Song Lyric Sunday: Listen – ‘The Music Never Stopped’

For Helen’s theme this week of ‘Listen’, you could do a whole lot worse than ‘See Me, Feel Me’, the seismic climax of The Who’s ‘Tommy’. Unfortunately, I used it in August last year when the theme was ‘heat’. So, back to the drawing board and the default option: the Grateful Dead, of course. This song may…

Song Lyric Sunday: Taking – ‘Comes A Time’

After last week’s theme of ‘giving’, I suppose I should have had at least an inkling that the theme for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday this time would be ‘taking’. Unfortunately, though, I’m not that quick on the uptake. No matter. This is a comparatively obscure Grateful Dead song, with words by Robert Hunter and music…

21 Music Questions Answered

A few weeks ago (what can I tell you? I’ve been busy), the prolific Fandango posted his answers to 21 questions about musical tastes, set by another blogger. This gave me the idea of doing something similar, if only to relieve the thin and no doubt tedious diet of ‘One-Liner Wednesdays’ and ‘Song Lyric Sundays’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Giving – ‘Without You’

The summer of 1972. You had to be there. I’m grateful every day that I was. No, I can’t forget this evening Or your face as you were leaving But I guess that’s just the way the story goes You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows Yes, it shows No, I can’t…

One-Liner Wednesday: Go For It

“I don’t regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does.” – Oscar Wilde: ‘De Profundis’ – – – – – – – – Written while incarcerated in Reading Gaol. You really should read it.One-Liner Wednesday 24 October 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Lost – ‘Lost Without Your Love’

I haven’t had too much time to think about Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday this week, and I’ve already deployed Grateful Dead’s ‘Loser’ for another theme, so here’s something from outside my usual gene pool. Let’s have a classic tearjerker from Bread this week. And why not? That doesn’t make it a bad thing. Lost and…

Song Lyric Sunday: Hiding – ‘Backstreets’

I hadn’t guessed Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, desp[ite the clues from the previous two challenges. It’s pretty clear with the wisdom of hindsight, though. It must have been hiding in plain sight. Be that as it may, when I saw that the theme was ‘hiding’, I knew that I had listened…