Tag Archives: Music

Songs on Saturday ~ Say What You Want

climbing over walls at my age is not a good idea

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I sprained my ankle climbing over a sea wall.  I got it strapped up at the walk in centre, but I’ve been only sitting with my feet up listening to music and taking pain medication.  I like this song from Texas, I must have played it a dozen times, dozing, trying to sleep.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the beaches here are not as nice as that one

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Rio Bravo

they invented ‘hey you in the jail….’

Following this morning’s musical post from Paint Your Wagon, here’s a slightly atmospheric song from Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, from the John Wayne Movie Rio Bravo.  It has the not very catchy title of My Rifle, My Pony and Me.  Some dowgies and a campfire would be good.

Of course, Walter Brennan steals the scene as ‘Stumpy’.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

somebody should apologize for

‘Brokeback Mountain’

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Wand’rin Star

hitch your wagon to a star

Maybe the most unlikely singer ever to reach number one in the UK ‘hit parade’ ~ back in the days when we had such a thing.  Lee Marvin and a song from the movie musical ‘Paint your Wagon’.  But then who would ever have expected Dirty Harry to burst into song either?

And, then again, John Wayne started his film career as a singing cowboy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

a singer not a fighter

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Hurdy Gurdy Man

being a street busker is fun, until it isn’t

Following my earlier post today with a Monkees song from 1968, this from Donovan is actually one of the top tunes of that year, depending on which list you look at.

Donovan’s music and image was always a bit hippy and pot smoking for the people in my part of the world ~ until they went to university and became hippy, pot smoking students.

It’s a good song.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmy has his Californian hippy side

Songs on Saturday ~ Daydream Believer

believe in your dreams
because if you don’t nobody else will

I remember this Monkees song from nineteen-hundred-and-frozen-to-death, (actually 1968).  Back the it wasn’t ‘cool’ to like the Monkees, not when here in England we had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and Manfred Mann.  But I liked this back then, and I still like it now.

Besides, I like the message, because I do believe in my dreams.

Please listen with a smile.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

underneath all that is a very cool, hard core, Pontiac GTO

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Sail Away

the wind and the waves are always on the side of the navigator

The main reason I’ve posted this Chris Rea song is because I love the video.

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sails just need to open and the world is beautiful again.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Rod Stewart ~ Sailing

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Lovely Day

every day you have a friend is a lovely day

This lockdown tribute to Bill Withers is quite moving, especially as here in England we are suffering day 435 of government-imposed house arrest.

Every day I have a positive outlook on life is a lovely day.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pause for a while and enjoy the flowers

Music ~ Fine Young Cannibals

Sometimes, when you least expect it, good things happen

Not many good things have been happening for me recently, it lockdown day 430 here in England, the country is falling apart, and nobody trusts anyone anymore.  When will things get any better?

But I like this song and the video.

We used to call motor scooter riders, ‘Mods’ here.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I’m more of a sports car driver.

Songs on Saturday ~ Coldplay

grant me the strength to make it through today

Depending on who you are and what you’ve done in life, then ‘higher power’ may be a significant concept for you ~ or not.  In any event, I like this Coldplay track.  But then, I used to think that I was a very cool guy, living a really great life.

As if any truly self-confident guy would ever say anything like that, much less believe in it.

Please listen thoughtfully.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Aphrodite, a reflection of my chosen higher power, a goddess of my understanding

if you don’t know me by now

misunderstandings and rejections

Following on from this morning’s post Rejection in Relationships, I thought I’d let you listen to this song by Simply Red.  It says a lot about what it feels like to be rejected inside a relationship / marriage.  It hurts, a lot.

If you find yourself listening to this kind of song

then I’m guessing you’re not happy

and it’s time to move on

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

sometimes, it’s time to walk away

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