Everlasting songs

“THIS IS LIFE”.- By Des Kelly

Both of them started their lives never dreaming of the “Stardom” that was to come their way. Tammy Wynette and George Jones, their names would have to be known by ex-Lankans & others, even “settled-down” at the moment, at the centre of the Arctic Circle, so very famous, are they. Both started far from affluence, George, having to join the Marines to “help” a large, but impoverished family, Tammy, actually picking cotton as a very young girl, prompting her to always keep a bowl of cotton-wool in her home, even after stardom.

     As I have always said (& written), the term “this is life”

could not be better said (or sung), in anything but Country Music. The harshest critics of this music will have to agree that Country music, especially by these two, will bring tears into the eyes of the listener, whenever or wherever they hear it.

     Both Tammy, and George, rate in the top 3 of my favourite “Stars”. Both have voices that come forth with such “feeling & warmth”, it seems impossible for either to sing a “bad song”. Both of them look good as they do their thing, both of them reached the top rung of the “showbiz” ladder.

Tammy Wynette, whose “Stand by your man”(hit), should have taught her a lesson, but really did not, as she stood by 5 husbands & George Jones was one of them. She died tragically at the young age of 55, most of those years spent in pain, both physically & mentally. I will present my eLanka readers with more “clips” of Tammy’s solo performances as we remember them. Tammy, rest in peace now. I loved you, as did George & thousands of other Country Music lovers.

     George Jones, being a Marine of the U.S. was just about the only period of time when he had some discipline drilled into him, however, he was always a rebel at heart. Later on, he was acclaimed as the ultimate ” singer” of Country Music. Nicknames such as ” Possum” & “No-show” Jones did nothing to deter him from singing every lyric of every song he ever sang, as if was truly saying “THIS IS LIFE”.

George Jones died at 81 years of age, but I will never forget you, your songs & the way you sang them. R.I.P. George Jones, one of the greatest “Country Stars” of all time.


Desmond Kelly

  Star of eLanka

 (Editor-in-Chief).

 

     

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“FOR THE FIRST TIME” by Des Kelly

For the first time, a song composed by Jessi Colter, beautiful, talented performer, wife of “Country Icon” Waylon Jennings, has been “covered” by many Artistes, simply because it is a great song. eLanka readers have been promised that only the very best musical clips will be chosen by “yours truly”, for your listening (and viewing pleasure), and this is no different.

 

One of the BEST Country singers is none other than Gene Watson. This is easy to see, through almost every song he sings. Here, “For the first time” is a trifecta of Grene ` songs for you, dear readers. If you enjoy superb music, written by extraordinary song-writers, performed by “STARS” of Country music, sit back & enjoy G.W. performing 3 top hits, this one, “-For the first time” getting him into the limelight, in Nashville surroundings, “And then, you came along”, continuing with another tragic “Country Love Story”, to end with the final, “Couldn’t love have picked a better place to die”(a fairly lengthy title) but still another beautiful song, made even better, by the man who sings it. The one & only Gene Watson.

I heard the above song, many years ago, loved it then, and love it even more, sung by one of the best in the business. These songs, in my own opinion, are in a class of their own, and would have to be a welcome bonus for all of my friends out there. “For the first time”, enjoy.

 

 

Desmond Kelly

Star of eLanka

(Editor-in-Chief).

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“DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER” By Des Kelly

Very few, & far, between, these “Diamond Wedding Anniversaries” nowadays. All the more reason for us at eLanka to celebrate a very special one indeed, and we have, as all our readers would have noticed very recently.

“However, Dr. Harold & Irangani, on a personal note, as it is better late, than never, let me wish you & your dear wife, God’s blessings, on this momentous occasion, with many more of the same to come”

Dr.Harold, as he is affectionately known to thousands of our Countrymen, Women, & others, has offered us his wide expertise in everything to do with a healthier life generally.

He is a regular contributor to eLanka as well, and it is on behalf of both eLanka & The Lanka Times, that I take the chance to wish these two fine Sri Lankans only the very best in their future life together. I also take the chance to dedicate the lyrics of an “Anniversary-Song” I wrote, many moons ago. Apologies for the tardy congratulations, Dr.Harold, but I have just spent a month in hospital, so this is my excuse. This is dedicated to Irangani & Dr.Harold Gunatillake.

 

“A COUNTRY ANNIVERSARY”.(Male Vocal).

Another year has come & gone,

since the day our love was born,

though, to me, it seems, not very long ago,

we’ve had good times, we’ve had bad,

sometimes happy, sometimes sad,

but through every passing day, I’ve loved you so.

 

There were many happy tears,

there were many sudden fears,

so many times I thought our love could never be,

but, through every joy & fear,

fate has made it pretty clear,

all this means, that you were only meant for me.

 

There were times we had to part,

and it made the teardrops start,

there were times when we were close, yet, far away,

but these were just a few bad dreams,

and, right now, to me, it seems,

you are in my heart, and there, you’ll always stay.

Lyrics & Music by Desmond Kelly.

 

“Happy Diamond Anniversary, Harold & Irangani”.

