Weekly Song Challenge: Round 34

I’m back for the latest Weekly Song Challenge set by Laura. 1. Post an instrumental you adore. A sunny afternoon… first day of a new university term…altered states.. 2. Post a popular ballad that contains a woman’s name in the title. Great song, but Mick – please lose that hat 3. Post a rock music…

Song Lyric Sunday: Vehicles – ‘Magic Bus’

Jim’s theme this week offers a choice of vehicles: car/truck/bus. I’m going with my first thought – ‘Magic Bus’, written by Pete Townshend and performed here by The Who in their early-seventies pomp. There seems to be some debate about whether this is a coded-reference song about drugs, or a charming ditty about the excitement…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 33 – Nostalgia Time

We’re digging into the soundtrack of our life with this round of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. 1. Post a video of your favorite song by…[Elton John]: 2. Post a hit song from the year you were born. That would be 1952… 3. Post a video of a song that was popular the year you graduated…

Song Lyric Sunday: Trains – ‘I Know You Rider’

‘I Know You Rider’ is a traditional American folk song, although for me it’s unbreakably associated with the Grateful Dead, for whom it was a live-performance staple, almost always linked with ‘China Cat Sunflower’ in the ‘China>Rider’ diptych. I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I’m gone; I know you, rider, gonna miss me…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 32

An eclectic mix for Laura’s weekly Song Challenge this time around. 1. Post a video of a song that is about smiling. 2. Post a song about mending, healing or strength. 3. Post a video of a song by a singer or band that begins with an E. From the first awakening of my preference…

Song Lyric Sunday: Clothing – ‘Queen Bitch’

Jim’s list of subjects for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday centre on the overall theme of clothing. With ‘her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat’, this works. This one needs no introduction: Bowie’s nod to the Velvet Underground from ‘Hunky Dory’ I’m up on the eleventh floor And I’m watching the cruisers below He’s down on…