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Author: Glenn

2 Years of Songs: No 21 – “​Perfect Heaven Space”

“Perfect Heaven Space” The Boy With No Name, Travis “Perfect Heaven Space,” another track from Travis, came along in the same way as the others – discovered during the last year’s free trial of Apple Music. I really like the piano arrangement and the sentiment of the song. In my perfect heaven space there’s a picture of you. To think of all the time I’ve wasted not looking at you. I can find no official video, so this YouTube video will do. It’s a mysterious song – I’m not sure what it’s about. But it’s lovely to hear unexpectedly mid-playlist – which it has many times over the past 6 months or...

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Closer At Boomerang

I’m sat in Boomerang in Melksham watching my girls enjoy a party… on comes the song “Closer”, one of my songs of the last 2 years. A lovely coincidence. I have happy memories of Boomerang. Today is no exception. The children are having a wonderful time. Seeing them enjoy themselves so much makes me feel a little better...

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2 Years of Songs: No 20 – “​Be My Downfall”

“Be My Downfall”Change Everything, Del Amitri This song doesn’t just encapsulate a lot of the last 2 years of my life, it also has been there – like many Dels songs – every day since 1992. A great track from an excellent album, Change Everything. It’s a staple of my playlists. And, of course, lyrically it seems pertinent. This live version is incredible, especially the way Justin Currie weaves in an entirely different song – “Drowned On Dry Land” – into the middle of it....

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The Future’s Not Set

I stole a line from Terminator 2 for the title of this post because it’s apt – I’m writing about the future. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. But the truth is that no amount of thinking can change what’s going to come. Only action can do that – and even then only to a degree. I really don’t know where my life is headed, or in which direction fate will take me. I guess I should remember another part from that Terminator 2 quote: “There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves.” That’s true in...

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Being Kind

Today I have been reacquainting myself with Nanny Moore’s Law. Even if I don’t feel good inside there’s no reason not to be kind to others. So, that’s what I’ve been doing today – trying to follow Nan’s wisdom. She’s another woman I miss. RIP Nan. And thank you for helping me to come to my senses, even from beyond the grave. Photo by...

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Whitehall Revisited and A New Song

This afternoon I went to Whitehall garden centre. I wanted to have a look at the toy section because they often have unusual toys there and I wanted something for my eldest daughter, Grace, who turns 8 next week. I also was looking for a couple of items for the garden that I had seen on sale last year. I have to admit that it was strange going there. I’ve not been to Whitehall since November 2015 – a visit which holds sad memories for me. But it is a lovely place to visit on a beautiful day. I...

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De-stressing

It’s been an interesting day. Good, but stressful in parts. This is when I’m happy that I have the gym to go to. I will push myself to the limit to work off some of my stress and frustration. An hour where I’m not thinking, just in the zone. So. Tonight. 7pm. Gym, I’m coming to get you.Photo by...

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Sleep, interrupted

I had a strange night. Before bed I made the mistake of reading some things I shouldn’t have. Words from the past. They really jolted my system. They wound me up, and by the time I switched off the light I knew I’d struggle to sleep. And I did struggle. Long time to drift off, and many times waking up. Although I did eventually sleep for long enough to dream at one stage – not nice dreams. Horrible dreams. The things I read really got to me. A real eye opener. Made me realise what an idiot I was...

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2 Years of Songs: No 19 – “​Somebody That I Used To Know”

“​Somebody That I Used To Know” Making Mirrors, Gotye (ft. Kimbra) Utterly addictive song, for me at least. One I can listen to over and over. Great tune and lyrics. Love the interplay, lyrically, between the man and woman. I can identify with both sides. A friend of mine shared this tune on their Facebook page back in about September 2015. I already knew the song, but seeing the video reminded me of how good it is. Over the Christmas period, 2015, I listened to this...

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2 Years of Songs: No 18 – “​Flaws”

“Flaws”III, Take That​A great track, made even better when I watched it live at the O2 back in June. The arrangement that night was excellent and, for me, was the standout moment of the show. Here it is: The recording of this performance isn’t the best – it came across as much better than this in the venue. Great lyrics, lovely song. Relevant to me and my life – particularly the last 2 years – in so many...

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