“LOCKDOWN LARRIKINS” – By Des Kelly Tired of hearing the word ??, I don’t blame you. However, in Australia, our Medical facilities are 2nd to none, and if anyone who has taken a hatred to staying home, and staying safe, all they have to do is to ignore lockdown instructions, go out, mix around, only wearing masks if planning to rob a bank, and eventually catch the Covid bug, floating around it seems, everywhere, and, as sure as night is followed by day, end up in some hospital, which means that they would then have the expert services of one or more of these individuals that Desmond de Silva is messaging us, about. Thank you, Dssmond. I am sure that our e’Lanka readers will really enjoy this one. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka.   Medical views on the lockdown Medical experts in Australia were asked if it is time to ease ...

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“Kelly Klassics” – Malpass Brothers   “Just Suppose” Country Road TV. Superb Song, Harmony by these two brothers is the best that I have heard in a long time Des Kelly ...

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               “ADVICE FROM ELVIS” – by Des Kelly He was taken away far too early, but as my good friend Chris Lawton also knows, Elvis, like so many “Stars” of Show-biz., also started their careers  singing Gospel songs, giving the World around them sound advice on how to live their lives. This generally came from watching their own parents, grand-parents, etcetera, live life under much more strife than themselves, and still adhere to the words written in the Bible, commonly also referred to, as the Word of God.  Country Stars such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and even “Rockers” like Jerry Lee Lewis, all started their careers by recording simple Gospel songs, and although Elvis was the exemption,ribute to Jesus Christ and the Holy Christian Family.  “He knows just what I need” is a beautiful example of this advice from Elvis, and ...

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“KELLY KLASSICS” FOR e’LANKA – by Des Kelly “I’m glad for your sake, (but sorry for mine), DOUG. SAHM of the Sir Douglas Quintet sings this great song for you. He was found dead of natural causes, at the age of 58, so R.I.P. Doug. This is another one of those unforgettable songs, once heard, will always be remembered, as will this Vocalist, who started in Showbiz at the tender age of 4, played guitar, fiddle, steel guitar, and sang his songs with gusto, later joining the late, great Freddy Fender,, Aubrey Meyers, & superb Accordianist Flaco Jimenez to form The Texas Tornados who in turn, made Tehano/Mexican Music very cool, being the hot Entertainers they were. Right now, please enjoy the version of this song that I prefer, even as you enjoy reading  Our Website Extraordinaire, e’Lanka. The BEST VERSIONS of any song , you readers out there, wish ...

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     “HALFWAY TO A HUNDRED” – By Des Kelly   Many of us have probably stopped, on our 50th birthday, to think about the significance of this particular day, and wonder what the following years have in store for us. Now, with longevity much more common, depending on the life lived, so far, we will quite possibly look forward to the years to come, and this story (Authoer unknown), unfortunately, provides a fascinating, whimsical look into the future.  It is a shame that we, of e’Lanka get so many “posts” with Authors unknown, but it does happen. So then, because our members and readers around the World deserve only the best factual or imaginary “stories”, I take it upon myself to provide a brief introduction, so here’s hoping you enjoy this particular one, which is very funny and interesting, depending on how you look at it, when YOU are ...

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  “GOD MADE SPINOZA TOO” – By Des Kelly The Author of this . piece of.,~ writing is unfortunately unknown, yet it was sent in to me by my good friend, Artist/Cartoonist Max. Gerreyn and certainly merits inclusion on  e’Lanka,  so let us get it on, forthwith. The title (above) comes from me. I was born a Roman Catholic, have lived my life so far, as one, and will die, a Roman Catholic. I am not, in any sense of the word (or phrase), a “Church pillar”, however I DO BELIEVE IN GOD. There is only the ONE GOD, and it is quite obvious now, that this ALMIGHTY is fed-up with the World that HE created just recently, in the context of time. When God made us, HE created each & everyone with a brain. He then expected us to use this brain to live our lives as we should, in peace ...

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 “WONDERS OF NATURE” – BY Des Kelly Sent in to me, for introduction to e’Lanka, although he figures that this has been around before, these wonders are well worth watching again.  Thank you, very much, Maxie Gerreyn. I feel certain that all our e’Lanka members and readers will love this post that quite adequately features         THE WONDERS OF NATURE”. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. https://www.elanka.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bird-photos.pdf   ...

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  Ten guitars! – By Des Kelly This was quite possibly the very first song that I heard him sing, and I liked what I heard, very much. Arnold George Dorsey, who later took the unusual name of Englebert Humperdinck, also took the World by storm, as he continued to entertain millions of people, everywhere he went. Somehow, he was different in the way he faced the World as an Entertainer. There always seemed to be a rapport between him and his fans, that was genuine. He loved them and they loved him, and still do. He wasn’t much married, like so many other “Stars”, having had just his “one & only” Patricia Healey who was born in 1936, married Englebert in 1964, contracted Alzheimer’s disease and sadly died of Covid 19 related complications in 2021, aged eighty five. Patricia and Englebert had 4 children, Bradley, Jason, Scott & Louise ...

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