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Hi one and all,
I sincerely hope your all keeping well,and creative plus in good spirits too? I'm good and really healthy, positive doing lots of art & music more than ever these days,, sorry for not logging in for a long till now, but as it's Ray's Birthday and I know he's a specially in our hearts and mind on this day of remembering too, so I thought to re-add one of my previous threads from January of 2012, i re-watched one of my favorite film's of Ray's work "Something wicked this way comes" and thou it's bit dated and special fx's not as good as today's films this film has everything, mood, atmosphere great actors and a special magic all of it's own too,
So I thought to re-post this as it says it
all and it Rays words and voice as well .. hope you enjoy it too

these are all totally Ray's fantastic words here's a mash up, using both book and film, of "Something wicked".... it's harder than it looks but I wanted to get the elements and mood right, and a lot of it is in the spoken words, hope you like it,,, (by the way I've only used Ray's words, there was so much stuff it's hard to chose lines as they are all great,,)


SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys”.
That late cloudy October day, the seller of lightning rods
Sneaked glances over his shoulder.
Will is white-blonde hair with eyes "as clear as summer rain”.
Jim had wild and tangled chestnut brown hair
with eyes the color of green grass.

The lightning seller sang...
“Well, what tongue does the wind talk?
What nationality is a storm?
What country do rains come from?
What color is lightning?
Where does thunder go when it dies? Boys,
to hex the St. Elmo's fires, the balls of blue light
that prowl the earth like sizzling cats”.

The carnival rolled into town for those who still dream and remember,
For those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry,
Step inside. The show is about to begin.
The carnival un-folds “Welcome to Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show”
A promise of dreams and youth…“But be careful what you wish for “

“Hell fire storms are coming,
an electric storm to clean in your streets
and wash away your troubles!”

Tom Fury proclaimed "Some folks draw lightning,
sucks it like cats suck babies' breath.
Some folks' polarities are negative, some positive.
Some glow in the dark. Some snuff out.
You now, the two of you ... I think you need protecting"
"Lightning needs channels, like rivers, to run in.
One of those attics is a dry river bottom,
itching to let lightning pour through! Tonight...

The clock tower struck, loud
Mr Halloway whispered, “this time of night 3 o’ clock is called the “soul's midnight",
By the pricking of my thumb something wicked This Way Comes”

Mr. Dark insisted "And in despair I bowed my head "There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song “Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Mr.Hallaway louder,Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; the wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men"

Halloway, “you are the autumn people “Where do you come from? The dust!
Where do you go to? The grave!”
Dark,”yes, we are the hungry ones; “I can make you young again!”

Something wicked this way comes, a timeless rite-of-passage. A dark compendium of tales

But never whisper your dreams for someone might be listening- for every wish there will be a price!

Wow,,,, great stuff take care everyone be good to yourself and others around you and yes the karma can and does come back again,
all the best Ray on your day, you mean a lot to us all and always will,
best wishes Dave dccp
 
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