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Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama
(CD Single), Parlophone
Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Doris Day Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia
A Flock of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Virgin, 6
Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts
The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong
Chris Isaak Live It Up
Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1
Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television
Shirley Bassey Goldfinger
Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television
Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI
Deacon Blue The Outsiders
(CD Single), Edsel, 6
Westlife You Raise Me Up
Greatest Hits, RCA, 11
Imelda May Big Bad Handsome Man
(CD Single), Universal Music Classics & Jazz, 1
Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?
Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary
The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom
(CD Single), Polydor
Queen Somebody To Love
A Day At The Races, Island, 6
Ed Sheeran Give Me Love
+ (Plus), Atlantic
Bryan Adams Run To You
Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury
The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man
Rolling Stones - Singles Collection, Abkco
The Script Six Degrees Of Separation
Pause for Thought
From Bishop Nick Baines
I've been on the road recently and you know what it's like when you spend hours on trains - you can only read so much and then your mind begins to wander. Randomly sometimes.
Well, I was coming back from Germany last Sunday and was reading a pile of stuff, all of which sort of suggested that the world was about to end. And then, somewhere in the murky depths of my memory, the line of a song poked up:
The world won't end in darkness, it'll end in family fun...
It was the Beautiful South some years ago in a snarly little song called 'One God'. But, you can understand the sentiment - the world's turned plastic!
At some point every generation thinks it might be the last. Relatively minor issues take on ultimate importance and we can't conceive of life continuing differently. Well, maybe it's time for a bit of perspective.
For example, when I was younger, and getting very excited about some issues, I learned to ask myself this question: in the context of the entire history of the entire universe, does this matter? Clearly, not everything did.
When I was a vicar in Leicestershire I used to baptise in a Norman font - which had been used for a thousand years - and we would drink Communion wine from a chalice that had been used for nearly 500 years. Through wars and Reformation and disasters and all the stuff of the world and so on. And guess what? Life carried on.
I am in London because the General Synod votes today on whether or not to allow women to be bishops. Some are saying that it will be a disaster if we do... and a disaster if we don't. But, whichever way it goes, it won't be the end of the world - whatever people say as they raise the emotional stakes. Wednesday will surely come; the sun will rise; we will still be here; life will carry on; and, hopefully, one day, the Beautiful South will cheer up and re-form to prove it.
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