Song Lyric Sunday: Americana – ‘Jack Straw’

On Independence Day, Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is entirely appropriate – any music by an American artiste or artistes. Even from this side of the Atlantic it’s very clear that one of the most influential groups representing American culture (and, indeed, counter-culture) must be the Grateful Dead. Many of their songs…

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…

Give me excess of it

“Musical: What role does music play in your life?” Ah, I can almost hear the groans from my nearest and dearest when they read this latest of WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’. They know what’s coming. But before we get to the Grateful Dead – as we surely shall – let me answer the…