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Songs on Saturday ~ Rain

some people feel the rain, others just get wet

England, this green and pleasant land, where it rains a lot.

Different from the parts of America, where it’s dusty and hot.

Clouds came floating unbidden into my life, not to carry the life-giving rain, but to hide the beautiful rainbow of love.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

singing in the rain is not my thing

I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Beer

he’s only ever been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror

You know what?  It turns out that beer is very bad for you.  Too much beer will make you bloated, fat, and stupid.  More beer than that will kill you.

How much is too much?  If you are who I think you are, then one beer is one too many for you.

Please drink responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a gentleman never drinks straight from the bottle or can

and real ladies don’t drink beer

Tunes on Tuesday ~ I’ll Find My Way Home

If you feel lost, it’s because the heart and mind are not in harmony.

I really need to find a way back home.

More importantly, I need to find a way back to myself.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

this is what my the prison inside my mind feels like

Tunes on Tuesday ~ The Question

I’m not looking for an answer, I’m looking for a miracle.

Since I wrote a post; Questions and Answers this morning, this tune has been running through my head.

It’s the Moody Blues.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this picture is about as Moody and Blue as I could find in my library

Food Glorious Food

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.  ~  Virginia Woolf

After my depressing piece about how practicing veganism is most likely very bad for you, something more upbeat about food.

I’m more the Artful Dodger type than any wimpy snowflake like Oliver.

Note the use of the English word ‘cadge‘ at the beginning of the song.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

slow cooked Scottish beef stew

Songs on Saturday ~ Piano Man

Booze is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I’m English, but I’ve spent time in bars in most of the major cities in Europe and the United States.  You know that you’re spreading it a little widely when you walk into a bar in say ~ New York, just off Madison Avenue, and the barman knows immediately that you drink a stirred vodka martini, or several.

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I’ve spent far too much time in bars exactly like the one in this song, except there was usually a slightly inebriated woman sitting at the bar trying to get picked up for casual sex.  Sad really.  And the piano man was never as good as Billy Joel.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I don’t pick up women in bars,

and I don’t have casual sex.

Songs on Saturday ~ Coldplay

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again.

This song says something important to me right now.

You cannot change anyone, unless they want to change.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

some men think that there’s more than one way to fix a woman

Songs on Saturday ~ Sugar Me

You catch more monkeys with sugar than with vinegar.

This song takes me all the way back to my staid and honest younger days.  Sadly, I never did have a misspent youth ~ not even in swinging 70’s London.

Lynsey wrote this song for Peter Noone, and only recorded it herself at the urging of her then boyfriend Dudley Moore.  Back in the day Lynsey was very much part of the swinging London scene ~ minis and all.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the all-conquering mini cooper

Tunes on Tuesday ~ The Great Escape

The past is for learning from and letting go.  You can’t revisit it.  It vanishes.  ~  Adele Parks

Englishmen pf a certain age all have a similar list of their 5 favourite films, and in particular the theme tunes that go with them.  This is in my top five.

Many times I’ve wanted to get on a 500cc Triumph and just escape.

All really great motorcycles are British Iron.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Steve McQueen always rode a Triumph

Songs on Saturday ~ Pink Floyd

There is not a second of my day that I don’t miss her

Going on vacation without her will not be unadulterated pleasure.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but it will be much better than being in England

 

 

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