Week 45

23rd — 29th of January 2021

Day 315: Lola, The Kinks

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 …

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Day 310: Boy named Sue, Johnny Cash

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.

Day 309: Runaway train, Soul Asylum

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 …

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