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David Bowie Rebel Rebel
David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI
Dido No Freedom
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'
Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky
Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor
Manfred Mann 5-4-3-2-1
Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv
Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream
Tom Petty - Greatest Hits, MCA
Stereophonics Indian Summer
(CD Single), Stylus Records, 1
The B-52s Roam
Cosmic Thing - The B52's, Reprise
Chris Isaak Live It Up
Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1
Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion
60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold
The Overtones Love Song
Higher, Warner Bros, 1
Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head
(CD Single), Parlophone
Four Tops It's The Same Old Song
The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown
The Jam Start!
Sound Affects, Polydor, 12
Madness Our House
Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI
Arlissa Sticks & Stones
(CD Single), London Records, 1
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca
The Osmonds Crazy Horses
The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor
Shocking Blue Venus
Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold
Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore
Cliff Richard - Private Collection, EMI
Josh Groban Brave
All That Echoes, Reprise, 1
Joss Stone A Taste Of Honey (Live)
Howard Jones New Song
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Parlophone
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay
Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television, 3
Edwyn Collins A Girl Like You
The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv
The Robert Cray Band A Memo
(CD Single), Provogue Records, 1
Pause for Thought
From Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain.
I know a lot of people really don’t like Valentine’s Day, not just because of the pressure to buy stuff that Sarah mentioned yesterday, but because they’re single for whatever reason, or maybe a long way away from their partner. I’m not really one to talk about romance, I’ve got a dreadful track record (!), and I remember when I was newly single with small kids it felt like everybody else was all loved up and I was the odd one out.
But you know, the original St Valentine had nothing to do with red roses in the first place! We don’t actually know very much about this chap called Valentine – in fact, there are at least 2 possible candidates from Roman times, but the most likely one was a bishop, who was executed for his Christian faith on the 14th February. The legend goes that while the Bishop was in prison he befriended the jailer’s daughter. On the night before he died he’s said to have sent her a message of thanks, and signed it ‘from your Valentine.’ That’s supposedly where the tradition of card sending came from.
Well, a central pillar of Valentine’s faith, one that I share, is that love is the bedrock of life. But unlike all the hearts and flowers and soppy sonnets that’ve grown up over the years, this is a kind of love that isn’t just about lovers. It’s something we can all put it into practice. It’s what ancient Greek philosophers would have called agape – a much wider kind of love that puts the well-being of another person above your own. It means you try to understand, help and find compassion for others, even people you think are pretty unloveable.
Not an easy one. But Lent started yesterday, and as I’m totally useless at giving things up, I’ve decided to take inspiration from the original St Valentine instead. I’m going to try to spread the love around a bit, and put someone else’s needs above my own at least once every day. And I’ll get extra points if they’re someone I normally find really difficult!
Whether or not there’s a romantic dinner on the cards for us tonight, our lives need not be without love. In fact, they can be awash with it! And if we apply the principles of friendship and selflessness to all our encounters, then even the romantic ones should go a bit better. Because in the end, it’s not one single relationship that defines us; rather it’s whether our lives are filled with quality relationships across the board.
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