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August 13, 2013 - Push an Elephant

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From the most well worn track in my CD collection, Great Beyond by REM.  A song that’s good in times when things seem over sized and impossible.


Film clip of song here … Michael Stipe is a treat to watch in motion (spot Courtney Love in the filmclip). Did you know Michael Stipe (REM) also makes bronze sculptures…

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January 30, 2015 - Free Yourself

Just out, the movie Birdman is well worth a watch – or two.  It’s different, but it’s a great observation of a culture obsessed with super stardom, celebrity and fame, and how high personal ideals and sense of self importance can drive us to the edge.

Makes you wonder…. What if someone tapped you on the shoulder and said; “YOU’VE MADE IT.”  You no longer had to strive and agonise your way to being something MORE.  Being good enough.  Successful enough.  And what if you didn’t wait for someone else to tap you on the shoulder.  What if you started, now, today, tapping yourself on the shoulder every day and saying….

‘You’ve Made It.’ . . .  ‘I’VE  MADE IT!’

But I don’t believe there is some point in our life that we reach, where everything comes together – we arrive at our destination. Seems a bit limiting.  I think we have to keep reaching and moving beyond where we are, not in a driven kind of Birdman way, just to keep wondering about the great beyond?  Keep pushing elephants up the stairs – keep flowers in full bloom.  (From a great REM song).   Keep ‘making it’ through every day…

October 11, 2014 - Bob on Destiny

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Bob Dylan On the meaning of destiny (pictured is his art) …

“It’s a feeling you have that you know something about yourself, that nobody else does.  The picture you have in your mind of what you’re about will come true.  It’s kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self because it’s a fragile feeling and you put it out there and somebody will kill it.  So it’s best to keep that all inside.”  (From CBS 60 Minutes interview 19th November).  Another musician with hidden talents, Michael Stipe from REM here.

May 19, 2014 - Dance To Your Feet

There’ll be many things that bring you to your knees – and some that will help you back up again – like this song and watching this gorgeous man work the dance floor.  Previous Clunk & Jam notes with REM – ‘Pushing Elephants Up the Stairs‘.  ‘Bending Spoons’. (doing the impossible)  Clip below.    ‘Tick Tock Clock’ (everyday is yours to win).


Imagine…..having wings on your feet …..