MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC – by Des Kelly     “IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LIFE, PLAY ON”, is a phrase that is common everywhere, and in every walk of life. Our thanks go out to both Keith Ockersz and Keith Bennett. I was most surprised with the vocal ability of all these characters, but it seems that NOTHING surprises me anymore. Feeling proud that e’Lanka can introduce these new “Stars” to tge World, i will now let all of you enjoy this startling video.   Desmond Kelly (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka.   ...

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 “MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE” – By Des Kelly             Coming to e’Lanka via Gerard Salomon and Keith Bennett, for which we thank them, is this wonderful video of a duo of supremely talented “Stars” of the silver screen, namely Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire, the latter being definitely the Best Ballroom Dancer of his era and beyond, and the former, (although Ginger Rogers was Fred’s main dancing partner), in my own humble opinion, Rita Hayworth was, by far, one of his most beautiful partners in their dancing sequences on film. In addition to dancing, Rita, who was, I believe, Fred’s favourite dancing partner, and who can blame him, hit the movies with spectacular films such as “Cover-Girl”, in which she also danced with Gene Kelly, one of Fred’s main competitors, in hoofing it, to put it mildly. I think I have made my point, ...

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“DEFINITELY DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS” – By Des Kelly   Sent in specifically for e’Lanka, by Keith Bennett, for which we thank him, are the above “D”s, all three of them. Just shows what can be done with this superb language (ENGLISH), that is now becoming even more important in both Sri Lanka and Australia, where there are Drastic multitudes of Damned languages to cope with, (believe me),my alias is Desperate Des, this Daft, Deadly, Definitely, Different,   ...

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     “IF DRINKING DON’T KILL ME”!! – By Des Kelly   This came to me (I really cannot understand why) !!, via two famous Burgher buggers (only jokin, guys), Gerald Vandergert & Keith Bennett, either of whom are not averse to the odd drink or three, I think, because I, me, and myself also kinda liked the booze many years ago. Both Gerald and Keith should know (hopefully), that for the past 30 years or so, cold water is my only drink. I have not touched alcohol of any sort, don’t miss it, and have lasted as long as I have, because of it. Sounds unbelievable, I know, because, during my term with the Royal Ceylon Navy, WATER was the only drink I never partook of. Nothing to brag about, but we Navy guys drank anything we could get hold of, except water. I once downed a bottle of arrack ...

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              “FACTS & FIGURES”    Thank you, to Keith Bennett, for the above. Did you know that your education is something you will take to your grave. You NEVER stop learning, so keep reading good books, and, of course, eLanka, wherever you are. If you CANNOT read, my condolences to you, and here’s hoping that anyone who is a relative or friend of your’s, IS reading this, and will find some time to TEACH YOU !!. Did you know that my message to everyone out there, is to HELP each other in any way possible. Let us start this fine practice right now.           Desmond Kelly.   (Editor-in-Chief)  eLanka. ...

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