Song Lyric Sunday: Music – ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’

A pretty broad theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, being hosted by Jim at A Unique Title For Me: ‘Harmony, Melody. Music’. Plenty of possibilities there. If I hadn’t drunk from the almost inexhaustible well that is the Grateful Dead’s songbook only two weeks ago, I would probably have plumped for ‘The Music Never…

30-Day Song Challenge: Days 26-30

Well, this has been fun, hasn’t it? And now the final instalment of the 30-Day Song Challenge. 26 A song that makes you want to fall in love: ‘You Wear It Well’ “You made me feel a millionaire” Personal reasons. Nothing to add….oh, except that this comes from the album ‘Never A Dull Moment’. How…

Song Lyric Sunday: Freedom – ‘Me and Bobby McGee’

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” Song selection this week – for the theme of ‘freedom’ – was one of the easier decisions I’ve had to make on a Sunday morning. This seminal Kris Kristofferson song – performed here by Janis Joplin – provides perhaps a different take on what is usually…

My Music Lexicon: J is for Joplin (and Jefferson Airplane)

The first time I heard (or even heard of) Janis Joplin was on the BBC’s classical music station, Radio 3. Back in 1968, it also brodcast ball-by-ball cricket commentary on England test matches. It being the school holidays and I being a bit of a nerd, I was planning to score the upcoming test match…

Playlist of the week

“Playlist of the week: Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.” An interesting challenge on a number of levels, this. Finding five matters worthy of note, in what was a – comparatively – uneventful week, was the first thing. Then trying to marry these up…