Category Archives: Film

Mister Cellophane

you can look right through me, pass right by me…..

This is a little sadder song than the Sammy Davis Jr. I posted earlier today, but perhaps this fits my mood better.  From the movie Chicago.

Please listen with a little charity.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

perhaps this is the way I feel today

shipwrecked and alone, counting the days

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

the bigger the storm, the brighter your rainbow

Face it, we’re all facing pretty big storm-clouds , and it doesn’t look as though they’re going to blow over any time soon.  So let’s all look for the silver lining, and hope that we find a rainbow shining through.  It’s either a nightmare, or a dream ~ you choose.

A change from Judy Garland, and I like this version of the classic song.

Please listen with a smile on your face.

With thanks to my friend Paula Light for the inspiration.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pretty lucky

 

Random Jottings ~ COVID-19

you can take social distancing a little bit too far

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save the world, stay at home and watch TV

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social distancing is just like being shipwrecked

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practice social distancing and don’t hoard toilet paper

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it’s sad when self-isolation is just like your normal life

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without utter solitude, working from home is impossible

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COVID-19 is a deadly virus, kill it stone dead with soap and water

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you’re more likely to die of a heart attack, in the bath, than you are to die from COVID-19

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between 60% and 90% of positive COVID-19 tests are false positives

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

when life is a shipwreck

sing campfire songs

Random Jottings ~ Friendship

a friend when you are in need, is a friend indeed

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friendship isn’t a test of endurance

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friendship is not a deal, it’s a state of being

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true friendship asks no questions and tells no lies

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if your lover isn’t your best friend, then it’s just casual sex

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a real friend is like a spring of cool clear water in the desert heat

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he isn’t your friend if he makes you feel like you’re always walking on eggshells

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your best friend is your starlight and your guide when you are lost in the darkness

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a friend will find you

no matter where you are

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Sinatra

people don’t go to New York to get a good night’s sleep

I’ve worked in London, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam…  But the very first time I went to Manhattan, got out of the town car on 5th, I knew that the City that Never Sleeps is something special.  New York is suffering and bleeding right now.  So this song is for her.

And, if you’ve never been to the Big Apple, do it before you see Paris and die.

Please listen and think of dancing at the top of the Flatiron Building.

And, I made it there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the movie reference

Bell, Book, and Candle

Songs on Saturday ~ Sugar Me

You catch more monkeys with sugar than with vinegar.

Following the Archies and Sugar, Sugar this morning, I thought I could repost Sugar Me from Lynsey De Paul.  This song takes me all the way back to my staid and honest younger days.  Sadly, I never did have a misspent youth ~ not even in swinging 70’s London.  Perhaps I am making up for it now.  Maybe.

Lynsey wrote this song for Peter Noone, and only recorded it herself at the urging of her then boyfriend Dudley Moore.  Back in the day Lynsey was very much part of the swinging London scene ~ minis and all.

With appreciation and thanks to Paula Light.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the all-conquering mini cooper

all most as much fun as a girl in a mini

Songs on Saturday ~ Sugar, Sugar

we all know sugar is bad for us ~ this is worse

Back here in good old Blighty, we never had the Archies cartoon series, but I well remember their song featuring on Top Of The Pops.  That was back in the day when the good old BBC made decent TV programmes.

I couldn’t bear to post their original video.  What the hell, maybe I can.  I like it better anyhow.

Please listen without wetting yourself.

With thanks to Paula Light.

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jack collier

jacklcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Joe Cool

Songs on Sunday ~ Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren

they wouldn’t be bangers if mash wasn’t involved

Sunday ~ and as I’m going to Turkey tomorrow, today I want some Proper British Fare for lunch.  And what could be more British than bangers and mash served with red onion gravy?

Perhaps the most unlikely vocal duo ever.

Please listen without getting hungry.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

sausage, potato, and green beans in foil

less British than bangers and mash

but more to American tastes

Tunes on Tuesday ~ The Italian Job

you’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off

Matt Monroe sings On Days Like These which was the main theme from the 1969 classic heist / chase movie, The Italian Job.  This song doesn’t really fit the movie, other than it’s a Lamborghini Miura on a fabulous mountain road.  I’ve driven the Great St. Bernard Pass, but in a Triumph TR6, not a V12 Italian Supercar.

Please listen thinking about vacations in the Italian Sunshine.

Or a Mini Cooper.

Or Sophia Loren.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Monochrome Monday ~ Film Noir

you just put your lips together and blow

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

he was a big hairy guy you said?

give me the facts ma’am

just the facts

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