Category Archives: Music

Bardic Study – Waltz of the New Moon…

* Another one of Robin’s early efforts. When invoking the  Bardic Spirit there are not too many candidates around, unfortunately… For a spell, this was my all-time favourite song ever, if only for its helter-skelter whirl of minor-key madness… * … Continue reading

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Bardic Study – The Iron Stone…

* Another early song from Robin Williamson. Not too much to interpret, perhaps, in this offering. Just a straight forward description of the finding of a stone, which we are bound to assume is the account of a true story. … Continue reading

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Mad Aunt: A Fairy Tale…

* ‘Faggot – n. a bundle of fire sticks’ OED * A Song for Two Voices * M: It was Christmas Eve babe In the drunk tank An old man said to me, won’t see another one And then he … Continue reading

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Ritu sings again :)

Ritu recorded another of the ‘Songs for the seasonally challenged’… head on over to listen and leave your comments for Ritu  😀 A couple of weeks back Sue Vincent rewrote the lyrics to We Three Kings in her own festive … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars ~ Ritu Raps

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. The first one to do so is Ritu Bhathal, from But I Smile Anyway. Without those of you who write and read the pieces … Continue reading

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It has been a busy few weeks, and in some ways, not the best in my personal history. It had begun with a very sick car just days before we were to go north. The last-minute repair really did go … Continue reading

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Music that means something – Day 5 – Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell wasn’t at Woodstock and neither was I. She missed it because of a TV appearance, I missed it by being born about a decade too late and on the wrong continent. But I remember vividly watching it on … Continue reading

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Music that means something – Day 4 – Kate Bush

I never liked Wuthering Heights. To be fair, the prejudice might be because I never really cared for the book either, though that might be considered sacrilege in some quarters.  Especially for a Yorkshire woman. But Kate Bush herself was … Continue reading

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Music that means something – Day 3 – Led Zeppelin

Yes, I know. It is the rock song that everyone loves to hate apparently. It is almost as if it is so popular no-one wants to admit to liking it any more. I love it…I always did and these days, … Continue reading

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Music that means something – Day 2: Don Mclean

I never really ‘got’ Van Gogh when I was younger. At junior school there were faded prints of his sunflowers and the chair which did nothing to explain why his work was so popular. Lots of people seemed to think … Continue reading

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