Sunday 18th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 18, 2018 by bishshat

Skyline Pigeon

Elton John

Turn me loose from your hands
Let me fly to distant lands
Over green fields, trees and mountains
Flowers and forest fountains
Home along the lanes of the skyway

For this dark and lonely room
Projects a shadow cast in gloom
And my eyes are mirrors
Of the world outside
Thinking of the way
That the wind can turn the tide
And these shadows turn
From purple into grey

For just a Skyline Pigeon
Dreaming of the open
Waiting for the day
He can spread his wings
And fly away again
Fly away skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams
You’ve left so very far behind

Just let me wake up in the morning
To the smell of new mown hay
To laugh and cry, to live and die
In the brightness of my day

I want to hear the pealing bells
Of distant churches sing
But most of all please free me
From this aching metal ring
And open out this cage towards the sun

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Galvanize

The Chemical Brothers

Don’t hold back!
‘Cuz you woke up in the mornin’ with initiative to move
So I’ll make it harder
Don’t hold back!
‘Cuz you think about it, so many people do,
Be cool, man, look smarter
Don’t hold back!
And you shouldn’t even care about those losers in the air
And the crooked stares
Don’t hold back!
‘Cuz there’s a party over here, so you might as well be here
Where the people care
Don’t hold back!

The world… (they’re holding back…) the time has come to…
The world… (you’re holding back…) the time has come to…
The world… (it’s holding back…) the time has come to…

To galvanize!

Come on, come on, come on!

Don’t hold back!
If you think about it too much you might stumble, trip up,
Fall on your face
Don’t hold back!
Don’t you think it’s time you get up, crunch time like a sit up,
The monkey pace
Don’t hold back!
Put apprehension on the back burner, let it sit,
Don’t even get it lit
Don’t hold back!
Get involved with the jam, don’t be a prick,
Hot chick, be a pig
Don’t hold back!

The world… (they’re holding back…) the time has come to…
The world… (you’re holding back…) the time has come to…
The world… (it’s holding back…) the time has come to…

To galvanize!

Come on, come on, come on!

(Ooooooooooooooooooh…)

(Ooooooooooooooooooh…)

World, the time has come to… push the button
World, the time has come to… push the button
World, the time has come to… push the button

World, my finger is on the button…
My finger is on the button…
My finger is on the button…

“Push the button”

(Oooooooooooooooooh…)

The time has come to…

(Oooooooooooooooooh…)

Galvanize!

The time has come to…

Galvanize!

Galvanize!

Galvanize!

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Saturday 17th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 17, 2018 by bishshat

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Friday 16th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 16, 2018 by bishshat

Flying on Empty 

I am flying towards the sun
Headed for disaster again
How many disasters can one man manage in one life time?
A broken heart
A broken body
A broken mind confused and faltering
Stuttering words that sound stupid
His loudness hides his lack of confidence
He spouts garbled words that often offend
He doesn’t mean to he just wants to find a way
He crashes into things because his eyes have failed
He does not hear good advice because his ears have failed
He is out of control
A blind and deaf Kamikaze
He will crash and burn
He will burn and die
His empty soul will dissipate on the wind
His death will cause no tears

John Bish 16th November 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 15, 2018 by bishshat

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Lady Samantha

Elton John Bernie Taupin.

When the shrill winds are screaming
And the evening is still
Lady Samantha glides over the hill
In a long satin dress that she wears every day
Her home is the hillside, her bed is the grave

Lady Samantha glides like a tiger
Over the hill with no one beside her
No one comes near
They all live in fear
Lady Samantha, she sheds only tears

The tales that I told ’round the fire every night
Are out of proportion and none of them right
She’s harmless and empty of anything bad
She once had something that most of you have

Lady Samantha glides like a tiger
Over the hill with no one beside her
No one comes near
They all live in fear
Lady Samantha, she sheds only tears
She sheds only tears

Lady Samantha glides like a tiger
Over the hill with no one beside her
No one comes near
They all live in fear
Lady Samantha, she sheds only
Lady Samantha, she sheds only
She sheds only tears

Seahawks 27 Green Bay 24

After the Seahawks took the lead late in the fourth quarter, Seattle’s defense took the field to try to protect it against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. And while the defense got ready to make what would be their final stop in an impressive second half performance, left tackle Duane Brown had a message for the offense.

“When we get the ball back, we’ve got to end it,” Brown told his teammates on the sideline as the defense was forcing a Packers three-and-out. “We can’t give that offense the ball again. Our running game is too good, we’re too physical; we’ve got to stay on the field.”

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And after the Packers punted, the Seahawks took over with 4 minutes, 11 seconds on the clock hoping to do just what Brown was asking. With everyone in the stadium knowing the Seahawks were going to run the ball, Mike Davis took a handoff and ran for 5 yards on first down. On the next play, Russell Wilson kept the ball on a zone-read play, ran for 8 yards and a first down, then wisely slid to stay in bounds, forcing the Packers to use their final timeout. The next play was another Davis run that gained four yards, then on second-and-6, Davis ran for 7 yards to put the game on ice, allowing Wilson to take a knee three times to secure a 27-24 victory that was massive for Seattle’s playoff hopes.

