Song Lyric Sunday: Drifters – ‘The Stranger Song’

I’ve categorised Jim’s prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday as having the overall theme of ‘Drifters’, as that seems to encompass the specific trigger words of drifter, loner, transient and vagabond Anyway, this is the first song that came into my mind for this time. It’s true that all the men you knew were…

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…

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…