Song Lyric Sunday: Mobile – ‘At The Hop’

Song Lyric Sunday this week is all about mobility. I first encountered this 50s classic in the version shown in the video below, as performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969. Talk about high energy….and certainly no lack of mobility. This is probably one of the seminal pieces of mid-fifties rock and roll,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Caffeine – ‘Matthew & Son’

I take my coffee straight and black as a general rule, so Jim’s more specific coffee-related¬† prompts of latte, capuccino and so on don’t mean that much to me – and a (fairly) cursory search didn’t come up with many songs about or pertaining to these elaborate confections. Plain old coffee surely serves the purpose…

Song Lyric Sunday: Weather – ‘Little Cloud’

Weather phenomena provide the inspiration for Song Lyric Sunday this week. The Incredible String Band – your go-to destination for sixties stoned hippy whimsy – have a cute song about a little cloud. It’s from the 1967 album ‘The 5,000 Spirits or Layers of the Onion’ – as you will all have recognised immediately, no…

Song Lyric Sunday: Dimensions – ‘Long, Long, Long’

Jim’s chosen the broad theme of ‘sizes’ for Song Lyric Sunday this week. He’s also exercised his ‘droit de seigneur’ by getting first dibs on what would have been my choice: George Harrison’s ‘Blue Jay Way’, from Magical Mystery Tour.. However, I think this, from what is commonly known as the White Album, is a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Mental – ‘Mind Games’

For Song Lyric Sunday this week, Jim invites us to look inside our own heads for inspiration. After all, it’s where we all live – and play. We’re playing those mind games together Pushing the barriers planting seeds Playing the mind guerrilla Chanting the Mantra peace on earth We all been playing those mind games…

Song Lyric Sunday: Colours – ‘She’s A Rainbow’

This week’s theme is ‘colours’, so why not have them all? ‘She’s A Rainbow’ is another track from the Stones’ relatively brief skirmish with psychedelia on their 1967album ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’. That’s an album that divides opinion if ever there was one. This song and ‘2,000 Light Years From Home’ are clearly the stand-out…

Song Lyric Sunday: Utterances – ‘Foxy Lady’

This week, Jim has given us various types of utterance – chat, talk, laugh and scream – as the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday. My immediate thought was ‘Foxy Lady’ by Jimi Hendrix – probably because I used to¬† have it as Madame’s special ringtone on my Blackberry back in the day.. If only I…

Song Lyric Sunday: D or J – ‘Julia Dream’

Jim’s third and final letter-themed Song Lyric Sunday prompt is D or J. You can have both if you like. ‘Julia Dream’ was originally the B-side of the 1968 single ‘It Would Be So Nice’ – a song which, I have to confess, passed me by completely. Which must mean that I first heard this…