Music Played16 items
Bananarama Robert De Niro's Waiting
Amy Macdonald Pride
Life In A Beautiful Light, Mercury, 2
Deacon Blue Chocolate Girl
Deacon Blue - Raintown, CBS
Ben E. King Stand By Me
Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television
The Killers Runaways
Battle Born, Mercury, 1
Fat Larry's Band Zoom
The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin
George Michael White Light
(CD Single), Aegean, 1
Pause For Thought
The Dave Clark Five Everybody Get Together
Glad All Over Again, EMI
Blur Under The Westway
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen
That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI
The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television
Noisettes That Girl
Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing
Hot Chocolate, EMI, 16
Happy Birthday song of Jenny Kemp
Scott McKenzie San Francisco
Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television
(CD Single), Sony, 1
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: REV’D STEVE CHALKE
Arts festivals, beer festivals, folk festivals, literary festivals, comedy festivals, film festivals, music festivals, food festivals. Bank holiday weekend is festival time!
The word ‘festival’ comes from the same root as the word ‘feast’ – in fact historically the two words meant exactly the same thing.
Chatting with the owner of my local Greek restaurant, I asked what the difference was between a meal and a feast. ‘People’ he replied. ‘The essential ingredient of a good meal is meat!’ He was, of course, assuming that I wasn’t a vegetarian. ‘On the other hand’, he said, ‘the essential ingredient of a good feast is community.” It was a great answer. And just like a feast, a festival is a celebration of a community’s life together.
The principle of community or interdependency is even built into the very nature of the universe.
The tree needs the soil.
The soil needs the rain.
The rain needs the cloud.
The cloud needs the air.
The air needs the tree.
And this same interdependency is just as vital to humanity. The way I see it, it’s impossible to be fully human without being with, and committed to, others. We need both to know and to be known.
The mystery of the universe is such that even our very formation requires the active participation of others. No life comes into being in isolation. Each one of us is the product of community and from the very beginning our lives are inseparably bound up with others.
Jesus once distilled all his teaching down to this basic principle: ‘Love God. Love others. Love them the way you love yourself. That’s all.’ This, he said was what true religion is really all about. In fact, it’s at the heart of what our lives should be all about.
So, this weekend, if you can, enjoy a good feast or festival and remember the words of my Greek friend – ‘the essential ingredient of a good meal is meat! The essential ingredient of a good feast is community.’
VANESSA'S WORD OF THE DAY
The second word this week was 'juxtaposition' - an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.