In other words, with the Seahawks wanting to run the ball, and with the Packers knowing full well that the Seahawks were going to run the ball, Seattle didn’t even need all three downs to pick up a pair of game-clinching first downs.

For all the many things Pete Carroll loves to see his team do well, being able to run 4-plus minutes off the clock to win a game ranks very, very high on the list.

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“We get the ball back with like 4:15 or whatever, and then we run the clock out,” Carroll said. “That’s as good as you can do. I love it.”

Of all the many reasons the Seahawks want to be balanced on offense, being able to finish games off like that is one of the biggest. While Seattle’s defense did well to stop the Packers once and protect the lead, it would have been a big ask to request yet another stop against one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks with the game on the line. But rather than give the ball back to Rodgers, Seattle’s offense punctuated yet another great night of running the ball with four game-clinching runs.

In the end, the Seahawks rushed for 173 yards, led by Chris Carson’s 83, their seventh straight game of rushing for more than 150 yards. Seattle’s faith in its running game is why everyone on the Seahawks sideline was happy to see the Packers decide to punt on fourth-and-2. It wasn’t that the Seahawks weren’t confident that their defense could come up with a play on fourth down if needed, it was that they had so much belief in their ability to close out the game with their offense.

“I really did like that they punted the ball to us right there, because we knew we had a shot to kill the game if we could, and kill the clock, and we did it,” Carroll said. “The thing about that that’s important is our belief in the running game, and we get the ball in that situation. It was like, ‘Oh here we go, this is our time, it’s four-minute time. Thrilled to see that happen. The mentality that’s coming around in those guys up front and the runners and all that, it’s really important, it’s obviously really valuable too, and it’s great to see that happen.”

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Receiver Doug Baldwin said he “had no doubt” that the game was over when the Packers punted with just over four minutes on the clock and one timeout remaining.

“With the talent we have on offense, there was no doubt in my mind we were going to finish it,” Baldwin said.

Added center Justin Britt: “That’s what we strive for. That’s the exclamation point to what our day had been. We take a lot of pride in that. We understand at that moment, four-minute offense, the offensive line is putting the team on its back and saying, ‘Don’t worry, we’ve got it.’ The defense did a hell of a job in the second half, then to do that and not make them go back out there, we enjoy that.”

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Last nights dream in a poem.

The Angel

Have you ever had a pleasure rush?
Like Christmas come early
Like first prize in a raffle
A feast of wondrous over joy that overpowers your eyes
It stops you on your senseless creeping way to the grave
It gives your life a leap
Just for a moment
A high voltage injection of emotions
Mind confused
Body powerless
What do you do with such a gift?
It’s yours for the taking
Just for now
A now that is never long enough
A pleasure rush
A golden glittering Aladdin’s cave
Stunningly beautiful
Looking like an unreachable star
God sent an angel and the angel spoke
With the words of a prophet
So wise and yet so young
So full of courage
This amount of pleasure can kill a man
There has to be a price to pay
But whatever that is it’s worth every penny
The scent of heaven remained
And filled my head with visions of sun kissed beaches
Long into a lonely November night

John Bish 14th November 2018

God sent an angel
Stunningly beautiful
Appearing like an unreachable star
The angel spoke with the words of a prophet
So full of wisdom and yet so young
So full of courage
What do you do with such a gift?
This amount of pleasure can kill a man
There has to be a price to pay
But whatever that is it’s worth every penny
Too soon the angel departed but the scent of heaven remained
Filling my head with visions of sun kissed beaches
Long into a lonely November night

God sent an angel
Stunningly beautiful
Appearing like an unreachable star
The angel spoke with seraphic words 
So full of wisdom and yet so young
So full of courage
What do you do with such a gift?
This amount of pleasure can kill a man
There has to be a price to pay
But whatever that is it’s worth every penny
Too soon the angel departed but the scent of heaven remained
Filling my head with visions of sun kissed beaches
Long into a lonely November night

 

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 14, 2018 by bishshat

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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida is set during the later years of the Trojan War, faithfully following the plot line of the Iliad from Achilles’ refusal to participate in battle, to Hector’s death. Essentially, two plots are followed in the play. In one, Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam), woos Cressida, another Trojan. They have sex, professing their undying love, before Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner of war. As he attempts to visit her in the Greek camp, Troilus glimpses Diomedes flirting with his beloved Cressida, and decides to avenge her perfidy.

