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…

Song Lyric Sunday: Listen – ‘The Music Never Stopped’

For Helen’s theme this week of ‘Listen’, you could do a whole lot worse than ‘See Me, Feel Me’, the seismic climax of The Who’s ‘Tommy’. Unfortunately, I used it in August last year when the theme was ‘heat’. So, back to the drawing board and the default option: the Grateful Dead, of course. This song may…

Song Lyric Sunday: Taking – ‘Comes A Time’

After last week’s theme of ‘giving’, I suppose I should have had at least an inkling that the theme for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday this time would be ‘taking’. Unfortunately, though, I’m not that quick on the uptake. No matter. This is a comparatively obscure Grateful Dead song, with words by Robert Hunter and music…

21 Music Questions Answered

A few weeks ago (what can I tell you? I’ve been busy), the prolific Fandango posted his answers to 21 questions about musical tastes, set by another blogger. This gave me the idea of doing something similar, if only to relieve the thin and no doubt tedious diet of ‘One-Liner Wednesdays’ and ‘Song Lyric Sundays’…

One-Liner Wednesday: Days Between

“Magic is what we do, music is how we do it”  – Jerry Garcia (born 1 August 1942)  – – – – – – – Okay, I freely admit to having lifted this from the official Grateful Dead website, but hey. One-Liner Wednesday 1 August 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Dream – ‘Sugar Magnolia’

“She’s got everything delightful, she’s got everything I need” Here’s a joyous Grateful Dead second-set closer to light up your sunny Sunday and match with Helen’s theme for this week of ‘dream’. The coda, ‘Sunshine Daydream’, was often performed separately from the main body of the song. I would also point out that ‘Sugar Magnolia’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Devil/Demon – ‘Friend Of The Devil’

Thanks to Helen for the heads-up that this edition of Song Lyric Sunday would be the opposite of last week’s ‘Angel’. Not that I needed much notice, as this Grateful Dead classic was the very first thing that came to mind. Ironically, it’s a lot less devilish than my ‘Angel’ offering from last Sunday. In…

Song Lyric Sunday: Earth – ‘We Can Run’

Being neither eco-warrior nor climate-change denier, I have no particular sabre to rattle in coming up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Earth’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Rather like fellow-contributor Brandejwin, I went for a song from a ‘psychedelic rock’ group formed in 1965 in San Francisco, but in my case…

One-Liner Wednesday: On The Other Hand..

“Too much of anything is just enough”  – Grateful Dead: “I Need A Miracle” In the interests of editorial balance, after last week’s paean to abstemiousness, we present an alternative viewpoint. One that, in all honesty, we find rather more appealing. Albeit vicariously. One-Liner Wednesday 14 February 2018