Song Lyric Sunday: Seasons – ‘Summertime’

A ‘seasons’ theme from Jim for Song Lyric Sunday this week so, as the weather seems to be warming up (and the grass is certainly growing), I’ve gone for summer. From George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’, but performed by Janis Joplin: accept no substitute. Summertime, And the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ And the…

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…