Song Lyric Sunday: Floral – ‘Flower Of Scotland’

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday has a floral theme this week – which made me think of this. ‘Flower of Scotland’ is the quasi-official sporting national anthem of Scotland. It’s always heard at its best when, as in the accompanying video, belted out at maximum volume by a full house at Murrayfield, the national rugby stadium…

Song Lyric Sunday: Mobile – ‘At The Hop’

Song Lyric Sunday this week is all about mobility. I first encountered this 50s classic in the version shown in the video below, as performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969. Talk about high energy….and certainly no lack of mobility. This is probably one of the seminal pieces of mid-fifties rock and roll,…

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…