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Blog Jamaica » Deep in the bushes of Manchester

written by owen, Sat, 30th Dec 2017 at 7:27 am

This is my third attempt . The first 2 times I turned back because I had passed more forks in the road than my brain can process which is 3. This trip was aided by Janique running google maps on co-pilot. She was still getting the hang of it because google maps has the habit of re-routing if you do not page attention to it.

No matter what google maps tells you there are times the shortest route is impossible. Wasted 2 hours driving through narrow cobble stone roads at 30 kmph. When you start seeing bushes growing in the road you should turn back and go the route with the more used roads. If you stop seeing signs of road work, patching, white lines you know you are off the grid. Luckily cellphone data worked all the way. There was one occasion where we had to reverse into a driveway so that another car could pass along a narrow section of the road.
If you are going to Treasure Beach head down Spur Tree Hill. It might be the longer route but the roads are better - much better.

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Into the Blue » Treasure Beach, Jamaica

written by owen, Thu, 28th Dec 2017 at 7:15 am

Black sand, blue sky


Traveling without moving » El Quijote Park, Cuba

written by owen, Sat, 23rd Dec 2017 at 8:03 am

If you are going to make a statue make one as awesome as this. Havana has parks everywhere.

"Porque somos de España en Lorca,en Machado, en Miguel. Porque España es la última mirada de sol del Pablo nuestro. Porque no hemos nunca medido el tamaño de los molinos de viento y sentimos bajo nuestros talones el costillar de Rocinante."

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Logbook » All you want

written by owen, Fri, 22nd Dec 2017 at 7:14 am

At times do you ever wonder if you are living someone else's life? Like you are supposed to be somewhere else instead of where you are now? Or maybe you fear that you are not yet strong enough to live that life. It does not matter. All that matters is monkeys and trees and water. Everything else is just a filter. You are already what you are going to be.

I have been posting a lot recently. Trying to make up for an entire year of slack and distraction, death and despair. I have not been getting many comments though but I am still irie. I do it for the love, not the likes. Well it could be a bug in the code that I may have missed and no one has gual to tell me about it because they fear that they may come off as stupid for asking question. News flash: there are not stupid questions - only stupid answers.

My Christmas budget is over run and its only like day 20. I am pretty much done and I hear a croaking sound in the front end that I fear to call the mechanic about. I just have to be strong and survive until at least January. But the future is yet unwritten all I can do is sit wait. No need to be complacent. You can dance, you can jive having the time of your life but I am taking it easy.

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Music » Dec2017 Got a few CDs to borrow

written by owen, Tue, 19th Dec 2017 at 7:17 pm

I got a bunch of CDs to borrow from a friend at work;

Sanchez - One in a million

Sanchez? is a "best of CD" released by VP in 1997 includes 19 songs which are all well known lovers rock reggae hits that have been rinsed by djs and coaster bus drivers ever since 1987. It would be hard to find a slow jam singjay mix without a Sanchez single onboard. Its hard to pick favourite tracks because the first 10 are pretty much gold but I could shortlist; 2. Old friends, 10. Brown eyes, 14. never dis the man, 18. Unchained, 19. Wherever I lay my hat.

Rocksteady beats tease your ears just long enough for the base guitar to drop in.

Prince - LoveSexy

This probably the weirdest album I have even listen to. The CD is one long track, 44.56 minutes of prince and company just jamming away. If the nude picture on the front wasn't enough they chose a terrible small pink cursive font for the inside booklet making it hard to read. 1988 must have been a crazy year.

Notable quotes;

"Lets drown each other in each other's emotion, bathe with me. Lets cover each other in perfume and lotion. Let me touch your body 'til your river's an ocean"? - when 2 are in love.

Shabba - A Mi

What can I say? To me its sounds like hiphop beats but its 1995 so I am not sure. ?Not really dancehall but I have never listened to a full Shabba album. Rubbadub? By track 9 it starts to get more familiar but its not really my thing. A mixture of influences.

Select tracks; 2. Shine Eye gal, 9. high seat

"Love di gal dem from outta habour view"

John Holt - Thousand Volts of Holt

I was suprised that I did not know most of John Holts top songs from the 70s but as the Cd progressed it moved up into the era that I could actually remember. Its good sunday listening ska rocksteady. Favourites include; Help Me Make It Through The Night, Mr. Bojangles, If I Were a Carpenter and Just The Way You Are