Song Lyric Sunday: Stay – ‘Let’s Stay Together’

This week for my response to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge of ‘Stay’, I’ve strayed a little further from my usual modus operandi. My first, instinctive, thought was the raucous ‘Stay With Me’ by Rod Stewart and The Faces. However, they featured in this category not so long ago. The second tune that came to…

One-Liner Wednesday: Seriously, though…

“A government that is strong because it is free, and confident because it is just, has nothing to fear in granting refuge to exiles.”  – Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859), German explorer and polymath.  – – – – – – – Well, that explains a lot doesn’t it? As a general rule, we like…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lights – ‘I Saw The Light’

“There was not another soul in sight Only you, only you” This week’s theme for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday’ is Lights. That gave me a little pause for thought, but I soon remembered this little beauty from 1972 (a great year for little beauties, by the way). Todd Rundgren goes pop – and none the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Days – ‘Days’

“I won’t forget a single day, believe me” Talk about sticking to the brief. For this week, Helen has set the theme of ‘Days’ for Song Lyric Sunday. So here is ‘Days’ by The Kinks. Which was also – not really surprisingly – the first thing that came to mind. Plus it’s a wonderful song.…

One-Liner Wednesday: Works for me

“The idea that a life of dull ineptitude might conceal glamorous superpowers is appealing, particularly to those who happen to be dull and inept”  – from a recent review in the Times Literary Supplement of a new edition of Baroness Orczy’s ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ – – – – – – – Beneath this drab, unexceptional…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seeing – ‘Visions of Johanna’

This week, Sarah at On The Way To The Barre has provided the theme of ‘Seeing’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. No problem this time; I’m going with my first, instinctive, idea – a song that, if Genius is to be believed, was described by Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, as having the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Generation Gap

“The best thing about being young is the sense of being profoundly misunderstood by older people.” – Zadie Smith, British writer and novelist ————- Or switch it round and it works equally well. Honestly, the kids of today…. One-Liner Wednesday 21 March 2018