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The Cars Drive
The Greatest Love (Various Artists), Telstar
a-ha Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
(CD Single), Rhino, 1
LeAnn Rimes Can't Fight The Moonlight
(CD Single), London/Curb Records
Del Shannon Runaway
60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold, 1
George Benson Give Me The Night
George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 1
Sandi Thom I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (Live)
Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar
The Best Of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy, Telstar, 10
Scouting for Girls Don't Want To Leave You
(CD Single), Epic, 1
James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)
Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor
Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
The Very Best Of Meatloaf, Virgin
Cee Lo Green Forget You
(CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1
Lynn Anderson Rose Garden
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky
Nik Kershaw I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 4
Jackie Wilson Reet Petite
That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI
Kylie Minogue Get Outta My Way
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv
Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
Pink Floyd, Harvest
Taylor Swift Mine
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia
Jackson 5 Can You Feel It
Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various, Parlophone
Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat
(CD Single), Polydor, 2
Natalie Imbruglia Torn
1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up
The Old Skool Reunion (Various Artis, Global Television
Pause for Thought
From Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon:
"At a conference in Germany recently one of the speakers said something that made me laugh. Apparently, the tramline in the town of Halle ends at a place called ‘Frohe Zukunft’, or in English, ‘Happy Future’.
I have no idea whether this was originally intended to be ironic – given that spending nearly half a century under the Soviet fist wasn’t likely to promise much of a future at all – or if it dates back to a time when the future did look bright.
But, what a great name for the end of a line. You can’t go any further, but all that lies ahead of you is a happy future. Fantastic.
Trouble is, though, that most of us are pretty cynical about promises like that. People who believe grand promises are usually disappointed in the end. Even Lottery winners frequently complain that something of themselves got lost under the weight of the newly-replete bank balance.
Now, we don’t have to get miserable about this – like the Bruce Cockburn track where he says 'Anything can happen... so it’s probably best not to get out of bed in the morning' (he was being ironic).
But, we do need to be realistic. After all, most of the world’s population doesn’t have time or space to think about being ‘happy’ – they’re too busy trying to keep themselves and their family alive and fed. Which suggests that the search for ‘happiness’ for its own sake is a bit of a luxury for people who can afford it.
One of the things that always attracted me to the person of Jesus of Nazareth was that he never seduced anyone into following him. Yes, he spoke of ‘fullness of life’ and what it means to be free to live life to the full. But, the only thing he really promised his followers was a cross. And the promise that you find life (and fulfilment) not in the accumulation of things, but in the letting go of things that distract us from what really matters in life.
It’s not an easy message in a consumer culture. So, maybe we just need to re-define what we hope for when we ask for a ‘happy future’."
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