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“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair


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Quote of the day …

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve
done before.”

 

Bonnie Blair

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Blog Update And Coronavirus


I’ve been doing my best to pass on useful information regarding Coronavirus, as it’s the right thing to do (especially as fakestream media et al continues to lie). Also the situation is now obviously a pandemic, and a very serious situation.

I will try and keep up updates as and when I have time, but I do have a busy period ahead, that may prevent me from posting and answering comments etc, for a few weeks.

I have already shared many links for information sources, you can view all my Coronavirus posts here :

https://doncharisma.org/tag/coronavirus/

Thank you for following my blog, all the likes and comments – appreciated.

(Hopefully I’ll get back to more creative stuff later in the year.)

Hope you and your loved ones are safe.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Stats Website – Live Updated – John Hopkins CSSE


I’ve seen this “map” in a few news reports, on screen in the backround :

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How To Make FREE Money From Transferwise – Risk Free


I’ve been using Transferwise for about three years now. I don’t recommend things I’ve never used to others, otherwise I’d have talked about Transferwise on my blog before. I’ve made maybe 70 transfers with them by now, each of which went flawlessly. It’s a service I use regularly, and is convenient and efficient for helping manage my money, and saves me money.
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Candyman – Christina Aguilera


I recently posted Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Andrews Sisters – seems that that song was one of Christina’s inspirations when writing this song. Wikipedia lists Candyman as Pop – Jazz – Swing.

For me I like the upbeat sound, and the modern’ish take on vintage music. The lyrics are a bit trashy, but that only adds to the appeal IMO (sorry puritanists and snowflakes).

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“Candyman” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the second disc of her fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006). She co-wrote the song with its producer Linda Perry. “Candyman” was planned to be released as the second single from Back to Basics; however, RCA Records decided to release “Hurt” instead. Subsequently, the track was released in February 2007 as the third single from the album.

Christina Aguilera co-wrote “Candyman” with its producer Linda Perry. Jim McMillen played the trombone, while Ray Herrmann and Glen Berger performed the saxophone, and Chris Tedesco played the trumpet. Perry also played the piano, mellotron, bass, and served as the musical director. Nathan Wetherington played the drums. According to Aguilera and Perry, the song was a tribute to The Andrews Sisters’ 1941 song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler


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Quote of the day …

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

 

Francesca Reigler

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update, Part 2


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 18:22 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 16:22 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 670000 Cases, 30000 Dead: Some Should Prepare for Political Instability


This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 11:39 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Respect – Aretha Franklin / Otis Redding


Another double musical whammy, straight from the Don Charisma playlist. Otis wrote the song, and later became a much bigger hit for Aretha.

Let me know in the comments which one you like best.

Aretha

Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

Otis

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“Respect” is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for soul singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding’s version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won’t care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home. However, Franklin’s version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his “respect”. Franklin’s version adds the “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” chorus and the backup singers’ refrain of “Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me…”.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle


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Quote of the day …

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”

 

Alice Morse Earle

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “2nd Radio Ecoshock Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 18:40 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 28-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:50 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 612000 Cases, 27000 Dead, 100000 US Cases, Hubei Riot, Mutations


This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:13 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Tramp – Otis Redding And Carla Thomas


Otis and Carla duet, fun, lighthearted sweet soul music.

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Otis Redding recorded “Tramp” as a duet with Carla Thomas for Stax Records. The song was first included on the joint album by Redding and Thomas, King & Queen (1967). Described as “playful” by Dahl, it was released as a single only months after Fulson’s. Credited to “Otis and Carla”, the duo’s version outsold Fulson’s original and peaked at number two on Billboard’s R&B and number 26 on the Hot 100 charts.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Romanian Flag Added To My Sidebar


I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Romanian flag to my sidebar, as many Romanian people visit my blog (almost 11000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Romanian (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my Romanian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron


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Quote of the day …

“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.”

 

Matt Cameron

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “London Real Channel Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 17:32 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Boris Johnson Has COVID 19 – (Akkad Daily)


This update from Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon Of Akkad …

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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*URGENT PLEASE SHARE* – Full Video From Doctor In Madrid After His Request To Share (via Dr John Campbell)


*Please share this as far and wide as you can.*

He’s a doctor from Madrid, and a nurse speaking from Spain. It’s quite intense and distressing, so be forewarned before watching. They don’t have enough respirators and are being forced turning them off for people over 65. Family can’t be present, so these people are dying sedated ALONE.

They need your help to get this message out, *URGENTLY* so please reblog, share etc wherever you can, however you can. No need to give credit to me, just share the video, by whatever means you can.

