Month: January 2017

22. Go back to Hell

Posted on 30/01/2017

Unlike the previous 21 posts, this one concerns a song of mine. Its front cover and video are attached here. The song was not inspired by anything coherent, just a random idea. But once I had the... read more >

21. The weather

Posted on 28/01/2017

In lyrics the weather is often an image: 'its raining in my heart' 'I cant stand the rain' or 'the sun has got his hat on and he's coming out today (back to the 1920's for that... read more >

20. Old Cars

Posted on 26/01/2017

Johnny Cash sings a wonderful song called 'One piece at a time' about old cars. It concerns his time working in Detroit on assembly lines. He'd always wanted a car that was long and black, but could... read more >

19. Singer/songwriters called Gregory

Posted on 23/01/2017

  There is no particular reason for choosing Gregory other than that I have come across a few singers of that name. This post discusses Greg Brown, Gregory Porter and Gregory Page. The first... read more >

18. 18. Ed Sheeran: Lego House

Posted on 22/01/2017

18. Ed Sheeran: Lego House His song is about helping to heal his girlfriend, but it begins with the image of a Lego house: 'I'm gonna pick up the pieces and build a Lego House if things go wrong... read more >

17. Serious in songs

Posted on 20/01/2017

17. 'Serious' in songs There are as many types of singer and song as there is variety in humankind. That may be obvious to you, but it wasnt to me until just now. This blog addresses  the polar... read more >

16. Gear changes in music (aka ‘The Drop’)

Posted on 19/01/2017

16. Sudden gear changes in music (aka 'The Drop) Musical gear changes are fascinating. The first I can remember is by the Mothers of Invention (aka Frank Zappa and friends) and is called 'Brown... read more >

15. Unexpected swear words

Posted on 18/01/2017

Bjork conjures up the idea of ethereal vocals. You would not think of her as a punk star, and yet that is what she was in her native Iceland when she set up a band with her friend Magnusson in 1982,... read more >