Posted by: Bruce | September 26, 2021

Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie 1981

Pressure; pushing down on me, pressing down on you…….

Word for today; Pressure – the influence or effect of someone or something

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

“Under Pressure”

Pressure: pushing down on me,
Pressing down on you, no man ask for.
Under pressure that burns a building down,
Splits a family in two,
Puts people on streets.

That’s OK.

That’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about.
Watching some good friends screaming,
“Let me out!”

Tomorrow gets me higher.
Pressure on people, people on streets.

OK.

Chippin’ around, kick my brains ’round the floor.
These are the days: it never rains but it pours.

People on streets.
People on streets.

It’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about.
Watching some good friends screaming,
“Let me out!”

Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, high!
Pressure on people, people on streets.

Turned away from it all like a blind man.
Sat on a fence, but it don’t work.
Keep coming up with love, but it’s so slashed and torn.

Why, why, why!?

Love, love, love, love, love.

Insanity laughs under pressure.
We’re breaking.

Can’t we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can’t we give love that one more chance?
Why can’t we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?

‘Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word,
And love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night,
And love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves.
This is our last dance.
This is our last dance.
This is ourselves.

Under pressure.
Under pressure.
Pressure

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Posted by: Bruce | September 2, 2021

Too Many Times – Mental As Anything, 1981

Here’s an old favourite, with lyrics that will always get the nod.

‘No matter what I do since we broke up….’

Words for today; I find it hard to sleep

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel – lyrics below

Lyrics

Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times

Too many times I’ve seen the sun come up
Through bloodshot eyes this week
No matter what I do since we broke up
I find it hard to sleep

The room is spinning from too many drinks
I’ve drunken by myself
I know that staying here and drinking beer
Is no good for my health

What is there left to do
But to drink and watch the view
I think that it might rain this afternoon

Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times

The doctor that I went to couldn’t do any good
He gave me pills for sleeping
I took more than I should, than I should

Too many times I’ve seen the sun come up
Through bloodshot eyes this week
No matter what I do since we broke up
I find it hard to sleep

What is there left to do
But to drink and watch the view
I think that it might rain this afternoon

Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times
Too many times, too many times

Songwriters: Andrew Smith
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: Musixmatch

The trouble with protests comes only from those looking for trouble.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-21/nsw-police-arrest-47-issue-260-penalties-anti-lockdown-protest-/100396384

Words for today: Covid-19 lockdown protests, Australia wide August 21, 2021

More to come; Same blog time, same blog channel – Lyrics below

I Fought the Law

The Crickets

Breakin rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and a good fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I left my baby and I feels so bad
I Guess my race is run
Shes the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbin people with a zip-gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I needed money ’cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I left my baby and I feel so bad
Guess my race is run
She’s the best girl that I’ve ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Songwriters: Sonny Curtis

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Data from: Musixmatch

Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you…

Words for today; Blue eyed soul

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel (Lyrics below)

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

The Righteous Brothers

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You’re trying hard not to show it (baby)
But baby, baby I know it…

You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone… gone… gone… woooooo…

Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now your’re starting to critisize little things I do
It makes me just feel like crying (baby)
‘Cause baby, somethin’ beautiful’s dyin’

You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone… gone… gone… wooooo…

Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do, yeah
We had a love… a love… a love you don’t find everyday
So don’t… don’t… don’t… don’t let it slip away

Baby (baby), baby (baby)
I beg you please(please…)please(please…)
I need your love (I need your love), I need your love (I need your love)
So bring it on back (So bring it on back), Bring it on back (so bring it on back)
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’

Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone… gone… gone
And I can’t go on
Woooo…
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone… gone…

Songwriters: Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Phil Spector

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Data from: Musixmatch

Well Mary, you requested some love songs from the 60’s and 70’s so if you read this you know I remembered.

I first heard this song when I was young and silly. By David and Jonathan (U.K.), it was released in 1967.

It was pretty popular in Australia but I didn’t take much notice of it until I was 17yrs. Then it became a favourite.

The song below is by The Congregation released in 1971 and I like this version a little more. Lyrics below.

