Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Michael Drummond writes

Magic hair shop

Oh, Magic hair shop  
Rearrange this hay 
Mr Sassoon let your 
Skills bloom 
Whatever … I'll pay

Finger nails and cuticles 
And toenails beautiful
Boy wants to go 
With me 
Been so lost at sea

Magic hair shop 
Need a golden  
Life ring 
Need all your   
Best things

To sing my song 
Not one line wrong

Dance eye to eye 
Walk on water  
In the sky

And so rolling Beethoven  
In symphonious beat 
Under cashew moons 
Wading newly wed street

Magic hair shop 
This is seen: stumbling down a hi-way 
Humming out of key 
Love oh love 
Yin oh yang  
Nowhere did ‘it began’ 
Serving one another  
Nowhere is it bound 
Nothing there to lose
Following jester clowns 
Carrying the sacrament  
Of lost and now found….

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1 comment:

  1. Yin and yang ("dark—bright") describes how opposite or contrary forces are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world (rather than opposing), and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yin and yang forces interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). In Daoist metaphysics, distinctions between good and bad, along with other dichotomous moral judgments, are perceptual, not real; so, the duality of yin and yang is an indivisible whole.

    Vidal Sassoon was a British hairdresser credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the wedge bob. His parents were immigrant Sephardic Jews from Spain and Greece. His father left his family when Vidal was three years old, and young Sassoon spent seven years in an orphanage until his mother remarried. He opened his first salon in 1954. "I wanted to eliminate the superfluous and get down to the basic angles of cut and shape," he said. His hairstyles were modern and low-maintenance and relied on dark, straight, and shiny hair cut into geometric yet organic shapes, and were entirely lacquer-free, relying on the natural shine of the hair for effect. In 1965 he opened his first New York salon and began his "Vidal Sassoon" line of hair-care products in 1973. A decade later annual sales topped $110 million, with 80 percent derived in the US.

    Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most famous and influential of all composers, with significant work in several musical genres, for a variety of instrument combinations. His works for symphony orchestras include nine symphonies and about a dozen pieces of "occasional" music; he wrote seven concerti for soloists and orchestra, and four short works that include soloists; he wrote 32 piano sonatas and numerous shorter pieces, as well as works with piano accompaniment including 10 violin sonatas, 5 cello sonatas, and a sonata for French horn, as well as numerous lieder; in addition to 16 string quartets, he wrote five string quintets, seven piano trios, five string trios, and more than a dozen works for various combinations of wind instruments; his only opera was "Fidelio," but he also composed two masses and a number of shorter vocal works with orchestral accompaniment. His grandfather had Lodewijk left Mechelen in what is now Belgium to become the leading musician in Bonn. Ludwig learned music from his alcoholic father and began performing at seven. (His father, trying to exploit
    him as a child prodigy, claimed he was only six.) At 21 he moved permanently to Vienna to study composition under Joseph Haydn. (At 17 he had traveled there to study under Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but it is not clear if the two ever met.) In his late 20s, in a rage over his work being interrupted, he fell over in a fit; his hearing only partially recovered and was further impeded by severe tinnitus. This did not prevent him from composing, but it made concert work difficult. After a failed attempt in 1811 to perform his own "Piano Concerto No. 5" (the "Emperor"), he did not appear again on stage until he directed the premiere of his "Ninth Symphony" (the "choral") in 1824, and he had to be turned around to see the tumultuous applause of the audience because he could hear neither it nor the orchestra. Meanwhile, in addition to his progressive deafness, his general health also progressively worsened, often leaving him unfit to work. As composing became more important to his livelihood, the early influence of Mozart and Haydn became supplemented by intense study of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.


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