BACK FROM THE BEACH AND SURFING THE NET.

TODAY AT NORTH BEACH.

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THE YAAN : Sitting here on the eBENCH at the end of Summer. I am doing the sitdown and pretend its been a long hot Summer. I’m going to take a random look for web sites of people, places and things I have known or do know now. Its flooding down South but up here it is beautiful.  Okay now let’s look for people. I am just a link finder this week – so it seems. Linking up is a pretty good thing. Remember when it was SURFING THE NET. That’s what I shall call the YAAN tonight.

SURFING THE NET.

Looking for old friends and seeing where the waves take me.

Robi on the Gold Coast of Queensland. Artist and Musician.  http://robigallery.com/
And then there is a dear man I knew up on the Tweed River. ROBERT TODONAI http://todonaiart.com/blog/
http://deans.com.au/online-gallery/robert-todonai/
Here’s a recommendation from a former student of mine. http://nedroid.com/
Back up to the Far North Coast. http://www.visualartist.info/visualartist/artist/default.asp?artistId=1584
Best put Izzy in here, while I am thinking of it. I haven’t seen him like this but he were renowned. http://www.zarsoffbros.com/
I came to music late – well met Izzy in 2007 and began to meet musos. Some I haven’t met except when surfing the net. But I like them already. Here’s one. http://www.myspace.com/rosswardsolo
JOHNNY CARR: Now I actually know Johnny Carr. He’s a good man. Lives up in the hills behind Bilambil. http://yesterbeats.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/696/
And then there’s the Eizenberg. Phil to be precise. He came down and played with Izzy recently at Ulmarra. http://phileizenberg.com/

NORTH BEACH TODAY WITH PICKETT HILL IN BACKGROUND

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So who else do I know ? Or Places ? Or things?
EATERIES MAYBE. Or places I have lived. This surfing ain’t so easy.

SURFING ON.

http://www.delightfulrain.com.au/

http://www.bombora.net.au/splash.php

I have another online friend whom I have never met. He lives just down the way. These are his web sites. ( I just found them.)

http://www.morningoftheearth.net/

http://www.tamamshud.com/

http://www.kahvasjute.com/

NORTH BEACH 29 FEBRUARY 2012

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Very old friends http://collection.lismoregallery.org/artists/detail/garjol
and lovers

Hmm I couldn’t find any. I can’t surf anymore.  I shall just hang photos on  http://62eyes2012vision.wordpress.com/

29 FEBRUARY 2012 : GOING TO THE BEACH

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THE YAAN: It’s the last day of Summer. Officially anyways. I waited for the sun to rise this morning and now I am waiting for the next two generations to come. We are going to the beach. To North Beach, less than 5 minutes drive from here along the Bellinger River. They call it Mylestom but we call it North Beach. Mylestom comes from the name of one of the first settlers at the North beach – TOM MYLES. WE often swim in the river pool along there and not so often at the beach but today we have plans.

FROM LES MURRAY :

On Home Beaches
Back, in my fifties, fatter than I was then,
I step on the sand, belch down slight horror to walk
a wincing pit edge, waiting for the pistol shot
laughter. Long greening waves cash themselves, foam change
sliding into Ocean’s pocket. She turns: ridicule looks down,
strappy, with faces averted, or is glare and families.
The great hawk of the beach is outstretched, point to point,
quivering and hunting. Cars are the stuff at its back.
You peer, at this age, but it’s still there, ridicule,
the pistol that kills women, that gets them killed, crippling men
on the towel-spattered sand. Equality is dressed, neatly,
with mouth still shut. Bared body is not equal ever.
Some are smiled to each other. Many surf, swim, play ball:
like that red boy, holding his wet T shirt off his breasts.
from
Subhuman Redneck Poems, 1996

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