Words for today; Now I’m old and silly

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

Softly Whispering I Love You

David & Jonathan

Softly whispering I love you
Echoes of your voice are calling still through my dreams
Softening the chill of the breeze
Through my window
I can see the moon glow
Painting silver shadows on a rose coloured land
A walk that we walked hand in hand
In a day of gold covered by the glow of new love

I can feel your warm face, ever close to my lips
And the scent of you invades the cool evening air
I can close my eyes and you’re there
In my arms still
And I know your soft kiss
Turning into music every beat of my heart
When I hold you close to my heart

And I hear your voice whispering I love you

I can feel your warm face, ever close to my lips
And the scent of you invades the cool evening air
I can close my eyes and you’re there
In my arms still
And I know your soft kiss
Is turning into music every beat of my heart
And I hold you close to my heart
And I hear your voice whispering I love you

I can feel your warm face, ever close to my lips
And the scent of you invades the cool evening air
I can close my eyes and you’re there
In my arms still
And I know your soft kiss
Is turning into music every beat of my heart
When I hold you close to my heart
And I hear your voice whispering I love you

Songwriters: Roger John Reginald Greenaway, Roger Frederick Cook

Data from Musixmatch

Posted by: Bruce | August 8, 2021

John Travolta – then, not so long ago and now.

Sydney KIngsford-Smith Airport 1980

In 1980 I was one of two personnel, at Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport, assigned at short notice, to escort John Travolta from International arrivals to the domestic terminal for a connecting flight.

It was a young John Travolta then (26) visiting on the heels of the movie Grease, in which he and Olivia Newton-John were the stars. He was apparently promoting the movie but rumoured to be pursuing Olivia for romantic reasons.

John Travolta – Grease the movie

He was low profile in Australia at that time although the movie Grease was a big hit here. There weren’t any fans at the International terminal and sadly, at the domestic terminal, no horde of gorgeous girls to keep under control.

There was however, as we left the VIP lounge for his flight, three girls, mid teens, who spotted him and asked for a photo op. A happy/sad moment.

I blogged about this meeting of John Travolta and the girls a while ago. The story is in contrast and a direct connection for me, to the next topic in this post.

Not so long ago – 2019

In 2019 John Travolta (having an accomplished career of not just acting but as a pilot and philanthropist with a serious bank account) flew into Adelaide, Australia to grace fans at the Supanova Comic Con and Gaming Convention.

In contrast to his arrival in Sydney 1980, he walked the tarmac with minders, looking every bit a character from the movie Pulp Fiction.

The only reason I kept this occasion in mind is that while at the Event, fans were charged $250 for a selfie with him or for $500.00, a signed professional photo with him. (The example in the link below doesn’t look very professional).

Considering his fame and wealth started with fans, I was pretty disappointed to read of this extraordinary charge.

Maybe he donates the money to a charity? That wouldn’t look so bad to me. Then again, maybe he contributes to the religion of Scientology. This thought followed easily.

John Travolta charges $500 for ONE signed photo at Adelaide’s Supanova | Daily Mail Online

Scientology and John Travolta.

Some time ago I watched some of the series Scientology and the Aftermath by Leah Remini.

The series made for some interesting viewing. Scientology’s main compound, called Gold Base in California, reveals an area holding about 50 buildings with high fences topped by blades and 24hr security patrols, motion detector and cameras. Passing traffic is photographed. Bit paranoid.

Scientology

John Travolta (Scientologist from 1975) and Tom Cruise (from 1990’s) are said to be two of the most powerful people in the organisation. I wonder, given the money charged to the everyday fans for a signed photo with John Travolta, whether he is one of the big money makers for the ‘church’. Another being Tom Cruise.

Security to keep the curious out, or the ordinary,everyday church members in? According to Remini, it’s to keep members in. Some pretty scary stuff in the series about those who break away from Scientology and the compound.

The Head of Scientology is David Miscavige and he is the author of some poor sci-fi like writing on the site for Scientology. Reading the rambling nonsense, I couldn’t help but think that the Supreme Being referred to by him, is in fact himself. It’s frightening how many adults actually believe, or want to believe, one persons imagination.

It sounds and reads like a cult. Indoctrination, promotion, strict rules and penalties enforced. Members live under surveillance and wonder which smiles are genuine, who can be trusted. Much like communism really. I bet the finances are shaped like a pyramid with the poor kept at the bottom and the elite on top. The Truman Show comes to mind here but with a wicked twist.

I’ve included a link below to the official Scientology site. I hope I’m not responsible for anyone signing up.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a52881/leah-remini-scientology-john-travolta-murder/

https://www.scientology.org/

Words for today; Time flies

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

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