT FOR HELP

I WANT TO SAVE THEM ALL

CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN

SYRIA, GAZA AND NEW JERSEY

ALL CRYING OUT FOR HELP

I WANT TO SAVE THEM ALL

IT’S NOT COMPASSION FATIGUE

THAT STOPS ME FROM HELPING

BUT THE REALIZATION THAT BY

TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING

MEANS IT IS LIKELY THAT

I END UP DOING NOTHING

YET EVERY SINGLE DAY

I AM BOMBARDED WITH

REQUESTS TO “LIKE MY CAUSE”

AND I FEEL OVERWHEALMED

AM I ALONE IN FEELING THIS

OVERT SENSATION OF MASS GUILT?

I WANT TO BRING THE BUFFALOS

THE OTTERS AND THE OSPREYS BACK

STOP GOVERNMENTS DESTROYING

THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE AIR

KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN

UN-NECESSARY ACTS OF WAR

CLOSING SCHOOLS AND FACTORIES

PAYING BILLIONS TO BANKERS

AND BUILDING USELESS FOLLIES

BUT I CAN’T AND I DO FEEL

AS IF I AM BEING MADE TO FEEL

THAT IT IS ALL MY FAULT

STILL I WEAR MY BADGES AGAINST

FRACKING, NAZIS AND THE BOMB

I CLICK ON THE PETITIONS

SEND EMAILS TO MPS

WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE

AM I AN ARMCHAIR ACTIVIST?

PASS ME MY PIE AND PEAS

MUST EAT THEM QUICKLY

THE WOLVES ARE AT THE DOOR.

 

Copyright: Harry Rogers – August 1st 2012