Tag Archives: Music

Songs on Saturday ~ Jackie Wilson

love and music can change the world

Recently I’ve been pretty sick with this fucking terrible COVID-19 thing.  My symptoms were fairly mild, and I’ve pulled through fairly quickly.  One of the reasons I’ve recovered so fast is the support and love my friends have given me ~ that’s marvelous and it’s also helping now that I’m in lockdown.

This Jackie Wilson song is for them.

The Fred Astaire  / Ginger Rogers clip goes brilliantly.  And who ya gonna call…..?  (You have to remember Ghostbusters to get the connection.)

Please listen with my thanks.

~

jack collier

jack collier7@talktalk.net

and she did it all backwards

in tall heels

Songs on Sunday ~ 2002

meditation is not black magic, meditation is a relationship with yourself

For this Sunday some meditative music for you.  I have just discovered the band 2002, and they play some very cool tunes.  Try and breathe peacefully.

Meditation is sometimes difficult for me, but walking by the sea takes me to a very special place within my spirit.

Please listen responsibly.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

everyone needs love

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Hoagy Carmichael

nothing is more meaningful than surrendering to love

Some say that money makes the world go around.  Looking at the world’s financial markets crashing, and loved ones dying, I’d say that it’s love that makes the world keep on turning.

Thinking of the things she’s said and the tone of her voice when she said them, what man could not be in love.

Please listen with care and affection.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I’d walk a thousand miles of track

just to see her smile.

Songs on Sunday ~ Lisa Gerrard

Sunday clears away the debris from the rest of the week

Something tells me that I should be posting more spiritual and inspirational music on Sundays than I’ve been doing thus far.  Ergo, this seems to be quite spiritual to me.

Lisa Gerrard is the most famous Australian singer, musician, and composer I’ve never heard of ~ a musical polymath and Renaissance woman.  Perhaps it’s time I listened to more of her work, on vinyl.

Please listen with reverence.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

one man’s weed is another man’s wildflower

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Dire Straits

do what you have to do, until you can do what you want to do

Some people have recently been in dire straits, and some people like Dire Straits music.  I’m a guy who can say yes to both of those.

I’ve just bought myself a copy of The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler ~ Private Investigations, (on vinyl), and this is one of the tracks on that album.

Please listen with nostalgia.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

If you have money for nothing

don’t buy a record player

Songs on Saturday ~ Enya

trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky

A week ago today I had a mystical awakening to who I am, my place in the world, who I want to become, and something of the meaning of the interconnectedness of all things.  This track by Enya played a part in making me stronger, bolder, harder, wiser, caring, compassionate, more together, more grounded, more connected, and more capable of loving.

There is one vocal refrain, a leitmotif, Be Yourself.  That said so much to me when I was searching for my true identity.  Before a man can try to improve and be better, he must first of all learn how to be himself.

Please listen thoughtfully.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

every leaf is a memory

 

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

where you are right now is where you were meant to be

Earlier this week I treated myself to the Beatles album Sgt, Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, on vinyl of course.  This is a brand new pressing re-mastered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original release in May 1967.  There is something very atmospheric about recreating the days of one’s youth.

Obviously I would have like to have bought an original ‘first pressing,’ and there are a couple for sale; on Amazon yet!  But, even I’m not going to pay something like $750 for 12 inches of black vinyl that I would never have dared to play.  Ergo this new pressing is a great buy for me.

There are some fab, groovy tracks on this album ~ but I’ve chosen this one because right now it’s very meaningful for me.

Ringo wasn’t a great singer, but then he wasn’t really a great drummer either.

I wonder where I can buy a pair of loon pants?

Or an original Mini Cooper?

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Try not to go all 1960’s on me

 

Bond Themes

Bond.  James Bond.

The 25th Bond Film No Time To Die is out soon, with a theme song by Billie Eilish.  Nice song, great lyrics, cute singer, but Billie Eilish would never make the cut as a Bond Girl.  (Maybe that’s why there isn’t a great video to go with this theme.)

But there is only one true Bond theme.  This has been played sometime in every single Bond movie. (Don’t know why the Old Glory, there is nothing American about Bond films, Bond is a quintessential Englishman if ever there was one.)

Please listen without striking a pose.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

an Aston Martin features in more than half of all Bond Movies

Making Changes

change your beliefs and you change your world

My life has suddenly changed, except change doesn’t happen overnight, sometimes, overnight changes take years of hard work.

March the 1st is a good day to see that my life has changed.  Today is a good day to begin to be happy.  Today my life is sweet.

Please listen thoughtfully.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this is a little picture of a truly sweet life

 

 

Songs On Saturday ~ Orphans

we are never all alone, even when there’s nobody there

I’ve decided that I like Coldplay.  British bands are still the very best.

Please listen with gratitude.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

poor little lost  Marmaduke

somedays we both feel like orphans

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