comic songs

67. Fun lovin Criminals

Posted on 11/09/2017

I had planned to write about Steely Dan, in view of Walter Becker's death. I then discovered that I could not stand Steely Dan. I once had a friend who was mad about them, back in the 80's. ... read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

13. Mondegreens and airyplanes

Posted on 18/01/2017

I dont know if you have heard of the 'Mondegreen'. It fills a hole in the dictionary which was only noticed in 1954 when a lady wrote an article in a magazine like Vanity Fair. As a child she said,... read more >

11. Fats’ doubles entendres

Posted on 18/01/2017

Fats Waller was a brilliant lyricist songwriter and pianist. Its worth emphasising this, because most people nowadays are unlikely to have listened to his stuff. His most famous song is 'I'm going to... read more >