Song Lyric Sunday: Clothing – ‘Queen Bitch’

Jim’s list of subjects for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday centre on the overall theme of clothing. With ‘her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat’, this works. This one needs no introduction: Bowie’s nod to the Velvet Underground from ‘Hunky Dory’ I’m up on the eleventh floor And I’m watching the cruisers below He’s down on…

Song Lyric Sunday: TV themes – ‘Life On Mars’

The BBC screened an excellent, highly popular and innovative crime series back in 2006. The scenario was that a modern-day detective was involved in a car accident and came round to find himself – still a detective – back in 1973. The series was called ‘Life on Mars’. Nothing else to say, really – just…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 20

Once again, I’m playing along with the weekly Song Challenge hosted by Laura at lauravent69. Here are the rules: Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post. Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions. Tag two people to participate I’m not tagging anyone, but if you happen…

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…