Covid Island Discs: The final Song So 69 weeks after the UK first went into lockdown I am finally bringing Covid Island Discs to an end. In theory the last lockdown restrictions in the UK were meant to be lifted on 21st of June 2021 although the new delta variant of the virus, which is […]
10th — 16th of July 2021
So during the long journey that was Covid Island Discs I explored different musical themes. One of these themes were strange songs of the 1980s. This song, which was released in 1982, certainly should have made my list as its lyrics are pretty bizarre. The song was inspired by an 80s dance movement which some
Another song that has only been premiered this year. This one by John Mayer was released in June and again like the Coldplay song rather upbeat and a nice song to listen to. I wonder if the centre of gravity of pop music is starting to shift again away from R&B which has dominated the
So this song brings back a very distinctive memory for me. I first heard it on a flight from Sydney to Christchurch New Zealand in I guess 1979. It was a holiday with Mum and Dad and I think from memory it was on of the first holiday’s without my older siblings. It was a
So yesterday I cited this song as performed by its author Joni Mitchell. However, the song was made famous by Crosby Stills and Nash in 1970 and this is their version of it performed live in Madison Garden New York City in 2009.
Well this was a youtube find. This was the first performance of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock by the artist herself. This was recorded a few weeks after Woodstock in 1969. It never ceases to amaze me how this 3 day rock concert would become such a famous iconic event that would be remembered even in the