Song Lyric Sunday: Fortune Telling – ‘Seventh Son’

“Well I can tell your future before it comes to pass And I can do things for you that make your heart feel glad” An interesting – and challenging – theme this week from Helen: Fortune-telling or predicting the future. Didn’t see that one coming. Unless you take a very broad interpretation (and there’s no…

Song Lyric Sunday:Vengeance – ‘Your Time Is Gonna Come’

“Gonna make you pay for that great big hole in my heart” ‘Vengeance’ is Helen’s chosen theme this week. Almost too easy: there is no question in my mind that the greatest song about revenge ever written is Bob Dylan’s ‘Positively Fourth Street’. However, Dylan does turn up quite often in these Song Lyric Sunday…

Heeeeere’s Johnny…………….Oh

Being the latest despatch from the front line of one man’s war on terroir…. Our rural idyll here in the heart of la France profonde is lovely, but there’s one problem. Nature rather objects to us having muscled in and wants to take our little piece back – which it tries to do relentlessly throughout…

Song Lyric Sunday: Breathing

As Helen says, there are plenty of songs about breath and breathing, but the one that came immediately to mind was this version by The Hollies of an Albert Hammond/Mike Hazlewood song. No coincidence that this came out in 1974, the year we got married. A beautiful song for a beautiful woman. If I could…

Song Lyric Sunday: Heat – ‘See Me, Feel Me’

Helen has set us a tester this week with the theme of ‘Heat’ for Song Lyric Sunday. I struggled to bring to mind many songs with ”heat’ in the title. Resorting, reluctantly, to other-search-engines-are-available to find lyric references to the word produced plenty of allusions, but these seemed to be mostly in the context of…

My Music Lexicon: Q is for Queen (and Quintessence)

Let’s be honest, when you reach ‘Q’ in the Lexicon, there’s not an embarrassment of choice. I know nothing of Queens Of The Stone Age apart from their name, but happily there is one group that thoroughly deserves its place here: Queen. There’s a patrt of me that feels slightly guilty about liking Queen, although…

Song Lyric Sunday: Gambling – ‘Loser’

Helen is looking for a song about gambling for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Although my own gambling habit extends no further than the occasional lucky dip for the Euromillions Lottery (it’s about thirty yrears since I even had a flutter on the Grand National) I knew straight away what my choice was going to…