Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & Central London & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 153 Saturday 20th May until Friday 26th May 2017.
This week has been a very sad one here in the U.K because of the terrible incident which took place on Monday in Manchester. It goes without saying that my heart goes out to all the people that who were injured and especially the families who lost loved ones. I’m not going to go on about what happened because I’m not qualified to speak about issues like that.
Fun at the O2, watching rampaging Xenomorph’s and spotting blue bunnies.
But I do want to ramble on about us, the human race. All 7 billion of us are living on a ball of rock floating through space; essentially we are astronauts traveling through the hard vacuum beyond our thin atmosphere. As I write this the human race doesn’t have anywhere else to inhabit. One day I firmly believe that we will colonise Mars and eventually travel to distant exo-planets many light years away. Travelling to such a planet will involve long periods of induced dreaming of friends, family and hand feeding squirrels in a park in the middle of a city. By the time the explorers have woken from there deep slumber, all their friends and family will be long dead and earth will probably be overrun by the squirrel descendants of the ones that the space travellers used to feed. This will unfortunately happen long after I have become a pile of ash (by the way I’d like my ashes put in a firework and launched into the atmosphere. Unless I have enough money so that my remains could be cryogenically frozen. This could mean I might then be lucky enough to watch humans leave the confines of this ball of rock, while I stay behind and become a slave to the new squirrel overlords).
Maybe i should go home.
I’ve been lucky to travel to a number of different countries and witness different cultures and traditions. No matter where I have been, people are just people. Something I have found that really helps is a smile. A simple smile can make everything better, the manipulation of many muscle in a human face really can make a situation better.
The garden looked pretty in the sun this week.
However I suspect that even our ancestors who lived in caves and banged rocks together for entertainment were upset and jealous of the next group of people who lived on an adjacent hill. This could simply be because they had a bigger cave, by a nicer stream with fatter fish. I’m no expert but I think humans have always and will always disagree, fight and just want what others have got. Maybe my thinking is simple; I wish we could all just get on. But that me, a simple organism.
Multi camera shoot in Elephant and Castle.
I worry that the human race is a little like a vermin, almost a disease. Consider how we have spread all over the planet, and what we have done to the earth and her other inhabitants. We may have been to the moon, have super computers in our pockets and created bouncy castles. But we are not more important than anything else that lives on this ball of rock. This might be slightly controversial but I do wonder if the human race has passed its sell by date, maybe it’s time for another organic creature/being to take over. I’d personally like to see how well squirrels would do once they take over.
Standing on our mark, lights camera and action.
I feel depressed a lot of the time and do think of my own mortality. But this week I have really felt very low and teary when I see pictures of the young people and children that were killed and injured in Manchester. I just wonder why we can’t get on, surly life for everyone would be so much better if we smiled more at each other and agree that we might have differences, but deep down we are all the same just humans.
Cycle rack seen in London this week.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
Writing this Shiz, while being distracted a Jedi Master.
This week I have mainly been watching: “Absolute Genius: Delia Derbyshire/Doctor Who, (S1, ep 5). “Alien Covenant”, (2017). “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, (S3, ep 12 to ep 14). “Cabins In The Wild With Dirk Strawbridge”, (ep 1). “Catching History’s Criminals: The Forensics Story”, (ep 1). “Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope”, (S1, ep 4). “Click”, (TX: 20/05/17). “Dara & Ed’s Road To Mandalay”, (ep 3). “Detectorist”, (S1, ep 2). “Doctor Who”, (S36/S10, ep 6). “Fossil Wonderland: Nature’s Hidden Treasures”, (ep 1). “Have I Got News For You”, (S53, ep 5 & ep 6). “Horizon: Space Volcanoes”, (TX: 23/05/17). “Life After Suicide”, (TX: 17/05/17). “Loaded”, (S1, ep 3). “Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs”, (TX: 17/05/17). “Morocco To Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure”, (S1, ep 2). “Murder In Successville”, (S3, ep 6). “My Big Gay Jewish Conversion”, (TX: 23/05/17). “Our World My Child, Ect and Me”, (TX: 20/05/17). “Queer Britain”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Secrets Of The Super Elements”, (TX: 24/05/17). “The Fifthteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown”, (S2, ep 1). “The Golden Girls”, (S3, ep 24 & ep 25). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S21, ep 7). “The Last leg”, (S11, ep 1 & ep 2). “The Truth About HIV”, (TX: 25/05/17). “White Gold”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Archive On 4: Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works Of Delia Derbyshire”, (BBC Radio 4, 27/03/10). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (18/05, 22/05, 25/05/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (18/05, 19/05, 22/05, 23/05, 24/05, 25/05/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (19/05, 20/05, 26/05/17). “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 152, 24/05/17). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 41, 20/05/17) (ep 42, 26/05/17). “Strange Times”, (ep 165 & 164, 19/02/16) (ep 163, 12/02/16) (ep 162, 09/02/16) (ep 161, 05/02/16) (ep 160 & ep 159, 30/01/16) (ep 158, 15/01/16) (ep 157 & ep 156, 08/01/16) (ep 155, 01/01/16) (ep 154, 23/12/15) (ep 153, 22/12/15). “Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone: Delia Derbyshire And The 100 Freaky Tracks”, (BBC 6Music, 07/05/17). “Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone: Delia Derbyshire Eightieth Bday Special”, (BBC 6Music, 07/05/17). “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 45, 26/05/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 16, 24/05/17). “The Rabbit Hole: Bonus Ep”, (23/05/17). “These People Podcast”, (ep 24, 20/05/17) “Morrissey”, “Smiths”. “Elbow”, “Baccara”, “Delia Derbyshire”, ”Radiophonic Workshop”, “David Bowie”, “The Charlatans”, “The Specials”, “Bob Marley”, “Sarah Jaffa”.
Thanks for expressing with such tenderness the thoughts that many, myself included, have thought not only last week but for so long. Your line about smiling at someone (why not everyone?) COULD make such as difference. If one takes the time to look in another beings (squirrels, etc included) we for a moment are made to realise it is someone like us we are encountering. I’m hoping all the beings on this earth will ‘WAKE UP’ before the end of this form of life ends and just for a moment create that HEAVEN on earth I believe we have the power to create. Hey if we can go to the moon (ok i hear you all out there, the flag is waving but there’s no wind on the moon folks) we can understand we are all one no matter what. In the mean time I know i’m gonna have that moment as much as I can that confirms we can love each other even if just for a moments encounter as we scurry around doing our thing just like those lovely squirrels you talk about. Until your next blog this old hippy signs off with much love.
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