…if Music be the Food of Blogs, play on, Maestro… #TBSU…

… the other day, I listed 3 books out of many that impacted me greatly over the course of a reading career, and, of course, If I did the same exercise today, in all probability, there would be 3 different titles… in a somewhat similar vein, music is an inseparable part of growing up… stuff this ol’ Jurassic listened, to, sang along with, understood, or didn’t, as the case may be… my taste in music is as far ranging as the library choices I make… yeez may have had the same experience as I did, when particular stages of yer growing up seemed to have specific songs or tunes attached to them… the 60s and 70s especially were loaded with tons of great musicians, singers, groups (we didn’t call them ‘bands’ back then)… talented voices… yeez repeatedly fell in LUV over and over again with the girl or boy of the moment… the one and only for the rest of yer lives, or at least until the next month came along… and special tunes would attach to that relationship, fleeting or otherwise… I s’pose some of the current crop of noise-makers, pretending to some musical adequacy may have passing muster… but p’raps it’s my bias and yearning for the ‘way music used to be’ that I can’t understand more than about 0.000064362% of the stuff churned out on the reality show carousel charade… Master Simon Cowell‘s gonna have a lot to answer for when he sits in front of the Ultimate Jury when his pop career eventually pops for good… I could pick out at least 3 dozen tunes that never fail to resonate with me, and tomorrow there would be 3 dozen differing ones, but for today, here’s a pick of just 3 for yeez to consider… let me know what yer own are:

1. Nights in White Satin… the Moody Blues

2. Honky Tonk Woman… the Rolling Stones

3. Bohemian Rhapsody…. Queen and the incomparable Freddy Mercury



Filed under Blether, Scribbling & Stuff

15 responses to “…if Music be the Food of Blogs, play on, Maestro… #TBSU…

  1. Fantastic choices that man. I wouldn’t disagree with a one. The nice thing is they proved those weren’t one offs and made brilliant music thereafter too. Harking back to the 60’s though I loved The Mamas and the Papas, groups like The Marbles that get forgotten, Marmalade, The Hollies, The Turtles and of course Simon and Garfunkel. The 70’s seem to have passed me by a bit but come the 80’s and the New Romantics, I love it. Then what happened to music? Thee was a lot of (c) RAP music but the great songs were few and far between. I hope we’re getting some of the old style singers back now.


  2. can i do albums, please. thank you in advance –
    1) the beatles – white album
    2) cat stevens – tea for the tillerman
    3) moody blues – knights in white satin


  3. Hi Seumas

    LOVED your choices, and also have to agree with ksbeth about the albums too.

    Although I, (like yourself) love an eclectic mix. I also enjoy listening to Indie music live at local gigs too. My current faves though do include Florence and the Machine, Coldplay and Snow Patrol. Last year (as Shaun Allan did I know) I attended the Bon Jovi concert in Manchester ( I swooned for Jon lol)

    Can’t wait to see your next choices Seumas




  4. laurie27wsmith

    Three of many Seumas.


  5. laurie27wsmith

    Hmm, a glitch, the song on the last playlist will be Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf.


  6. I love all of those and would definitely include bohemian rhapsody, (heck… all of Queen, really) in my top three influences. Second would be the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange (I’ve to this day never seen the movie but I loved the album because it introduced me to Beethoven, the William tell overture, the thieving magpie and Gene Kelly all on one LP) but the most influential song was John Denver’s The Eagle and the Hawk. “Reach for the heavens and hope for the future and all that we can be, not what we are.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.