Song Lyric Sunday: Culture – ‘Vesti La Giubba’

A complete change of pace this week for Song Lyric Sunday, as Jim has chose the themes of Musical and Opera. As a general rule, I can’t get to grips with musicals, apart from the odd so-called ‘jukebox’ type. The one about Tina Turner was pretty good. When it comes to opera, I do have…

One Liner Wednesday: On trend

“It is splendid to be advanced, one can never be advanced enough”  – Proust: Cities Of The Plain (Sodome et Gomorrhe) – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 3 September 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Nasty – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’

There’s a dark edge to Jim’s trigger words this week: ‘cruel’; ‘evil’; ‘wicked’. I’m taking this one quite literally. And besides, it was the first tune that popped into my head. You can’t beat Elvis: why even try? You know I can be found, Sitting home all alone, If you can’t come around, At least…

Song Lyric Sunday: Somewhere – ‘Days Between’

I usually try to avoid – albeit for no particular reason – featuring the same artistes on consecutive Sundays, but this time is an exception – and it’s for an exceptional song. Another  – the final? – Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia collaboration, ‘Days Between’ is a plaintive, elegaic ballad that featured quite frequently in live performance…

One-Liner Wednesday: Bored now…

“What I cannot endure are the imbeciles, the people who bore me, they drive me mad”  – Proust: Cities Of The Plain (Sodome et Gomorrhe) – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 19 August 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Light and Shade – ‘Dark Star’

For Jim’s prompt this week, it couldn’t really be anything else for a self-respecting deadhead but the touchstone of their psychedelic improvisation: ‘Dark Star’ Robert Hunter’s lyrics are intriguing, to say the least, and nothing if not psychedelic –‘reason tatters’; ‘glass hand dissolving’. Unusually, the music is credited to all members of the group (at…