Song Lyric Sunday: Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer – ‘Avalanche’

Well, after Jim let the good times roll last week, this Song Lyric Sunday has a much darker theme – pain and suffering. Which naturally leads us to Leonard Cohen. And, more specifically, me in my room at university, listening to ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’ and wallowing in my teenage angst. Well I stepped…

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…

21 Music Questions Answered

A few weeks ago (what can I tell you? I’ve been busy), the prolific Fandango posted his answers to 21 questions about musical tastes, set by another blogger. This gave me the idea of doing something similar, if only to relieve the thin and no doubt tedious diet of ‘One-Liner Wednesdays’ and ‘Song Lyric Sundays’…

My Music Lexicon: C is for Cream (and Cohen)

Until I was about fifteen years old I never realised that you could make music up as you go along. I mean, who knew? Virtually all my exposure to music was through records or the radio – which just played records. ‘Pop’ music came in neat two and a half minute packages that always sounded…