Music for the Hard of Meaning – day one #Songchallenge

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…

 

This challenge comes from Willow initially and then Ritu; here’s the rules which I’ve ignored (a bit). But go and check theirs because they are both lovely..

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.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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19 Responses to Music for the Hard of Meaning – day one #Songchallenge

  1. 😀 But really, I don’t know what to say………

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  2. Thanks for that, Geoff, burp

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    I couldn’t imagine not having music around when I was a child or teenager. But to tell from your choice it did not leave a trauma… hehe! Great one! Has that Elvis touch.

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  4. Ritu says:

    Well… can’t say I’ve heard that one before Lol!!

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    I love what you have done with the title. I am very grateful that you are doing the challenge! I love the song I remember​ the Bonzos and I especially remember the lead singer!! Can’t wait until tomorrow!! 😱

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  6. Well trust you to come up with somethingthat nobody else will think of Geoff! I had not heard of these before but I quite enjoyed it! 🙂

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    I think I need some psychedelics now!

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  8. paulandruss says:

    Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band Geoff – Brilliant choice – the Great British eccentric Viv Stanshall and much underrated Neil Innes.. Great song choice too also love Urban Spaceman…. I’m the urban spaceman baby. Here’s the twist. I don’t exist!

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  9. I’m with Pauline here!

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