I avoid awards and dodge tag-a-longs but there’s this one, about music that means something, where the lyrics have some resonance so, oh what the heck, of course there are songs where that’s true.
Now I have one rule with these games of E-it – when it’s my turn, the rules are now mine so bear with me if I corrupt the whole genre.
Day one – yep there’ll be five of these so soz if this isn’t your cup-a-blog – just move on, nothing to see here.
First up, I didn’t have much of a musical upbringing since we had no way of playing music in our house. The radio was for talk not frivolous things like songs – not unless they were on the news. Thus I only came across songs on TV, which everyone watched and in any case, my parents commented, disparagingly, when it came to anything ‘modern’ and ‘musical’.
But they didn’t watch children’s TV and they certainly didn’t watch ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’, a comedy sketch show that launched the careers of Messrs. Palin, Jones and Idle before Python. And each week the resident band played a song. In this case the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band. I loved the Bonzos and I could choose so many but this one – ‘Canyons of Your Mind’ – has a lyric that caught me unawares later, as a uni student trying to cope with what love was. It resonated – you tell me why. I always had this thing about wardrobes…
The rules are:
Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video.
Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.
It’s the nominate piece that I don’t like; I know this is an imposition but let’s have a think? Nope, no one. Maybe tomorrow.