Dones and Privacy

Great Animation about the attack on privacy through the use of drones

http://bcove.me/gg5ndsuv

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/opinion/drones-for-america.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130219&_r=0

New Chilly Dogz Album – Ripples In The Water Of Love

The Chilly Dogz recorded a new album of songs on 14th February. This album is made up mainly of  songs about love and is a departure for us.  I have uploaded the title track to our page on Bandcamp which is already mixed.  The rest will completed on 28th February and I will add them then.  Meanwhile here is Ripples In The Water (click album cover to listen).

Ripples cd cover

This song references a journey to Holland where we left Vlissingen at midnight on a converted fishing boat called Le Gros Minet . The skipper told me to steer towards a light that was intermittently flashing across the other side of the estuary. I saw strange ripples on the surface of the water just before we ran aground on a sandbank. The light turned out to be malfunctioning street light. So I transposed the story into a love song and this is it.

lyrics

RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER OF LOVE
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER OF LOVE
WHEN YOU LEAVE A SAFE HARBOUR
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
LOOKING FOR A LIGHT
A LIGHT SHINING ON ANOTHER SHORE
MAKE SURE IT’S THE ONE
THE ONE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
SHINING BRIGHT ON ANOTHER SHORE
THE ONE THAT YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
IT’S EASY TO RUN AGROUND
IF YOU DON’T STOP AND LOOK AROUND
IT’S OH SO VERY EASY TO RUN AGROUND
TAKE CARE AND LOOK AROUND
FOR THOSE TELL TALE WARNING SIGNS
THAT YOU GET WITH THE CHANGING TIDE
ALL THOSE TELL TALE WARNING SIGNS
SEE THEM SHIMMERING OVER THE SIDE
LOOK OUT FOR
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER OF LOVE
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER
RIPPLES IN THE WATER OF LOVE

credits

from Ripples In The Water Of Love, released 15 February 2013
Lyrics and Vocals by Harry Rogers
Music by Marc Gordon
Engineered by Nick Swannell at Studio 49.

http://thechillydogz.bandcamp.com/album/ripples-in-the-water-of-love

Homage To Bob Fringes

    1. Bob Fringes was a great friend of mine in the 1970’s.  He was an integral member of the Greenwich and Blackheath alternative scene and everybody who knew him have some great stories to tell about his generosity, his humour and his general joie de vivre.  In 2011 he fought a battle with cancer and we were all pleased when it seemed that he had beaten it off.  Today I found out that he had died and this was a shock.  I spoke to him on Skype about a year and a half ago and he was his usual cheeky self and we talked about him coming down to Wales for a holiday.  Sadly he never made it but we all have such great memories of late night adventures with Bob and so that will have to do us now.  I wrote a poem for him in May 2011 and here it is:

HIGHWAY TO OBLIVION

Bob rode a mighty fast journey

Kept his throttle open wide

On the Triumph Bonneville of life

The fringes on his old suede coat

Streamed far out behind him

He was majestic at the start

When the lights turned green from red

Once in a while I rode with him

Through the other side of dawn

Always close to the very edge

On the highway to oblivion

On the highway to oblivion

I never asked his back story

Seemed I didn’t need to know

Back then it was easy to be friends

With strangers in a strange land

All revved up from the get go

Night after night after night

You could always find the gasman

With someone cool riding pillion

Roaring, roaring, roaring down

That highway to oblivion

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The following photo from Lorraine Murphy shows Bob 3 years before he died.
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