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Tunes on Tuesday ~ Dire Straits

hot sexy older women love fast sexy older cars

Maybe a lesser known Dire Straits track, but powerfully evocative of a ‘who gives a fuck’ crazy lifestyle.

For me, Heavy Fuel is diesel, but I don’t think this song is really about trucks., big rigs, 18 wheelers, call them what you will.  Or boats either.  This song is about booze, drugs, and girls.

Please listen without breaking the speed limit.

And I would never, ever drive a Porsche.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

sexy women have always loved a hot car

 

 

Songs on Saturday ~ R.E.M.

I’m so in love with you

This is for a friend of mine ~ someone I care about very deeply, especially now, when everybody hurts.  Including me.

Please listen with love.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I would rather be here, with a close friend

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Texas

there are wide open spaces, and then there’s Texas

Maybe I haven’t seen much of the lone star state, but then it’s bigger than most countries.

I don’t think they do English  there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

big wide open spaces

Songs on Saturday ~ Lighthouse Family

no matter how badly your heart is broken,
the world doesn’t stop for your grief

Unlucky are they who have never suffered a broken heart, for only those who have had their life torn asunder by faithless love can know what true love really means.

I guess every one reading this has known a broken heart.  I guess everyone reading this knows that it will get better, in time, eventually……  But a broken heart can never really be put back together again, not completely…..

I hope we have all found that very special person who can help us to mend our broken heart.

Please listen reflectively.

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Storm wave

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

hope for a guiding light, a safe harbour, and a solid foundation for the love you feel

Songs on Saturday ~ Gerry Rafferty

when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

The very first time I heard this song I was staying in an hotel on Baker Street, which runs from North to South right through the heart of London.  For a naive North of England boy it was a very strange place.  The allyways and byways just off Baker Street are even stranger.  (Writing this brought back some very peculiar interpersonal relationship memories of that time.)

Back then 221B Baker Street was part of the offices of the Pearl Life Assurance Company, now it’s kind of a kitsch Sherlock Holmes store.

Please listen thinking about the bright lights, and not the damp Victorian London smog.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Holmes never did catch Springheeled Jack

Songs on Saturday ~ Lovely Day

any day I’m still alive is a Lovely Day to me

The worst thing about some illnesses is that you can recover and then have a relapse.  That’s what happened to me.  Right now I’m recovering again, but it’s all a long struggle with weakness, weariness, and confusion.  I hope you are well.

Never mind, I’m getting better now, and today is going to be a lovely day.

Please listen in good health and happiness.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this was a lovely day

Unspoken Love

how can I tell her that I love her?

The world goes around and around, time passes, people come into my life and then disappear.  And now there is someone, a Lady, maybe.

They say that faint heart never won fair lady.

Please listen with hope

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

now is not the right time for a bottle of red

Songs on Saturday ~ A Whiter Shade of Pale

white is not an absence of colour, white is all the colours

Obviously, most of us like the Procul Harum version of this song, but I find this Annie Lennox cover quite intriguing.  Maybe it’s just the video I like.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that’s white light deconstructed

We’ll Meet Again

and there’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover

During WWII the Germans had the overtly sexual Marlene Dietrich singing Lili Marlene, which was the unofficial anthem of the Afrika Korps.  We had the wholesome Forces Sweetheart, Vera Lynn.  Kind of says a lot about out differing national characteristics.

Dame Vera Lynn is now 103, and she is still almost as big an inspiration to Englishmen of a certain age as is the Queen.

Please listen with respect.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

after a girl has pushed an ambulance up a sand dune, she deserves a cold beer

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Message In A Bottle

I’ll send an S.O.S. to the world

Alone, trapped, scared of being alone, at least I can walk on the beach.

If you too are trapped, write to me, put your message in a bottle, chuck your message to me into the sea, or a river, or a stream ~ the Cosmos will see that it’s delivered.

Please listen without despair.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just don’t empty your bottle too quickly

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