Old but good (lyrics)

Question: Which no 1 song in twentieth century UK pop charts has the oldest lyrics? As part of the celebrations of the 400 years of publication of the King James Bible, veteran DJ and likeable music historian Paul Gambaccini brings out a wide range of lyrics inspired by the Bible, including the example above. Programme is listenable to for the next 4 weeks on BBC i-player … Continue reading Old but good (lyrics)

“A life in 3 minutes 6 seconds”

“Up the Junction” by Squeeze “It’s a bit of a postcard” says the songwriter.  What a great prompt for a songwrite or poem- as if you’re sending a postcard of life in your town, your life, your time. This radio programme retraces the story of the writing of the song.  And its possible link with Clapham Junction…. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014qnln This is available to listen to for … Continue reading “A life in 3 minutes 6 seconds”