30-Day Song Challenge: Days 19-24

Here is the fourth instalment of my contribution to the 30-Day Song Challenge currently running. 19 A song that makes you think about life: ‘Five Years’ “My brain hurts a lot” So, what would you do if you definitively knew the date of your own demise (and, more particularly, that it was not that far…

Song Lyric Sunday: Boys – ‘Boys Keep Swinging’

When I saw that Helen had set the theme of ‘Boys’ for this week’s instalment of ‘Song Lyric Sunday’, I had the unusual experience of simultaneously having two potential candidates immediately come to mind. As such, it was only ever going to be Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ or this by David…

Song Lyric Sunday: Glass – ‘Breaking Glass’

Not the longest or most profound set of lyrics this week, but this song by David Bowie from the ‘Low’ album definitely meets Helen’s theme for this week. This song is said to have prompted Nick Lowe to write the much more widely known ‘I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass’. Baby, I’ve been breaking…

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…