titles of songs

76. Not a Blockhead

Posted on 27/11/2017

Ian Dury and the Blockheads were popular in the 1980's. One or two of his songs have endured: mainly his 'Reasons to be Cheerful' as its such a good idea for cheering up when things are going against... read more >

75. Freaky Bertrand

Posted on 20/11/2017

Bertrand Belin is a remarkable person. Also produces good songs if you dont mind them a bit intellectual. He is not the chap for a singalong chorus so much as the meditative lament. But his voice has... read more >

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 >

36. The new BB

Posted on 02/03/2017

Brigitte Bardot's initials dominated the news and the thoughts of boys and men in the late 20th century. Now a new use for initials has appeared: Bertrand Belin. He is a singer/songwriter but also a... 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 >

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 >