Monthly Archives: June 2011

I Do Not Like The Banjo

I previously played music in a bar in Marseille where there were sometimes 5 banjos. The banjo goes, danka, danka, danka, clanga, clanga, clanga, danka, danka, danka danka, clanga,  dank, clanga, clanga.  5 together made me lose my will to live. … Continue reading

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The Road to Tanakagusuku

So I am now an official member of the band “The Islanders” Okinawa’s top Irish Traditional Music combo. We are 5 – Maho incredible fiddler and the best front end in the business – Yokay, also on fiddle and smile, … Continue reading

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A Sunday Walk

Sunday after lunch is time to go for a walk. Not the overcoat the umbrella, the wellington boots but the tank of air, the fins, the mask. Just a couple of minutes from the apartment I have located a secret … Continue reading

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Jamon,Jamon

So through good luck I stumbled into the world of Shinman Yamada. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/harry-potter/ We organized an exhibition at my place of work of ‘Hamon’ – ‘Ripple’ in English, his take on life entering the primeval sludge. These are 11 very … Continue reading

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The Best Day Of My Life

So yesterday was the best day in my life recently. Many best laid plans did not gang agley and there were surprise events that injected unexpected happiness and joy. A visit to my place of work by the illustrious senior … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

Starts on Saturday evening when I rent two tanks. Up very early on Sunday morning and off we go to Cape Maeda – 5 mins from the apartment. It is a perfect morning, blue, sky, calm, warm, blue, sea, sun. … Continue reading

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La Zanahoria !

I have always loved going places by boat. My earliest memory is a trip from Campbeltown to Greenock on a steamer. I cannot quantify the excitement. Today I go from Okinawa to Tsuken, the island of carrots. Notice Carrot metaphor … Continue reading

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