Song Lyric Sunday: Thoroughfares – ‘Roadhouse Blues’

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week could be broadly classified asĀ  ‘thoroughfares’ (streets, avenues, etc). Plenty of songs to choose from, then. I’ve gone for just your basic road, however, mainly because it gives me the opportunity to post another number from The Doors’ performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Dawn/Noon/Dusk/Midnight – ‘After Midnight’

Times of day is Jim’s theme this week, so here’s a fine song – in an exceptionally good version – by the man they used to call ‘God’ After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down. After midnight, we’re gonna chug-a-lug and shout. We’re gonna stimulate some action; We’re gonna get some satisfaction. We’re…

Song Lyric Sunday: Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer – ‘Avalanche’

Well, after Jim let the good times roll last week, this Song Lyric Sunday has a much darker theme – pain and suffering. Which naturally leads us to Leonard Cohen. And, more specifically, me in my room at university, listening to ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’ and wallowing in my teenage angst. Well I stepped…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seasons – ‘Summertime’

A ‘seasons’ theme from Jim for Song Lyric Sunday this week so, as the weather seems to be warming up (and the grass is certainly growing), I’ve gone for summer. From George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’, but performed by Janis Joplin: accept no substitute. Summertime, And the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ And the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Burn/Fire/Flame – ‘Box Of Rain’

You could say that Jim at New Epic Author has turned up the heat for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Although I’d rather you didn’t. The chosen theme is ‘Burn/Fire/Flame’. The Grateful Dead have got this covered with one of their most popular songs, originally released on the seminal ‘American Beauty’ album in 1970. Look…