Song Lyric Sunday: Vehicles – ‘Magic Bus’

Jim’s theme this week offers a choice of vehicles: car/truck/bus. I’m going with my first thought – ‘Magic Bus’, written by Pete Townshend and performed here by The Who in their early-seventies pomp. There seems to be some debate about whether this is a coded-reference song about drugs, or a charming ditty about the excitement…

Weekly Song Challenge – Attitude

This is Round 19 of the Weekly Song Challenge hosted by Laura at lauravent69. The great man Fandango reckons that the underlying theme of these three challenges is ‘attitude’ and who am I to argue? Post a video of a song that makes you think about being a teenager. I’ve posted it before and I’ll…

My Music Lexicon: W is for The Who (and Stevie Wonder)

For ‘W’ it could only be The Who. Having, notoriously, slept right through their performance at the Isle of Wight in 1970, I finally got to see them at the opening night of the Rainbow Theatre in November 1971. They tumbled onto the stage at the end of a line of high-kicking chorus girls, Moon…

Song Lyric Sunday: Heat – ‘See Me, Feel Me’

Helen has set us a tester this week with the theme of ‘Heat’ for Song Lyric Sunday. I struggled to bring to mind many songs with ”heat’ in the title. Resorting, reluctantly, to other-search-engines-are-available to find lyric references to the word produced plenty of allusions, but these seemed to be mostly in the context of…

Song Lyric Sunday: Name – ‘Pictures of Lily’

This week, Helen wants a song with a name in the title. No shortage of them, that’s for sure, but to give everyone a rest from the Grateful Dead (‘Althea’, ‘Bertha’, ‘Cassidy’, ‘Corinna’, ‘Loose Lucy’ et al) here’s a very early (1967) single by one of the greatest – and certainly the loudest – rock…

Song Lyric Sunday: Healing – ‘Eyesight To The Blind’

This week, Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time has set us the theme of ‘Healing’ for Song Lyric Sunday. I was pleasantly surprised at how many potential candidates I managed to come up with in a short time: Marvin Gaye, obviously; The Beatles ‘It’s Getting Better; even ‘Fix You’ by…

A First Time For Everything – Even Repeats

Consider the statement “I must be getting lazy in my old age”. A close reading suggests that there are at least two areas of ambiguity here: Firstly, ‘getting lazy’ implies that I’m not already. That flies in the face of both conventional wisdom and empirical evidence. Secondly, ‘in my old age’ suggests that old age…

See me, feel me

“…a magic potion…will make one of your senses…super sharp, but dull the others. Will you sip it and, if so, what sense do you choose?” Happily, most of my senses still function fairly well. Indeed, the only exception is my sight, which ain’t what it used to be, as I now need varifocals to do…

Dawn Chorus 2

Today’s instalment of ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ tells us to write a post about the first thought we had when we woke up this morning. Well, I’m not going to do that – mainly because I can’t remember what it was – but it has prompted me to revisit something that has been sitting…