Tunes on Tuesday ~ I’m the Urban Spaceman

in the 449 days I’ve been in lockdown
I could have taken a rocket ship to Mars

There can’t have been many bands with a name as stupid as the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, (if you can think of one then please let me know).  But I like this song, and right now I quite feel like I don’t exist.

At least Ground Control in the USA is still listening to this Englishman.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the good old Saturn V

often copied but never bettered

 

 

Words I Suddenly Dislike

some words should never have been invented

Awe-Inspiringly,  Awefulize, Awesome,  Bigsie,  Cancel Cultire,  Contact-Tracing,  Contactless,  COVID-19,  Denialism,  E-Scooter,  Fantoosh,  Franger,  Influencer,  Lockdown,  LOL,  MacGyver,  Meghan Markle,  Mentionitis,  Misgendering,  ROLF,  Sad Fishing,  Segway,  Shero,  Social Distancing,  Truthiness,  WFH, WIP, WTF,  Woke,  Zoodle

I have no idea what some of the above mean, and honestly, I don’t really want to know

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I don’t know what that means either

Monochrome Monday ~ Dystopia

are we doomed to live in the dystopian dictatorship forever?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

international travel is banned

our borders are closed

Scenes on Sunday ~ Vacations

it’s much better to travel hopefully
than it is to stay at home imprisoned in lockdown

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

on vacation I like to rent a convertible mustang

Songs on Saturday ~ Say What You Want

climbing over walls at my age is not a good idea

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I sprained my ankle climbing over a sea wall.  I got it strapped up at the walk in centre, but I’ve been only sitting with my feet up listening to music and taking pain medication.  I like this song from Texas, I must have played it a dozen times, dozing, trying to sleep.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the beaches here are not as nice as that one

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Rio Bravo

they invented ‘hey you in the jail….’

Following this morning’s musical post from Paint Your Wagon, here’s a slightly atmospheric song from Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, from the John Wayne Movie Rio Bravo.  It has the not very catchy title of My Rifle, My Pony and Me.  Some dowgies and a campfire would be good.

Of course, Walter Brennan steals the scene as ‘Stumpy’.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

somebody should apologize for

‘Brokeback Mountain’

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Wand’rin Star

hitch your wagon to a star

Maybe the most unlikely singer ever to reach number one in the UK ‘hit parade’ ~ back in the days when we had such a thing.  Lee Marvin and a song from the movie musical ‘Paint your Wagon’.  But then who would ever have expected Dirty Harry to burst into song either?

And, then again, John Wayne started his film career as a singing cowboy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

a singer not a fighter

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Hollywood

in Hollywood the sun shines day and night

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

That’s a BIG gorilla

Monochrome Monday ~ My Home Town

a grey north eastern seaside town, but it’s home

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

digging in the mud

Scenes on Sunday ~ that’s not a car

less polluting than any electric car

I bought myself a car

or is it a shopping cart?

very different from the last car I owned

or truck

and it will do 60 mpg

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I also owned a TR6

among many other vehicles 

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