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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.

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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

 

 

Murder of Crows

And the crow called the raven black

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And he was far too certain of himself.

Some say that only a geordie boy is a real man.  And that whoever wants to relax in the south is a wanker.  All I know is that it gets cold in the sunshine here.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

where the crow commands the captive must obey

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Bruno Mars

A strong woman builds her own world, for she is amazing.

This is a cool song from a cool-looking young guy.

The lyrics remind me of a woman I know.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a very amazingly undressed woman

they’re coloured mirrors

Songs on Saturday ~ Icelandic

In Iceland, there are rocks, glaciers, inedible food, and weird music.

Of Monsters and Men ~ Little Talks.

(Stop the playback after this song, else get the whole album.)

It seems that I have developed a taste for weird music videos.

This isn’t as weird as some I’ve viewed, but it’s out there.

Iceland is the strangest of places, that’s reflected here.

Please listen responsibly, don’t be a real weirdo.

But then, just don’t listen to a word I say.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

steam punk airships are weird too

Songs on Saturday ~ Joe Cocker

I wish I had done everything on Earth with you.  ~  F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sadly, I haven’t seen the movie, nine-and-a-half-weeks.  This super sexy striptease scene and song was introduced to me by a very close friend.  She warned me about playing when I was alone, late at night.  Kim Basinger is pretty hot, and this video is pretty damn sexy.

Joe Cocker has such a great, hard, masculine voice.

Please listen and play responsibly.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Kim Basinger again,

maybe after the striptease

 

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