Dearest Pogue, Have you ever taken note of just how influential your surroundings can be to your mood and the way you think? The Danish, aware of the affects of their overly long winters on peoples mental health have addressed lifestyle and have a word for what they perceive as the best of styles. That … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, You have just moved to new house. A new home. I've moved out of my house, and am pausing for a month or two and then moving into a new house. New home. So I'm out shopping yesterday evening as I have a wedding this coming weekend and had thrown out all formal shirts … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to
Pogue, A more recent oldie for you (does that even make sense?). I’ve been singing this in my head for a few days as I travel around. I’m on the road this week. I’ve sold my home. I’ve given away half my possessions and…life feels good and I‘m sitting here and really, really appreciating the … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to.
Pogue, Good morning. I’ve been listening to James Taylor this week. James who? Pogue, was your upbringing so negligently performed? James Taylor is one of the great singer song writers of recent times having written such classics as Fire and Rain and You’ve Got A Friend. I’ll send you a song of his this week … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, There’s a word, a concept, that is largely lost in todays world. In fact, you probably won’t even use the word unless you’re a lawyer. The word is covenant, a covenant being a contract, a binding pledge between two parties. As said, whilst in our day it is a term largely used by legal … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (3)
Pogue, We've been having a series of rather spiritually slanted letters, what with "Go deep or go home" and "Prayer, I still don't understand". So I have been listening to some music in keeping with the mood. I'm also half way through "Rememberings", Sinead O'Connor's autobiography and as a result I thought I ought to … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To
Pogue, This is a very indulgent letter. I received an email from a lady who had chosen to share a moment of vulnerability with me. I was humbled that someone who is just a few steps beyond being a stranger should chose me to share something that, despite the context, was precious. I thanked her, … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Hi Pogue, I have never reblogged someone else’s post before but I want to indulge you in a poem that I think is just really good. It’s so good that I’ve sat and copied it into a letter that you’re now reading🤗 One to stick on your fridge with some of those wise sayings you … Continue reading Just Because I like it…
Pogue, Here is an oldie you will never have heard I’m sure. You know how someone says something and it ignites a memory and some thoughts? Well that’s what happened here, Crazy or what? I hadn’t played this song in many years and it came straight back. It”s true, you can’t keep a good song … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Hey Pogue, So you read the letter, the Musing, I sent you yesterday? The pain I had endured with a smile, a coffee, a KitKat and a conversation? Well I’m back! BMW delivered my machine back to me, like shiney new. And the sun broke out yesterday afternoon. And I rode. Deep Joy🤩. And while … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to…Because I Rode
Dear Pogue, How are things? Life good? Have you noticed that in our recent correspondence on matters of love that we’ve mentioned the importance of self love more than once? Indeed, this is a requirement of biblical importance with Jesus himself instructing that you should “love your neighbor as yourself”. “The ultimate care for self … Continue reading The Hardest Love?
Hiya Pogue, I thought I needed to drop you a short note to assure you I am still here. This weeks been crazy busy and it’s not that I couldn’t find time to write, I’ve just been writing other stuff😳 But here I am, with Saturday off, a large coffee, some great music and my … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now💓
Dear Pogue, My reading, like this study of Love that we've started, has led my mind into distant places and dusty, cobweb immeshed corners. In my thoughts I'm opening hidden doors down secluded passageways and watching lingering sunsets in a way I don't think I’ve done before. And I'm filling my notebook with all sorts … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, Love? Nowhere do we find more said on the subject of love than in contemporary music. It seems every other song that appears wants to tell about love of one sort or another. Amongst these are some deep insights and profound thinking, none more so than Sting’s utterance: If you love someone, set … Continue reading Love, set it free.
Morning Pogue, And this is what I've been listening to for the past few days. You know some thing, a song maybe, just pops into your head. You find yourself humming the tune or maybe singing the song, but if you stop and think, you can't see a reason why it might be there. Weird … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Morning Pogue, Last week was a bit of an up and down week. Something happened in the middle of the week that upset me and I woke on Thursday morning feeling, well, a little sad. Like I didn’t see the point in getting out from under the duvet, plus it was cold so that didn’t … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, So I'm writing away the other day and I just needed music. A fix you might say. Which is unusual as I normally write in silence so I can hear the inspiration (even as I write this I hear you saying, "What inspiration"). I did say "hear it" and not heed it! Anyway, you're … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, You’ve had Songs To Pogue this week but I couldn’t resist out staying my welcome with a second tune. So I’m standing in my favourite coffee shop waiting for a Takeout because we’re currently not allowed to drink in. Then as I savour the aroma of freshly roasted coffee this noise filled my head.😍 … Continue reading Twice in a Week!
So the years coming towards an end Pogue, I might only get a couple more musical moments in🥺. Best make the most of them and there is so much I want to share because, well, music is the heart beat of life (?). Ok a little dramatic but you get my drift. I looked back … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Hey Pogue, How’s life? You know what we haven’t had on pour music posts yet? Think hard. I know we’ve had some great sounds BUT...we haven’t had any soul. Everyone needs a little soul in their life for sure. Especially that easy smooth type that has you sliding elegantly around the kitchen. So here’s a … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, Have you ever been in a situation and found yourself thinking, “You’re better than that”? Maybe about someone else, maybe about yourself? Think about it for a moment. It can be a surprisingly powerful thing to say, simple as it is. Some would tell you “That was no good” or “That was hopeless” … Continue reading You’re Better Than That
Hey Pogue, I have a list of favourite films and the song I’m sharing with you today is from The Chef. It’s what I’ve been listening to. Such a feel good film, with great music and...always makes me want to go and create in the kitchen. Enjoy the music. It’s not your regular music post. … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, Today I bring you a lady with a voice. I can listen to her for hours but I couldn’t find a whole lot of video footage on the web🥺 However, I’ve got one of her best known songs. The lady is Judie Tzuke and the song, For You, which I’m hoping you enjoy as … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, If you’ve read my letter from earlier this week you may have noticed my reference to “deep calling to deep”. The notion of a call from deep within us that is answered from deep within Source, in God. After I had written it I remembered this song that really catches the idea and I … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Hi Pogue, The letterbox clanged and here I am, face up on your door mat. Perfect start to another mind bogglingly good day. You were expecting another of the Universal Laws, yes? Well I’m still at it with the Laws but I’m struggling with the next one. I can’t quite get my head around it. … Continue reading The Never Ending Journey
Pogue, In the continuing of your musical education I’ve chosen a song by Martyn Joseph, which came out on an album way before you were even a twinkle in anyone’s eye. It’s a heart felt song from a singer who always had something to say and a way of getting it over. Today’s song I’ve … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, This is more a song to finish your day with. A soulful ballad sung by a lady with an incredible voice and so much feeling. I’ve avoided including it up until now because, well, I was sure you would know it and I like to surprise. But I keep returning to this song and … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Hi Pogue, How are you enjoying the new idea, the music posts? I met Carole the other evening and she was telling me how she had enjoyed the first few. She was really enthusiastic about the blog. Made me smile. Strange how I post you these letters and so many others read them, regularly. But … Continue reading Unharnessed Potential
Hi Pogue, Here’s a morning song to start your day. You know what they say. Win the morning, win the day. High five that! And, it’s chosen with our blogger friend, Nopassingfancy, in mind as how many posts has she written in the morning over several cups of coffee? I say again, win the morning, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now
Pogue, How did you enjoy our first tune? Well here’s the second. It’s a favourite by Amos Lee that you may know. Flower from one of his early albums. If you like it you might want to try Windows Rolled Down from the same album. Two great tracks, and you get two for the price … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now