Week 60

8th — 14th of May 2021

Day 419: Man in the Moon, REM

This is a great little song by REM. I remember when it came out I was working as a PhD student at the University of Manchester. I have a very distinct memory of doing tissue culture work with another scientist Juliet while this song was blaring out of the radio. The lyrics to this song …

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Day 418: High and Dry, Radiohead

Time for another song from Radiohead. This is the third time I have cited them in Covid Island Discs. This is one of those mellow songs I guess you would listen to over a bottle of red wine after you have just broken up with the love of your life.

Day 417: This is Gospel, Panic at the Disco

So this is the second time Panic at the Disco has appeared in Covid Island Discs. This is Gospel is certainly quite an interesting song lyrically and Brendon’s voice is of course exceptional given his huge vocal range.

Day 416: Homeward bound, Paul Simon & Willie Nelson

OK this video clip is a bit of unusual find where Paul Simon and Willie Nelson duet on the Simon and Garfunkel classic Homeward Bound. Willie Nelson certainly brings a unique sound to this classic song as no-one has the vocal tonality of Willie’s unique signature voice.

Day 415: Our House, Madness

Time for another Madness classic: Our House. Madness always wrote about very pedestrian subjects and yet lyrically this song is still interesting. The other great thing about Madness classics was the brass section.

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