More great music

18 April, 2016

There’s so much great music to stumble across when listening to Radio 4 podcasts!

Another great tune :)

25 February, 2016

Thanks, Loyd Grossman 🙂

Super-kewl things

21 February, 2016

I love that tune! Boogie-funk! Only just realised what it’s called. Have to get it into the timeline thingy 🙂

I also love ‘Master and Commander‘, which I spotted on the TV this evening. It’s currently on pause, although I must have watched it 20+ times. Wonderful! Starring the super-sexy Russell Crowe and Colin Ibbotson Paul Bettany.

Heh… Colin knows what I mean 🙂


Beaches — Great Tune!

21 February, 2016

About 30+ years ago I switched on the television one afternoon and found that Beaches, with Bette Midler, was playing. I’d prolly have ignored it had this great tune not come on, but I stopped to watch and really enjoyed it.

This evening I switched on the television and — lo and behold — there was the same fiLm! IMO this is still a great tune, very well sung 🙂

Small haul from Desert Island Discs

19 February, 2016

I came across a few lovely things on DID as I was driving home today. Many thanks to Sigrid Rausing for the Alison Kraus and the Chopin, and to Professor Dame Carol Black for reminding me of the glorious Mozart 🙂

I’d forgotten…

18 February, 2016

…how great John Denver was. I’m afraid I’m a sad country-music lover 🙂

I was reminded this evening, though, as I’ve embarked on another Radio 4 podcast-fest as I’m between books. This evening as I’m making some salads for dinner I’m listening to Ben Saunders on Desert Island Discs, and he chose this.

Speaking of loving country music (I’m not sure I have the right definition here, but in my mind it’s part of the same sort of genre) I was listening t’other day to some tuneZ I’ve put up on here whilst doing something repetitive at work. I loved them all, of course, but the one that jumped out and poked me the hardest was this one 🙂 Great tune, amazing voice, clever lyrics. Surprisingly excellent!



David Bowie — Touched my Life

11 January, 2016

I’m more than sad today to hear of the death of the incomparable David Bowie.

When my sister and I were muddy little sprogs growing up in the country with our lively and equally naughty pals across the fields the four of us couldn’t afford to buy a lot of albums, but there were two that we listened to all the time. One of them was Hunky Dory, and the sounds of it will forever be all muddled up in my mind with my memories of those golden early teenage days, and etched into my heart.

Not that I’m the first to ask the question, but where does life go? It seems to have flashed past from 14 to 54 in the blink of the proverbial eye.

Bizarrely, in the circumstances, my sister returned from New York this morning. She flew over last week to see DB’s new play and to watch a tribute band. Happily, she didn’t hear of DB’s death until she got home this morning. Now she feels it like a family bereavement.

I’d die happy to have been able to write just one line of one verse of any of these tunes. RIP David Bowie, and thank you x


Oh! You Pretty Things

Eight Line Poem

Life on Mars



Fill Your Heart

Andy Warhol

Song for Bob Dylan

Queen Bitch

The Bewlay Brothers






Gorgeous flute! (Oh, and Happy New Year!)

1 January, 2016

I’ve not heard this for years, but browsed across it in bed this morning whilst watching a trailer for the fiLm ‘Youth‘. I had to jump out of bed and search t’internet for it, as I’d forgotten what it was. I don’t think I’ve heard it for about 25 years 😦 Better late than never again, though!

Muzicks (what else?!)

19 November, 2013

I think this is already here but I can’t find it, so I’m putting it in again, just in case. Lovely!

And here’s the Jethro Tull version. Brillzville (though I could live without the middle).

I keep wanting to add something profound to my blog, but there’s nothing better than musicz so here I am posting it again 🙂

Finally tracked down ace tune I keep hearing as TV background!

21 September, 2013

Though I prefer the instrumental version. Still looking for that one.

Kudos to the BBC, btw. I’m so used to hearing great music as TV background and being unable to track it down that I almost didn’t bother to Google “The wonder of dogs +music”, but I did, and–lo and behold–there was a list of all 27 pieces of music they’d played in the background. Fantastic! I first heard this tune a couple of months ago on the Miranda Hart tribute to Eric Morecambe, but despite much Googling and questions on web forums I couldn’t identify it. Made my day to find it this afternoon. Good for the BBC!