RIP Leonard Nimoy
Posted Feb 27, 2015
RIP Leonard Nimoy. He Lived long and Prospered and helped us to dream of the stars. He also inspired me as a young boy with Asperger Syndrome to feel that there was a way of fitting in even if I didn't think in the same way as everybody else.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
I don't know if anyone's reading my posts, but I wondered if any of my hootoo friends could give me some advice. I'm fed up with just seeing people through the medium of a computer screen, but for best part of 20 years I've been living on a tight budget like most people. This has led to me not taking up invitations to people's weddings, birthdays etc and now no one invites me to anything, bar a 70th birthday of my best friend's mum a couple of years back! Anyway, I have a birthday coming up and it's a landmark and part of me wants to have a party but I really don't think anyone will take me seriously if I say that. Do I tell people why I haven't seen them for years or keep quiet about it? Do I issue invitations and run the risk of being confirmed as a social pariah or just not celebrate my birthday as has been the case for the last two decades or so? Any advice or opinions would be great as I don't want to make a complete fool of myself on Facebook!
Perfect Christmas Playlist
Posted Dec 21, 2014
I pride myself that I have a certain ability to put together playlists. For me, the perfect playlist shouldn't be jarring, moving from uptempo to ballad and back again with no thought for the overall effect on a party. For that reason, a lot of the Christmas albums I have can be irritating. Last Christmas I decided to do something about it! I looked for inspiration to my musical heartland of the 70s and 80s, the heyday of the Christmas song and mixed in the old favourites with some more obscure tracks.
Open up itunes or spotify or take your own CDs as I did and make up the following playlist as the perfect backing to your Christmas party with my compliments. Let me know what you think if you do use it.
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
Another Rock'n'Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Wombling Merry Christmas - The Wombles
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Kim Wilde and Mel Smith
Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
Last Christmas - Wham
Fairytale of New York - Pogues and Kirsty McColl
Do they know it’s Christmas – Band Aid
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
A Winter's Tale - David Essex
The Christmas Song - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Lonely This Christmas - Mud
I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
Happy New Year – Abba
Yoga and creativity
Posted Apr 1, 2014
A month into my new yoga regime and I'm amazed at how much difference it has made. Physically I feel better and my flexibility is improving. The main difference, though, is mentally. I am significantly more relaxed and it seems to have unblocked my creative muse as I've restarted work on a book that I first tried to write 6 months ago. Despite my first two Kindle books not really making much of an impact I've decided to restart because I can now view it with more perspective. I enjoyed writing the first two books, a handful of people enjoyed reading them so what have I got to lose. By the way, my first two books are on Amazon under the name David G. Pearce if anyone's interested!
Posted Nov 22, 2011
Is anyone else who used to know me?