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Travel Music for Smiles

Dear Reader,

Our beloved commentator Smiles complained a bit here, about my choice of music.

Now I am with him, Ultravox published some great music. And thus, besides ‘Hymn’, already we played ‘Dancing with Tears in my Eyes’ as well as ‘Vienna’. Vienna is one song we played twice, breaking with the tradition to nor repeat ourself, which had been my mistake.

So, looking for a travel song for Smiles, another tradition at diablog, I thought of this one here:

That’s ‘If I was’ by Midge Ure. Who, of course, was the front man of Ultravox during its most successful days. Prior to that he was part of Visage and a few other bands. And the line “seven oceans I’d sail (to her)” clearly fits into Smiles’ traveling habits.

Keep moving,

Engine Room

Glynsky

man up glynsky…

Dear diablog,

So Glynsky is off to Italy next week and it’s time to ensure that his lithe figure is maintained.

To this end I enlisted the help of my friend Carlo (who is everso healthy – not!) to decide the best way forward. I didn’t fancy a trainer as Smiles seems to and we found something much more up my street!

 

Er, maybe not! For 1944 it is in the right era but possibly just beyond me – or anyone come to that.

Yours, diablog, losing pounds

Glynsky

ER

Up in the air

Dear Reader,

In response to my last post about being on the road again, Smiles claimed to have been just that. More accurate would have been: in the air again.

Now this could lead to the song of the same title by Phil Collins, but not today. While I did the monkey job of fixing all jump breaks, of course I had music on my ears. How else do you survive the dire routine?

On my playlist was Five Miles Out by Mike Oldfield, which – especially with those beautiful pictures from the BBC – fits Smiles travel habits. Enjoy:

Keep on moving,

Engine Room

ER

Cool Dude

Dear Reader,

In recent comments Smiles settled once and for all what makes a real man:

  1. he drinks bitter (stuff)
  2. he does not own/use a smartphone

Whether you agree or not, this post features an interesting artist, real man, cool dude, etc. You have heard from him literally earlier on diablog. Glynsky posted a song here. Of course I am talking about Dieter Meier of Yello.

And here is one of my favorite songs from this multi-talent, for our cool dude Smiles, and for you to get into weekend mood:

For translations of the lyrics I kindly refer you to our beloved commentators, Smiles and Elsbeth.

Swinging,

Engine Room