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Monday, 11 October 2010


Slightly tarnished, but all told, in good nick. This year the Silver Jubilee.

Twenty five years ago they insisted that should I carry on, three months is what I had left, if that.

Twenty five years on, flickering still, free from addiction (there but for the grace…).  

Accolades, compliments, jeers, likes,  rotten tomatoes, indifference, deafening silence all welcome, to a rich compost for a life more aromatic(noisome?) and fertile...*takes bow as bus bears down on him*. 

My Band ( Fats, Raisa, Tito and Miks ), family, dear friends and detractors, real, virtual and imagined  -- you know not what grateful beast you help keep warm-and-alive. 

*the serenity prayer(using the word god as i do, and don't, understand it)
god, grant me the serenity
to accept the things i cannot change
the courage to change the things i can
and the wisdom to know the difference

and, using the word god as i do and don't understand it,

rab-i-zid-ni-ilma-ya-allah  ( my late mother, who refused to give up on me , even as Thanatos and I insisted, taught this as a central prayer for knowledge, secular and sacred)