New from Brigitte’s studio …
Posted in 2020, 21st century trend, art, Brigitte Saugstad, creativity, dreams, fun, gadzooks!, Hanuman, heart, inspiration, life, smile, talent
Tagged Brigitte Saugstad, ceramic art, Hanuman
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
(the wife will find plenty for me to do at home!)
Posted in 2020, don't panic, Ed Saugstad, fun, gadzooks!, health, hope, inspiration, life, nature, self-isolation, smile, well-being
Tagged corona, home, hope, self-isolation, wellbeing
sunshine, beauty and friends!
when the Italians get dancing!
the Canadian Ice Cream Inspector hard at work!
what we happened to get as the last available hotel room in the whole area – the one guarded by ancient asian angels!
the romantic Spitz Villa in Traunkirchen
Posted in 2019, 21st century trend, don't panic, dreams, freedom, friendship, fulfillment, fun, gadzooks!, gratitude, happiness, holiday, inspiration, joy, life, light, love, music, nature, party, people, smile, togetherness, well-being
Tagged Austria, fun, happiness, Italy, joy, life, Spitz Villa, togetherness, Traun Lake, wedding
New photovoltaic sun energy system:
and, new larch steps to the creek:
(Going up fast – looks like it’ll get above 2000 watts electricity production this morning!
Posted in 2019, 21st century trend, creativity, Ed Saugstad, fun, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, nature, smile, technology, well-being
Tagged Ed Saugstad, home improvement, homestead upgrades, Vienna Woods
Rowan, do us all an unforgettable favour and run for the office of prime minister of the UK
(and, for God’s sake, win — PLEASE WIN! )
Truth is stranger than fiction! :
We’re briefly interrupting global corruption for some good will and valuable comedy entertainment 😉 “ “
Posted in 2019, 21st century trend, don't panic, freedom, fun, gadzooks!, happiness, heart, hope, inspiration, life, smile
Tagged Prime Minister Atkinson 2019, Rowan Atkinson, UK Prime Minister 2019
(on my birthday, today)
‘Sir Ed Word’ with his Self-realisation 2019
‘Ed the Head’ with his elf-realisation 1979
(I survived the ‘60s, the ’70s, the ‘80s, the ’90s, the ‘00s and — so far — the 2000-teens!)
Posted in 2019, birthday, Ed Saugstad, fun, gadzooks!, life, random, Sir Ed Word, smile, timelessness
Tagged 1970s, birthday, Ed Saugstad, Sir Ed Word
“Oh dear! Who let Ed into the kitchen?”
Life is a stage —
Act your part
With all your heart
How the USA suddenly ended up this way! (Trumpland)
Posted in art, creativity, fun, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, party, people, smile, well-being
Tagged art, art in the park, Boersepark Vienna, Brigitte Saugstad, Ed Saugstad
here’s a little futuristic musical sketch i doodled last friday afternoon (and afterwards added some video clips to)
wishing you a fine day!
Posted in creativity, Ed Saugstad, fun, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, smile
Tagged dancing robots, Eddie Saugstad, fun, keyboard improv.
happy Eddie — and friends — in his new attic sound-studio!
Posted in art, Ed Saugstad, fun, gadzooks!, joy, life, mouse, party, smile
Tagged art, dance, fun, Mousie Dance Party, mousies, party
I’m considering applying for the job of playing James Bond in the upcoming movies. What do you think my chances are of being accepted for the position? Too old? Too tall? Too non-violent? Too silly? Too Canadian? ….
The name’s Blond, Ed Blond….
Posted in courage, film, fun, gadzooks!, life, party, people, smile
Tagged adventure, Ed Blond, good versus evil, James Bond, smile
It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
I once told a friend of ours, a classical music conductor here in Vienna, that before I die, I’d love to be able to professionally sing a song and accompany myself simultaneously on the piano. He laughed and exclaimed, Before you die! Why don’t you do it right now? That was over ten years ago. I never tried.
It’s been forty-three years since I stopped playing piano and took up drumming. In June of 1969 I got the highest mark in Vancouver at grade one level piano with the Toronto Royal Conservatory, and at age fourteen completed eight of ten grades after just 3 1/2 years of some (almost) daily practice. I remember later, as a wayward teenager, sitting in my mom’s living room with the headphones on listening to Stevie Wonder pour out his magic, thinking — and feeling — how wonderful it would be to do that. Sometimes I would cry when the feeling became too real. I never completely lost that feeling, but it ended up getting buried deep down.
Often we have to just keep plodding along until our inner skies clear, and the sun finally comes out.
I could never have imagined that someday far away, when I was getting very close to oldness, I would finally have enough spontaneity and self-respect to simply open a piano and play around with it, at the same time opening my heart through my voice. The weight of old patterns in us may be an illusion, waiting for a fresh breeze to come around and disperse it. I guess we really can reach that legendary state of Second Childhood.
