Weekly Song Challenge Round 37: Patriot Games

Laura is marking Veteransā€™ Day in the USA in her Weekly Song Challenge today with three patriotic themes. Post a song that is about your country Post a song that is patriotic Post a song that has the colour red, white or blue in either the title or lyrics Weekly Song Challenge Round 37

Song Lyric Sunday: Trains – ‘I Know You Rider’

‘I Know You Rider’ is a traditional American folk song, although for me it’s unbreakably associated with the Grateful Dead, for whom it was a live-performance staple, almost always linked with ‘China Cat Sunflower’ in the ‘China>Rider’ diptych. I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I’m gone; I know you, rider, gonna miss me…

Weekly Song Challenge: Week 29

Work – and, more importantly, time off work – seems to be the underlying theme of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge this time around. 1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of time off from work “So why on earth should I moan?”   2. Post a video of a song that…

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…