Song Lyric Sunday: Devil/Demon – ‘Friend Of The Devil’

Thanks to Helen for the heads-up that this edition of Song Lyric Sunday would be the opposite of last week’s ‘Angel’. Not that I needed much notice, as this Grateful Dead classic was the very first thing that came to mind. Ironically, it’s a lot less devilish than my ‘Angel’ offering from last Sunday. In…

One-Liner Wednesday: Er…okay then

“I’m not really here; I just stick around for my friends.”  – Don van Vliet (aka the illustrious Captain Beefheart)  – – – – – – – Riiiiiight…. One-Liner Wednesday 2 May 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Angel – ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song’

This week Helen’s taken ‘Angel’ as her theme for Song Lyric Sunday. Hmmm – schmaltz alert. There are certainly hundreds, and probably thousands, of songs about angels. Indeed, there are quite a few simply titled ‘Angel’. All the ones that I can think of are, to varying degrees, saccharine-coated. Except this, by the Velvet Underground.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Stay – ‘Let’s Stay Together’

This week for my response to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge of ‘Stay’, I’ve strayed a little further from my usual modus operandi. My first, instinctive, thought was the raucous ‘Stay With Me’ by Rod Stewart and The Faces. However, they featured in this category not so long ago. The second tune that came to…

One-Liner Wednesday: Seriously, though…

“A government that is strong because it is free, and confident because it is just, has nothing to fear in granting refuge to exiles.”  – Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859), German explorer and polymath.  – – – – – – – Well, that explains a lot doesn’t it? As a general rule, we like…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lights – ‘I Saw The Light’

“There was not another soul in sight Only you, only you” This week’s theme for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday’ is Lights. That gave me a little pause for thought, but I soon remembered this little beauty from 1972 (a great year for little beauties, by the way). Todd Rundgren goes pop – and none the…