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Glenn Frey The Heat Is On
Beverly Hills Cop (S/Track), MCA
(CD Single), Parlophone
Idina Menzel Let It Go
Frozen O.S.T., Walt Disney Records, 005
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Now 37 (Various Artists), Now
Joan Jett and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Blackheart
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
Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros
George Michael Going To A Town
(CD Single), Virgin, 001
Tavares More Than A Woman
Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television
David Bowie Life On Mars
David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI
Andy Williams Moon River
The Best Of Andy Williams, Dino
Embrace Follow You Home
(CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 001
Madonna Beautiful Stranger
Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2, Maverick, 13
Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
The Very Best Of Meatloaf, Virgin
Hockey Song Away
(CD Single), Virgin, 1
Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?
Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary
Lindisfarne Run For Home
Lindisfarne - On Tap, Essential
Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 4
KISS ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT
ABBA Knowing Me Knowing You
Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 002
The Beach Boys Wild Honey
The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 2), EMI
Lisa Stansfield So Be It
(CD Single), Edel, 001
Gallagher & Lyle I Wanna Stay With You
Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records
JoBoxers Boxer Beat
Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest
The Human League Keep Feeling Fascination
Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI
The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running
Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1
Pure Heroine, Republic
Pause for Thought
From writer Abdul-Rehman Malik:
I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother this week – and I know why. Growing up we were lucky enough to see her every few years during our visits to Pakistan, but she was only able to visit us once. When I was little, and trying to get to sleep she’d often lie down next to me. Before we’d both drift off, we’d say a prayer together.
I recall my grandmother telling my parents years later that that I would add an extra supplication. “Dear God,” I’d implore, “give me life until I’m at least 65.”
When you’re 5 years old, 65 seems like a long way off. Today I turn 39 and 65 seems uncomfortably close.
I'm anxious about turning 40 next year. Many of my friends who've already crossed that threshold give a little laugh when I tell them this. Everybody gets a bit anxious, but it’s better than you think, they say. I'm not entirely convinced.
Ever since I was young, I aspired to live a life less ordinary. "Most men", Henry David Thoreau mused, "live lives of quiet desperation." The image frightened me.
As I look back over these 39 years, I am not sure if I have achieved the extraordinary, but my most intense memories do remind me of something else.
Kissing my wife for the first time. The smile my newborn son flashed me moments after he was born. The joy my parents feel when all their children and grandchildren gather together in their home. These are the blessed moments that have made my life nothing short of exceptional.
"By the flight of time," the Qur’an advises, "humanity is indeed at a loss, except those who have faith and do good works, and enjoin upon one another truth and justice; and enjoin upon one another patience."
I sat next to my grandmother when she passed away. After her funeral, I met dozens of people of people who spoke of her kindness, remembered her generosity and missed her wise counsel.
I hope God gives me more than 65 years, but whatever time I have left, I hope I can make it count. It is after all the way we spend our lives, rather than the length of them, that determines whether or not our lives have been truly meaningful.
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