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Tunes on Tuesday ~ Chris Rea

home isn’t always where the heart is

Back at home after a sunshine vacation.  All of which was good, except for the sick flight home.  I thought I was looking for the summer ~ seems the truth is, I was trying to fill an empty place in my heart.

Today, here in England it’s cold, wet, grey.  My friends are acting strangely.  I’ve been as sick as a dog for a week.

I’m beginning to wonder if coming home was such a good idea.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

time I found a way to fly away

 

The Road to Hell

Hell is empty, and all the devils are here

In my entire long and sometimes misspent life I have never seen such destruction and despair, incompetence and ineptitude, lies and chicanery, to match that which is surrounding the COVID-19 virus this weekend.  It’s a Sunday, but don’t even think about trying to go to church for holy service, because you can’t.  Stop complaining about civil liberties, because you don’t have any.  Give up on ever having a job again.  And forget it when it comes anyone actually running the nuts and bolts of your country, because they’re all ‘working from home’.

The whole world seems to be on the road to Hell, herded along by all the devils and demons who are supposed to be suffering in purgatory.  Instead we’re all learning the lesson of suffering here.

Wake up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

go to heaven for angels

take the road to hell for casual sex

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

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Driving Home for Christmas

the weather outside is frightful, but she is so delightful

I well remember those Christmas Eve drives north from my home near London to see family and friends in the cold North East of England.  Not fun at all in some of the cars I owned ~ a Triumph TR6 is not good in the snow.

These days, most younger people have no idea how to drive safely in really bad weather.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the Triumph TR6

too much power, not enough grip

 

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

on the beach

P1030480If I could, I would spend all of my time on the beach.  My local beach, or in Australia, California, Miami, Texas, or  the Windies…  just so long as there is the sea and the sky.  Lighthouses, a cool villa, and a gorgeous woman would be good too.  I would settle for a hut to sleep in.  To be honest, I can do without the guy playing the guitar. 

Chris Rea ~ On The Beach

please listen responsibly

On The Beach is also the title of a novel by Nevil Shute, which was turned into a chilling movie starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner.   (I think Ava Gardner has such a look of a dirty vamp about her.)

please watch responsibly

If your girl talks about the 2000  Armand Assante movie, it’s cool if you not only know about the earlier film, but also the book.

As for my beach.  It’s lonely, cold, and grey down by the sea today.

~

P1040574Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

you’re not just a number

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When men have a cold it’s like the biggest medical disaster ever inflicted on the human race.  Well, today I have a cold, and I’m feeling thoroughly miserable.  Autumn’s shadowy fingers are crowding around the garret, the sky is grey, and so is the sea.  All I want to do is sleep.  I don’t feel quite human, more like a number standing in line waiting for I don’t know quite what.

The hot California desert calls, and so does the open road, and neither of them are going to see me today.  Anyhow, there’s no way I’m alert enough to drive a Seven until this cold had gone.  When I’m well, do I drive down through France our head West?

Chris Rea ~ Auberge

This music video is as weird as I feel right now.  I may have a fever.  I have a fever, it’s 101.  Man-flu strikes again.

Please listen responsibly.

When driven with real bravery, a Lotus / Caterham 7 is the fastest point-to-point car you can get on English country roads.

~

Sarajackcollier7@talktalk.net

liebster-12

 

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