6/12 – 12/12/21 Painting of Trees, Making the Beach Boys & Stewart Francis

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Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

Painting of Trees in Moonlight
Poem by Theodora Goss

I am painting the trees.
For whom am I painting the trees?
The trees say, this is for us.
It is our portrait. The moon says,
you are painting the trees in my light.
Really, this is a portrait of how I
perceive the trees. I outline them in silver.
The river says, you are painting
the trees reflected in my water. (Read the entire poem here)

The man who Made the Beach Boys

‘One day in 1971 a man called Jack Rieley called me up at the Melody Maker. He’d read a piece in which I’d attempted to persuade readers to listen again to the Beach Boys, who had fallen into disfavour as the evolution of rock gathered momentum in the late ’60s. Rieley told me that he’d recently taken over as the group’s manager. He was, he said, a former journalist and disc jockey. He liked what I’d written and started to tell me about his plans, which majored on the idea of restoring Brian Wilson to his role as the centre of the group’s creativity. Amen to that, I said. And when he added that his initial step was to get “Surf’s Up” — the legendary lost track from the lost album, Smile — into shape for release, I was completely on his side.’ (Read whole article here)

Stewart Francis – For One Night Only.
Video excerpt at Pozzitive Comedy

If you like puns then Stewart Francis is your guy. He stated that he rather just make an audience laugh straight off the bat than have them hearing a story. There is probably no better example of this than today’s video. (Watch video excerpt here)

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “6/12 – 12/12/21 Painting of Trees, Making the Beach Boys & Stewart Francis
  1. Stewart Francis’ video – brilliant. I didn’t know of him at all.

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