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“YES OR NO”? – By Des Kelly

     It is on the news in Australia right now. All my Lankan/Aussie readers will probably seen “this case” on television a couple of dozen times already, as this medium, along with the “Press” repeat “breaking news”, as they call it, so often, people do become blaze, and, after a while, lose interest in the story altogether. Because of this, I refrain from using the “names” of the people involved in this one, suffice to say that ” the age of consent” here, is what we are talking about, the age of consent for sex, as a matter of fact.

 

     This IS a somewhat different story though. This young female goes out to enjoy herself at some venue one evening, being alone, this young guy asks her very politely for a dance, hardly gets the chance to even find out who she is, (the music is probably too bloody loud, anyway), asks her to go outside where it is a little quieter, takes her to a dark alley, tells her to get down on her hands & knees to thrill her with some anal sex, and she does. 

 

     What is the matter with this bloke?. Because he is a relative of the owner of the venue, does he feel as though he could do this anytime he wanted to, does this mean that his hormones are functioning much more than those of the other young guys around. Does it mean that he can get out his “wedding tackle” & use it anyway he prefers?. Should he not have taken this girl to a quiet motel, asked her politely to undress, then politely ask her if it was o.k, to have sex with he(also politely, as he had done, so many times) & THEN have his way with her in the ” Missionary position” for starters. Then, of course, there would not be a Court-case & I would have nothing to write about, except music, for eLanka, my favourite website. I do feel a little jealous about this young man because I felt that I was quick on the uptake too, but, for a “fast-worker”, this guy takes first prize.

 

     He then goes to Court (she made it necessary for him to go there), and says (swearing on the Bible) that he was under the impression that “the lightning-affair” was consensual. “She was more COMFORTABLE on her hands and knees”. Can you believe this dear reader ?. We have to, I suppose, after all, one certain President of the U.S.A. swore that he NEVER had intercourse with THAT woman & maybe that was true, after all, by all accounts, SHE”had sexual “Ountercourse” with HIM!!. Another President, & I won’t mention his name either, is facing many more accusations than the ONE “stormy” relationship he is supposed to have had.

 

     What is the matter with this girl ?. Why couldn’t she find a partner to accompany her to this dance party ?, Why did she not refuse his  invitation to dance”?, why did she agree to go out into the dark night with the guy she had just met?, why didn’t she refuse to get down on her hands & knees ? She could have told him that she did not want to scratch her knees on the gravel, “why don’t we go into your comfortable bedroom & have it off, there, mate, on my back, in a more comfortable position for me, or simply say, “NO” & if he persisted, inquire of him “What part of “no” don’t you understand”as the beautiful Lorrie Morgan sings in my ” music-clip for this story.

 

“YES, OR NO” It is as simple as that. Provided both partners are of “legal-age”, provided that both partners are “In the mood”, you either want it or you don’t, and must not be pressurised into “doing it”. If you go out dancing, and you happen to be a young female especially, you have to remember that every “move” you make initially, sets off this ” Vertical expression of horizontal desire” in your partner, as was the “male-lead” of my story, today. 

 

desmond kelly Desmond Kelly

   Star of eLanka

 (Editor-in-Chief).

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“THIS IS LIFE” – By Des Kelly

Both of them started their lives never dreaming of the “Stardom” that was to come their way. Tammy Wynette and George Jones, their names would have to be known by ex-Lankans & others, even “settled-down” at the moment, at the centre of the Arctic Circle, so very famous, are they. Both started far from affluence, George, having to join the Marines to “help” a large, but impoverished family, Tammy, actually picking cotton as a very young girl, prompting her to always keep a bowl of cotton-wool in her home, even after stardom.

     As I have always said (& written), the term “this is life” could not be better said (or sung), in anything but Country Music. The harshest critics of this music will have to agree that Country music, especially by these two, will bring tears into the eyes of the listener, whenever or wherever they hear it.


     Both Tammy, and George, rate in the top 3 of my favourite “Stars”. Both have voices that come forth with such “feeling & warmth”, it seems impossible for either to sing a “bad song”. Both of them look good as they do their thing, both of them reached the top rung of the “showbiz” ladder.
Tammy Wynette, whose “Stand by your man”(hit), should have taught her a lesson, but really did not, as she stood by 5 husbands & George Jones was one of them. She died tragically at the young age of 55, most of those years spent in pain, both physically & mentally. I will present my eLanka readers with more “clips” of Tammy’s solo performances as we remember them. Tammy, rest in peace now. I loved you, as did George & thousands of other Country Music lovers.
     George Jones, being a Marine of the U.S. was just about the only period of time when he had some discipline drilled into him, however, he was always a rebel at heart. Later on, he was acclaimed as the ultimate ” singer” of Country Music. Nicknames such as ” Possum” & “No-show” Jones did nothing to deter him from singing every lyric of every song he ever sang, as if was truly saying “THIS IS LIFE”.

George Jones died at 81 years of age, but I will never forget you, your songs & the way you sang them. R.I.P. George Jones, one of the greatest “Country Stars” of all time.
 
   Desmond Kelly
   Star of eLanka
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Colet Selwyn – This Ole House (Live)  – Music is in the blood of Sri Lankans

We will be hearing MORE from this young man for sure ..
He is born and bred in English country though to Sri Lankan Tamil  Parents -and he is British.

