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Rufus Montreal Oct 26- 2012-Beyond Words-

October 27, 2012



it’s 4.12 in a.m here but have been trying upload pix one hour.
I have seen and know an awful lot bout music
But Rufus’s show tonight was sans pareil-
I went bec. i was comped and hoped to hang later w/
Musicians.
BUT
The show was out of this world
3 and a half hurs of seamless magic void of egos
1600 people mesmerised in a giant old Québec church
Tho’ I wrote first part after getting back
from wine soaked get together
I’m now awake and sober and I can truly say that show was unbelievable
If James Brown were alive
He would have to cede
his moniker of
The Hardest Working Man in Show business to Rufus
This tour is coming to an end
and those of you who have seen it will know what I mean
Mother of God, that was one for the ages
-30-

campbell

Thanksgiving in Canada-

October 5, 2012

Morris Island Autumn Long Ago

Morris Island Autumn Long Ago


Thanksgiving in Canada isn’t what it is in America but
all through and all over the Northern Hemisphere
we see the falling of the light
The dying of the day
The crops are in
And we eat apples
And Marvel at nature-
A Time of reflection
Contemplation and Such-
In My dappled choirboy youth
we sang a hymn
“We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land
But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand”

It’s an impossible hymn to sing
the range is multi octave
But the words,well the words
Give a sense of wonder
Nascent Hope before the looming Darkness
Of Ishmael’s November of the soul
Look at the Darkness below

Morris Island Autumn dark

Morris Island Autumn dark


There’s Plenty of Darkness ahead of us all
Till that Winter Solstice
I’ll be with anna dane janie, kyle, daniel
and janet my mother, age 88
I just wish each and every one of you who reads this
A good thanksgiving
And if yr lonesome- Get in touch
I’ll at least make you laugh
So I wrap myself in a plaid blanket
nigh on 100 years old
Oh Dear Friends
I have no siblings
But we have each other
That’s good enough for me
yr old friend
Campbell

Andy Griffith- Decency Personified

July 3, 2012

Supporting Medicare decent to the end

Supporting Medicare decent to the end

Studying to Be A Moravian Preacher

Studying to Be A Moravian Preacher

We all wanted to Live in Mayberry- Still do

We all wanted to Live in Mayberry- Still do


This’ll be short and only up for a couple of days but Andy Griffith deserves our thanks and memory. Not Just because Janie McG loved Matlock but because he was the real America not just on Television. Real America is decent and caring. He also sang and played them Ballads so dear to many of us on his Martin. Part of that Appalachian oral tradition stretching back to Morte D’Arthur
I Kinda feel like Barbry Allen tonight
Thank You Andy Griffith