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 >

14. Lesser known clones of Dylan

Posted on 18/01/2017

The shy Nobel Laureate Dylan said that you have to write 100 bad songs to write one good one. Thats why he prefers painting and sculpture. But thats not a very good general rule as most people are... 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 >

12. The worst song?

Posted on 18/01/2017

http://the worst song I realised only when posting my previous blog that I had committed a blogging sin by missing yesterday altogether.  I had a cold, but luckily have now revived enough to do two... 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 >

10. Unbeatable lines (2)

Posted on 18/01/2017

Thinking of unbeatable lines (as in my previous post) there's another pretty hot one in Lucinda Williams' 'One night stand'. Talking about the man whose bed she is about to leave, after anight of... read more >