After a stressful shift at work and switch on the phone and am greeted by the news that Jazz/Blues singer Leon Redbone has died at the age of 69. I came to Leon thanks to Spotify and was a big fan of his laid back vocals and hip appearance. Here he is performing the song … Continue reading Leon Redbone RIP
This week has been a bit of a mixed week for me, it got off to a bit of a false start thanks to Heather forgetting that public transport in Shropshire is nowhere near as efficient as it down the smoke, meaning her arrival in Telford was an hour later then planned. This was … Continue reading Haha This a-way
A song about the Devil that's about something spooky.... Maybe not exactly spooky but both about the Devil. Legend has it Robert Johnson went to a crossroads at midnight and made a Faustian pact with the devil for fame and fortune. That is the alleged theme of these two songs. Me and the Devil Blues … Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 26
Day 30: A Song That Reminds Me of Yourself https://youtu.be/lB_7ZQRXWLU Pretty much summed up with "when you see me laughing, I'm laughing to keep from crying". Sounds a lot like various periods in my life such as school and the tail end oy time at the Horseshoes.
A Song by a Band you wish were still together. Hmm well since most of my favourite bands consist of at the very least one dead person (even the Rolling Stones, I'm still convinced Keith Richards died and no one had the heart to tell him. Just look at him, he looks like an animated … Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge Day 24
Day 8: A Song about drugs or alcohol. A wide field considering my music taste, but I going with Champion Jack Dupree: Junker's Blues https://youtu.be/WMTXO1z95uw
No this isn't going to a reappropriation of the "Glory Glory, Hallelujah" song (as the Battle Hymn of the Republic is known in some circles) to a Shropshire set of lyrics or anything like that. I was wondering what, if anything, would my personal theme song be? Being a man whose Brain immediately starts running … Continue reading The Battle Hymn of the North Shropshire Sandman