Song Lyric Sunday: Thoroughfares – ‘Roadhouse Blues’

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week could be broadly classified asĀ  ‘thoroughfares’ (streets, avenues, etc). Plenty of songs to choose from, then. I’ve gone for just your basic road, however, mainly because it gives me the opportunity to post another number from The Doors’ performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lake – ‘The End’

With this week’s theme being ‘Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay’, my choice may seem a bit left-fieldish. However, the lyrics of this stupendous Doors song do indeed feature the word lake and, bizarrely, it was the first song that came to my mind when I saw the prompt, so I make no apologies for using it. This is the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Sleep – ‘When The Music’s Over’

In most cases, my response to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday theme will contain the keyword in the title, thereby displaying a regrettably typical lack of imagination. Which is why my first thought on seeing this week’s theme of ‘Sleep’ was John Lennon’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ But then I asked myself why forego an opportunity…

My Music Lexicon: D is for Dylan (and The Doors)

D? Dylan of course. It’s really hard to imagine anyone with an interest in music and a serious side to their personality hitting their teens in the mid-sixties who wouldn’t go for Bob Dylan as a major influence. I’m certanly no exception. I was never an enthusiast for the traditional folk music that Billy Connolly…