Category: Music

mainly youtubes


Please – only through good speakers where you can get the full bass.

These eight tracks range from the listenable at the beginning for those with a wide range of tastes, becoming more and more ‘heavy’, more powerful, until the last could only be listened to by aficionados of a certain mental state. The eighth is not recommended for those with any degree of sanity.…

Tuesday’s on the phone to me …

Amfortas sends this piece:

The lyrics to Don McLean’s iconic tune America Pie were sold last year for $1.2 million. Shortly after selling the original manuscript McLean made a round of interviews with music journalists who  once again sought to unravel the meaning behind the cryptic words to one of the most famous songs in rock and roll history.

In a Washington Post interview Don McLean said this about his song.  “It was an indescribable photograph of America that I tried to capture in words and music.”

Most people familiar with the famous tune understand that the song’s powerful line, “The day the music died”, pertains to the day Buddy Holly died at 22 years of age in a plane crash. There is no argument on that point.

The writer mentions the code not being cracked and I responded that it’s very much been cracked. Google Don McLean Tuesday Weld for a start and see where it takes you.…

Midnight, dawn of the 80s

While it’s true that classical music, being classical, is no barometer of eras, it’s also true that individual tastes can lead a critic to dismiss the popular music of some eras, usually modern.

This was the end of the 70s, Britain about to go two-tone ska.

I came back around this time and hit a third creative wave out of these isles, after the 60s onslaught and 70s dystopic punk. This was also a time of big hair, mullets and a dress sense Gary Glitter has much to answer for.…