A major milestone

Sometime late yesterday evening, UK time at least, this little blog hit what I would call a major milestone. I knew I was approaching 30,000 views earlier this week, and assumed I’d hit the landmark at some point this weekend, but then I got a bit of a rush of views, and hit it yesterday instead. Wow!

The funny thing is, this is actually my second blog that I started, but the other, my ‘real life’ self one, which actually started several months before, hasnt even reached 17,000 views yet! Its probably fair to say that this one gets more publicity, because its linked to several mind control forums, and because of what I write about, when people put in searches, for robots, brainwashing, and the like, then seemingly it comes up often in Google, judging by the most popular threads at least, and the related subject matter. Why do I think they’re linked to searches? Because they are about 4 or 5 years old! So no, you’re hardly like to just find them otherwise, lol!

I guess its fair to assume that the number of people who have found this blog, are far, far less than that. Thats because a lot of people look each time, when I advertise the new blogs on Facebook, Twitter, and the like. But even so, to me, and I know its been a few years, its still an amazing number.

Sadly, I know hardly any of my readers, as it seems the number of people who actually comment at all, are barely any at all. So who reads them, not really any idea, which I see as a shame. Seemingly, by a vast majority, the largest number are in the USA, whereas my personal one is dominated by the UK, where I live, most of the time.

But yes, to any of you who actually read this, thanks for doing so, and making it all worthwhile.

Oh fine, lets slip in a bit of pre-publicity, I’ve been writing a book this week, the last free time before I start my new, hopefully forever job on Monday. I know, there’s been a couple of false alarms along the way, but hopefully, this is it. Some might say the subject matter is a bit controversial, seeing its about ECT treatments, but hey, it makes a change to write something a little darker. It will be going to the editor this weekend, and then, when I finally get paid next Friday, hopefully I’ll be in a position to buy a cover, and get it posted up, and hopefully sell a few copies. I know, the money isnt much, but sales are always nice to see.

OK, video. You could say, this is what I am, by so many viewers

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Could I be the one for you?

OK, fine, to the few of you who read both blogs, this is a double post, so dont concern yourselves too much with running to the other, whichever that may be?

And yes, some of this may relate to today’s date lol!

But firstly…

Last night, thanks to some wonderful people at Bradford Cathedral, I got the chance to see Clara Bow on a big screen. Well, yes, anything bigger than a laptop monitor would be something, but anyway…

Lets say that its not hard to see why Clara was a silent movie star. She has a wonderfully expressive face, and good acting skills. Of the male stars, Charles Rogers (Jack) impressed me too with his skills, but Richard Arlen (David) came over less well, to be honest. But the film, especially the flight sequences really are quite something.

The staff at the Cathedral were wonderful, the organist was very good (both musically, and in person), and they even provided us with wine and nibbles too! All in all, a wonderful evening.

OK, to the silly bit, as yes, it is February 14th, after all! Well, at this point, I’m assuming all my Valentine cards have gone to my work address, as none have arrived here. Right, fine, I’m not really expecting any at work either, but a girl can dream. Probably why I’m doing a late shift tonight, was never considered as a likely to be being wined, and dined!

I know, I know, I’m not the type to throw myself at men, or women (yes, bi), or indeed show inclinations to romance, but I dont remember that ever stopping the likes of Gable in the past!

No, I cant remember the last time I got a Valentine card, nor do I realistically expect to get one in the near future, but as I say, a girl can dream.

Ah well…You might get a shock when I next post on Monday, but dont hold your breath!

Fine, lastly, the video. If I said the name, Donna Lewis, one song generally comes to mind. But there is so much more to her music career, and this is a much more recent number. As I say, for someone, I could be the one?

A beau, to see Miss Bow

No, seriously, even on Valentine weekend, I dont expect that to happen, but you never know! Hey, I dont even expect to be wined, and dined, and if I am, I’d split the bill! But company, at the movie might be fun. Not that I will be on my own, I suspect there will be a good number of people at Bradford Cathedral, to see the first Oscar winning movie, ‘Wings’, which as you guessed, includes a certain Miss Clara Bow.

Link

http://www.bradfordcathedral.org/calendar/event.php?event=3787

Its going to be a rare delight, accompanied by the Cathedral organ (Yes, its the only silent movie to win the best movie Oscar), in the incredible setting of Bradford Cathedral.

Its probably one of the 2 movies that Clara Bow is best remembered for, the other being ‘It!’, as in the ‘It Girl’ of the time. For many years, ‘Wings’ was thought to be one of those lost movies, that there are so many of from the silent era, but then a copy was found in France, and we all get the chance to see her at work. Many of her films sadly still are, and probably always will be lost, a hazard of the methods used to store film back then, plus many of the studios thought no one would want to see silent movies, once talkies started up, and just destroyed them!

Many of Louise Brooks’s films met the same fate, and indeed the first movie of a certain Harlean Harlow Carpenter (uncredited), Honour Bound met the same fate. Thankfully, she went on to make a number of talkies in the 30’s, under her better known name today, Jean Harlow!

Oh, the last film I saw out, just 2 years younger, Pandora’s Box, at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, starring Louise Brooks. The last modern movie that I saw at a cinema, I think its ‘I, Robot’ in 2004!

So, if you’re in the area, and want to see a moment of history, in an amazing setting, get there. No, you dont have to sit anywhere near me, though I dont mind if you do. Oh, and if anyone asks, just say ‘Jean Harlow’ sent you. 😉

The video, given the movie, quite apt