Song Lyric Sunday: Structure – ‘Our House’

There is a ‘construction’ feel to Jim’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week, so the song ‘Our House’ seems to fit the bill. The question is, though, which ‘Our House’? There are at least two songs I know with that title and it is fair to say that their respective treatments of the subject…

Weekly Song Challenge: Week 30

Round 30 of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge is an eclectic bunch of themes. 1. Post a video of a song that is about getting spiffied up. Oh, you mean ‘dressed up’? 2. Post a video of a song that makes you cry for no particular reason. Well, I don’t know about that, but maybe a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Flight – ‘Expecting To Fly’

This week’s themes set by Jim for Song Lyric Sunday are based around the idea of ‘flight’. Which gives me an opportunity to post one of my all-time favourites. This haunting, ethereal piece was written and performed by Neil Young (plus orchestra) although it appears on the ‘Buffalo Springfield Again’ album. ‘Genius’ describes this as…

Weekly Song Challenge: Week 29

Work – and, more importantly, time off work – seems to be the underlying theme of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge this time around. 1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of time off from work “So why on earth should I moan?”   2. Post a video of a song that…

Song Lyric Sunday: Wild West – ‘Hey Joe’

There’s a cowboy feel to Jim’s choice of prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week, and as he’s already quite rightly exercised his droit du seigneur and will write about what was my first choice, ‘Me And My Uncle”, I’ve cast my net a little further afield, while still respecting the prompt. In much the…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 28

I’m back in for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge again… 1. Post a video of a song that reminds you of a loved one. “Truly a dream come true” 2. Post a video of a song that mentions a food or drink. “Where were you while we were getting high?” 3. Post a video of a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Namecheck – ‘God’

This week, Jim has posed a it of a tricky one for Song Lyric Sunday – a song that references the name of another group. I know that there’s a song out there somewhere that references a ‘Grateful Dead sticker on a Cadillac’ (is it The Eagles?), but I’m going for John Lennon here drawing…

Song Lyric Sunday: Famous – ‘Waterloo’

It’s not all time-warp tie-dye here at Brokedown Palace, you know…..although it mostly is, if I’m honest. This week, Jim is looking for a song that name-checks somebody famous. It’s fair to say that Napoleon Bonaparte fulfils that criterion. This was the song that announced Abba to the world in 1974 when it walked away…

Song Lyric Sunday: TV themes – ‘Life On Mars’

The BBC screened an excellent, highly popular and innovative crime series back in 2006. The scenario was that a modern-day detective was involved in a car accident and came round to find himself – still a detective – back in 1973. The series was called ‘Life on Mars’. Nothing else to say, really – just…