Week 62

22nd — 28th of May 2021

Day 433: Sugar Man, Rodriguez

So one of my artist biographies is on the fascinating life of Sixto Rodriguez who became famous for his music in South Africa and Australia but was unknown in his own country of the USA. Bizarrely it was rumoured that he had committed suicide shortly before the release of his second album. However this was …

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Day 431: Life for rent, Dido

I think this song from Dido is interesting lyrically. It captures well the modern angst of trying to form a permanent relationship with someone while simultaneously wanting to hold onto your independence. An impossible balancing act for some.

Day 430: Thank U, Alanis Morissette

I think this is probably Alanis’ best song of all. I really love the musical progression and the intensity of the chorus especially where she jumps notes at the point “thank you 🎵 disillusionment”

Day 429: Runaway, The Corrs

Time for another song from Irish group the Corrs. A very pretty song sung by three very beautiful sisters and their brother. Bit like the inverse tale of Cinderella with Jim being the guy with 3 beautiful rather than ugly sisters I guess.

Day 428: I’m on my way, The Proclaimers

I think part of the attraction of the Proclaimers has to be their very, very Scottish accents. A great little number although unfortunately, I could not find a videoclip of the song on Youtube so this embedded video is only the soundtrack of this classic song – “Aha, Aha.”

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