Song Lyric Sunday: Caffeine – ‘Matthew & Son’

I take my coffee straight and black as a general rule, so Jim’s more specific coffee-related  prompts of latte, capuccino and so on don’t mean that much to me – and a (fairly) cursory search didn’t come up with many songs about or pertaining to these elaborate confections. Plain old coffee surely serves the purpose…

Song Lyric Sunday: Weather – ‘Little Cloud’

Weather phenomena provide the inspiration for Song Lyric Sunday this week. The Incredible String Band – your go-to destination for sixties stoned hippy whimsy – have a cute song about a little cloud. It’s from the 1967 album ‘The 5,000 Spirits or Layers of the Onion’ – as you will all have recognised immediately, no…

One-Liner Wednesday: The End

“They would not be my readers, but the readers of themselves.”  – Proust: ‘Time Regained’ (Le Temps Retrouvé)  – – – – – – – – – – – #1linerWeds 24 February 2021    

Song Lyric Sunday: Dimensions – ‘Long, Long, Long’

Jim’s chosen the broad theme of ‘sizes’ for Song Lyric Sunday this week. He’s also exercised his ‘droit de seigneur’ by getting first dibs on what would have been my choice: George Harrison’s ‘Blue Jay Way’, from Magical Mystery Tour.. However, I think this, from what is commonly known as the White Album, is a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Mental – ‘Mind Games’

For Song Lyric Sunday this week, Jim invites us to look inside our own heads for inspiration. After all, it’s where we all live – and play. We’re playing those mind games together Pushing the barriers planting seeds Playing the mind guerrilla Chanting the Mantra peace on earth We all been playing those mind games…

One-Liner Wednesday: Time the healer

“It is the passage of time that causes us to forget our antipathies, our contempts, and the very causes which gave birth to them”  – Proust: ‘Time Regained’ (Le Temps Retrouvé)  – – – – – – – – – – –   #!linerWeds 10 February 2021

Song Lyric Sunday: Colours – ‘She’s A Rainbow’

This week’s theme is ‘colours’, so why not have them all? ‘She’s A Rainbow’ is another track from the Stones’ relatively brief skirmish with psychedelia on their 1967album ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’. That’s an album that divides opinion if ever there was one. This song and ‘2,000 Light Years From Home’ are clearly the stand-out…

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…