Thursday 2cd January 2014 I visited the TK Maxx Store in Stockport around 11am and found myself a bargain pair of running shoes. What happened next is anyone's guess as the power went off before I could purchase them, and the Store (and some neighbouring businesses were also affected) was closed - but before it closed I was asked if I would like the shoes kept to one side for me - and I was asked for my name. I went back to the Store about an hour later, it was still closed, but I managed to speak to someone and asked if the shoes could/would be alright to pick up next day - the answer was "Yes".
Well I went back to the Store this morning and 'Voila !' - there were the shoes as promised - so a big 'Thank You' to the Staff at TK Maxx Stockport for not only dealing admirably with an unforeseen power cut (there was no explanation as to why this happened from the Utility Company - shock horror !), but they managed to keep the customer(s) satisfied - Well Done TK Maxx Stockport !
How many of you people out there Been hurt in some kind of love affair? And how many times did you swear That you'd never love again? How many lonely, sleepless nights? How many lies, how many fights? And why would you want to Put yourself through all of that again? Love is pain I hear you say Love has a cruel and bitter way of Paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain How could it be that what you need the most Can leave you feeling just like a ghost? You never want to feel so sad and lost again One day you could be looking Through an old book in rainy weather You see a picture of her smiling at you When you were still together You could be walking down the street And who should you chance to meet But that same old smile you've been thinking of all day? Why don't we turn the clock to zero honey I'll sell the stock we'll spend all the money We're starting up a brand new day Turn the clock all the way back I wonder if she'll take me back I'm thinking in a brand new way Turn the clock to zero sister You'll never know how much I missed her I'm starting up a brand new day Turn the clock to zero boss The river's wide we'll swim across We're starting up a brand new day It could happen to you, Just like it happened to me, There is simply no immunity There's no guarantee. I say love is such a force if you should find yourself in it You need some time for reflection You say, baby wait a minute, wait a minute Wait a minute, wait a minute Wait a minute, wait a minute Turn the clock to zero honey I'll sell the stock we'll spend all the money We're starting up a brand new day Turn the clock to zero Mac I'm begging her to take me back I'm thinking in a brand new way Turn the clock to zero boss The river's wide we'll swim across Starting up a brand new day Turn the clock to zero buddy Don't wanna be no fuddy duddy We're starting up a brand new day I'm the rhythm in your tune I'm the sun and you're the moon I'm the bat and you're the cave You're the beach and I'm the wave I'm the plough and you're the land You're the glove and I'm the hand I'm the train and you're the station I'm the flagpole to your nation I'm the present to your future You're the wound and I'm the suture You're the magnet to my pole I'm the devil in your soul You're the pupil I'm the teacher You're the church and I'm the preacher You're the flower I'm the rain You're the tunnel I'm the train Stand up all you lovers in the world Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl Stand up all you lovers in the world We're starting up a brand new day You're the crop to my rotation You're the sum of my equation I'm the answer to your question If you follow my suggestion We can turn this ship around And go up instead of down You're the pan and I'm the handle You're the flame and I'm the candle Stand up all you lovers in the world Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl Stand up all you lovers in the world We're starting up a brand new day ...
Peerfest 2013 was a very enthusiatic production in Birmingham's BCSO, but I did discover a 'gap' through listening to a young person's viewpoint afterwards - there has to be a platform to incorporate "Young Peers" at future events, and yes I was aware of Ben Howard (who this young person was listening to on her personal hi-fi).
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16th August 1977, the news that Elvis Presley had died interrupted the Radio Luxembourg playlist that night, I witnessed grown men crying in public when the Radio station played back-to-back Elvis songs for the remainder of that night's transmission - the first being 'Are you lonesome tonight'. The rest of that night-shift was a sombre experience and one easily remembered, even though I wasn't all that in to Elvis, his passing made me all too aware of the power that music has in peoples lives.