Going For A Song: ‘Deep Six Textbook’

Let’s Eat Grandma – Deep Six Textbook

I was talented musically when I was 17. Well, maybe I wasn’t but I had few talented friends I hitched my rudimentary guitar / bass playing on to. And I think if the internet had been around then like it is blah, and if we had had the access to recording these bands have now you never blah, we might have got blah, we might have played blah blah and then maybe we would have blah blah and then I wouldn’t now blah blah and just maybe blah blah blah.

Going For A Song: ‘Lucille’

Little Richard – Lucille

I assume no-one reading this really needs an introduction to Little Richard. Even if you don’t know him I’m sure you’ve heard him. And you’ll have definitely listened to someone who’s been influenced by him directly or indirectly (and this, if you asked Little Richard, never short of confidence, is just about everyone).

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Going For A Song

I’m in Poland. In Krakow. I was hoping something – a song – would jump out at me for this blog. Nothing has as yet. Krakow is absolutely lovely but most of the bars or cafes I’ve been in so far have played nondescript dance music. So instead of a song this week and because I did want to write about something musical related to Poland I’m posting this picture.

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Going For A Song: ‘Prince Alone in the Studio’

Smog – Prince Alone in the Studio

To claim I was a Prince fan would be misleading. I don’t own one album or a single by him. I liked certain songs, usually these were the hits – ‘Purple rain’, ‘When Doves Cry’. I sang along if these were played at parties, on the radio. But that doesn’t really make me into him. My overriding reaction when he died, if I’m honest, was surprise because he wasn’t at all old.

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