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The Wrong Thinker’s Guide To Being A Successful Novelist (Or Any Kind Of Creative)

WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD

Without freedom of speech, we no longer have freedom of thought. Without freedom of thought, how the hell are we supposed to be creative?

 

– Source – Someone cleverer than me, probably JP.

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The Home Office Response To The Grooming Gang Petition is Atrocious – (Akkad Daily)

I had a conversation with Robert from “NOT IN MY WORLD” recently. He’s a lovely man, and a long time follower of the blog, and he says it’s difficult to get support for his cause. So, what can I do ? – I can help raise awareness, and help him get support. Help these kids who’re being abused.

I’ve held my tongue long enough on this topic which I’ve known about for some time, and haven’t said anything. But after speaking to Robert and seeing the STAGGERING statistics of millions of children continuing to be abused in the USA – I feel it’s my duty to raise awareness, of the 19000 English girls in multiple cities across the UK, as young as 12, who are being sexually abused, drugged, murdered, raped and gang raped by gangs of older men RIGHT NOW in the UK. This has been going on for decades, and covered up (even assisted) by the police, social services, local councils, the media and now at the top level, the civil service and home office.

The individual stories of the victims are heartbreaking. The whole thing is heartbreaking. Continue reading “The Home Office Response To The Grooming Gang Petition is Atrocious – (Akkad Daily)”

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Coronavirus And Blog Update 3

Having blogged 93 days straight now, through UK general election, Brexit and Coronavirus outbreak, it’s time for me to stop posting so much about Coronavirus. In the beginning I was doing my best to raise people’s awareness and warn of a possible problem aka “a pandemic”. My sources ended up being right, even though I’d prayed they wouldn’t be – and right a long time before the legacy media had any clue what was going on.

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Coronavirus Update: Enormous Proportions of the World Are Already Resistant, 2.3 Million Cases

This update from Styx from about 1 hours ago @ 19-Apr-2020 12:09 UK time.

“Styx” has been a reliable information source on the COVID-19 pandemic, right from the start. He was the only voice that I could find warning people of a possible pandemic back in January, when we still didn’t know much about it. He also uploads videos about politics, and other “niche” interests. If I had to take a guess of his political lean I’d say somewhere around center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it).

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: Texas Deploys Hydroxychloroquine, 1.5 Million Active Cases

This update from Styx yesterday – 18-Apr-2020

“Styx” has been a reliable information source on the COVID-19 pandemic, right from the start. He was the only voice that I could find warning people of a possible pandemic back in January, when we still didn’t know much about it. He also uploads videos about politics, and other “niche” interests. If I had to take a guess of his political lean I’d say somewhere around center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it).

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“What in the world is actually going on? Document reveals plans, step by step” (Dana Ashlie)

This video from Dan Ashlie on 17-Apr-2020.

LET ME MAKE THIS CRYSTAL CLEAR –

  1. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS FAKE NEWS, OR CONSPIRACY THEORY, OR WHETHER THERE’S TRUTH HERE – MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND
  2. I DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO FACT CHECK, (NOR AM I A JOURNALIST, OR NEWS OUTLET) – IF YOU WANT THAT THEN PAY ME TO DO THAT FOR YOU, OTHERWISE DO YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE AND POST YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THAT ON THE CREATOR’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
  3. I’M NOT INTERESTED IN ORWELLIAN TYPES TELLING ME IT’S MY RESPONSIBILITY TO FACT CHECK OTHER’S WORK, OR THAT THE CREATOR’S WORK IS SOMEHOW MY RESPONSIBILITY VIA SOME CONVOLUTED MENTAL GYMNASTICS. IT’S NOT – I’M SIMPLY SHARING A LINK TO A MAINSTREAM PLATFORM. TAKE UP YOUR ORWELLIAN THOUGHT POLICING WITH THE CREATOR ON THE YOUTUBE PLATFORM COMMENTS SECTION.
  4. I BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH, AND THAT INCLUDES A PERSON’S BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO PUBLISH FREELY AND SAY FREELY WHATEVER THEY WANT (WITHIN OBVIOUS REASONABLE, SENSIBLE AND LEGAL LIMITS), WITHOUT FEAR OF PENALTY OR PUNISHMENT
  5. FREE SPEECH BENEFITS EVERYONE, TOTALITARIAN OR FASCIST CENSORSHIP HURTS EVERYONE.

