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:Vengeance – ‘Your Time Is Gonna Come’

“Gonna make you pay for that great big hole in my heart” ‘Vengeance’ is Helen’s chosen theme this week. Almost too easy: there is no question in my mind that the greatest song about revenge ever written is Bob Dylan’s ‘Positively Fourth Street’. However, Dylan does turn up quite often in these Song Lyric Sunday…

My Music Lexicon: L is for Led Zeppelin (and nobody else)

We’re not quite halfway through this musical lexicon and we’ve already had a few examples of musical epiphany. However, for sheer power and immediacy there has never been anything to match the very first time I heard Led Zeppelin. By the time we got to the Lower Sixth (first of two years of A-level studies),…

Right back at you, Robert Plant

“When faced with confrontation do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?” This is only tangentially about confrontation (it’s only a prompt,though, isn’t it?), but today I’m going to tell you about the time I heckled Led Zeppelin. Bet that got your…

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…