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Day 140: Old Man, Neil Young

Love playing this song on my guitar. Remember first seeing this clip back in ’93 when I was sharing a flat in Manchester with a group of university students. Those were the days of video recorders so I recorded the... View Article

Day 139: Tears from Heaven, Eric Clapton

Such a beautiful song with lovely guitar backing. The song is particularly sad because Eric Clapton wrote it about his 4 year old son who was killed when he fell out of a window from a 53rd floor tower block.... View Article

Day 138: Jumpsuit, Twenty-one Pilots

So my daughter Grace also loves music and is starting to develop who own set of bands that she follows and loves. One of her favourite bands in twenty-one pilots and last year I had the pleasure of taking her... View Article

Day 137: Smells like teen spirit, Nirvana

This song came out in the 90s when I was leading a young teenage group at Platt known as Pathfinders. On one weekend away all the guys had this playing on their walkmans (before the days of MP3 players). This... View Article

Day 136: Losing my Religion, REM

Another masterpiece by REM. I love the lines “Oh no I said too much, I haven’t said enough.” Yes there is something very true about these lines, especially in boy/girl relationships. Very strange video clip though with some interesting dancing... View Article

Day 135: Pinball Wizard

OK so yesterday I mentioned the song the pinball wizard which in the musical Tommy was performed by Elton John (see yesterday’s post). However, this is the Who’s version of the same song with Roger Daltrey singing. Of course in... View Article

Day 134: Daniel, Elton John

Time for some more Elton John. This song reminds me of a holiday we had when I was about 5 years old at the Hydro Majestic in the Blue mountains, Australia. In that hotel there was a jukebox and this... View Article