Bear Music #154

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

As we get close to Christmas here at Jammy Toast, we usually select our favourite festive music videos for our Musical Sundays. The only problem with that is that Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love and Gary Jules’ Mad World are our favourite Christmas songs and you all must know that by now. We can hardly dish those videos up yet again. So instead, we have actually found a more modern version of The Power Of Love with Holly Johnson singing it and doesn’t he look well.

I remember in 1991, when Holly was diagnosed with HIV, we didn’t really expect him to live much longer. He even said in his 1994 autobiography, A Bone In My Flute, that he didn’t expect to live much longer himself. That is the reason it is so great to see him looking so good.

Holly left Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 1987 after disagreements about the bands musical direction. He finally made his first solo album to much acclaim in 1989 but retired from the music industry a few years later citing his struggle with, and acceptance of, his homosexuality.

Since the mid-1990s, Johnson has worked primarily as a painter. His works have been exhibited at the Tate Liverpool and the Royal Academy. He has contributed to Modern Painters and the Paul Smith-sponsored Carlos magazine. He made a musical comeback in 1999, with a self-released album called Soulstream, preceded by the 1998 promo only single “Hallelujah!”

I think this is a version of The Power Of Love from Italian TV from 2017. Looking good, Holly…

Holly Johnson – The Power Of Love

Holly Johnson – The Power Of Love

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58 Comments on “Bear Music #154”

  1. I lost my passport and my fave dildo this year and I’ve just found them both in the same place, so having a holiday booked in a few months and going 11 months without a so much s a fucking fanny flutter you can imagine how Christmassy my Sunday just became x

  2. Is it a written rule that when someone you weren’t really interested in and turned down to date becomes automatically the most attractive person on the planet when they start seeing someone else?

  3. Why do ex’s always want to stay mates with you when they’ve ruined your life by doing mad shit like trying it on with your mates, setting your house on fire & fingering your cat?

    I may have exaggerated a touch but you get my point x

  4. It suddenly came over Piglet that nobody had ever picked Eeyore a bunch of violets, and he thought how sad it was to be an Animal who had never had a bunch of violets picked for him. So he hurried out again saying ‘Eeyore, Violets’.

  5. Rolf report Dec 16

    My GPS tracker showed I’d decided not to stay too long on campus (there’s hardly anyone around to feed me or let me into buildings) & I was on my way home. I walked around to the front garden & sat by my favourite catmint bush. Oh the simple pleasures!

    Rolf x

  6. The humans had a Christmas party at the allotments yesterday. I joined in too. After a while I felt a bit sleepy and one of my favourite humans picked me up. I had a little nap while he held me and felt much better afterwards.

  7. Was angry at my uncomfortable bra after enduring it digging into me for a whole day before finally being free to remove it and with every intention of never wearing the thing again, I discovered I’d put it on with the straps twisted inside out. And this my friends, this is my dating style.

  8. It’s Monday morning, the last week of term! Just sorting out some holiday reads before an obligatory roll on the floor in Miss K’s class before off for a nap. Have a fab day and a great last week of term to all friends, hard working teachers and little people.

  9. Some lad who was my secret Santa in work who I’ve never spoke to in my life got me a pair of slippers and the biggest box of Ferrero Rocher I’ve ever seen in my life and I just wanna know how this random man gets me better presents than my own kids?

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