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Songs on Saturday

Bond, James Bond

There is a new Bond Movie out soon, with a new theme song.  There is only one Bond theme, maybe it’s not this from Billie Elish.

The name is Bond, James Bond.  She is good, but no vodka martini.

Please listen like an Englishman.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

not a Walther PPK

but that was just for show

do u wanna be a writer?

you can write about everything in life, if you have the courage

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.  ~  Sylvia Plath.

The Beatles, probably the best band in the history of the world.

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Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.  ~  Virginia Woolf.

Please listen with enthusiasm.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass;

Anton Chekhov

Love Songs ~ Out Of The Blue

I HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD THAT THIS SONG IS UNAVAILABLE IN THE USA
(THAT SUCKS)
a friend knows the songs you keep in your heart

A bolt out of the blue, the flash of lightning inspiration that strikes without warning.

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Another album I bought knowing nothing about the singer, or what her music sounded like.  Some things are truly serendipitous, they come at you out of the blue. 

Synchronicity ~ I have walked on that beach.

Please listen with love in your heart.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

every gift from a real friend is a wish for your true happiness

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Diamonds

better a diamond with a flaw than a rock without

There are some groups of people I just have no time for, dislike intensely, and don’t ever want to have anything to do with at all.  These groups include; cyclists, economists, loud drunks, people who think they drive well but should never have been allowed on the road at all, dog owners, graffiti ‘artists’, litterers, politicians, rap ‘artists’, vandals, and the fools who believe that all persons are created equal.

Not everyone in those groups is a horrible person ~ if you look hard enough you can always find a diamond among the dust.

 

Actually, one of my very best friends loves her dogs, and another is a cleric.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

not all bicyclists are unattractive

Songs on Sunday ~ The Windmills of your Mind

‘What a funny, dirty little mind!’

I have a friend who says that she has never seen the movie The Thomas Crown Affair.  The 1968 film with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway was so incredibly cool and laden with style that everyone who wants to be voguish should see it.  It has one of the strangest theme songs of all time; The Windmills of Your Mind ~ sort of sung by Noel Harrison.

There was a 1999 remake starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

This song has to be in my top 100, if I ever get around to having a top 100.

Please listen without wanting to become a glider pilot, or drive a beach buggy on a beach.  Watch the movie without wanting to become a thief.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just a surreal picture

a bit like the movie

So, who do you want to be tomorrow?

Songs on Saturday~ Oceans Apart

true love is as boundless and free as the ocean

Richard Marx, from the album Repeat Offender, which I bought in 1989 ~ jeez…..

This seems to have been written for my current romantic situation.  In fact RM wrote this for his wife to be Cynthia, when they were really separated by oceanic distances.  Allegedly this song was churned out in 20 minutes.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the ocean isn’t always peaceful

An Englishman in New York

if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere

Back in the day I spent a lot of time in New York.  Why?  It’s where the money is.

Some say you haven’t lived until you’ve died in New York.  And that somewhere between living and dreaming there lies New York.  All I know is that New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it certainly sleeps around.

Please listen with care ~ The Big Apple can be dangerous to the unwary.

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some sights you just have to see

to get around New York, rent a limousine

The Chairman of the Board

Basically I’m for anything that gets you though the night
be it prayer, a woman, or a bottle of Jack Daniels

Yesterday I spoiled myself by buying a Sinatra double album.  A very close and very special friend then talked with me about Old Blue Eyes songs, that she doesn’t play them so often ~ this is for her, and for every woman I’ve ever loved and lost .

Maybe liking The Chairman of the Board’s music is a guy thing, but we play Sinatra at the best of times and the worst of times.  When you’ve just got a great job, when you’ve just lost your job, when you have just dated a fabulous woman and danced with her, when you’ve seen your woman kiss another man. This next song is the most passionate waltz there is, I know a woman I’d like to waltz with, at midnight, at the top of the Flat Iron Building, with this playing for us.

Sinatra live plays with the lyrics and the timing ~ hell he can talk through a song and make it sound great.  You know Sinatra only ever did one take of every track he ever recorded.

Please listen with respect.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Black vinyl is so uplifting and relaxing

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Sussudio

a woman you think about a lot, but who seems to be utterly unavailable

Phil Collins; drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, one time member of the iconic rock band Genesis.  Reminds me a lot of Bill Murray, except I don’t think he can sing.

I have this on vinyl, the album No Jacket Required.  It sounds more than a tad better than this digital version, although I think the video is cool.  Over the years I have ‘enjoyed’ that kind of strange distant relationship with an unobtainable woman.  It’s not quite as painful as some might believe.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

mysterious, alluring, unobtainable

Songs on Saturday ~ 3 Doors Down

my tastes in music are simple, I only like the best

This band was recommended to me by a friend.  Thank you for that.

Some say that I have a catholic and eclectic taste in music, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m going to like the kind of music that others like.  I’m not certain about this band, but I suppose 3 Doors Down might grow on me, given tolerance and time.  They probably sound much better on vinyl.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

maybe they should have kept the door firmly shut

 

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