Time Capsule – 1972

Time Capsule – 1972

  After a short break, we are back and ready to resume writing here. We will start our new time capsule series in 1972 because Paul was born that year. Also, it was a leap year, and apparently the longest year ever. (with 2 extra seconds). The year was marked by violence, starting with the infamous “Sunday Bloody Sunday” on January 30th, when 27 unarmed civilians were shot by the British Army during a civil rights march. Which of course, was followed on February 2 by the burning of the British Embassy in Dublin, and after that, countless attacks, bombs, and deaths. The Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances: John Lennon and Elton John in 1974

Unforgettable Live Performances: John Lennon and Elton John in 1974

On November 28th, 1974, Elton John beat John Lennon on a wager which resulted in Lennon getting up on stage on Thanksgiving day. It would turn out to be Lennon´s final live performance. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night – John Lennon and Elton John Elton John played the piano for “Surprise Surprise” and “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” for John Lennon´s 1974 album “Walls and Bridges”. By then, Lennon was the only former Beatle who had not had a No. 1 single. Elton was sure the song “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” would make it to No. 1 and Read more »

The Muppet Show: The Best of the Guests (well, some of them).

The Muppet Show: The Best of the Guests (well, some of them).

With The Muppets making a return it seemed like a good time to look back at the original Muppet Show and a few of the musical highlights from this legendary series. Almost 40 years after they made their debut The Muppets are very much still with us, although if the reviews of the new ABC series The Muppets are anything to go by, attempts to put a more adult spin on the franchise seem doomed to failure. We don’t want to see Kermit and Miss Piggy doing the whole celebrity break-up thing, that’s not what they do. The Muppets are Read more »

Famous People – the playlist!

Famous People – the playlist!

Our 30-track Spotify playlist features songs about Robert De Niro, Richard Nixon, Pancho Villa, Cleopatra, Billy The Kid, Beethoven, and Tom Cruise and by the likes of Gorillaz, David Bowie, Weezer, Johnny Cash, Rumer, Elton John, Dexy’s Midnight Runners & many more! Welcome to our latest playlist, a 30 song exploration of the famous and infamous, the living and the dead. It seems that this is an area worth iof further exploration and there may well be a part 2 at some point. And if there’s a famous person song we’ve not included and might like to see in that Read more »

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

The sequel to Chick Name Jams featuring The Smiths, Curtis Mayfield, T-Rex, White Stripes, Chet Baker, Jethro Tull, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart and many more! A few weeks ago we bought you 60 tracks that featured girl’s names, a rich theme running through popular music. We thought it was a very cool playlist but we also thought that in the interests of balance and fairness (and because it also sounded like a cool idea) that we would construct a male equivalent. Initially we thought it might be a slightly harder playlist to build but when we started digging around Read more »