Song Lyric Sunday: Divisible – ‘Even Now’

Call me a sentimental old fool if you will, but there aren’t many who can hold a candle to Barry Manilow when it comes to sweepingly orchestrated power ballads, such as ‘I Write The Songs’ and ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ – and, fitting Jim’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday – this one. Even…

One-Liner Wednesday: Carpe Diem

“Since I could expect to have no other than frivolous pleasures, what was the use of not accepting them?”  – Proust: ‘Time Regained’ (Le Temps Retrouvé)  – – – – – – – – – – – #1linerWeds 27 January 2021

Song Lyric Sunday: Utterances – ‘Foxy Lady’

This week, Jim has given us various types of utterance – chat, talk, laugh and scream – as the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday. My immediate thought was ‘Foxy Lady’ by Jimi Hendrix – probably because I used to  have it as Madame’s special ringtone on my Blackberry back in the day.. If only I…

Song Lyric Sunday: D or J – ‘Julia Dream’

Jim’s third and final letter-themed Song Lyric Sunday prompt is D or J. You can have both if you like. ‘Julia Dream’ was originally the B-side of the 1968 single ‘It Would Be So Nice’ – a song which, I have to confess, passed me by completely. Which must mean that I first heard this…

One-Liner Wednesday: Head In The Sand

“Those who create their own world, their own interior life, are little concerned with the importance of events”  – Proust: ‘Time Regained’ (Le Temps Retrouvé)  – – – – – – – – – – – #1linerWeds 13 January 2021

Song Lyric Sunday: M or A – ‘Astronomy Domine’

Week two of Song Lyric Sunday’s mini-series of letters of the alphabet gives us M or A. It occurred to me that if Jim can have a short season, so can I, so here is another song by Pink Floyd. ‘Astronomy Domine’ is rather different from last week’s ‘Green Is The Colour’, although I suspect…