 




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“THE MIGRATION “MESS” by Des Kelly

Because I write especially for eLanka, I will concentrate on Lankan/Aussies only. Migration, around the World, is a total “mess”. There is no need to go into details about this “sad subject”. It goes on everywhere. People  “migrate” only because they are unhappy with the various situations in their own Countries. Seems to me, that a new Planet will soon be needed for all these migrants, which would be a good thing for “them” & for us, as well.

     Let me start with Sri Lanka, which, like India, got her independence from Britain in 1948. As far as I am concerned, neither India nor Sri Lanka (Ceylon, as it was known then), should have got this independence for another 10 years, at least. 1958 would have been a much better Independence anniversary, although, even then, much trouble was brewing between India & Pakistan, and, in Ceylon, beautiful Country, though it was, BEGAN a totally unnecessary War between the Sinhalese & the Tamils, a war which tragically took the lives of thousands & almost ended the tourist reputation of the Island for good.

     It was the Burghers (en-masse), a small minority of the population of Ceylon,, who took the first step of “migration” to various parts of the World, and Australia, in particular. The reason for the “parting of the ways”?. My answer has always been that it was an absolutely stupid “Sinhala-only policy” by the incumbent Government of the time, ordering EVERYONE to accept Sinhalese as their “first language”, forget English that the “-suddhas” taught, do their school examinations & if “failing” the Sinhala-section, FAIL the whole bloody exam and stay in the same “class” for another year. This, among other things, started the migration exodus of mainly the “karapotthas” as the Burghers were fondly (?) referred to, & then, what happened to this Burgher Bugger, would make a significant entry into Ripley’s “believe it or not” book. 

     I decided to migrate to Melbourne in 1962, coming into yet another stupid “White Australia Policy” Governments, Governments, what do they do ?, they make really big money, making “arses” of you. (that is an original D.K.quote)

The Australian Government of that time wanted ONLY fair-skinned Europeans to migrate into their great BROWN Land.

Tan-skinned & dark-skinned migrants, “keep out”!!. What a total bloody mess. I had already been in a “cemetary” once, 

but had to “visit” a few more, in order to get my pass-port to Australia. This was to get the details of my great-grandparents, in proof that they were indeed from Ireland & Holland. Came here, and, not very long after, my wife, at the time, Cynthia (R.I.P.), was referred to, by some Aussie kids on the street, as “Choco”, as she had a beautiful “tan” skin.

Just a few years later “white Aussies” were paying large sums of money to get into a box for an induced “tan”!

I have been on this Earth for 80+ years and sincerely feel that it is not the colour of your skin on the outside, it is the colour of the person “inside”. 

     Getting back finally to the “Migration” question. As far as Australia is concerned, my advice to them would be to accept persons of any colour. Vet them thoroughly. If they want to be future Aussies, stick to the law of the Land. If they break the law, kick their backsides right out of Oz. They came HERE. Nobody got them by the scruff of their necks and dragged them into Australia. For all “Migrants”, remember the famous English phrase, when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. If you cannot understand, or speak English, get a translator to do it for you.

We are a huge Country, we are also hugely multicultural now and migrants to Australia should thank their lucky stars, just to be accepted here.

 

Desmond Kelly

   Star of eLanka

 (Editor-in-Chief).

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“TRIBUTE TO JUDY” – By Des Kelly

First, of course, there was Judy Garland, actress, singer, entertainer extraordinaire, whom anyone even minutely interested in “showbiz” & “screen”, will remember. It does seem to be ages ago, but even the movies of days gone by had a variety, all of it’s very own, involving music & drama, “classy” actors & actresses & unforgettable “memories”.

Before I get carried away, Judy Garland’s “story” is not what I write about today, this will come later. My eLanka readers will realize that I try my very best to bring them as much “interesting stuff”, as I possibly can. My “choice” of music might not interest everyone, but,the music, art & drama presented by eLanka to over 20.000 regular members, are appreciated, if only because my “stories” are a little bit different, my “music-clips” are “chosen ones” from thousands now freely available to internet viewers, eLanka breaks no copyright rules, gains no financial rewards, whatsoever, only favours “clips” shown, with publicity that is provided gratis.

I have recorded the song “Judy” on my “Ultimate DVD”, which is being sold to the public, but every red cent gained has been forwarded to the “Kudaa-Kusum” (little flowers), orphanage in the tiny Suburb of Tangalle, in Sri Lanka.

My “rendition” of the song is not too bad, but this was only a tribute to the “King of rock n roll” Elvis Presley, who, in turn, recorded it in tribute to Judy Tyler, a beautiful young lady, “taken away” far too soon, but I will let the “clip” tell the sad story, followed by the “song”, done by the “King”, one of the best Elvis “clips” my readers will ever see. The fact that Elvis Presley also died far to early in his stunning career & also the fact that my eldest son, Michael wept when he heard the news, lets me say “this one is especially for you, son.
JUDY TYLER, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU EITHER.


Desmond Kelly
Star of eLanka
(Editor-in-Chief).

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