Yeah, that fits the theme, but I'd already posted the song earlier this week.

Rounding off this triumvirate of devil's rock is this 80s classic (with the spoken introduction by Vincent Price).

"The Number of the Beast"
Iron Maiden


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It is nearly Sunday. So, what could be more appropriate than three classic rock tracks celebrating all things Hellish?

First up (in chronological order):

"Sympathy for the Devil"
The Rolling Sones


Once you have the towbar you'll need one of these (sheep are extra):

Fitheach boosted

We had a walk at Castlelaw in the Pentland Hills this morning and came across spotted flycatchers and their nest.

You'll need bullbars and a towbar to complete the farmer image.

A lot of photography is about luck. Being in the right place, at the right time. Sometimes you get the right light, mostly you don't.

Former iron & manganese mine building,
Well of Lecht.

Credit: Ian Cameron

There are some people, men & women, who are attractive in an obvious way. You notice them immediately. There are others who you need time to appreciate. They have features which you gradually notice over time, which combined become very attractive.

Liking someone's features because you love them is something different. A squint nose or crooked teeth become adorable because you love the person.

She was famous in the UK during WWII, and her fame continued for decades because she was trotted out every year around Armistice Sunday time.

I'm surprised that she was well known in Canada, but that may be a shared history thing.

Without giving it much thought I'd always assumed it was about the USA entering WWII. Bluebirds aren't native to Dover.

Wikipedia notes that the songwriter was just unaware that bluebirds are only found in the Americas.

Not at all. All comments welcome. Is that Johnson track whimsical. I get the feeling he was entirely serious about it.

Hmmm, I'm not sure about that. I think it needs a few more listens before I decide. Great guitar, of course.

I didn't see the news of Vera Lynn's death, back in June. Very sad to see the passing of a WWII icon, and the "forces' sweetheart", but she achieved the grand old-age of 103.

"There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after.
Tomorrow, when the world is free"

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In July the roads are usually hoaching with tourists. I have become used to empty roads, and going places where I don't encounter anyone. I was beginning to enjoy those experiences.


Really? I've always thought the saying was very commonly known. Perhaps it is becoming old-fashioned.


Things are changing fast. I had to sit at a junction for 2 minutes waiting for traffic to pass, before I could join the main road. That hasn't happened for months.

Many shops are opening on Friday, but there is a mandatory requirement to wear a facemask before you enter.

2020 is unlike any year I've ever experienced.

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