‘Not my lucky day’ – read on!
I tried my best but couldn’t find the photographer’s name for this, so I can’t credit it

Weeks and weeks of rain. Every now and then some hailstones; every other day early morning frost. So, totally unexpected, on Christmas morning here in South-East England, sun – zero wind, blue skies, calm sea. A decent day at last. Getting it all wrong I went out with the big coat on and no sunglasses. It should have been the other way around. I’m good at getting weather related stuff all wrong. Here’s some of the pics I took, plus the Marilyn one I never got.

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‘Where it all went wrong’

Down at the harbourside, although a good distance away, outside of the posh hotel I saw a dead-ringer for Marilyn Monroe, like the ones in the posters you see everywhere – white dress and stereotypical blond-dyed hair – draped seductively over the bonnet of this old motor on some sort of photo shoot it looked like. I’m supposing ‘seductively’ is the right word although alternatively the scene did look a bit like a tragic accident what with her being flat on her back on the bonnet of a car! Anyhow, such an odd thing to see on Christmas morning. I was too far away to get the pic and it was obvious, even to me, the professional photographers hanging around, plus the regular people out for a walk all managed to get the pics they wanted. I had a jealousy moment. By the time I made it there all I got was this shot of the vintage car. I could have run flat out I suppose but that would make me look a bit over keen to get there – even though I was over keen to get there! Running would definitely be embarrassing. Passers by might think I was a weirdo. I’d never make it as a paparazzi.

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‘Wrought iron versions of 007 & friends’

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‘Now that’s what I call a roundabout’

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‘Western Dock still being updated’

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‘Colour version of same Dock – taken from Western Heights’

Having missed the Marilyn look-alike shot I had this random thought that I’d more chance of getting a pic of the surface of Mars than get lucky on Christmas Day, hence today one of my older songs, not yet on an album even though it got curated a couple of years back called ‘RED PLANET’. I hope you enjoy;

If you are looking for music then you’ll find mine to download on BANDCAMP  or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY

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George Blamey-Steeden

Guitarist / Songwriter from the UK. I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. You check out my music via Bandcamp.


  1. Pictures are interesting like old works charm like pics , if you know what I mean , George. Photographer, musician, lyricist , singer , song writer, humanitarian and so much more , a very happy happy new year to you .


    1. Thanks, Shey. There’s quite a lot of filming that goes on around the harbour area and up at the castle so probably I missed out on some famous actress. I was hoping she’d hang in there until I got closer as it would have made a great blog post. As you say, lousy luck ~ George

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    1. Thanks for that. I always like to know who the artists are. As a musician I know what it feels like when someone uses your work without asking. Thanks again ~ George


    1. Thanks, Resa. I like ‘Ya’. I’ve heard it said on movies before but never tried to spell it. The song Red Planet is one people in the business tell me to re-record as it’s only a demo done at uni. The thing is I feel it needs that extra spark I haven’t worked out yet. Thanks again ~ George

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      1. I understand about that spark. My life is with musicians, even though I am a Costume Designer. I wanted to be a singer… but there was no autotune when I was in that phase. (big lol)
        There was a fantastic jam here last night! I love the live sound, and watching the musicians love it out. The music sounded great. It went into the air of the universe. It was not recorded. It’s a magic thing.
        Do ya 😉think it’s floating out there somewhere?

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      2. I’m not sure where a music jam ends up. It makes me wonder how far sound can travel before it dies, if it does die that is. There’s no such thing as silence, even to the human average ear the heartbeat can be heard if nothing else smothers it. It’s out there somewhere even if the volume seems to fade. I know I captured 8 hours of backing tracks I made straight off the bat so they are safe now. I remember thinking at the time that Red Planet would sound great with a female vocalist – Earth is Mother Earth; Mars is always thought of as masculine, like in old mythology. The first line in the song is a female line where she’s talking to Mars, although that maybe makes it too stereotypical. Not sure. Thanks for the thoughts you had me thinking ~ George


    1. Thanks for that, David. It always annoys me that people who put up photos on Google rarely credit the artist. Even if the artist is long dead, credit is important. Thanks again ~ George


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