Happy Birthday wishes to
Piet Radford, 83 an elder today!
Deep gratitude for the great pleasure
Of your company these past few years!
All the best for many more years living
(as you say) ‘your dream’!
With Aroha and respect
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I went to look
For a special YouTube video
From my library to send to you,
And found the perfect one.
This is called a ‘3-D fractal trip’,
Using very good computer software
That’s based on Mandelbrot mathematics
The 3-D solid-looking ‘architectural’ structures
(which as an engineering man you’ll appreciate)
Are being constantly ‘fleshed’ in and out
By other 3-D similar forms ‘growing through and receding etc.’.
(and hence it’s 4-D really as we’re including time).
Anyway – have a cup of green bush tea on me
And check this out.
For one wise man and never-grow-old inspiration
Who is young enough and still kicking (ass)
At his age to know what ‘trip’ we are talking about here.
And it’s the perfect present
As it’s what you’ve helped me realize.
Life is ‘Like In A Dream’.
Something very sweet was very good in the 70s,
Which the world has lost in its darkness and coolness.
Soul Train – what a name for a music-dance TV show!
Here’s to the one big single, ‘Sideshow’, of R&B soul vocal quintet
‘Blue Magic’ in the summer of 1974 – it rose to #1 on the R&B charts,
#8 on the Pop, overall the #19 song for the year as ranked by Billboard.
Blue Magic were also known for their synchronized choreography.
Visually oriented, they had several major television appearances.
So – question – If you think at all that the leading guy is too impossibly sweet!
Isn’t that answered by his ‘second voice’ that comes through in the end?
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Song Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TscxLlhMiig
Blessed be the Hippie Grandfathers!
Do not forsake us as we have forsaken you.
Blessed be thy presence on YouTube.
Blessed be thy example of old man love.
To that video we beseech you to
Remain on earth as it is in the internet
And heaven, to be thy bounty as long
As we can hold you with our mouse and hearts.
Blessed be the Hippie Grandfathers.
Blessed are we that these two fine hippie gentle-men
Show us again how to talk to each other
With hands and strings and a solid song of justice.