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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

 

Lent 2021 ~ 17th February to 3rd of April

nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring

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Lent is a time for abstinence, for giving up something that’s important to you.  In my case I have given up on something that used to be important, and I will stay away from toxic relationships all through Lent and beyond.

The other two things I am giving up are alcohol and candy.  For one thing booze is definitely not good for me, and neither is too much sugar.  People who suddenly become sober tend to eat a lot of candy to make up for the sugar they’re not getting in booze.  I have been scoffing quite a lot of candy this year.

So the three things I am giving up for Lent, and beyond are:

  1. Dysfunctional and toxic relationships.
  2. Alcohol in all its forms.  (I have not had an alcoholic drink since Christmas 2020)
  3. Candy, chocolate, and what we English call sweets.

Instead of all that I am going to work hard at being fitter and healthier.

Please wish me luck.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

women who drink to excess are no longer a part of my life.

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

Happy Valentines Day

I hope you all have a wonderful day

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a red rose just for you

Songs on Saturday ~ Harry Connick Jr.

so many want to change the one they first fell for

I’ve been lost, I’ve been alone, I’ve despaired, and I’ve drank.  Now I know that there is someone out there for me, I never need to walk alone.  I know that when I find her I’ll care for her for who she is, not for who I want her to be.

I never need to walk alone, unless that’s what Fate decrees.

And Fate had better watch out.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

she’s not the one

she never was

 

Lazy Sunday Music

lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away

Quite suddenly I’ve some to believe that there are some songs an English Gentleman shouldn’t play of a Sunday afternoon, and some others that perfectly fit the Sabbath.  Ergo, this is the first of what is going to be a regular feature on this here blog.  Little Star by Madonna.  This is for a very close friend.

I don’t expect you to completely agree with me.

But then an Englishman never gives a hoot for another person’s opinions.

These days I’m more Californian, cosmopolitan, transatlantic, edgy, than died-in-the-wool, stuffy, staid English Gentleman

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and I have no plans to amputate my ear

Songs on Saturday ~ Rain

rain can be peaceful, restful, and spiritual

After the umbrella post this morning I wanted to post something about rain, and Singing In The Rain is just a little cliched.  This is different, peaceful, restful, and quite spiritual.  I hope you like it as much as I.

You know what, I find this nice for meditation.

Please listen calmly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

one thing we get in England is rain

Songs on Saturday ~ Umbrella

prayer is asking for rain, and faith is carrying an umbrella

Many thanks to Paula Light for the inspiration for this post.  https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/74951/posts/3126787418

Some say that am English Gentleman should always carry a tightly rolled umbrella.

And that sharing an umbrella with the one you love makes the sun shine on the rainiest of days.

All I know is that umbrellas are a damn nuisance on a crowded London street.

Please don’t do the hand jive to this cool song.

BTW I’m too sick to dance to this.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a market’s sunshades on Crete

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Doing It All For My Baby

love is the genesis of genius

OK, so I have a friend.  Even a reclusive writer, deep in solitary lockdown, is allowed to have a friend.  Especially if she’s very special, attractive, and sexy.  All writers need a muse, and maybe poets feel the need for a muse more than most.  Anyway, this Huey Lewis And The News tune is for her.  She likes ghosts, ghouls, and graveyards.

I like the video, even if it is too long.

Please try to keep moving your feet to the beat.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

it’s not every woman who has had a poetry anthology written for them

Monochrome Monday ~ White Christmas

some say that black Christmases matter too

Excuse my irreverence, but if I can have a black beach here, then I’m pretty certain I can get black snow here too.  It’s Bing Crosby, White Christmas, in black and white monochrome.

The song White Christmas has featured in innumerable movies, and over 100 million copies of this simple melody have been sold on various media since its first release in 1942.  Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin must have been chuffed to bits.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that beach is black

it’s made of pulverised coal

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