Tuesday, 19 March 2013

TUESDAY BLUES!! Ben E King - Stand By Me

Do you like Singer/Songwriters, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!




A fortnight ago, after reading a news feed on Facebook, I became all nostalgic and a wave of memories came flooding back to me of when I lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  I particularly remembered when I was 12, when my two friends, Flycasual, Paul and myself would spend our time dealing with our boredom by watching films, listening to music, going to the swimming pools or just Skateboarding to different spots around our gated, western compound.  We used to feel so bored. I laugh now because we never realised at the time how good it was. In some ways, when we left Saudi Arabia it hit us hard, we'd always want to feel that way again.

The news feed had said that a friend was attending Paul's funeral. Two quote from Stand By Me immediately came to mind:-

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve
Though I hadn't seen him in over twenty years, I knew I'd miss him forever

How very true....

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19 March 2013 at 12:35

Brilliant post pal, I second that emotion. Poignant, moving and a very fitting tribute, as it was a film we all watched together growing up. I was River Phoenix.

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19 March 2013 at 13:16

Are you sure you weren't Jerry O'Connell ??

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19 March 2013 at 13:31

Gave me goosebumps reading this. The perfect tribute song as fly says. They can take your friends away but they can never take your memories of them.

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19 March 2013 at 14:15

Yes I got a case of the bumps too....so sad to hear about poor old Paul!

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19 March 2013 at 16:04

Nice tribute and a great tune.

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sfw
19 March 2013 at 18:26

Thank you all for your comments. Memories are a precious thing

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20 March 2013 at 10:53

Great song and great post. I only met Paul once I think at FC's 30th bash up in t'London. He was a decent guy I recall. Very sad to leave us so young.

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23 March 2013 at 08:01

Wonderful song, beautiful film, fine tribute.

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C
23 March 2013 at 19:05

(Sorry, I'm a bit behind here and catching up...) Just wanted to echo the other comments that this is a fine tribute to a childhood friend - what lovely memories you have.

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