Tag Archives: Music

Songs on Saturday ~ Against the Wind

birds fly highest against the wind, not with it

There is a part of me that yearns for the better art of my youth ~ not that I ever owned a hog, or a switchblade, or a studded leather jacket.  I was a little too prudish for that.  For a while I rode a 400 x 4 to work, bought and sold cars that I shouldn’t have touched with a barge pole, and knew an older woman called Janet who owned a Bonneville T120.  (MBL (Married but looking.))  And BTW, if I go over the Rockies it will not be on a bike.

Please listen with skepticism, or maybe cynicism.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

surprising ride for a married older woman

 

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Harry Chapin

you’ve never seen dark until you’ve seen dark in a coal mine

I come from a blue-collar, coal-mining, working-class background.  My father worked down the pit.  When I was old enough I got just as far away from that as I possibly could, and I never wanted to go back there.  Hence, apart from this song I never wanted to go to Scranton Pennsylvania, the centre of what was an anthracite mining area.  I think this is funny.

Scranton is on my bucket list ~ now that all the coal mines are closed.  I suppose it doesn’t stink of mashed bananas any more.

Please listen with a GSOH.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

quite the old truck wreck

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Cher

she may be a lady but she’s reached an age when any fucking thing goes

Sometimes a guy just has to play something really stupid and a little bit raunchy, (actually quite a lot raunchy).  This a comeback track from 1960’s to ageless pop / rock icon Cher.   Interesting stage costume she’s almost wearing to go with her 80’s big hair.

Anyhow it’s nice to see one of the last of the battleships, in this case the USS Missouri.  Another reason for choosing this video is that I have a soft spot for Missouri.

Please listen without becoming over-excited.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and finally, some solemnity

Songs on Saturday ~ Lindisfarne

the more violent the storm, the quicker it passes

Last night I dreamed of this song from the days of my youth.  I’ve chosen it for today because meeting someone on the corner, just as it’s getting dark, is just about the only way on can get to be with a close friend.  Lockdown has a lot to answer for.

The acoustic guitar player has just about the coolest facial hair ever, if you like that kind of thing.  Reminds me of a certain muppet.

Please listen with a smile.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Lindisfarne is a magical place

one day I will take you there

Music ~ Johnny Nash

the singer and songwriter Johnny Nash has just passed away, aged 80

His song; I Can See Clearly Now was one of the first to bring a taste of Jamaican Reggae to wider audiences around the world.

This song has always called to me.

Please listen with respect.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

R.I.P Johnny Nash

1940 to 2020

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Rod Stewart

when you’re really hurting a Mowtown Song can sometimes help a little

I like this track, but I’ve never seen this video before.  I think it’s cool and fun.  I hope you do to.

Something about this music resonates with the big-city-dweller in me.

Please listen carefully.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I’ve always liked the flatiron building

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Sting

when you have really fucked things up, then it’s time to make amends

Perhaps this tune will go someway to making up for my really making a mess of things over the last few days.

I hope you like it.

Please listen to the lyrics.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

It would be nice to take my friend down to a beach and draw a heart in the sand for her

Tunes on Tuesday ~Stevie Wonder

This is one of my favourite songs of all time, and it is for a very special friend of mine.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talkltalk.net

 

 

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Roger Daltry

gave it my all, worked hard and failed, giving it all away

Roger Daltry is best known for being the lead singer of The Who, but he did cut some solo tracks.  This one perfectly describes my mood this morning.

I’ve been cheated, used, abused, lied to and deceived.  But you know what?  It’s better to lose in love than never love at all.

Please listen with understanding.

I used to look a lot like that boy.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

it wasn’t an easy life

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Rod Stewart

even the thought of her made his heart beat faster

This isn’t a classic Rod Stewart song from the old days, back when I used to go out partying, but it’s damn good, and I like it.  (Actually, I never went out partying, I just made that up.)

Perhaps this will bring back tender memories for some of you.  I hope so.

This is for a woman I like, admire, and respect.

Please listen to the lyrics.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the kind of car a woman like that should own

Jaguar V12 E-Type

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