Category Archives: Music

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Satisfaction

some things look better in black and white

While Californians were listening to drug culture bands like Jefferson Airplane, filmed in glorious Technicolor at Woodstock, we English were listening to bands like The Rolling Stones ~ here filmed in grainy monochrome in Ireland.  As a matter of fact we English thought everyone in California went around saying; ‘peace and love….’  If you said that here in the sixties you were likely to get smacked.

You decide which is better, The Stones or Jefferson Airplane.

Actually, I prefer The Beatles.

And we say ‘aeroplane…’

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

another 1960’s English icon

works Mini Cooper

Tunes on Tuesday ~ White Rabbit

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date

In the 60’s and 70s we English were not listening to Californian music, so I have never heard this track from Jefferson Airplane before.  Woodstock passed us by with barely a murmur  The reason I’m playing it now is that we English greet or friends with; ‘white rabbits’ on the first of the month, which was yesterday.  (Of course there has to be an R in the month.)

Convoluted I know, and on first hearing I’m not certain I like Californian surfer-dude bands anyhow.

But hey, I like Jefferson Starship, so I’m certain that Jefferson Airplane will grow on me, like a weed.

This track probably sounds better if you’re high.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

To we English California is still

Alice through the looking glass

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Michael Jackson

don’t stop ’til you get enough

I’ve been suffering with a terrible cold, or maybe the flu.  Totally out of it for a week.  Today I wanted some music that would cheer me up

I like this song and this video.

I hope that you like it too.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I’m sorry that I’ve bee out of it.

But I’ve been very unwell.

Tunes on Tuesday ~ top of the pops

hello guys and gals

Back when I was a kid there was a TV show called Top of the Pops.  You were nobody if you weren’t on there.  Noted pedophiles who were on TOTP include Jimmy Savile and Rolf Haris.  Liked one, didn’t like the other.

So from that era. Or a bit later.

Canned Heat.

I owned a mini.

I dated a girl who wore a mini and platforms.

she was older, and married.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

1275 A series

Songs on Saturday ~ YMCA

I am not certain that real men are;
supposed to read Cosmopolitan

This video is so camp, and the song was such a dance favourite back when I used to go dancing.  Like being able to play billiards, being able to follow along to this dance is the sign of a misspent youth.

Just because one likes the Village People doesn’t mean that you’re metrosexual.

But, FFS never tell anyone that you’re metrosexual.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

She would fit into a gay band

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Billy Preston

sometimes, praying is the best thing you can do

Right now, things are petty bad here in England.  A prayer can only help.

This is old fashioned soul music.

Words and music by George Harrison.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

lets hope this is the start of a new day

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Gloria Estefan

everyone should be able to do the conga

I like this track, and I like this dance.  What more is there to ask?

A touch of Latin Beat.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Fred and Ginger

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Blues Brothers

everybody needs somebody to love

I first came across the Blues Brothers on a family vacation to Florida, which included visits to the theme parks.  In Walt Disney World there was a street performance of Blues Brothers music, nerdy but great.  I’ve liked the disreputable due ever since.

A black suit can look cool, but only if it’s clean and pressed.

Once in my lifetime I will perform that at a Karaoke pub.

Before you mock try following the dance moves.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Travolta Strut

strut your stuff down main street

Another part of my morning routine, learning the ultra cool swaggering walk, aka the Travolta Strut.  I have this nailed, lots better than some Zebra.

You can tell by the way I use my walk that I’m a woman’s man.

Stayin’ alive ~ more than only just.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

don’t try that walk if you’re a woman

it will make you look like a hooker

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Elvis

elvis is in the building

In my fitness and fun programme I’m teaching myself to shuffle dance.  It’s a lot harder than young and fit women make it look.  I’m also learning a very cool moon-walk.  The Travolta strut I can do better than Travolta.

I believe that my latest flame is a great dancer

Tonight we’re gonna make it happen.

After this lockdown is over.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

she may need to lose a few pounds

 

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