We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week:If you saw singer/pianist Carol Welsman do "As Time Goes By" as our Sunday song a few weeks back, you'll know that she can freshen up the most familiar standard. So we're thrilled to have Carol back with her splendid arrangement of "The Glory of Love", accompanied by the Steyn house band. And do scroll down for Mark's own take on this enduring, indestructible song.
I am a normal person. I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. I come to work and I read the paper. I know what's going on in the world and I clean my house. But this is not really me. This is my new life. Synthetic normality is where I have ended up. If you think junkies have a ferocious hunger for heroin, consider spending every single day pretending not to be a junky. It's incredible work. You see, junkies live outside the law; they need heroin, period. A functional addict needs heroin more.
Last year I probably spent over £50 on lattes, nearly £70 on sausage rolls, and, if I'm honest, a few hundred pounds on nights out in Birmingham, not including Jägerbombs. I often spend my Friday afternoons staring longingly into my empty wallet, wondering where it all went wrong.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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