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: 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: Divisible – ‘Even Now’

Call me a sentimental old fool if you will, but there aren’t many who can hold a candle to Barry Manilow when it comes to sweepingly orchestrated power ballads, such as ‘I Write The Songs’ and ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ – and, fitting Jim’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday – this one. Even…

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…

Song Lyric Sunday: M or A – ‘Astronomy Domine’

Week two of Song Lyric Sunday’s mini-series of letters of the alphabet gives us M or A. It occurred to me that if Jim can have a short season, so can I, so here is another song by Pink Floyd. ‘Astronomy Domine’ is rather different from last week’s ‘Green Is The Colour’, although I suspect…

Song Lyric Sunday: Sensations – ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’

To the best of my knowledge, I haven’t featured Duran Duran in my Song Lyric Sunday contributions before now. Truth be told, they are a little after my time. However, the lyrics of this perfectly respectable song meet Jim’s brief for this week of ‘Aroma/Flav(o)ur’. Dark in the city, night is a wire Steam in…