Woke up, it was a grey Tuesday. Went downstairs, brewed the tea, watched a few minutes of the (frankly depressing) news on TV. Took the tea upstairs for the customary half hour lie-in, listening to the wireless. It was just coming up to the hour and Radio Caroline had gone into commercials mode, so I … Continue reading Tuesday, 31st August 2021.
Sometimes you just have to go back to the source. The first time that I heard of or indeed heard anything by the Canadian rock band Rush it was their song, Closer To The Heart. Closer To The Heart had been released as a single in the UK in January 1978 and by February had … Continue reading Closer To The Heart
Musical appreciation, a blog piece in three parts at least, in which I digress... I know, I know, I've said it before but I'm jolly well going to say it again. Musical appreciation is hugely subjective. One person's Rib Eye Steak is another person's Tofu Burger. Speaking of which, which I don't believe I was … Continue reading Spicy Progressive Concierto Burger, anyone?
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, by Gil Scott-Heron. I first heard this poem/song many years ago, I didn’t catch who it was by, I just heard it and thought; Yeah, I quite like that… It’s one of those songs that whilst you like it, it sort of slips through the grasp of memory until … Continue reading Revolution…
Musical appreciation, subjective, blah, blah, blah, it’s been said before… I love (most of) the work of Joni Mitchell but her 1977 release, "Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter" took some getting into. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter - Joni Mitchell Some pieces immediately "grab" you, others seem to "grow" on you but here’s the question, if you … Continue reading Vast and bleak and godforsaken