Monday, August 16, 2010

Life beyond the blog: Interlude No. 07






Just some songs from long ago. Do you remember long ago?

Are the last two songs live at the Budokan? Yes!
Well, I sort of made it to the Kodokan .... Hai!
Whatever .... gonna see Cheap Trick Saturday ....
(Warning: Happy hard rock on the last two songs)

I have always known
That at last I would
Take this road, but yesterday
I did not know that it would be today.

An untitled poem
by Ariwara no Narihira
9th Century Japanese poet
(Reminiscent of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken")

18 comments:

its_me_in_montana said...

Ah, Cheap Trick! I went to see them long ago. Love their music. Have fun at the concert.

Fram Actual said...

I never have seen Cheap Trick, Bonnie, but I like the band's sound and always have wanted to be in the right place at the right time to attend a concert. You can bet your last dollar that I will have fun.

Thank you, for the visit and the comment. You should be writing more yourself.

Anita said...

That song "Cheap Trick,The Flame"

Is a very very nice song.

Fram Actual said...

Yes, Anita. It is a very nice song, a beautiful song and sort of a sad song. The other two are fun songs, concert songs, happy songs.

Anita said...

I like the flame.Dont know why.Did you go to the concert?Goodnight Fram:)Bye:):)

Fram Actual said...

I thought you were up all night working, Anita ?? It is only nine in the evening for me ....

The concert will be Saturday evening. It is at a resort and casino about a two-hour drive away -- Treasure Island. What a name for a casino, hah? I might make a day and a night of it .... or a night and a day .... or a day and a night and a day .... all right. I will be quiet now.

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

你的部落格不錯哦,我來享受一下~~..................................................................

Anita said...

Fram.We are not allowed to work more than 3 nights in one.Today I go to work again from 14.30-22.so it goes rest of the week.From next week night shifts again.
you are so lucky to go to the beautiful places in america.I think you dont know how lucky you are !!..despite all..Iam saving my money to have my next holiday there.When are you moving out from the house and how do we get in contact with you then with no internett?We talk later handsome.Bye:)

Fram Actual said...

Regarding your work, Anita, I understand now.

Yes, there is something for everyone around here. As for me being lucky, I guess that probably is true. Once there was Leif the Lucky. It could be that I am Fram the Fortunate.

August 31 will be my absolute final day here, but it could be I will leave a few days before that depending upon the circumstances.

Actually, I am uncertain about maintaining communications. I will be carrying my laptop with me, and I bought a Blackberry yesterday, so I might set that up for email. I think I will have a busy last week here figuring out solutions to things like communications.

Anita said...

Hi Fram.Glad you understand my work..somedays it is nothing to do..other days plenty..It is hard to stay awake ..we are not allowed to sleep..so the internett is a good solution sometimes..but My job..helse bergen watches all the things we do..and sometimes they kick us of the internett..loosing money they say hah!
Did you buy a BLACBURRY!!:))Niceeeeeee!!:)))..I like telephones and that kind of things..amusing!!

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About communications..you have internett on your phone then!!then you can send a note once in a while?..so we can have some good music to listen too andread great stories?(where do you get all that nice music from?Some groups I have never heard about)

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You say you were smiling in your last note(and you dont smile Fram?)..what did make you so happy?is it the travelling soon coming up?I envy you that you can do such things..for normal people like me..I have to work alot just to have a vacaction.

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Bye!!:))

Fram Actual said...

Yes, the same is true in prison and security work. There are routine tasks to perform, but unless something extraordinary happens, much of the night is spent in conversation or reading or wandering the internet.

Yes, I did buy a Blackberry and already have visited your blog with it. I tried to leave a short comment, but could not sign in for some reason. I guess I need to study and practice with it. I probably will find another form of email service, but I am not certain. I do not like gmail or yahoo mail, I need to look around. As for posting, I would not do that with the Blackberry. I need a real keyboard to work with anything longer than a sentence or two.

Yes, I was smiling. And, no, I have not done much of it this summer. Traveling is enjoyable, but right now I would prefer to have a year or two of stability and calmness. I want to be writing without thinking about all the elements involved with travel. If I could decide upon a place to perch for a while, I would do it. I could use a room with a window which reveals a beautiful view of nature, a woman who is happy and smiles for me, and a shooting range in the backyard.

Any suggestions ????

Anita said...

"but right now I would prefer to have a year or two of stability and calmness.."seems very fine!!!..


where do you go Fram..where?Polen ?

Arizone?


What about love?

It would be nice to have a calm and steady love..tell you the truth..if you ask me..Irather be with a man i had a good friendship to..one I could trust..he did his things..I do mine..and share company.(and love and passion of course!!).That up and down love..really hurts..and goes away easily..
this sentence.."but right now I would prefer to have a year or two of stability and calmness..I really like!!:))))we talk later

Anita said...

I could use a room with a window which reveals a beautiful view of nature, a woman who is happy and smiles for me, and a shooting range in the backyard


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Very very good!!:))))

Fram Actual said...

I do not think I ever have engaged in "up and down" love. When I go off a cliff, it is pretty much bottomless ....

Anita said...

hahaha..but you are in love in Polen remember..you said it hurt.how is is going with your princess and that stuff..I quess you are looking forward to se her..god..it must be fun to be in love ..!!:))Am i teasing?.I dont know...

Anita said...

What do you mean by "We are all right but this is our last chance"


....goodnight Fram and all your fascinating friends in here!!..


We have a rain storm coming up..so..best go to bed.


Hasta la pronto!!:)))

Fram Actual said...

I misunderstood. I thought by "up and down love" you meant infatuation (or some such) as opposed to actual love. Anyway, no relationship is without ups and downs, good times and bad times, enjoyment and turmoil, so all love hurts, methinks ....

"We are all all right but this is our last chance" .... I had a few things in mind when I wrote those words, Anita. The simplest element were some lyrics from the song, "Under Pressure." When I run a photograph or a painting, with some words and a song or two, they are all linked to one another according to the way I am thinking at that moment. Look at the painting, read the words and listen to the lyrics of the song. Each is a part of the whole.

It would take a lengthy post to explain everything going through my mind when I wrote those words. Maybe, another time, I will say more.

I enjoy thunderstorms. I might be the only wolf on Earth who does ....

Anita said...

yeah,,wolf!!the lonely?wolf in the woods..why is he alone?where is the rest of the flock!!

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today we have sunshine again.I got free from work..wonder what to do..I dont like to sit in these house..I dont like the apartment..only live here to my son is finishing his school.about a year..then something nice on the country or by the sea,,and who knows where will i be in a year?

You know..I got some good friends in Usa know..my mind is thinking more and more taking a year in the land of hope...se you later..think i go to a mountain called Ulriken.they have a funicular very very frightning!!se if I dare,,because Iam afraid if hights

See you on your newest post then..Happy Day!!:)))

Something special ....