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Paul Harrison’s “Kingsnake”

March 10, 2010

Here’s an inspiring glimpse of the talented Psychedelic Blues musician, Paul Harrison!

Paul Harrison 2 at No.15
Paul Harrison showed us an entirely new and majestic dimension of acoustic guitar

“His Crawling Kingsnake song was a tour de force, and in showing us an entirely new and majestic dimension of acoustic guitar, it blew us away. It blew us all the way down to the deep south. We found ourselves back in Ol’ Dixie seeing the sleek, scaly form of the Kingsnake, sliding inexorably toward its prey through those notes. They conjour the spice of the swamp and set the fireflies dancing in our souls. Paul plays magnificent blues. He draws upon great traditions and improvises grandly, taking us where (to my knowledge) no hand has yet set foot.”

Paul Harrison is a musician that you just have to see live, if only to experience how much a man and a guitar can actually do together. At times there’s a sense of being witness to an out-of-body experience. It appears to be Paul who’s out-of-body, he’s leaning right back in his chair and the music has taken over entirely, his fingers work their magic on the singing strings as his leg taps to the rhythm. Who’s playing who? Is the music playing Paul, I wonder? Either way, believe me, it’s an experience not to be missed. Check him out!

If you like what you see his Album Bioluminesence is readily available for purchase at his Myspace at http://wwwmyspace.com/paulharrisonmusic , or from Itunes.

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Read more about Paul in the Juice Ezine

The Kingsnake’s Keeping it Real, Keeping it Live! Paul Harrison at No.15

Charles Paxton

Dwarfs and the Dwarfism Question: Part One

March 10, 2010

Gary Arnold is not amused. Gary, who is spokesman for Little People of America Inc, a ‘dwarfism’ support group based in (where else?) California, doesn’t like the term ‘dwarf’, prefering instead ‘a person of small stature’ and he certainly doesn’t like the latest business initiative of Chinese entrepeneur, Chen Mingjing.

“I think it’s horrible,” says Gary.

In Chen’s defence, this Blog must point out that Chen’s new theme park, The Kingdom of the Little People, doesn’t use the word dwarf in its title. Queenism support groups (based in California) might object to the ‘Kingdom’ bit – but heck, you can’t please everybody.

Attractions of Chen’s kingdom include:

1. A ‘miniature universe’ set amid 13,000 acres of rolling hills and placid lakes in China’s southern province of Yunnan.

2. Very small dogs and fruit trees of short stature.

3. A tall-statured concert hall (70 meters) designed to resemble a prehistoric tree stump.

4. A village of wonky cartoonish houses with crooked chimneys where Kingdom residents pretend to live, cabins where they actually live, and cabins where tourists can stay.

5. A black BMW adjusted to resemble a flying saucer.

6. And loads of dwarfs dressed in pink tutus and fake feather wings performing Swan Lake.

TO BE CONTINUED.

‘Scratchin’ all day’

March 10, 2010

I hope you enjoy this country music. Kimmie wrote it as a chicken’s eye view of the recent recession, tongue-in-beak of course. Our hens seem to prefer slugs to worms. The backing music is courtesy of Apple Computers’ Garage band software – great fun to play about with!

Here’s one of our hens singing “Scratchin’ all day”, a country classic?

You be the judge.

It really would be better sung by Kimmie in her Janis Joplin mode, but I hope you like it anyway.

An amusing sign

March 10, 2010
Funny sign

Funny bathroom sign

Some one kindly emailed me this funny bathroom sign.


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