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While this plot gives the play its name, it accounts for only a small part of the play’s run time. The majority of the play revolves around the leaders of the Greek and Trojan forces, Agamemnon and Priam, respectively. Agamemnon and his cohorts attempt to get the proud Achilles to return to battle and face Hector, who sends the Greeks a letter telling them of his willingness to engage in one-on-one combat with a Greek soldier. Ajax is originally chosen as this combatant, but makes peace with Hector before they are able to fight. Achilles is prompted to return to battle only after his dear friend Patroclus is killed by Hector before the Trojan walls. A series of skirmishes conclude the play, during which Achilles catches Hector and has the Myrmidons kill him. The conquest of Troy is left unfinished, as the Trojans learn of the death of their hero.

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Sunday 11th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 12, 2018 by bishshat

Rams 36 Seahawks 31

The Seahawks have played 120 of the most physically-bruising and mentally-challenging minutes possible this season against the team with the best record in the NFL: the Los Angeles Rams.

They’ve gained 463 yards rushing against the Rams, scored 62 points, and been tied or ahead for all but 28 minutes and 21 seconds of the two games that featured a whopping 12 lead changes.

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They’ve also lost twice, each time watching the Rams make a play on a fourth down in the final two minutes — one on offense, one on defense — to finally seal the victory.

Because the Seahawks never backed down, Carroll said, going from a 12-point deficit with 5:49 left, to standing at the Rams’ 35 with 26 seconds remaining and one last shot to take the lead and maybe get a victory.

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“I think the whole stadium was nervous, to be honest with you, on their end,’’ said Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.

Carroll loved that Seattle rushed for 273 yards even without starting tailback Chris Carson and starting right guard D.J. Fluker — their most yards since getting 350 against the Giants in 2014, and the most ever in a Seahawks defeat. Carroll also loved how the defense got one last stop when it knew the Seahawks’ offense needed to get a last shot with the ball.

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“There ain’t no negative coming out of this thing,’’ Carroll said. “There is always the opportunity to do better and we have to figure out a way to capture those. But that’s not the essence. The essence right now is fighting and believing and knowing that we can get this done.”

Saturday 10th November 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on November 10, 2018 by bishshat

Love Of My Life

Queen

Love of my life, you’ve hurt me,
You’ve broken my heart and now you leave me.
Love of my life can’t you see,
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don’t take it away from me because you don’t know what it means to me.

Love of my life, don’t leave me,
You’ve taken my love, you now desert me,
Love of my life, can’t you see?
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don’t take it away from me because you don’t know what it means to me.

You will remember
When this is blown over
And everything’s all by the way
When I grow older
I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you, I still love you.

Hurry back, hurry back,
Please, bring it back home to me because you don’t know what it means to me.

Love of my life
Love of my life

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Near the End

I’m hanging by a slender thread
A line that’s worn pretty thin
Stretched beyond its breaking strain
The end of something is coming
What a shame I hear myself say
A disappointment to myself
I’ve betrayed my morals
Betrayed my soul
Such a mess
Such a mess
Must not grumble
Must not moan
What a shame
I can never go home
And home is where the heart is

John Bish 10th 11 2018

Hammer To Fall

Queen

Here we stand or here we fall
History won’t care at all
Make the bed, light the light
Lady Mercy won’t be home tonight.

You don’t waste no time at all
Don’t hear the bell but you answer the call
It comes to you as to us all
We’re just waiting for the hammer to fall

Oh every night, and every day
A little piece of you is falling away
But lift your face the Western Way
Build your muscles as your body decays.

Tow the line and play their game
Let the anaesthetic cover it all
Till one day they call your name
You know it’s time for the hammer to fall.

Rich or poor or famous for
Your truth it’s all the same
(Oh no! Oh no!)
Lock your door but rain is pouring
Through your window pane
(Oh no!)
Baby, now your struggle’s all vain.

For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Convinced our voices can’t be heard
We just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder

What the hell are we fighting for?
Just surrender and it won’t hurt at all
You just got time to say your prayers
While you’re waiting for the hammer to—hammer to fall.

Yeah! Yes.
Let’s get on the floor!
Yeah! Hammer!
You know
Hammer to fall!

Yeah!

I’ve been waiting for the hammer to fall!
While you’re waiting for the hammer to fall.

Give it to me one more time!

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Spurs break back into the top four for now after Argentinian centre-back reacted quickest to score the scrappiest of goals
Juan Foyth scored his first Tottenham goal to settle this London derby at a rain-soaked Selhurst Park.

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The Argentinian defender, who gave away two penalties on his top-flight debut for Spurs at Wolves last week, was the hero this time as he bagged a 63rd minute winner.

He reacted first to head the ball in from close range after Luka Milivojevic had blocked Harry Kane’s header from an Erik Lamela corner.

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Victory keeps Tottenham in fourth, level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea and two points behind Manchester City – all of whom play tomorrow.

Who Wants To Live Forever

Queen

There’s no time for us.
There’s no place for us.
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us?

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
There’s no chance for us.
It’s all decided for us.
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Who dares to love forever
When love must die?

But touch my tears with your lips,
Touch my world with your fingertips,

And we can have forever,
And we can love forever.
Forever is our today.

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today.

Who waits forever anyway?