Category Archives: Music

Songs on Saturday II ~ London Beat

senza una donna, e quanto è lontana, e sono senza unna donna

A very cool, tough, strong, grounded, together, harder, tougher, sensitive, wiser, self-confident, and self-aware guy doesn’t need a woman to make him happy.  Not much.

Not so long ago a woman almost broke me, physically, mentally, emotionally spiritually.  Luckily I’m over her now.  But not much

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

she hurt him with her lovely eyes

Songs on Saturday ~ Fleetwood Mac

even seven would not be too many…..

Seven wonders…..  why is it that most legendary, mystical, and magical things all come in sevens.  Except the three witches of course ~ maiden, mother, crone.

I remember this from the days of my youth, when Stevie Nicks was second only to Debbie Harry in young boy’s dreams.  And just who is Sara?

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

not all witches are unattractive

the cat is called Pyewacket ~ a minor demon

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Leo Sayer

he loved her against all reason, against all hope, against happiness

I remember when Leo Sayer used to sing wearing a Pierrot costume.  I thought that was pretty cool, at the time.  But have you ever been in love…..?

I know all there is to know about unrequited love.  It hurts.

Please listen with compassion.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the tears of a clown

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Vincent

starry starry night

This is a song from my past, by a great singer / songwriter.  He looks damn young here.

When in New York I always stayed at the Plaza, which is about a 10 minute walk from the Museum of Modern Art on West 53rd.  The picture looks better in real life than any mere impression can give.

Please listen with compassion.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a product of tortured genius

2020

Happy New Year

All the very best of health, wealth, and happiness to you and yours in 2020

From all here, Marmaduke and me.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

we’re both alone and lonely

Your Warm and Tender Love

I will not heal by going back to what broke me

This track is from Chris Rea ~ the album, the Road to Hell.  That’s where I’m going now.

And it’s no fault but my own.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

echoes of better days

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

my life is bleak, unhappiness is mine

Through no fault but my own the one good thing I had in my life is destroyed.

I am in the bleak mid-winter of sorrow today.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Bleak Mid-Winter in New Mexico

Christmas Fun ~ The Pretenders

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

For the first time since he died, this morning I had a fond memory of my father, from very long ago.  It seems that Christmas transcends time and distance.

This song is another memory from long ago, something that would be played in my car on the long drive north from London to a little pit village in County Durham.

Please listen thinking of those far away this Christmas.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

for the girl riding shotgun

who will be far away this Christmas

Christmas Fun ~ Crosby

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
but if the white runs out I’ll drink the red.

As old and as cynical as I am, this song, at this time of year, can still bring a tear to my eye.  It reminds me of Christmases past, and gives me hope for Christmases still to come.

Please listen joyously.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Snoopy always seems to have a white Christmas…..

Christmas Fun ~ Wham

we accept best the love we think we deserve

Christmas is a time for love, but sometimes love doesn’t run smoothly.  Even for the truest of true loves there are sometimes bumps in the road.

I’m going to be alone this Christmas, but there are still some people I love.

Don’t you just love the hair?

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

jealousy can end up costing you the one you love the most

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