Archive for June, 2015

Many thanks for the picture! http://www.visitpitcairn.pn

So, last night in a flurry of boredom on Google, I came across a small group of islands, that are a British overseas territory. The name of the group of islands is the Pitcairn islands. In a bid to raise the population census, they are looking for Great British citizens to occupy the island.

So far, many inquiries have been made – although only one person has agreed to move to the group of islands in the south pacific ocean. The overall population of Henderson island is just fifty six inhabitants, as compared to the one hundred and thirty seven inhabitants that lived on the island during the nineteen thirties.

The government of the islands provides land to all immigrants. Although you have to put in an application first. The land is plentiful and the weather always good. Temperatures as low as seventeen degrees centigrade in winter is hardly bone chilling, through the summers the temperatures vary between twenty and thirty degrees centigrade.

Henderson island is just two point three square miles. It is one of the most isolated places on earth, with a supplies ship being the only node of transport between the island and New Zealand. The ship only comes every three months with supplies and tourists and citizens who work abroad or who are seeking further education.

So, whats not to like, heck, they even have a bar, and a cafe and and sell alcohol and tobacco in the local government shop.

The island has two official languages the two being: English and Pitcarnese. The islanders follow the seven-day Adventist form of Christianity. The islands main source of income come through agriculture, honey production and arts and crafts. The estimated GDP for 2015 being eighty seven thousand New Zealand dollars.

This must capture the imagination of the child inside of everyone of us, and even the adult in all of us. It seems to be a good deal, frankly. So, would you move to Henderson island ? Tell me more in the comment section.

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Don’t forget I have a dedicated page for my podcast also!

Just Another Day

Posted: June 29, 2015 in Poetry
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Pen down.

Light up a cigarette.

watching the blades of grass dance and twirl in the light summer breeze.

Take another hit off my cigarette.

A butterfly, flutters by in the company of a hungry bumble bee.

Clouds and smokey pinstripes litter the sky.

Alas, I retreat into my house followed only by my shadow,

not another soul to be seen.

Sit down see whats on TV,

No wonder free-view is free.

Pick up my pen yet again and begin to write.

Yet another eventful day in my lonely paradise!

© Alex Turner 2015

Podcast| Episode 1

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Please take the liberty of checking out my new podcast. Although a little rough round the edges I hope you all enjoy it ! Please get back to me with feedback.

Little Magpie

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Poetry
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A dreaded sort of pest.

How you wander and seem to look in a solidified sense of pondering.

You often leave me wandering,

as you chirp and cackle away.

witty and intelligent in such a subtle way.

But your radiant, reflective green and blue ignite the aura of the black and white vulture of Albion.

Fear not little magpie and come and play and eat in my garden of pearls.

There shall be no intent for dismay.

Fear not little magpie.

© Alex Turner 2015

So, I have been looking into the prospect of starting up a podcast and then, possibly, linking it to my WordPress account. So far the research has proven difficult, it would appear that finding a free host with unlimited bandwidth is next to impossible.

I have purchased all the necessary equipment for the podcast. It seems very hard to find a free host so I may have to run it on a shoestring. As much as it pains me to admit it.

The podcast shall have the same name name as my WordPress account and as I previously stated I shall try and link it to the my current web page here on WordPress.

If only the problems stopped there. Then I have to think about what themes to talk about. So far I have thought of a mixture of: Music, poetry, and general topics of conversation with a little humor thrown in for extra spice.

I do love podcasts and thought it’d be a nice idea to do one despite their going out of ‘fashion’.

I would be open to any other suggestions and would love to hear opinions of the current selection of topics chosen.

Everyday, the same shit, Different bullshit opinions. I’m bored now.

© Alex Turner 2015

Quote by Jack Kerouac

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Poetry, Quote
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Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Why Vinyl is better than CD/MP 3

Posted: June 25, 2015 in article
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It was fathers day, I had prepared a special present for my old man. I bought him a vinyl player and a vinyl record.

Back in the days of the late eighties and nineties, my old man, it would seem, was pretty cool. He listened and still listens to music that I would consider to be tolerable at the very least.

Coincidentally, I bought him his favorite album by mistake ‘Sound Effects’ by The Jam. You see back in the hey day of CD’s; My dad sold all his vinyl and instead began to collect CD’s. So, I thought well if vinyl is back then why not treat the old git.

I gave him the record and he nearly started to well-up. which for him is very uncommon. I saw him fall into a deep state of reminiscence as he opened the the packaging. Weirdly enough the first thing he did was smell it.

I said ‘ Does it smell like nineteen eighty’

He replied ‘ No, it smells like vinyl’

It was as if he was under some form of enchantment. He said ‘Thanks Al’ and proceeded to approach the record player.

As I watched him, I could see he was in back in nineteen eighty, listening to The Jam in his room as a teenager would. The whole family gathered around the vinyl player and there was a feeling some sort of sense of occasion.

He proceeded to say of vinyl;

There is a sense of owning a real living piece of music. That slight crackle as he puts the needle on to the vinyl brought shivers down his spine, and that when the record plays he would find himself musing into the sleeve reading the song lyrics track by track. He also said the quality is better I’m not so sure I could see much difference personally. Alas, he is the true connoisseur of musical quality.

I’m just glad that this gives us an opportunity to bond through music once more.

Furthermore, on the up side, I now know what he is getting for his birthday and Christmas presents. So, that’s why vinyl is better than CD.

Thanks for reading.

Brotherly Love

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Poetry
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Although I find you to be an utter twit,

and hate your pretentious putrid wit.

I love you, brother.

Your face makes my blood boil

and I hate your fiendish guts.

Remember one thing.

I love you, brother.

I miss the way you mock my personality.

I miss the way you punch me.

I miss the humiliation that comes with being the younger sibling.

Congratulations on getting your new apartment and finishing your degree.

You fucking ogre.

I love you, brother!

© Alex Turner 2015