Goldfinch60

For Unsub.



In our lives we can walk into tunnels,

Dark tunnels of life.

And as we travel them we look forward,

Look forward to the light,

The light for which we search.

There in the distance we see it

And as we move towards it

Our lives get better.

The nearer we reach that light

The better our lives are.

Then comes the time,

The time when we reach out,

Reach out for the light,

And that is when it happens

The bloody roof caves in!!

Comments12

  • Laura

    Andy,

    Great video! A new one for me.
    I enjoyed the video and
    the dedication to Unsub.

    Loved the last line! LOL

    ~Laura~🌻

    • Goldfinch60

      Hi Laura,
      It is only us old fogies who remember this, the 60's were my era, I was in my teens and I can remember all the records. The Shadows were the top selling group for several years but people just did not realise this. I still have their first two vinyl albums recorded in 1961 and 1962, as I said the first one called 'The Shadows' was the first album I ever bought .

      Thank you for you comment, just a bit of fun.

      Andy

      • Laura

        You’re welcome for the comment. I’m sure Unsub will have something clever to say about it! Lol

        Thank you for sharing the additional information about The Shadows.

        Very interesting...
        to say the least!

      • orchidee

        Doh! just when we think we're getting somewhere, or nearing the end of the tunnel?!
        I'm no help. I say to folk (do I?): 'Cheer up; tomorrow will only be worse!' (heehee)

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Orchi. No from today all will get better - including your singing.

          Andy

          • orchidee

            I dunno why my singing tutor is laughing up his sleeve - he collects my dough (fee for lessons). I'm on Lesson 2569874125 now. lol.

          • Michael Edwards

            Super read - and like Maxine - i love the concluding line .

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Michael, just a bit o' fun.

              Andy

              • Laura

                leahciM,

                You meant Laura...right?! LOL

                ~aruaL~

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              • dusk arising

                Or the bloody fence gets blown away and it's so windy and rainy that you can't be arsed to get out there and repair it...... But i know the sun will shine again before too long and so long as i have the patience to wait, all will be well.

                • Goldfinch60

                  So very true d a, the sun will always be there for us.

                  Andy

                  • dusk arising

                    Fun watching that video. Jet Harris there strumming away to Hanks lead playing. Jet and the drummer famously left and formed the Jet Harris and Tony Meehan combo as i recall. Their biggy hit was used as the intro music to that fav sixties show RSG Ready Steady Go which i\'m sure you will have been a fan of in your younger days (I can't remember the tunes title).
                    In one group I was in in 70\'s we used to rehearse in the skittle alley of The Red Lion pub on Barton St Gloucester where Jet and Tony used to rehearse all those years before. A quite different era of music though.

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                  • Alan .S. Jeeves

                    Hi Andy.
                    The Shads was my first album also. I bought it October 1961 for 32 shillings and sixpence (£1.63). I still have it and I play my arrangement of 'Find me a golden street, quite regularly.

                    Ex animo, Alan

                    • Goldfinch60

                      That's great Alan, they were a terrific group. That album is the only one with the original line up a their second album 'Out of the Shadows' which I also have has Brian Bennett as the drummer instead of Tony Meehan.
                      Keep playing your arrangement, I don't suppose it is on YouTube is it?

                      Andy

                      • Alan .S. Jeeves

                        Sorry Andy. Not on you tube. There are plenty versions there though so another one isn't needed. The number was written by Norman Petty, manager of Buddy Holly.
                        I played a venue in Halifax as a stand in lead guitar for a week c.1970 and the bass player in the band was Jet Harris, who was then living in N. Yorks. He received 30 quid per night. Someone asked him what he was doing playing 'a joint like this'. He replied "for the 30 quid!" We had to play Nivram and the rest of us could down tools and go for a drink whilst Jet played his solo. He was a pioneer of the bass guitar and received an MBE ~ RIP Jet (Terry) Harris.

                        Ex animo, Alan

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                      • Saxon Crow

                        Love the cynicsism GF. Goood work!

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you SC.
                          Me a cynic? Never! LOL

                        • Poetic Dan

                          You sly dog, was not expecting the roof to cave in! Yet it had his name at the beginning... Loved it!

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Thank you Dan, just something different.

                            Andy

                          • Unsub

                            Andy,

                            A pleasant surprise to find a poem with my name on it! Now as you know I’m the lightbringer of MPS; always waving my torch to illuminate the dark recesses but this poem truly brought the darkness falling around me.

                            I do tend to walk in the shadows simply because I can’t afford the light bill but this poem was full of the light I often see & concluded exactly in Unsub style; really should sort that roof out!

                            Loved it & thanks mate!

                            Unsub.

                            • Goldfinch60

                              Unsub,

                              I know that light is within you, I am sure we could have a whip round on this site to pay the bill.

                              Thanks Unsub, I will dig my way out of the darkness today no doubt, will you follow?

                              Andy

                            • Vacancy

                              Great poem!

                              • Goldfinch60

                                Thank you V, much appreciated.

                                Andy

                              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                                Thanks GOLD ~ For posting an iconic reminder of the best Guitar Group in History. I include them in my talk on *The Fabulous Guitar* playing *Chariots of Fire* ~ WICKED !
                                Thanks for posting a Tribute to UNSUB ! We need Members like UNSUB on MPS to keep us all on our TOES ! We try to be supportive of all our Members especially new Members. We try to post a Picture - Video & Poem on interesting topics. Not everyone appreciates our style and we take their critques on board. We are greatful ~ and take note ~ for all the comments we receive ! Thanks for Your video & Poem !

                                Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
                                Love BRIAN & ANGELA 💛💛💛💛💛

                              • myself and me

                                Fit the character perfect.

                                • Goldfinch60

                                  So kind mandm, thank you.

                                  Andy

                                • LAWLESS

                                  I’ve known our subpar friend for a few years. He always has a great sense of humuor, or humer. He even laughs at his own ugly mug on Skype! Ain’t no tunnel gonna take him down.

                                  Good one G!

                                  • Goldfinch60

                                    Thanks Lawless, as you know Unsub and I have our light and dark battles on the site, it is all great fun.

                                    Andy



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