Yesterday I cited a Travis song. Not sure why but Travis and Keane always remind me of each other so I thought it was therefore time for another Keane song. This is also the second time Keane has appeared in... View Article
Wow another amazing Youtube find to open week 61 of Covid Island Discs. This is the Beatles classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps a song which nearly didn’t make it onto the White album because sadly poor George was not... View Article
As a Christian of some 50 years I can relate to this song. Sadly life is not easy for anyone and sometimes it is so hard to make sense of the odd reality in which we all find ourselves.
This is the first Green day song to make Covid Island Discs. I didn’t realise how long ago this band formed which was all the way back in 1987 while I was till just an undergraduate at the University of... View Article
I thought this song was about a broken relationship but Thomas Chaplin actually introduces it by saying the song was written by his band mate about him because he was so bad at getting girls. However the original Youtube video... View Article
This album came out when I was working for AstraZeneca in the naughties. This song is particularly good and also sad. I guess it captures the dynamics of abusive relationships and also the deep scars that are left in adults... View Article
Another lovely song from another great wordsmith. A great little story that unfolds in this song. The bandit manCame north to fill his bootsCame up from cockneylandE-type jags and flashy suitsThe bandit manCame up the great north roadUp to geordielandTo... View Article
OK this is an unfortunate album because it was so overplayed in the UK that everyone came to despise James Blunt after hearing the hits on this album over and over and over and over again. However, this little song... View Article