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Van Halen Jump
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia
Boyzone Light Up The Night
BZ20, Rhino, 001
Frank Wilson Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia
The Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley
Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin
The Banana Splits The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)
Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists), TVT Records
Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI
Bruce Springsteen Just Like Fire Would
High Hopes, Columbia, 001
Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
Pink Floyd, Harvest
Kim Wilde Kids In America
Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia
Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard
American Authors Best Day Of My Life
(CD Single), Def Jam, 001
Ramones Baby I Love You
The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire
Owl City Fireflies
(CD Single), Island Records, 1
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI
Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?
Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary
Queen We Are The Champions
News Of The World, Island, 2
Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone
Queen Another One Bites The Dust
The Game, Island, 3
Queen Don't Stop Me Now
Jazz, Island, 12
(CD Single), A&M
David Bowie Golden Years
David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI
Maria Muldaur Midnight At The Oasis
Maria Muldaur, Reprise
James Blunt Heart To Heart
Moon Landing, Atlantic, 004
Carole King I Feel The Earth Move
The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television
Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Midnight Soul (Various Artists), Music Club
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Jennifer Hudson I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)
(CD Single), RCA
Mary J. Blige Mary Jane (All Night Long)
The New Soul Album (Various Artists), Sony Music TV
John Gregory & His Orchestra Six Million Dollar Man Theme
This Is The Return Of Cult Fiction, Virgin
Pause for Thought: Abdul-Rehman Malik
From writer Abdul-Rehman Malik:
Life changing moments rarely announce themselves. Sometimes we are given a heads up, but what can really prepare us for that glance that turns into a romance, the unexpected line of poetry that shakes our certainties or the sudden passing of a loved one?
I was just about to turn 18 when my kid brother – Abdullah – was born. The news, nine months earlier, had taken my sisters and me by surprise. My parents, well into their 40s by then and working harder than ever to weather the crippling recession of the early 90s, saw it as nothing but a blessing.
I was in the fever pitch of selfish adolescence, spending most of my time out of the house, thinking I was going to change the world.
I didn’t appreciate till much later that Abdullah grew up surrounded by adults, developing a literacy and intelligence well beyond his years. Once, after watching a documentary on the Titanic when he was 5, he turned our living room into a museum complete with models of the great ship, drawings of icebergs and hand-drawn maps. He enthusiastically offered us guided tours. I wish I had been more obliging, less impatient.
My brother was born between generations. I think he and my parents would agree, it has at times been a rocky road.
“Oh Lord,” the Qur’an teaches us to pray, “Grant that our spouses and our children be a joy to our eyes.”
Three years ago this month, my son was born – four weeks early and by C-section. As my wife and I waited for the doctors to coax him out into the world, we knew that there were only moments left before our lives changed forever. As I’m sure you know Chris, nothing could prepare us for the flood of love, joy, blessing and occasional frustration that has followed.
I know my failures as an older brother have taught me to be a better father.
My kid brother is now a budding filmmaker – impatient to find his place in the world. I do hope, when the time comes, that he’s able to pass some of his passion on to my son. I know the experience will enrich them both.
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