30-Day Song Challenge: Days 13-18

here we go with the third instalment of the 30-Day Song Challenge that I’m currently playing along with. 13. A song you like from the 70s: ‘Pretty Vacant’ ”And we don’t care” My only problem with choosing a song that I like from the 70s is deciding which one to go for of what must…

Song Lyric Sunday: Girls – ‘California Girls’

Even a dullard such as myself had rather guessed that, after ‘Boys’ last week, Helen’s theme for this Song Lyric Sunday was going to be ‘Girls’. So, without further ado, here’s the first song that leapt to mind. Maybe a little politically incorrect these days, but I don’t think any further introduction is required for…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 7-12

Right then, here is the second instalment of my contribution to the current 30-Day Song Challenge.7. A song to drive to: ‘Born To Be Wild’ “Get your motor running” Never having driven myself, I couldn’t say for certain what would be suitable for this category. However, this one needs no introduction and always reminds me…

Song Lyric Sunday: Boys – ‘Boys Keep Swinging’

When I saw that Helen had set the theme of ‘Boys’ for this week’s instalment of ‘Song Lyric Sunday’, I had the unusual experience of simultaneously having two potential candidates immediately come to mind. As such, it was only ever going to be Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ or this by David…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 1-6

Late to the party (as usual), but I’ve only just found out about the 30-Day Song Challenge that seems to be doing the rounds on WordPress in December. For the life of me I can’t trace its originator, but it’s my sort of thing so I thought I’d play along. This is the full programme…

Song Lyric Sunday: Last – ‘The Last Lonely Eagle’

Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is ‘Last’. A couple of pretty obvious tunes popped into my head – and yours too, no doubt: ‘The Last Time’, ‘Last Christmas’ (which I thought about, but perhaps it’s too early). But to step just a little outside my usual comfort zone, here’s a song by…

Song Lyric Sunday: First – ‘Take A Chance On Me’

“… I think you know That I can’t let go” Yep, that’s right. Monsieur Deadhead goes pop for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge of ‘First’ But this is very superior pop: Abba, of course. And I can relate to this, because I found myself in very similar circumstances once – albeit before this song…

Song Lyric Sunday: Listen – ‘The Music Never Stopped’

For Helen’s theme this week of ‘Listen’, you could do a whole lot worse than ‘See Me, Feel Me’, the seismic climax of The Who’s ‘Tommy’. Unfortunately, I used it in August last year when the theme was ‘heat’. So, back to the drawing board and the default option: the Grateful Dead, of course. This song may…

Song Lyric Sunday: Taking – ‘Comes A Time’

After last week’s theme of ‘giving’, I suppose I should have had at least an inkling that the theme for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday this time would be ‘taking’. Unfortunately, though, I’m not that quick on the uptake. No matter. This is a comparatively obscure Grateful Dead song, with words by Robert Hunter and music…