DESMOND KELLY

“WILLIE OR WON’T SHE” – by Des Kelly Another “KELLY KLASSIC” featuring another living legend of Country Music, whose name is in my title. He wrote the lyrics of this wonderful song which attracted me from it’s onset, that had Willie Nelson play his intro. on guitar, exactly as I once played my own instrument for so many memorable years, COUNTRY-STYLE. The song, called “You woudn’t cross the Street to say goodbye”, is strangely, akin to many such songs also written by this writer, songs which bring listeners like you, out there, memories of what took place sometimes, in your own lives. Enough said folks, please enjoy WILLIE NELSON in his own inimitable style.   Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief)  e’Lanka. ...

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“A MESSAGE TO EARTHLINGS” – Des Kelly A very special message to everyone who is reading this right now, nobody, so far, has posted an astounding video like the one you are about to see. The words awesome and inspiring only begin to describe Mother Earth as we know her. The accompanying message by Carl Sagan is about as perfect as prose can ever be, My special th anks go out to Christopher Lawton O.A.M., for sending this to me.  I totally agree with every word spoken by Carl Sagan, and thank him for this important message to Earthlings. God has created the Universe we see in this video. We are each just a tiny grain on a sandy beach to Him and we have to remember that our Planet is also akin to the same sandy beach, in numbers of other Planets the Almighty has created as well. Please ...

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OUR “SHANGRI-LA” – by Des Kelly    As I have always said and written, a song can depict a story in a few verses and a chorus or two, in comparison to a book, which takes many chapters, thousands of words, and perhaps hundreds of scripted pages, in order to convey the message needed. However, while a good book is an essential attribute in anyone’s life, and once you have learned to read, an education in it’s own right, there is one little problem here. Books do not contain the enhancement of Music in them, and good music with meaningful lyrics in a song is what this article is all about.  Recently, while I was watching “You-tube”, I was very impressed in a song performed by Mark Knopfler and Emmy Lou Harris, another duo extraordinaire of Showbiz. I have always admired Mark, both as a Vocalist and Guitarist, and Emmy ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE !! – by Des Kelly           A little message to me from Maxwell Gerreyn, forwarded with the best of intentions, and accepted because any WWW that reminds me of a Canine, male OR female, will always get special attention from a dog-lover like me, even though I don’t have a clue as to who Plimer is. Climate-Change has once again scored the flavour of many months to come, until at least the upcoming elections in Australia, and, BTW, talking about climate change, if you are feeling flustered, hot or humid, wherever you are, why not score a pleasant CC and come to Melbourne, where the weather, even as I write this introduction, is a cool, clear 12 degrees in the shade of the Coolibah tree, where I sit.   Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. Plimer on Climate Like him or not, agree with him or not, ...

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“THE GOOD LIFE” – By Des Kelly How can one forget the halcyon days spent in what was once our lovely Island home ?. I will never forget them. Things are much different now, from an older perspective, I am afraid. Ceylon was this Island paradise that I was lucky to call “home”, eternal summer, days and weekends spent having a glorious time on beaches surrounding the Island, spotless beaches, without any rubbish strewn around, thosai shops, where we could have a good feed, followed by milk-coffee, or kiri-kopi, to wash it down for a couple or three rupees, a Peacock or “5 Roses” fag, afterwards, costing about 2 cents a-piece, to strut around with, showing how grown-up we were, at around fifteen years of age, Picture-palaces such as the Regal, Liberty, Savoy, Plaza etc., where, for a 50cent gallery ticket, we could watch great movies coming all the way ...

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“THE GOOD LIFE” – by Des Kelly   How can one forget the halcyon days spent in what was once our lovely Island home ?. I will never forget them. Things are much different now, from an older perspective, I am afraid. Ceylon was this Island paradise that I was lucky to call “home”, eternal summer, days and weekends spent having a glorious time on beaches surrounding the Island, spotless beaches, without any rubbish strewn around, thosai shops, where we could have a good feed, followed by milk-coffee, or kiri-kopi, to wash it down for a couple or three rupees, a Peacock or “5 Roses” fag, afterwards, costing about 2 cents a-piece, to strut around with, showing how grown-up we were, at around fifteen years of age, Picture-palaces such as the Regal, Liberty, Savoy, Plaza etc., where, for a 50cent gallery ticket, we could watch great movies coming all the ...

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“TECHNO-MEAT” – by Des Kelly Thank you Max Gerreyn for sending this amazing dietary information for all of us, at e’Lanka. We do not have to go to the Wellawatte or Bambalapitiya beef markets anymore, as we used to, in order to grab chunks of beef hung on large hooks, pay big prices and take it home for the cook-ammays to prepare it for us hungry buggers to eat for dinner. Pork was also exhibited in the same way, but on a side, completely away from the meat, because of the ones who didn’t like pig-flesh. Of course there were fish-markets as well, with the favourite thora-malu, prawns, crabs etcetera for those Catholics who would not eat meat on fridays, and others who preferred to eat fish, period. I remember that our family could only afford to have chicken about twice a year, and even then, I wasn’t too happy ...

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     VALE’ MELROY PASSE’ De SILVA – By Des Kelly   Photo Souce: Sooriya Very sadly, I now pass on this news to everyone who knew him, a most simple, humble guy, yet truly, one of the VERY BEST GUITARISTS to have left our lovely Island Home, to settle with his family in Keysborough, Melb., Victoria, many years ago.           With due respect to many other superb Sri Lankan players of this instrument, now living in Australia, I have to say that although I had heard about Melroy performing his magic together with Gazali Amit (another guitar-great), at the Galle-Face Hotel, in the heart of Colombo, I did not have the privilege of knowing him personally until he arrived in Australia.           After arriving in Oz, he carried on, playing guitar (part-time), for various bands and groups in Melbourne, soon establishing himself ...

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Interior view of the Kremlin – by Des Kelly    Never knew myself, that a video of this magnificence would be PUTIN by the Russian President, but there you are. Thank you to Charles Schokman for providing this most interesting post. Wish the photographer well, here’s hoping he is ok., and got the necessary permission to PUTIN his work on You-tube. As everyone should know, in Russia, it doesn’t matter what your OUTPUT is, it’s what you PUTIN that counts. Please enjoy the video. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. INTERESTING—Never new this before *Russian President Vladimir Putin leaving his office desk in Kremlin to reach his car. The distance covered is almost half km. The spectacular view of the interior of the Kremlin is a must-see.* ...

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