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 […]
So this classic from Creedence Clearwater Revival reminds me of the Twilight Zone movie which was released in 1983. The Movie of course was taken from the classic series
So this is the second year that I have cited a song on Australian Anzac day. Anzac day is when Australians commemorate all those Aussies who have tragically lost their lives in armed conflict from the tragic souls who were gunned down by the Turks on Anzac cove to the many Aussies who suffered in
OK so yesterday I shared a song by Nirvana and mentioned a list of rock stars who all sadly passed away at the age of 27. Over the next few days I shall post a song from each of them. I have already posted a song by Amy Winehouse (Covid Island Discs day 108) and
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.
There is a song on Kate Bush’s album Never for Ever called blow away. In the song she sings the line: “Hello Mini, Mooney, Vicious, Vicious, Buddy Holly, Sandy Denny“ And here is the long lost Sandy Denny, another tortured soul who suffered immensely from alcohol addiction and mental illness finally losing the battle with
OK so yesterday I mentioned the song the pinball wizard which in the musical Tommy was performed by Elton John (see yesterday’s post). However, this is the Who’s version of the same song with Roger Daltrey singing. Of course in the musical Tommy (where this song comes from) Roger Daltrey plays Tommy the pinball wizard
Let’s stay in the 60s for a little longer. This is getting towards the end of the Beatles career as judged by Paul McCartney’s beard. What a great little clip to find on Youtube. Love the guys in the background standing around watching one of the greatest rock bands of all time having a jam
So my centre of gravity appears to be songs of the seventies and eighties right? I have occasionally ventured into the 21st century but now it is time to go even further back to 1969 and this timeless classic. This song has such classic lyrics. I particularly like you get an even suntan on your
So before I return to my 21st century music theme, yesterday I posted a video animation under the title “Bad Moon Rising” which showed what the moon would like from earth if it was the same distance as the international space station . This song where I got that phrase from.