Song Lyric Sunday: Speak – ‘Queen Jane Approximately’

“And you want somebody you don’t have to speak to” Pink Floyd’s ‘Speak To Me’ – the beginning of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ – was my knee-jerk response to Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. However, it’s a bit of a stretch to describe those few spoken lines as ‘lyrics’, so I…

One-Liner Wednesday: Past The Halfway Mark

“You and I have memories/longer than the road that lies ahead”   – ‘Two Of  Us’, by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon & McCartney), from the album ‘Let It Be’ – – – – – – – Last week’s One-Liner was about the future, so in the interests of editorial balance here’s one about the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Plus ça change

“I have seen the future and it is very much like the present. Only longer”  – from ‘The Profit’, by Kehlog Albran* – – – – – – * being a parody of the sanctimonious tosh that is Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’. One-Liner Wednesday 11 July 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Think – ‘Badge’

It didn’t take too much…er, thought…to come up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Think’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Not surprisingly, Arethe Franklin’s ‘Think’ sprang to mind first, but ‘oui, mais non’ as they say in France. A close second, however, is this classic from Cream, featuring L’Angelo Misterioso  – a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Game – ‘Ace of Spades’

  Helen’s theme of ‘Game’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday was apparently inspired by her enjoyment of the World Cup, on which you can glean my views here. I’m pleased she’s liking it. I am too, at least until Tuesday evening (England v Colombia). There was a tradition that the England football squad would…

One-Liner Wednesday: Priorities

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death….I can assure them it is much more serious than that”  – Bill Shankly – – – – – – Well, it is the World Cup, in case you hadn’t noticed. And it’s not soccer. It’s football. One-Liner Wednesday 27 June 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Dream – ‘Sugar Magnolia’

“She’s got everything delightful, she’s got everything I need” Here’s a joyous Grateful Dead second-set closer to light up your sunny Sunday and match with Helen’s theme for this week of ‘dream’. The coda, ‘Sunshine Daydream’, was often performed separately from the main body of the song. I would also point out that ‘Sugar Magnolia’…