I’m going a bit mad with articles at present but things are moving quickly.
The Whole of Us. Holland.
This article is an exploration of my past and maybe yours, as I think we are deep into the collective mind, whatever exactly that is. IDK.
I went to school in Lancing College in Sussex, England. One Saturday, after I had watched the movie ‘Cloud Atlas’ for the first time, there was a plane crash on the coast road which runs along the south coast opposite Lancing College.
When I was 16 and 17, and before the days of ID cards we would sneak out to the pub sometimes. One of the pubs that would welcome irritating underage public school boys and girls was a pub called ‘The Amsterdam’ in Shoreham.
To get to The Amsterdam, we had to cross water over the Shoreham Toll bridge over the River Adur.
Fast forward about ten years, I joined a Sunday football team which every Easter had a tour to Amsterdam in Holland or The Netherlands. If you could call it a football tour.
I went three years in a row. The first tour involved a ferry trip over water via The North Sea to Amsterdam. The next two years we flew.
For the first two years, we stayed in a slightly dodgy Amsterdam hotel. My room number was Room 101 which I shared with two others and we called ourselves the Room 101ers. For me, Room 101 is in Amsterdam.
Something too dreadful to be faced.
Or maybe it’s Room lol.
Anyway, the memories are hazy due to the ingestion of too much alcohol. But one bar in the Red Light District has stuck in my mind. The San Francisco bar.
The last year I toured Amsterdam, the football team got upgraded and we went to The Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. At the time, it seemed weird that a boozy football team should end up at The Hilton and still does. But don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, which is a phrase that doesn’t make much sense either.
The Hilton was and is famous for John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed in at the hotel.
From Wiki :
‘As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a “sit-in”, in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met.’
John Lennon was shot dead outside the Dakota in New York. It is also famous as the location for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.
‘This is no dream. This is really happening’ .
From The Independent ( thanks Roob ) :
‘Scientists have stumbled on five new subatomic particles, helping to illuminate some of the most fundamental parts of the universe. The particles had been “hiding in plain sight”, according to one of the researchers that found them.
Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider, Europe’s giant atom-smasher, ran into the special particles while working on the LHCb experiment, also known as “the beauty experiment”, which is exploring what happened just after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.’
Get ready for Sex Collider. You have been warned.
Free Love. And memories.
From Tatyana Everything. blogspot.co.uk :
‘In pagan times, sex has played an important role for the Slavs. It was directly linked to notions about the world of the Slavs. Fire, water, sun, wind, trees – all the elements and objects, according to the ancient people had a soul, and sex, and, consequently, they were not alien to all human and all living things. Sex was quite common, that is, without chastity, but on the other side – without excesses and liberties.
The Slavs also had a lot of rituals and holidays, when men and women bathed together naked. One of them was dedicated to the goddess of fertility, and patroness of marriage Lada. Later that day became known among the people as the day of Ivan Kupala. On this day, reigned full sexual expanse.’
People in Motion.
Chief Wiggum doesn’t like Free Love.
Welcome To The Eagles Nest.
There has been a big glitch in Dark City. A new pub has manifested itself. Below is the pic of ‘The Eagles Nest’ pub in Redhill, which I took yesterday. And looking at the pub, a shrewd guess tells me the pub supports Crystal Palace.
But there is one other important factor apart from supporting Crystal Palace. The pub wasn’t ‘The Eagles Nest’ only a few days ago but another pub which I don’t remember the name. No workers or painters. It has literally manifested itself. I looked at ‘The Eagles Nest’, it looked at me and I went WTF.
FromThe Millennium Report.com ( thanks Faith ) :
‘The Machine – All other atom smashers in the world are either above ground or have continuous ground level access points around the circle or tunnels. CERN is conveniently “hidden” 575 feet underground in tunnels that did not upset the landscape while being built or in operation. Where were the environmentalists and concerned citizens while CERN built this underground behemoth? Where are the pictures of the vast amounts of dirt that had to be excavated? Frankly, when we lived in Boston during the “big dig” it was impossible not to see traffic congestion, cost overruns, corruption, and lots of trucks, construction workers, and dirt. We simply can’t find anything on the internet regarding the construction of tunnels at CERN which is by far a bigger project than anything of its kind—ever’.
Life On Mars. It’s the past and it’s the freakiest show.