Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

We Can Be Heroes


Tonight Scotland face Holland in a do or die match where only a win will do, so for some inspiration let’s again remember our greatest (yet) moment against them.

Now on the subject of “Heroes” I should have posted about the “Helensburgh Heroes” weeks ago, but as you all know for awhile I had lost my mojo, anyway Helensburgh Heroes are a charity aimed at promoting regeneration through the arts, culture and heritage.

For more information on the charity click HERE

You can now buy the ‘Heroes’ single by The Helensburgh Heroes Experience.

helensburgh heroes

The single was produced and recorded by 100 local Helensburgh & Lomond residents, ages 7 to 70, in an attempt to raise awareness of both the talented men and woman, past and present, that have hailed from the area and to provide funding for a potential arts/leisure facility for the area. All proceeds from the sale of the single will be used by the Helensburgh Heroes Charity to further its goals and aims.

“Heroes” – The Helensburgh Heroes Experience.

To buy the single or download the single click HERE

I am sure it would sell even more copies if it had Big Rab’s mouthie on it!

In the meantime here is Bowie’s iconic performance of the song at Live Aid

Finally if the football becomes too much to behold try this Bowie Anorak!

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Footbal, New Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Every Grain Of Sand

In Britain’s Got Talent I believe the viewer gets bombarded with singing dogs, juggling acts and pensioners with no teeth trying to sing.

In the Ukraine the winner  of their version of “Britain’s Got Talent”,won by re-creating the country’s experience in WWII via the medium of sand. If you watch one thing this week, make sure it’s this it is worth every second of the 8.33mins.


“Every Grain Of Sand” – Bob Dylan

In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There’s a dyin’ voice within me reaching out somewhere,
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair.

Don’t have the inclination to look back on any mistake,
Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break.
In the fury of the moment I can see the Master’s hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.

Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yesteryear,
Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer.
The sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay.

I gaze into the doorway of temptation’s angry flame
And every time I pass that way I always hear my name.
Then onward in my journey I come to understand
That every hair is numbered like every grain of sand.

I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer’s dream, in the chill of a wintry light,
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space,
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face.

I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other times it’s only me.
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.

Copyright ©1981 Special Rider Music

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To buy the music of Bob Dylan click HERE

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

The Return of Beatlemania

NME Beatles Special

Well the 09/09/09 is finally upon us and as previously blogged today will see a mass of Beatles product hit the shelf.

Whilst not particularily interested in The Beatles – Rock Band the computer game I am very interested in the remastered albums and as such it’s off to Aberdeen for a gander in HMV with the possibility of an odd purchase or two

In the meantime good old NME has marked the occasion with a “Special Edition” on which they comment as follows:-

The new issue of NME is a true one-off. To mark the release of The Beatles Remasters Series, this week’s edition of the magazine has 12 different covers, one for each album.

There’s a 13th cover too – that’ll be the one commemorating ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – which you won’t find in the shops. It’s only available from the NME Store. Although you’ll have to be quick: only 1000 copies have been printed.

To coincide with this orgy of Beatlemania, we’ve launched a poll to determine the greatest ever Beatles track. So if you’ve always preferred ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ to ‘Paperback Writer’ – and if so, what the hell is wrong with you? – now’s your chance to make your views heard.

More later on whether the new releases match the hype.

September 9, 2009 Posted by | New News | , | Leave a comment


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