Tag: music

July 2, 2011

Listening to an interesting programme on Radio 4, featuring Terence Blacker, and it led me to this video of one of the songs featured. Far too close for comfort!

May 23, 2011

Greatly amused by this, by the Corrigan Brothers: http://youtu.be/HplZ_taHXLM “O’Leary, O’Reilly, O’Hare and O’Hara, There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama. From the old Blarney Stone, to the green hills of Tara, There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama.” Apparently, the song has…

September 16, 2010

This got linked to in the BBQ forum I read, and I loved it! [Note: the most unlike group of tags I ever thought I would use]

January 8, 2010

I am a bit poorly at the moment, with a bad cold, but the moment I am better, I plan to find a cinema showing this film. I mean, Andy Serkis playing Ian Dury, what could be better? (And apparently Serkis does his own vocals,…

September 22, 2009

I am not sure how I first came across Julia Nunes, probably via her YouTube channel. Idiosyncratic isn’t the word, her music videos are uniquely hers, and an utter delight. While perhaps not always the most polished of musicians (she is having far too much…

April 14, 2009

Got back from Bradford last night, and I am off to Liverpool today, so I’ve no time to post in much detail. I have to say that LX2009 is the best Eastercon I have been to for many years – and that is a comment…

April 8, 2009

Following my recent posts about Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece “Hallelujah”, someone emailed me with this link, which is an MP3 of probably one of the best versions I’ve heard. On the Sad Kermit website, there is also a YouTube video of Kermit singing “Hurt” as originally…

March 13, 2009

Some Say I Got Devil – Melanie Safka Came across this today on last.fm, as  a semi-random connection to the Janis Ian songs I was listening to. I remember hearing this when it first came out as the B-side to Melanie’s “Brand New Key” and…

December 17, 2008

I am becoming increasingly amused and irritated – in roughly equal parts – by the number of people who seem to think Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" is some kind of religious hymn, and particularly suitable for Christmas. Most recently, this has been evidenced by all the…