The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 144

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 144

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

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GORT

Today I am reblogging a post from 2011 because it is quite timely. It contains a message from GORT the interstellar enforcement robot (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951).
Certain world leaders should take note.

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GORT

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A huge 1951 Club welcome to interstellar law enforcement officer  GORT ,  the eight-foot humanoid star of the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Now you may be wondering where GORT has been hanging out these past 60 years since 1951. ( I can’t hear you wondering … but I’m going to tell you anyway! )  GORT is currently to be found at The Science Fiction Hall of Fame within Seattle’s splendid  EMP Museum. And before this … well let’s just say that he’s been keeping an eye on things.

I recently wrote a letter to GORT c/o the very helpful assistant Curator at the museum, Brooks Peck. It is a 1951 Club rule that agreement to membership has to be in writing. Fortunately Gort wrote back.

Dear Gort

Hello. My name is Kris and I am an Earthling living in Ayrshire, Scotland. It’s not every day…

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The Man who Saved the World

The Man who Saved the World

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I, Writer … #19

Happy Monday folks. This is from my other ramblings over on Routine Matters. Go on. Reblog it. You know you want to. 😁🌹

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I, Writer … #19

WRITER’S BLOCK FOR SALE …

Writer’s Block. I rather liked the sound of that so I ordered one on eBay – £2.75 + Free postage.

OMG! Cheap or what. I mean, it was coming all the way from bloody China. How they can afford to send something that heavy and not have to charge postage is beyond me. Absolutely insane. The postman had to actually drag it down my garden path and damn near gave himself a hernia. It now takes pride of place on the mantlepiece between my Captain’s Log and my Housemaid’s Knee.

Also, when I visit sunnier climes I’m always sure to pack my handy tube of Writer’s Block. Smother it on. Lie back and enjoy the scenery. It smells like rancid cheese in a sewer rat’s armpit but it certainty does the trick.

I also keep several bottles of Writers Block i

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Sunglow

Today’s post is a reblog of a poem called sunglow.
North Korea is currently launching missiles over Japan. It is also testing nuclear weapons which have a yield 17 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Russia and China are waging a war of words with the USA.
Acts of mindless terrorism are fast becoming a fact of everyday life. As I write this, the terror threat in Britain has been raised to the highest level – critical.

But all is not lost. Staff at the North Korean Embassy in London are apparently very partial to the odd McDonald’s fast-food takeaway, something banned by the authorities back home. Feel the love, guys. Feel the love. All is not lost.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG OR COPY THE POEM. NO COPYRIGHT.

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SUNGLOW

When I was all of 20 years old I wrote a wee poem called sunglow just about some daft thoughts I had in my mind at the time. It was 1972. The war in Vietnam was still dragging on. Northern Ireland had witnessed the terrible events of Bloody Sunday. And in September a group of terrorists massacred members of the Israeli team at the Summer Olympic games in Munich.

Sun Glow - Sal Germano - H.M.-1

sunglow

sun glow on high
colours earth sky
the world is turning
and we’re turning too

same sun for you
same sun for me
but we still burn inside
when there’s no need

so we must learn to love
bring out the peaceful dove
or fade away
just fade away

onroc Sitting on rock in 1972 just minding my own business.

And now, over 40 years later there is a war in Syria. There are floods of refugees looking for a…

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 143

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 143

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

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Jimmy McCaffrey … a Mansfield legend

Jimmy McCaffrey … a Mansfield legend

Scoring for Mansfield Town

Jimmy McCaffrey (born 12 October 1951 in Luton) is a former professional footballer, who played for Nottingham Forest, Mansfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Portsmouth and Northampton Town.

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He was a very talented, sought after and highly respected midfield player during his eventful career. Jimmy retired in 1980 and became a newsagent in Leicestershire. Jimmy and I were in the same class at secondary school.

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