I’m posting this is because I’ve long been aware that there are figures behind the scenes pulling the strings – globalist elites (aka oligarchs). These people are far more powerful than the front men and women who we see in public (like presidents and prime ministers). I’m personally interested to know more about the truth of who these people are and what their motives are – but they are secretive, actively stay out of the public eye and proactively avoid ANY kind of scrutiny, so information is scarce. Not many ordinary people seem to care that they’re shaping our lives, whilst lining their pockets, in hugely overreaching ways.

The poor and poorer just seem to continue to get poorer, and the rich just seem to get richer, is motivation enough for me, to learn more.

The documents she cites existed yesterday on archive.org and nejm.org – can also be downloaded here :

Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development

Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted

Update 21-Apr-2020 – YouTube video has been removed, but you can still watch it here :

https://www.bitchute.com/video/rUbrQgatv9vz/

Dana Ashlie describes herself as a citizen journalist. As mainstream media isn’t doing their job anymore, I’m happy to see people questioning what they are told, and talking about it. Dana is another wrong thinker, who has been been shadow banned by her corporate overlords Google. She also mentions the BBC (Bias Broadcasting Corporation) having some hand in one of her videos having been deleted, which doesn’t surprise me (Orwell is turning in his grave). I have no idea of Dana’s political lean.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Experts SHRED CNN Over Pushing Literal Chinese Communist Propaganda, TDS Is Going Critical

It’s Tim Pool/CNN double whammy day today. Seems CNN are up to their usual tricks, writing Chinese propaganda, then trying to quietly change it when they get caught, and as a bonus – Washington Post fake fact check. Tim Pool says it better than I, so …

This update from Tim Pool from about 1 hours ago @ 17-Apr-2020 19:17 UK time.

Tim pool provides commentary on politics and current affairs, mostly from USA. His channel was a bit difficult to find, as I think he may be shadow banned on YouTube – another “wrong thinker”, in the eyes of his globalist overlords – Google. If I had to take a guess of his political lean I’d say center-left (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it). 

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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CNN Posts Fake News About Elon Musk, Musk Shows Up PROVES Its Fake News, Bring Receipts

Seem’s there’s some that still think the mainstream media are bastions of integrity, honour and truth. Sadly, this is not the case, and Tim Pool exposes CNN with another example of the mainstream media not fact checking their “journalism” – Trying to smear Elon Musk. Personally I don’t actually like Elon Musk, but that’s by the by – I don’t think he deserves to be smeared in the press, when he kept his word, and did his best, to provide ventilators for free, to save lives, during the pandemic.

The condescending attitude of CNN toward Elon Musk beggars belief, reminds me of the crap we get in UK from the BBC. Sanctimonious, holier than thou and completely out of touch with today’s reality.

This update from Tim Pool from about 11 hours ago @ 17-Apr-2020 10:53 UK time.

Tim pool provides commentary on politics and current affairs, mostly from USA. His channel was a bit difficult to find, as I think he may be shadow banned on YouTube – another “wrong thinker”, in the eyes of his globalist overlords – Google. If I had to take a guess of his political lean I’d say center-left (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it). 

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: New Cases Stable For a Week, 2.1 Million Infected

This update from Styx from about 6 hours ago @ 16-Apr-2020 15:44 UK time.

“Styx” has been a reliable information source on the COVID-19 pandemic, right from the start. He was the only voice that I could find warning people of a possible pandemic back in January, when we still didn’t know much about it. He also uploads videos about politics, and other “niche” interests. If I had to take a guess of his political lean I’d say somewhere around center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it).

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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No Brexit Extension Beyond The 31st Of December! (UK)

This update from Jeff Taylor from about 1 hours ago @ 15-Apr-2020 19:23 UK time.

I came across Jeff Taylor’s channel whilst researching Brexit. Jeff provides news updates on (mostly UK) current affairs and politics. I found him well spoken, his previous work informative and accurate, and someone who cares about reporting factually, you know, real journalism. If I had to guess on his political lean, I’d say centrist/center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it.)

