Saturday, 8 September 2012

And i was thinking, is Tom Robbin's from outer space?

There is something about Tom Robbins  that's very familiar, he reminds me of something, something resonates in me when i read his novels, he seems to like a lot of things i like and is not afraid of telling us so, he's not afraid to speak his mind, sometimes through his quirky characters, who are odd if downright outrageous and tries to educate us too through his stories of cultures, rituals, one of his inspirations is Osho, who's sole focus was to get people to wake up.

Tom does it all thought his distinctive style of writing, he's probably not the best and how would i know, i only know what i like and stuff like, rainbows have 7 colors and can only been seen in the morning or late afternoon. Am i making myself clear?

Like Carl Cox said a while back, now he is 50 years young and still doing it, Carl, you are an inspiration  too!

'The Rolling Stones aren't getting any better as a band, but they do have a following', Carl Cox has a following, everyone that listens to him, plus me. Tom Robbins has a cult following, his book readings apparently are like the Rolling Stones coming to town, the man is a literal Pied Piper, do you follow?

None of this is any reason to liking him, if i met him, in reality, but it works on paper.
Meeting him might be more akin to waking up a bit worse for wear , looking in the mirror (not the newspaper) and thinking, 'Fuckin hell, i've aged, i have to start looking after myself', which i am, sad but true and wondering if i could gleam any more insight by checking my horoscope.

And inspirational, Tom says, 'There is no such thing as writers block (would you include 'cock block' Tom?), just people with a lack of imagination

You could go to school to learn this stuff, pass classes in grammar to learn to write like Jane Austin to be categorized as 'History', but how could you learn about a Mythical Japanese raccoon dog called a 'Tanuki' sex manic, wild sake drinking all, cave dwelling, shape shifting to a human form all round good guy from a different time and place and that's only the beginning, you wouldn't be able to confess it to a priest!

Zoo's don't stock that kind of Tanuki's

Not 1, but 2 Tanuki, for the same price!

The first few pages of the first novel i read, 'Even cowgirls get the blues ', i remember thinking, that's exactly what i want to do, somehow i felt like he was ripping off, before i even started, and now i've started and i also a woman in the Galapagos saying to me, 'I read that novel when i was your age', it was written in 1977, i was 30 at the time, so it was pretty easy to figure out her age, it still is in fact, i guess some things dont change over time?

I wonder if Tom likes killing chickens or choking the turkey?
I know what your thinking, 'What about doing both at the the same time?'

So, maybe we are alike too, in a funny kinda way?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Spellcheck is killing English, now check this...

I was reading recently how English, as a language has been hampered in in its evolution, it appears since people are using the spellcheck function a little bit too much and because of this there is a little bit of word death going on.

Now i will lit you in on a little secret, i'm sure some of you might have already known this, but i like spelling mistakes, if you understand the word, even though you spell the word incorrectly, it stands, on cricket, it's a score, it's in, chalk it up umpire!

How the human mind interprets a word, have you thought about it, you look at the first letter and the last letter, we dont read whole words, so why would spelling be important? Except if your a stickler for the details, now are you ?

Leonard Cohen says:
Drop perfection, there are cracks in everything, thats how the light gets in

Now, i will let you in on a little secret, i like Pigeon English, it's not business English, but i'm in the business of people, it counts, Tom Robbins uses characters that speak Pigeon English in his book,Villa Incognito, Chuck Palahniuk wrote a book in Pigeon English, it must of drove him bonkers, i love that he did it, but i couldn't read it, but i like the fact that he did it, it counts, respect and goal!!

Every now and again, i get a mail from a German guy i met in the Galapagos, which i love reading, and i put them here for you to read, maybe you might get a kick out of them too, maybe not. I think they are great and wholly original. Boom! No spellcheck, words evolve.

I like reading my old stuff and i can see mistakes and how i would do it different now, but i have evolved, since i started, and this is the point, i will get better and better and what you see is what you get, with very little editing, thats how i felt at that particular time.

Goal!!! The crowd roars!!!

Now check out Olaf, and watch some good old fashioned evolution, right before you very eyes!!

And i get a mention too!!

hello  my friends,

after long time i sign of my life.
yes i still life!
i hop everybody is okay and enjoy the life like me.
the life can be very,very nice!!!!!!!!
who is travel and where? who plan to travel and where?
same importen news?

i am okay!
yes my time on germany is almost over,after 4 months work i travel again around the big world.
this year i start my trip on hong kong and then i will try to get a visa for china,then i like to spend 1 or two months there.
china is a big challenge and i will see what is happen.
i dont plan to much!
but once is sure after the cold china i like to travel to the warm countrys,like phillipinen,thailand and mabay iran,it is possibel,turkei and back to germany.
i finish my trip agian next year end of mai.

now i have a importen reguest, from okt.2013 to mai 2014 i like to travel to australien.
but i know australian is very expensiv and for this i look long time on advance for 1 to 3 travelpartner.
my idear it is to buy i bus and to drive to australien direction nord on the eastcoast.
later about after 6 months i like to travel to papua newguinea.
who like to travel with my or had same importen hints or idears?
who australienguy like to guide my!!!!!!!!
like mike,luke,grazy irish guy and,and
if i travel on australien i hop same friend s can host my same days on your house.(like couchsurfing!!!!!!!)
so all my friends,now i finsh this mail,i have to work now,to save money for the next expensiv trip.
travel is ever time more expensiv,the last year was my expensiv holiday on my life.
for foreigner or with peopel is afrika very expensiv,if you like take adventure. 
afrika who can belief this!!!!!!!!!!
but i dont like to complain my good life.
i wish all the best and enjoy ver day.
the germanyguy olaf

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