Over the years I’ve found I need less and less sleep. Sometimes I don’t even get to bed and might nod off over my keyboard (hopefully not using it) and wake 2 hours later with a crick in my neck. Some nights I do go to bed but find my leg won’t stop itching so it’s a battle to stop me scritching. Oft times it’s the whirling of my mind that won’t let me sleep and sometimes on those occasions I try and break up my thoughts with music. The music chooses me not the other way round. On a Monday night I very often don’t get to sleep at all as I travel to another Country (an hour and a half on the bus with an escort) the bus is at 6.30 am then I sit in a cafe until my daughter arrives with the grandchildren on their way to school. I have chocolate for the kids and then wait for Yvonne to come back to join me for coffee. This may well be a whirling thoughts and worry night. I’ll share some of the most recent pieces of music. The first is one that got stuck like an ear worm for most of the night. Sarah Brightman was invited to sing this with Andrea Bocelli in Paris 1996. Unforgettable.
This next one is from a Scottish singer who’s led a varied life and who had to wait until 1978 for a big hit and here it is.
Now, strap yourselves in while I do a big U-turn all the way back to 1959. A group that were a big part of the do-wap sound . This one jumps uninvited into my mind in the hopes of a singalong, which I usually succumb to. I’m hated by cats and neighbours.
An Artiste from 1988 now. A man who performs in a number of genres but this is probably the only track I know. It’s catchy Steve Earle, Copperhead Road.
The last record is from 1969. I’m sort of cheating as it’s a follow up to one from last week. For some reason it didn’t do as well in the UK making just 28 (it did get to No2 in the Netherlands) but the group never made inroads into the American market. In 1970 they split up and Graham Bonnet went solo for a while before joining Rainbow then a variety of other groups. Great Voice.
Have a Fantastic Weekend If you meet someone who needs a Hug make sure you’re carrying a spare or two. Big rewards for small efforts.