Janette’s August Jukebox: Disco-a-Grease Lightning

Grease Lightning Janette DukeboxSeptember is a sniff away and I’m feeling all loved up!
It’s true, this summer has been about falling in love, dancing in flip flops to ‘Greece Lightning’ at Feria ( yep, it was messy!) drinking cocktails at the beach, getting my ass kicked at beach tennis, playing crazy golf, catching up with old friends, making new ones and hanging out at Recyclo my favourite café in Málaga. I’ve had a blast, and as a result of painting the town red on too many occasions I’m going on the wagon for the month of September.

OMG, I’m already thinking how I can put some vodka in a celery juice so that my sister doesn’t find out. She is the only person who can look at my face and know instantly that I’m telling a fib.

Anyway, I’m saying goodbye to August and saying: Bring it on September, I’m ready for anything!

Want to get in the mood for a fantastic September? Of course you do!!  So, come on, get your dancing shoes on, start shaking those hips and moving your arms; it’s time for: Grease Lightning.

Finally, a note to the guy I smacked in the face when I did the Grease Lightning moves in Plaza de la Flores: ‘’Please accept my apologies, it wasn’t my intention for your face to make contact with my fist’.

To be loved: which film?

What well-known film or TV series are these lines from?

heart‘’Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find ….’’

Red Hot Chili Peppers: I could die for you

RHCP I could die for youIn my humble opinion, this is one of the best songs about romantic relationships of the last decade:

Something inside the cards I know is right. Don’t want to live somebody else’s life. This is what I want to be and this is what I give to you because I get it free. 

 Click here for the track and lyrics

However, I was recently reminded of the Joe Cocker version of: ‘You are so beautiful’ and maybe this is one of the most tender songs of the 70’s. Click here for the track and lyrics.  What do you think? Don’t be shy, what songs make you feel all loved up?