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 the band Crowded House and this is one of their classics.
17th — 23rd of October 2020
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 songs. This song was the second one she chose and I must confess at the
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 our two favourite rock songs and analyse their lyrics (you can read about it here).
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 that way Oh, but now old friends they’re acting strange And they shake their heads,
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? And how many ears must a man have before he can hear people cry? And
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 collection which is possibly exploring in music the increasing tensions that were developing between Frida,