Song Lyric Sunday: Intelligence -‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

‘Smart’ and ‘stupid’ are the keywords for Song Lyric Sunday this week. I clearly wasn’t the only participant whose first thought was ‘Stupid Cupid’. That was a bit before my time. My choice was a bit after my time,but both song and video are iconic. And surely ‘stupid and contagious’ is a lyric for these…

Song Lyric Sunday: Scary – ‘Sunshine Superman’

Hallowe’en is the broad theme of Jim’s prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, what with it being that time of year. It’s fair to say that Hallowe’en is more of an American ‘thing’ than a European one and even in less pandemic times it would be very surprising to find the neighbours going door-to-door…

One-Liner Wednesday: Soulmates

“We never appreciate anyone so much as those who combine with other great virtues that of placing themselves unconditionally at the disposal of our vices”  – Proust: The Captive (La Prisonnière) – – – – – – – – – – – #1linerWeds 21 October 2020      

Song Lyric Sunday: Hang on – ‘Hold Me Close’

I feel like I’m cheating a bit with Jim’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week. His key words are ‘Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait’,Clearly, the sense is, as his title indicates, ‘Whoa’.However, I’ve taken an homophonous meaning of the word ‘hold’ on which to base my contribution. This bouncy little number by the cheeky (and really quite disgracefully…

One-Liner Wednesday: Mañana

“I treated this day in a similar fashion, allowing [it]…..to pass without doing anything, and vowing that I would begin to work on the morrow”  – Proust: The Captive (La Prisonnière) – – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 7 October 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Free – ‘Baby I Love You’

Jim is giving us free rein for Song Lyric Sunday this week. Which is timely. Tomorrow is my – by which, of course, I mean ‘our’ – 46th wedding anniversary and this is the first record I ever bought for my darling wife. The words were true then and they are just as true now.…