Can’t believe I haven’t published this song yet in Covid Island Discs. An absolute rock and roll classic from a great English band who up until now, have been completely left out of my Covid Island Discs collection. An interesting bit of trivia about this song is that the line where you drink champagne and […]
23rd — 29th of January 2021
So this song is firmly attached to my first job after moving from Sydney to Manchester. At the time I was working as a PhD student in the Manchester University Stopford building (an incredibly ugly building very typical of late 1960s architecture). At the time, there was a young girl there called Juliet who was
This is only the second song from Mumford and Sons in Covid Island Discs. Another great little tune from this very talented band. Really like the banjos and the bearded guy playing the doublebase. Must have been a bit nervous when trying to play their instruments in a small rowing boat. Glad the strange bearded
So yesterday, I posted a song by Panic at the Disco called High Hopes. Both the video and the lyrics of this song suggest a positive story of a young man who has high hopes for his life and indeed those hopes are largely realised. In contrast, this song captures the opposite extreme of an
This is the first time “Panic at the Disco” has featured on Covid Island Discs and they are a favourite band of my daughter, Grace. “High Hopes” is a song that has both interesting lyrics and an eye-catching video clip. The song captures the common theme in many young people of possessing high hopes for
So I was listening to Radio 2 this morning and this song came on airwaves. It put a smile on my face and brought back memories of my early childhood. While the song is humorous, it also is a good example of a wordsmith’s craft. That wordsmith was actually a man called Shel Silverstein.
This is another song which captures the human condition for many quite nicely. It pictures life’s progression as being on a runaway train. I particularly like the chorus which goes: Runaway train never going backWrong way on a one way trackSeems like I should be getting somewhereSomehow I’m neither here nor there Another sad touch