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…

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…