So at the 6 month point in Covid Island Discs we had a song by the band Split Enz called Six Months in a leaky boat. Neil and Tim Finn joined forces with Nick Seymore and Paul Hester to form... View Article
So yesterday I posted a song (Vincent by Don Mclean) which was chosen by our English teacher as her contribution to a writing exercise she set the class where we had to write an essay about two of our favourite... View Article
At the very beginning of Covid Island Discs (Day 3 in fact) I posted the song Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. The back story to that song was that in year 11 we had to write an essay on... View Article
I really love this song, the lyrics are so beautiful. The last verse is especially poignant: Tears and fears and feeling proud To say, “I love you” right out loud Dreams and schemes and circus crowds I’ve looked at life... View Article
Now for a video that was made before I was born. A classic Bob Dylan song from sooo long ago. The master wordsmith at work. How many times must a man look up before he can really see the sky?... View Article
Time from some more heavy rock. I quite like the lyrics to this song: “be yourself is all that you can do.” Surely a simple self-evident truth?
Another song by a band that is often considered by many as a band for the teeny boppers of the the 70s. Yet Abba wrote some very interesting songs with very interesting lyrics and here is another song from their... View Article