One-Liner Wednesday: Just another day…

“I had discovered the illusion that lies in our thinking that certain solemn holidays differ essentially from the other days in the calendar”  – Proust: ‘The Guermantes Way’ (Le Côté De Guermantes) – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 17 June 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Size – ‘Big River’

One of the many great things about Song Lyric Sunday is that you learn something new every week, whether from researching your own contribution or looking at other submissions. This time, for example, I decided quite quickly that in response to Jim’s prompt this week relating to ‘size’ I would go with ‘Big River’, a…

One-Liner Wednesday: Fake News (Again)

“Our cruellest adversaries are not those who contradict and try to convince us, but those who magnify or invent reports which may make us unhappy”  – Proust: ‘The Guermantes Way’ (Le Côté De Guermantes) – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 3 June 2020    

Song Lyric Sunday: Herbs and Spices – ‘Cinnamon Girl’

After having to dig a little deper than usual for inspiration last week, on this occasion I’m going with my first thought for Jim’s latest, flavour-packed, Song Lyric Sunday prompt. Anyway, we must be overdue another Neil Young song by now. I hadn’t realised until I hit Youtube  that Lana del Rey had also performed…

One-Liner Wednesday: Will this do?

“The people who refuse us the objects of our desire are always ready to offer us something else”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 27 May 2020    

Song Lyric Sunday: Fini – ‘I’ll Never Get Over You’

It’s not often I have to go down as far as my fourth choice to find a suitable song in response to Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday, but this is one of those times. The theme this week is looking ahead to better times (‘This too shall pass’), but I’ve already used ‘The End’, ‘It’s Over’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Numbers – #9 Dream

There’s no shortage of songs featuring numbers to meet Jim’s criteria for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. When spoilt for choice I’m particularly likely to go for the first thing that popped into my head… ….but ‘Revolution #9′ off the Beatles’ White Album doesn’t really have lyrics. However, John Lennon’s ‘#9 Dream’ is much more…