As you can see above – YouTube deleted the video, it can still be watched at :

https://www.bitchute.com/video/bWFr6khY2U4/

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 27-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 15:05 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding


Otis’ probably definitive and best known record. RIP Otis Redding, this was his last record.

Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records’ Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Cropper, who was a Stax producer and the guitarist for Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “London Real Part 1”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 11:45 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Litany Against Fear – Frank Herbert


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Always liked this quote …

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

 

Frank Herbert

 

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Don Charisma

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Media Want Trump Deplatformed / Joe Biden Gets #MeToo’d – (Akkad Daily)


These recent updates from Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon Of Akkad …

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The Media Want To Deplatform Donald Trump Over Coronavirus

Joe Biden Gets #MeToo’d

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Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 539,000 Cases, USA Surpasses China in “Official” Tally


This update from Styx from less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 09:18 UK time.

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Don Charisma

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The Britisher – The Week That Was – 22-Mar #151


Most of you know by now the lamestream/fakestream media is almost rotten to the core, so …

The Britisher popped up in my feed some time ago. He posts weekly updates of the UK news/politics – so might be useful for expats who don’t want to be constantly monitoring events (or anyone else who wants a weekly catchup on mostly UK news/politics).

He’s a traditionalist, for want of a better word, maybe conservative ?. (ie Socialists/communists should probably avoid his channel, and this video, to avoid meltdowns).

Also, his videos seem to disappear, probably YouTube censorship – I think perhaps “politically correct” bias of YouTube moderators, which he’s mentioned before. So, I suggest if you want to watch, then watch this one soon.

As most of you know by now, I believe in free speech, politically correctness isn’t that. It’s a cornerstone of non-totalitarian democratic societies. If you need clarification, read my disclaimer below, before commenting.

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell


Came across this quote today – it’s a quote for all “wrong thinkers”, “wrong speakers” and free speech/1st amendment champions worldwide … dunno if Mr Orwell will save us from the thought police though, even though he did warn us …

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

– George Orwell

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Netherlands Flag Added To My Sidebar


I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Netherlands/Holland flag to my sidebar, as many Dutch people visit my blog (almost 20000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Dutch (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my Dutch readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Reader’s Message From India – India Now Locked Down


I just had this message in my comments from a lady (I think) in India. I’m guessing English isn’t her first language, but for integrity’s sake I’ve copied verbatim. Sounds like India may be taking the right measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in India, which is a good thing :

Beginning March 25, there is a 21-day lockdown across this populous nation – India. It was preceded by a slew of very proactive and strictly implemented cautionary and preventive measures. The results are far too happy : few hundred cases, some tens have succumbed. Which keeps my fingers crossed.

 

I believe, social distancing and stay-at-home prescription may have been most effective so far.

 

I wish the safe continue to be safe and those confirmed recover out of its hold.

 

All in all, the world would not be the same for several reasons hereafter. Hasn’t internet massively helped us to cope better with our isolation needs at home or at work ? And, is globalisation now finally indicted… I wonder. We surely will look upon e-commerce very very appreciatively, won’t we !

 

https://doncharisma.org/2020/02/26/blog-update-and-coronavirus/comment-page-1/#comment-189200

 

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Cheers

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I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin


One of the best Aretha Franklin tracks ever made, another favourite of mine … 144 million views on YouTube, so I guess it’s quite popular with others too !

The second version is the “official” one (I think) … I couldn’t tell any difference in the audio between the two, and the first one, has some great photos of Aretha. So, I included both for you, you decide which one you want to listen to.

Aretha Franklin 1968, DON CHARISMA

“I Say a Little Prayer” also returned to the Pop & R&B Top Ten in the fall of 1968 via a recording by Aretha Franklin taken from her 1968 album Aretha Now. Franklin and background vocalists The Sweet Inspirations were singing the song for fun while rehearsing the songs intended for the album when the viability of their recording “I Say a Little Prayer” became apparent, significantly re-invented from the format of the Dionne Warwick original via the prominence of Clayton Ivey’s piano work. Similar to the history of Warwick’s double-sided hit, the Aretha Franklin version was intended for the B-side of the July 1968 single release “The House That Jack Built” but began to accrue its own airplay that August. In October 1968 “I Say a Little Prayer” reached number ten on the Hot 100 and number three on the R&B singles chart. The same month the single was certified Gold by the RIAA. “Prayer” became Franklin’s ninth and last consecutive Hot 100 top 10 hit on the Atlantic label. Franklin’s “Prayer” has a special significance in her UK career, as with its September 1968 No. 4 peak it became Franklin’s biggest UK hit; subsequently Franklin has surpassed that track’s UK peak only with her No. 1 collaboration with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”.

Source – Wikipedia

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Radio Ecoshock Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 26-Mar-2020 19:10 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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