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“More good news? Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t!” (Dana Ashlie)

A friend who lives in the states sent me this, it’s from a few days ago. It’s counter to the current mainstream narrative, so, was an interesting watch for me – as I like to get the story from more than one perspective.

I’m not “on the ground” in US, don’t know Cuomo personally. etc, etc. – So, as for the truth, either way, I don’t know. As per my disclaimer, that’s for you to decide.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Mon Homme (“My Man”) – Mistinguett (1938)

Thanks again to Seax for another suggestion – an opportunity to hear and appreciate some music I’d never heard before.

Some more experimenting with video editing and special effects. Well within the limits of the Windows 10 Video Editor. It just about does the job, but is a little flaky on my somewhat cheap laptop.

Mon Homme (“My Man”) by Mistinguett … From 1938. I believe there are many cuts of this track, this one I found most pleasing to my ears.

It’s in French, so sorry for everybody who doesn’t understand the lyrics – like I said before about the song which had been culturally appropriated by identity politicians – just enjoy the art, and stop taking yourself so seriously.

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BitChute Link – https://www.bitchute.com/video/UwBgBgAujPM0/

“Mon Homme” (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ.n‿ɔm]) is a popular song also known by its English translation, “My Man”. The song was originally composed by Maurice Yvain with French lyrics by Jacques-Charles (Jacques Mardochée Charles) and Albert Willemetz.

Mon Homme was copyrighted in France by Maurice Yvain, Albert Willemetz and Jacques-Charles (Jacques Mardochée Charles) in 1920 and was introduced to Parisian audiences in the revue “Paris qui Jazz” at the Casino de Paris. The song was performed by revue star Mistinguett and her stage partner American dancer Harry Pilcer.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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My Girl – The Temptations

Yesterday, I posted Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” … Today, I’m posting The Temptations’ version from 1964.

Hope you like 🙂

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“My Girl” is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Source – Wikipedia

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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My Girl – Otis Redding

This time I decided to do my own video. Originally a Temptations song – Maybe I’ll post their version later.

I made the video myself – One of my first attempts at video editing, using the built in software in Windows 10 “Video Editor” – it’s OK, but I did have some issues (don’t use too many effects on one clip). Often other videos aren’t that well made – So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own. You can be the judge of whether I made a good job or not !

I like the idea of using the creative tools that are to hand for free, rather than forking out cash that I don’t have. And simple is good these days.

RIP Otis Redding.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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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).

Candyman - Christina Aguilera, DON CHARISMA

“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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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

Otis Redding,portrait, public domain, DON CHARISMA

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

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

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“(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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Cheers

Don Charisma

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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.

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“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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Bei Mir Bistu Shein (“To Me You’re Beautiful”) – The Andrews Sisters / The Hot Sardines

Another “Double Whammy” from Don Charisma – old and new versions, 1937 Andrews Sisters, and 2014 The Hot Sardines. The Andrews Sisters’ version was their first number one hit. I believe the original title is Yiddish, and there has also been German titled versions (see Wikipedia quote below).

In English it means – “To Me You’re Beautiful”

I’m not quite sure what the genre is called, roughly I’d say “Swing”, in both cases, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Categorising music isn’t my strong suit.

Thanks again to Seax for the suggestion.

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1937 – Andrews Sisters – “Bei Mir Bistu Shein”

2014 – The Hot Sardines – “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen”

“Bei Mir Bistu Shein” (Yiddish: בײַ מיר ביסטו שיין‎, [ˌbaj ˈmir ˌbistu ˈʃejn], “To Me You’re Beautiful”) is a popular Yiddish song written by Jacob Jacobs (lyricist) and Sholom Secunda (composer) for a 1932 Yiddish language comedy musical, I Would If I Could (in Yiddish, Men Ken Lebn Nor Men Lost Nisht, “You could live, but they don’t let you”), which closed after one season (at the Parkway Theatre in Brooklyn, New York City). The score for the song transcribed the Yiddish title as “Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn”. The original Yiddish version of the song (in C minor) is a dialogue between two lovers. Five years after its 1932 composition, the song became a worldwide hit when recorded under a Germanized title as “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” by The Andrews Sisters in November 1937.

Source – Wikipedia

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