Weekly Song Challenge: Round 22

Having sat out last week’s round – a consequence of sheer idleness on my part – I’m back on Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge for Round 22. 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…

Weekly Song Challenge – Attitude

This is Round 19 of the Weekly Song Challenge hosted by Laura at lauravent69. The great man Fandango reckons that the underlying theme of these three challenges is ‘attitude’ and who am I to argue? Post a video of a song that makes you think about being a teenager. I’ve posted it before and I’ll…

Song Lyric Sunday: Gambling – ‘Deal’

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week comes under the broad umbrella of ‘gambling’. A couple of years ago Helen Vahdati set a similar theme, which I responded to with the Grateful Dead’s ‘Loser’. This is another offering from the Dead – a rather more upbeat one, often deployed as a rousing Set 1…

Weekly Song Challenge: Round 17

I’m playing along again this week with the Weekly Song Challenge hosted by Laura at Lauravent69 Post a video of a song that makes you think of your youth. ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ by Stealer’s Wheel is forever associated in my head with revising for my final University exams in June 1973. In…

Song Lyric Sunday: Burn/Fire/Flame – ‘Box Of Rain’

You could say that Jim at New Epic Author has turned up the heat for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Although I’d rather you didn’t. The chosen theme is ‘Burn/Fire/Flame’. The Grateful Dead have got this covered with one of their most popular songs, originally released on the seminal ‘American Beauty’ album in 1970. Look…

Song Lyric Sunday: River – ‘Black Muddy River’

It had to be this one. Jim at newepicauthor has set the theme of ‘River’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. So here we have the ultimate elegy for Jerry Garcia: the last song he sang with the Grateful Dead at their last show in July 1995. Three weeks later and he was gone.…

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: Season – ‘Weather Report Suite’

Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is ‘Season’. Why settle for just one when the Grateful Dead will give you all four in this epic. Winter rain, now tell me why, Summers fade, and roses die. The answer came; the wind and rain. Golden hills, now veiled in grey, Summer leaves have blown…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 7-12

Right then, here is the second instalment of my contribution to the current 30-Day Song Challenge.7. A song to drive to: ‘Born To Be Wild’ “Get your motor running” Never having driven myself, I couldn’t say for certain what would be suitable for this category. However, this one needs no introduction and always reminds me…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 1-6

Late to the party (as usual), but I’ve only just found out about the 30-Day Song Challenge that seems to be doing the rounds on WordPress in December. For the life of me I can’t trace its originator, but it’s my sort of thing so I thought I’d play along. This is the full programme…