Song Lyric Sunday: Girls – ‘California Girls’

Even a dullard such as myself had rather guessed that, after ‘Boys’ last week, Helen’s theme for this Song Lyric Sunday was going to be ‘Girls’. So, without further ado, here’s the first song that leapt to mind. Maybe a little politically incorrect these days, but I don’t think any further introduction is required for…

Song Lyric Sunday: Cars – ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’

This week for her Song Lyric Sunday challenge, Helen is looking for something on the theme of ‘Car/Cars’. Obviously – as with ‘driving’, which came up about a month ago – there’s no shortage of potential candidates. There’s always Gary Numan’s ‘Cars’, of course, but my first thought was Dylan’s ‘From A Buick 6’. However,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Namesake – ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’

Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is going to pose a dilemma for quite a few people, I suspect. That’s because she’s called for a song written and/or performed by an artiste who shares your name. Like many other bloggers, my own name(s) is not something I either care or choose to disclose.…

My Music Lexicon: B is for Beatles (and Beefheart)

C’mon now: I was born and grew up on Merseyside. My age reached double figures in the early sixties. The B in my Music Lexicon could only possibly be The Beatles. There again, it’s pretty much beyond me how anyone could fail to pick out The Beatles in any review of their popular musical tastes…

Song Lyric Sunday: Change – ‘Break Away’

“And I can break away to the better life Where the shackles never hold me down” Who doesn’t like the Beach Boys? It’s almost impossible not to buy into the feelgood that comes from those matchless harmonies. So here’s ‘Break Away’: an upbeat song about changing life for the better, to help Helen with her…