Friday, 21 April 2017

Love is like Oxygen - The Sweet

Lyrics:- 'You get too much you get too high, not enough and you're gonna die' - Scott & Griffin

Song Choice:- The O2 tanks had nearly run out for The Sweet by 1978 and sadly this was their last UK 'Top-Ten' hit. I loved this self-penned track and thought it was a great progression from their 1973 'Blockbuster' chart-topper written for them by famous 70's song-writers Chinn and Chapman. Getting pigeon-holed as a ‘Glam-Rock Bubblegum Band’ didn't help much either and meant they'd never have the album success of 'Queen' or 'Boston' whom used the same high-pitched multi-tracked vocals. Have a listen for yourself here, relive 1978, and witness the dying breaths of 'The Sweet'.

Anyway, it's Oxygen that I'm interested in blogging about today and I wonder what your O2 saturation level is right now. Hopefully it's 100% or as near as, (mine was frighteningly low at 88% when I was ill this time last year with Guillain–Barré syndrome  but what I'm really wondering is just how much you are breathing in and how much you are actually using  metaphorically. In some of the folk I meet, I often find they are using a lot of other folks Oxygen around them hoping to find love, friendship and happiness only to find that the COthey are breathing out is suffocating their efforts.

Being Oblind can be fatal and Oxygen is a dangerous substance. 'The Sweet' were quite right in their line saying 'You get too much you get too high, not enough and you're gonna die' as after five to ten minutes of not breathing, you are likely to develop serious and possibly irreversible brain damage to you and to those around you if you are not careful.

All you have to do is keep things to a simple 12-20 breaths a minute and the rest of life's a breeze - one full of good clean fresh-air.

How drunk on life are you? And how full are your O2 tanks? Do you in need of resuscitation?

Rory Coleman - 989 Marathons - 243 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
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