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The New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
70's Number Ones Vol 2, Old Gold
The Black Crowes Hard To Handle
(CD Single), Def American
Kelly Clarkson Dark Side
(CD Single), RCA, 1
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John You're The One That I Want
Grease (Original Movie S/Track), Polydor
The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running
Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1
Madness My Girl
Madness - Complete Madness, Virgin, 2
Duran Duran Girls On Film
Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1
Stooshe Black Heart
(CD Single), Warner Bros, 1
Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
Shaking The Tree, Virgin
Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Nell Bryden Buildings And Treetops
(CD Single), 157 Records
Ben's Brother Stuttering (Kiss Me Again)
(CD Single), Relentless
The Mavericks Dance The Night Away
Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar
Soul Asylum Runaway Train
Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records
Paloma Faith When You're Gone
Fall To Grace, RCA, 8
The Motors Airport
Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia
The Motors Forget About You
Approved By The Motors, Virgin Records, 3
America A Horse With No Name
America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros
Josh Osho Redemption Days
(CD Single), Freedom
The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith
The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis
U2 With Or Without You
U2 - The Joshua Tree, Island
Big Country In A Big Country
Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI
Primal Scream Country Girl
(CD Single), Columbia
Canned Heat Going Up The Country
The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP
Blur Country House
The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin
Bruce Springsteen Rocky Ground
Wrecking Ball, Columbia, 9
Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me
(CD Single), Geffen, 1
Pause for Thought
With Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford.
A couple of days ago I had one of those conversations that leaves you confused - not about the content, but how the conversation itself ever happened in the first place.
I was having a chat with a woman in a shop and I remarked that I hoped we'd sort the Swedes out on Friday. She said the best way to deal with swedes is to chop them up, boil them, then roast them in the oven. At least, that's what I think she said. The problem was, I was talking about Euro 2012 and England's chances on Friday while she was thinking 'vegetables'.
This reminded me of when I was a kid in Liverpool. Two neighbours were having a chat one day about the ants. It was only when Mrs Green went into detail about how, when even Nippon failed, she resorted to pouring boiling water down their hole, that Mrs Howard twigged that she wasn't referring to the two spinster aunts she had been talking about. In Liverpool we didn't distinguish between 'ant' and 'aunt'.
I remember this every time I find myself not listening to what someone is actually saying and jump to conclusions about what I think they are saying. And this happens a lot - not just to me, but to all of us. What we hear is not always what is really being said.
Remember the disciples mishearing Jesus in Monty Python's Life of Brian? "Blessed are the cheese makers? Of course, he means producers of all dairy products..."
We do this with Jesus all the time - making him say what we want to hear him say, rather than what he actually said. We duck the hard stuff. We can confidently propagate the stuff about 'loving your neighbour' - even if we find it easier to say than to do - whilst quietly ignoring the embarrassing stuff like 'deny yourself, pick up that cross and come with me'.
What we hear isn't always what is being said. So, when I say I hope the Swedes get battered on Friday, you know what I mean.
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