One-Liner Wednesday: Beware of zealotry

“If there is one thing more difficult than submitting oneself to a regime it is refraining from imposing it upon other people”  – Proust: Cities Of The Plain (Sodome et Gomorrhe) – – – – – – – – – #1liner Weds 16 September 2020

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…