Song Lyric Sunday: Somewhere – ‘Days Between’

I usually try to avoid – albeit for no particular reason – featuring the same artistes on consecutive Sundays, but this time is an exception – and it’s for an exceptional song. Another  – the final? – Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia collaboration, ‘Days Between’ is a plaintive, elegaic ballad that featured quite frequently in live performance…

One-Liner Wednesday: Bored now…

“What I cannot endure are the imbeciles, the people who bore me, they drive me mad”  – Proust: Cities Of The Plain (Sodome et Gomorrhe) – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 19 August 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Light and Shade – ‘Dark Star’

For Jim’s prompt this week, it couldn’t really be anything else for a self-respecting deadhead but the touchstone of their psychedelic improvisation: ‘Dark Star’ Robert Hunter’s lyrics are intriguing, to say the least, and nothing if not psychedelic –‘reason tatters’; ‘glass hand dissolving’. Unusually, the music is credited to all members of the group (at…

Song Lyric Sunday: Acquisition – ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’

And now for something completely different. This week’s theme is, broadly speaking, ‘gathering’. This was the first song that came into my head when I saw the prompt. Brits of a certain age (mine) will quite possibly remember listening to the BBC Light Programme early on a Sunday evening, when they would be entertained (sic)…

Song Lyric Sunday: Same/Different – ‘The Same Thing’

Same or different is the choice for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week. You can find excellent versions of this song by The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead among others, but here it is as performed by Willie Dixon – who did, after all, actually write it in the first place Why do men…