Music on Monday

Well, I guess it’s about time I shared my absolutely number one favourite song ever. By happy co-incidence it is also from the soundtrack of my absolutely favourite film, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (I may be the only person in the world who lists this as their favourite film, I’ve not come across anyone else yet!) , which moves me to tears every single time I watch it (apart from the bit with David Bowies brother which is a bit of a weak point methinks).

Anyhoo, my favourite song ‘Forbidden Colours’ by Sylvian and Sakamoto never fails to send my stomach into a knot however many times I listen to it… and believe me that is many, many times. I hope you love it too.

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Music on Monday!

Here’s another one of my all time favourites.  It really makes my heart soar and I inevitably end up singing, dancing and grinning when I hear it.  I can speak only a very little schoolgirl French so I’ve no idea what it’s all about (someone called Ginette…something about a supermarket??), could be something very rude for all I know… if so, I do apologise!

This is a live version and probably not their finest work (a few bum notes in there methinks!), but you get the gist.  Stick with it, you’ll be singing along with the crowd before the end I’ll bet 🙂

Wake up, it’s Wednesday!

Here’s a bit of Soca to get you going with a smile this morning.

I first heard this in Tobago a few years ago.  We were at a beach party drinking copious amounts of rum punch and dancing in the sand on the most beautiful secluded beach you’ve ever seen. I was particularly happy as, somewhat amazingly, I’d won the limbo competition (prize….more rum…) It was a perfect day and hearing this reminds me of how much we danced and laughed and generally had an amazingly good time.  It’s been making me dance and laugh and sing along ever since, I defy you not to do the same!  Enjoy…

A ho hum week in song…

Written as part of the Daily prompt challenge – ‘Playlist of the Week’

Well, I saw this prompt and thought ‘yeah, that’s doable’, although when I came to think about it, last week wasn’t a particularly cheery one.  Nevertheless, I think these five songs are fairly representative, in a rather literal way!!

  • Walking the Dog  – Rufus Thomaswell, I do that every day, rain or shine, bad foot or no, otherwise Suki starts climbing the walls!
  • Give me Novocaine – Greenday:   Had an injection in my foot on Friday, and I now have an attack of the Shingles, not in anyway related but both really ouchy!
  • At the Car Wash – Rose RoyceYep, went there with husband in his car, not mine.  Mine is still mangled after the prang I had the week before.  It needs a bit of Novacaine too 😦
  • Born to Lose – Ray Charles:  Sat and watched the Australian open final in its entirety on Saturday morning (well, I had a badly foot!).  Was really hoping Andy Murray would do it this time, and he was playing superbly for a bit, but eventually had a melt down, and was ‘bagelled’ in the last set (6/0) d’oh!
  • So Tired by The Kinks – works on two levels – I am indeed very tired, thanks to the Shingles virus and some strong painkillers, and also tired of waiting for a parcel to arrive…

Hope your week was a better one!

Music for Thirsty Thursday

Thought I’d share this with you today. My lovely daughter took me to see Gogol Bordello live in Leeds a couple of years back, I think I was the oldest raver in town, but absolutely loved it (mind you, was pretty exhausted by the end, after all that singing along!).  Start Wearing Purple has been one of my favourite ‘cheer-me-up’ songs for yonks, but I thought ‘Alcohol’ was more apt for my, swiftly becoming regular, Thirsty Thursday slot.  Enjoy!