Category Archives: Music

Songs on Saturday ~ Babylon

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of Life.  ~  Samuel Johnson

The only people who know all of London drive black cabs.

I like this slightly melancholy track, it reminds me fondly of some people, places, and things.

Looking back in time; I’ve been blind, I’ve been jealous, I’ve been angry, I’ve been bitter, and I’ve been a fool ~ but the love I hold for you has never been in doubt.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

The bright lights of another Babylon

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer ~ the original weird Englishman.

But the show must go on.

 

Been to places where ‘show time’ was all that mattered.

Seems I’m there again.

jack collier

jackcollier@talktalk.net

it’s always a show for some people

Songs on Saturday ~ Annie Lennox

my whole life is cracked, and nobody can put me back together again

I live in an empty room with a teddy bear called Marmaduke, everyone else in my life I have loved has cut me down.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Love is like glass, the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the sea, a winter mirror

seen through a glass, darkly

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Blues Brothers

it’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, it’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses

Not only do I like the movie, I also like Ray Charles, and this song, and the street dancers.

Please listen and dance responsibly.

The Men in Black?  I’ve seen Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith do it better.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

if you hit Route 66 in Chicago

eventually you’ll end up here

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Why Do I Go To Extremes?

Whatever men attempt, they seem driven to overdo ~  Bernard Baruch

That’s certainly always been true for me.

Please listen responsibly.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Merry Christmas to Everyone

Marmaduke and I Wish You Very Merry Christmas

one with lots of love to share

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

a Christmas Rose for you

Christmas Eve

NORAD Tracks Santa’s Sleigh Tonight

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check out the official NORAD Santa Tracker

click on the link above

Despite the US Government shut-down, NORAD will still be tracking Santa’s Sleigh tonight ~ beginning at 07:00 GMT.

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brought to you by jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Santa has an around-the-world fighter escort

Christmas Songs

Chris Rea ~ Driving Home For Christmas

I’ve done that more times than I’d care to remember.

Please listen responsibly

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Chris Rea

Be charitable and loving when winter comes howling in.

Middlesbrough Man Chris Rea is a brilliant exponent of the slide guitar ~ athough I like him best because he likes great cars, including the iconic 7.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

don’t drive a 7 in winter

unless you’re very brave

Songs on Saturday ~ December 1st

At Christmas, love the giver more than the gift.

The First of December is the beginning of my personal Christmas Season ~ others may begin their own Christmas earlier, or if they follow older traditions will not begin to celebrate Yule until December 21st.  The end of Yuletide is January 1st, and here in England the traditional end of Christmas is 12th Night, which falls on January 5th.

Anyone with the spirit of Christmas / Yule in their heart will have their own seasonal traditions, one of mine is that my Christmas playlist comes into force today ~ my computerised music system really only plays festive songs between now and 12th night.

This is one of my favourite festive tunes ~ it reminds me that not everyone looks forward to Christmas.

Please listen with joy and compassion in your heart.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

snow in the high desert,

New Mexico

 

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