Song Lyric Sunday: Wild West – ‘Hey Joe’

There’s a cowboy feel to Jim’s choice of prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week, and as he’s already quite rightly exercised his droit du seigneur and will write about what was my first choice, ‘Me And My Uncle”, I’ve cast my net a little further afield, while still respecting the prompt. In much the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Numbers – ’If Six Was Nine’

Last week, I proudly asserted that, as a general rule, I try to go with my first instincts when responding to Song Lyric Sunday prompts. This time, though, it may be a case of all the best rules being more honoured in the breach than the observance. That’s because Helen has chosen the theme of…

My Music Lexicon: H is for Hendrix (and Hawkwind)

Absolutely no problem at all finding something for H in my music lexicon: the incomparable Jimi. Anyone even half-seriously interested in rock music could almost have been forgiven for becoming blasé about guitarists before Jimi came along, breaking through in the UK before his native USA really caught on to him. By late 1966 there…