Monday, 4 February 2008

Hippy days!

In response to Carenza's comment about how I used to look, this one (circa 1976) certainly shows how fashions and image changes over the years - and I thought I looked so cool - still wish I had hair like that though!!!

20 comments:

Karl L Le Marcs said...

*feints*

Hurlyburly said...

I hate it when you're just relaxing in your (completely) natural state, then somebody comes along and takes a picture of you.

Mr Peake sir, i feel your pain. You keep having those deep moments staring out into the hills. Never mind those damn vultures...

JK said...

Tony,

I think you are so brave publishing a picture like for the world to see!

Anthony Peake said...

Jan,
I am strongly feel that I may very much regret this!!!!!

Anthony Peake said...

HB,

As the photo was taken in The Gorge De Loup I was more worried about the wolves than the vultures!

susan marie said...

Well, you've really done it now, Mr. Peake! And you've brought it all on yourself this time, you sly devil - there is a blogger who plans to turn this into a screensaver. Of course I have been sworn to secrecy.

Jesamyn said...

OK Susan Marie, as you and Mr Peake also knows I have never said I am a computer buff.YOU BETTER SEND ME INSTRUCTIONS PRONTO how to do Screensaver!!!!! Mr. Peake you have now made us admire you even more and will no doubt attract an army of NEW fans!!!!
Jesamyn.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

*Shakes head after reading all the above*
Tony, Tony, Tony !!!
Wait till I see you on Saturday.
In the words of the now legendary Nelson Munce from The Simpsons.....
"Har Har!" *whilst pointing*
*smile*

Anthony Peake said...

My Daemon warned me not to put that picture on the blog. I didn't listen to him did I.

I guess that it is all a matter of who you think you are inside. That is the person I still feel I am and then I look in the mirror and realise how much we have changed.

I remenber many years ago a magazine called "Mind & Body". In this it had a series of drawings of a man showing how the camera sees him, how his mother sees him, how his boss sees him and how he sees himself. I was only about twelve when I saw this and it stuck in my mind as a very interesting fact of life.

I am sure that the world is full of eighty-five year old people who still feel themselves to be 25 inside.

Has anybody read Philip Jose Farmer's 'Riverworld' books? In that everybody who has ever lived are re-born as 25 year olds on one planet. Great series of books with some fabulous ideas about the nature of life.

susan marie said...

Anthony; My daemon is warning me not to post this comment but I am telling it to buzz off. I just feel compelled to say this as my husband was a handsome 53 year old man, and now he is dead and I cannot comfort him so I'll comfort someone who is his equal in quality and circumstance. Your circa 1976-7 photos are beautiful, no denying that, but to any person of discernment you are more beautiful now. Men of high calibre do not become their true selves until the 40s and 50s. Your pictures now are far more handsome. And I for one have always been slightly irritated by the references to BeeGees, Sting, Parsons, etc. -(altho of course superficially the similarities are there). I have the artist's eye so do not blame me for being bold: but your eyes, nose, the shape of your mouth, your expression, your voice ( I haven't had the privilege yet of seeing the body postures, etc. ) are all so fine and elegant and to view pictures of these other artists is to see that you've got them all beat by 100 miles. Not one of them have your striking look. And your 1970s self was just a beginning: He is the subordinate, whatever he may try to tell you. I know that my husband, who was also a beautiful man and also had my eye for beauty, would have agreed with me 100%. Remember, Anthony, it was you who started all this by posting the picture! Yours respectfully, SM

Anthony Peake said...

Susan,

Thank you for your kind words. As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I am still very flattered *blush*.

I find it very sad that you lost your 'soul mate' at such an early age. As I approach my 54th birthday sad circumstances such as yours act as an ongoing reminder that our time here, mine as well as everybody elses, is so short. In fact it was that observation that was one of the reasons I wrote the book - the way in which a whole lifetime of experience can suddenly come to an end. there has to be more to it than that. We grow in wisdom and knowledge all through our lives and I would like to believe that that wisdom is applied, and iterated upon in another life - gestating in that element of consciousness I call The Daemon.

Hurlyburly said...

Having met the man for the first time last night i can indeed confirm that he looks rather like Mr Sting.

susan marie said...

ANTHONY; Thank you for your response; and yes, I do believe that your theory is true, and that the daemon does store and keep safe all our learning experience, and allows us to use it again.
HURLYBURLY; My, you are lucky, and yes, you young and churlish whippersnapper, so willing to be irritable with me, he does indeed look like Sting, only the eyes and mouth are both larger and finer.

Hurlyburly said...

I only had two drinks, i didn't give it much thought past "Oh yeah, he does kinda look like Sting".

But everything you've said sounds incredibley accurate.... ;0)

Carenza Waters said...

I was immediately inspired by Tony's book because it resonated with me. The answer to the question 'What is death like' is fairly easy to answer. This *is* death.

I reason that, if the process underlying our existence were transient, it would have happened millions of years ago. In the same way that, if there are aliens with interstellar spaceships, they pervaded this galaxy a very long time ago. Not last week or even last millennium.

Whatever one-off things are going to happen, they've already happened. This is the 'steady state'. So our present existence encompasses all stages; pre-birth, life and death.

I am sorry for comparing you to Mr Sumner, Tony! Mr Sumner is Mr Sumner. And you are you Tony, and thank goodness for that. I'd much rather read your ideas from your book than from a music album :)

Anthony Peake said...

Carenza,

I am more than happy if people think I look like Mr Sting. Indeed many others seem to think I also have a strong resemblance to the actor Malcolm McDowell as well. Can't quite see myself as Caligula though!!!

Karl L Le Marcs said...

All of those are MUCH better than any celebrity lookalikes that I get called !!!!
*swines*

susan marie said...

Oh, hush, Karl!!! - What of being compared to the late great Oscar Wilde??? Hmmm? And obviously you, Anthony, and young Hurly are all aware of your respective good looks, and post the pictures so the rest of us can be in awe. So hush up. *flounces off*
Carenza; Thank you for putting into words my own intuitions! I, too, had come to the conclusion that on some level we are all already dead. And now you have let me know that we all are dead. Thanks so much!!

Carenza Waters said...

Hi Susan Marie, Well, being dead is a very good excuse for not being the life and soul of parties!

susan marie said...

CARENZA; Actually, it can excuse any number of things!