Never wait too long to amble forward and peek around that next bend. Something delicious your soul’s been thirsting for might be shining there, out where the buffalo roam!
Posted in 2015, creativity, freedom, fulfillment, fun, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, smile, Uncategorized
Tagged Eddie Saugstad, feeling happy!, follow your dreams, Home on the Range, piano singing improv
Posted in children, creativity, fun, gadzooks!, genius, happiness, hope, humanity, innocence, inspiration, life, music, smile, talent
Tagged children, flash mob, happiness, heart, hope, inspiration, talent
In case you have a Facebook account, here are a few glimpses of our splendid little time over in the UK, a happy present for YOU on my birthday!
-(click on Jim’s nose to sail over to the album)-
Posted in art, birthday, freedom, friendship, fun, gadzooks!, happiness, heart, holiday, life, love, party, smile
Tagged Brigitte Saugstad, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Chelsham Road, Ed Saugstad, London, London Art Biennale 2015, Shudy Camps, William Blake
Oh boy, here we go again!
(click on YouTube, then in the wheel —Quality, HD— to see it in high definition)
(Ed’s version of the Christmas Song is available for free download here …)
(ctrl+click audio file)
(and Mousie Marvin’s Rainbow Christmas …)
(ctrl+click audio file)
Posted in Christmas, film, friendship, fun, gadzooks!, happiness, heart, holiday, hope, life, love, mouse, smile, well-being
Tagged Christmas, corny, Ed Saugstad, happiness, mousies, peace, smile, thousand tickle mousies, Vienna Woods
(click on the hole in John’s guitar)
Posted in fun, gadzooks!, life, music, people, smile
Tagged Beatle-ing around, fun, goofing around, smile, the Beatles, yesterday
What Happens When?
(On Silly Farm)
What happens when the clock strikes ten
And all the mice jump in the rice?
Mr. Cat comes out to play
And chases all those mice away.
What happens when the cow and hen
Watch TV at half passed three?
The farmer’s wife wakes quickly and
Brings a snack of bread and jam.
What happens when the horse named Glen
Drives the tractor like an actor?
Farmer John, in striped pyjama,
Films the scene with movie-camera.
What happens when the whole pig-pen
Is filled at eight with birthday cake?
Everyone will dance and play
And eat that yucky cake all day.
What happens when they all pretend
That dogs are cats and frogs are rats?
All of them will sing and laugh
And ride around on tall giraffes.
What happens when the lamb with pen,
Writes this poem and sends it home?
All the other lambs will shout,
“Silly farm! You should get out!”
~Sir Ed Word
Posted in creativity, fun, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, smile, well-being
Tagged drumming, Ed Saugstad, fun, Gerald Wirth, HandSonic, Ruslan Pashynskyi, Vienna Boys Choir
~CLICK on the tip of the broken drumstick to breakthrough to the next page~
Posted in freedom, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, random, smile, well-being
Tagged drumming, freedom, life, music, rhythm, smile
Some people draw-doodle to let out the unconscious creativity.
Posted in creativity, freedom, gadzooks!, inspiration, life, music, random, smile, Uncategorized, well-being
Tagged creativity, doodle, drum, music, Saugstad
Mama Mia — how time does fly! Sorry for the gap. I’ll be back with you shortly. Presently on the road.
(sent from a WIFI hotspot somewhere in the middle of England)
I couldn’t resist posting this video of a good friend over here in Vienna, recently sharing the experience of YOGA (inner connection) on TV with the studio audience, and thousands of people at home.
Try it, and see if you can also feel that ancient ‘cool breeze’ which is becoming familiar and life changing to millions in modern times.
… and here’s dear old Reinhold after sharing self-realization (yoga) with the Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah.
(ANYONE can give and receive this essential, natural inner-awakening!)
Self-realization in the Middle East
… and – while I’m at it – here are some friends (more sahaja yogis) with the newly re-elected President of Austria, last Sunday …
(HEY! There’s my sister-in-law, Eveline)
Posted in enlightenment, gadzooks!, joy, Kundalini, life, meditation, smile, spirituality, thoughtless awareness, Uncategorized, well-being, yoga
Tagged Austria, meditation, Sahaja Yoga, TV, yoga
Just popped in spontaneously and noticed that I haven’t posted anything since the 8th of December, 2009! Well, it
was a productively crazy end of a year, and an equally busy new beginning, but there can be no excuses. What was my New Year’s resolution again? Hmmmmm … oh, yeah: UNINTERRUPTED CREATIVE WRITING! So, we’ll be getting together again before my birthday on February 3 (send love) to get on with some more uplifting zanyality-versus-reality intro and outro spections! (promise!)