Tag Archives: Music

I’ve Been Thinking of Someone

women are to be adored, and perhaps understood

The weather in this little northern town has been pretty good today, for England in May that is.  Ergo I took a myself for a walk, and that turned into 11 miles of physical effort, mental introspection, and spiritual enlightenment.

While I was walking I thought of a woman I know.

I don’t know her as well as I would like.

This song is for her.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a man will never find the Goddess of the moon by searching for her

music from a friend

The past is over, nothing reminds me of you.

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I’m a guy.

I’m a bit older.

I’m very English.

My tastes are solid, maybe staid, and perhaps a bit inflexible.  Art, Cars, Clothes, Food, Music… I seem to be one of those guys who thinks he knows what he likes and is reluctant to try something new.

Sometimes the new is surprising and apposite.  As luck would have it, it just so happened that a friend sent me a couple of albums by a guy I’d never heard of; Ben Taylor.  I liked his dad.

A track has the lyrics;

She always wants what she can’t have

Life is so cruel

She’s always good when she’s so bad

What can’t she do?

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the killer line is;

She’s always thinking of someone, that’s how it goes…

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Story of my life.  All the women I have known always seem to be thinking of someone else.

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Sometimes, just once, I’d like to know someone who wasn’t always living in the past.  Who wanted to show me their colourful shoes, just because it’s me, and not because they really belong to someone else.

Letting yesterday affect today will only destroy the excitement of tomorrow.  ~  Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Sometimes, it’s more than I can take.  Life goes on regardless.  The best is yet to come.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

let me be your teddy bear

Lonely Little Bear

dscf0007Marmaduke and I are pals, but as you can tell from his recent pictures he misses his girl, so he’s thinking of joining a lonely hearts club.

He’s an affectionate and loving little bear.

He’s also a very handy teddy bear.

And, Marmaduke can cook.

He sings better than Presley, (at least Marmaduke thinks he sings better than Elvis Presley).

Please listen responsibly.

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dscf0044jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Forgotten Modern History

In December seventy years ago the French decided they would stay in Indochina.  This set off a chain of misery which did not end when the Americans were defeated by Vietnamese communists in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. French occupation of Vietnam ended with their defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954.  The Vietnamese Cambodian war then went on until 1991.

Billy Joel ~ We Didn’t Start The Fire

Please listen responsibly.

Perhaps we should all learn a little more forgotten history.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Don’t Worry Be Happy

Every motivational writer says that true happiness is a state of mind.

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed.

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute to the full, with joy, grace, and consideration for others.  Happiness is loving and being loved.

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So, don’t worry, just be happy.

Please listen responsibly.

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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.

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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.

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Sarajackcollier7@talktalk.net

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self-knowledge

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I owned a book,

and it had never been opened.

So all I knew of books was that there were words on the cover,

and some more words on the spine.

And then, one day,

I opened the book and started to read the words inside.

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Vincent  ~ Don McLean

Please listen responsibly

We can only go so far in making our life the way we would wish it to be.

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liebster-12poem and musing by jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Extremes of Behaviour

Why Do I Go To Extremes?

Most people like to know where they stand.  It’s part of human nature to want the people you know to be same person today that they were yesterday, and to be able to rely on them to be that very same person tomorrow.

In general your friends want to be able to depend on you.  Usually the people you come into contact with will become wary and suspicious if you suddenly turn into a crazy person, especially if you often become that crazy person.  This goes doubly if you’re male and the friend in question is a woman.

Call it mood swings if you like, but if there’s a sudden and expected change in the way you feel and behave, especially when you’re angry and unhappy, you’re going to hurt someone.  You will probably cause emotional distress to several people, they may never trust you again, they may become distant and feel threatened by you.  If it’s bad enough you may sadden, offend, upset, devastate, and cause anguish to someone you love, and they may just walk away from you.

I know, because I’ve been there.

If you want your relationships to thrive and survive in the urban jungle, then find the cause of your mood swings, and then find yourself the cure.  It may be hard, you may be crazy, but very few women are looking for a lunatic.

Billy Joel ~ I go to extremes

Please listen responsibly.

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Black Dogjackcollier7@talktalk.net

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The Urban Spaceman’s Guide To Survival

Today, a funny song and a serious lesson for all the real men out there.

There’s one thing about being successful with women the urban warrior must never forget ~ she is always right, and nine times out of ten you will be wrong, (in her eyes anyhow).  There is no mileage in arguing with your girl, even if you do have the craziest name in English Popular Music.

Please listen responsibly.

Humour doesn’t always translate across the sexes, what women find really funny men often don’t, and visa versa.

As an example of dual standards, a girl told me a joke yesterday, about the 5 things a woman looks for in the ideal man ~ who, of course doesn’t actually exist, so she gets 5 men instead.  It was even more sexist and less funny than this woman in the moon joke.  Guys, if she tells you an unfunny sexist joke that gets at you and all men, don’t even pretend to laugh.

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It’s always OK for a girl to tell sexist jokes that get at you and all other men, whereas it isn’t ever OK for a man to be misogynist.  A man should never tell jokes that make fun of women, it’s just not worth the cheap laugh.

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liebster-12These opinions are mine and mine alone

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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