a song a day

As promised, here is my musical tribute to last week….


Chelsea Dagger, The Fratellis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEXHeTcxQy4 Simply because it was on in the car when I got in it coming home from work and it has a great beat.  “Let her dance….just for the hell of it.”  Apparently its also played after every home win for the Chicago Blackhawks.  So there you go.


Jerusalem, William Blake.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8VH0sbEU20 I am trying to learn to play this on the piano.  It sounds wonderful and majestic…. perhaps not when I play it just yet but hopefully we’ll get there.


A Design for Life, Manic Street Preachers.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfEoVxy7VDQ  Because on Wednesday, there was an industrial protest at Capenhurst by construction workers over pay and conditions.  The subject of this song was the miners strikes in the UK – major industrial action that occured from 1984 – 1985.  Hopefully it doesn’t come to that this time.


Jump, Van Halen.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM After Stella’s success at her dog agility class on Wednesday night, this song kept popping into my head during the day on Thursday.  Classic.


Magic, The Cars.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Kv6vxZwL8 I had a message today from my friend Roger saying thanks for the birthday card.  The thing was, I didn’t send one.  I would have if I’d been organised and remembered but I definitely hadn’t been.  It’s as if there is some sort of magic, birthday card sending fairy working on my behalf.  Thank-you, whoever you are!  (I also remember the video with the lead singer walking on the pool from when I was a kid.  I thought it was quite fascinating.)


Living Years, Mike and the Mechanicshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDA0Hecw1k  A trip to the garden of remembrance today to mark the anniversary of Grandpa dying.  No matter how many times I go, it always makes me wonder what Granny and Grandpa would think about things now.  Mostly just the little things like what would Granny think about Facetime and would Grandpa like  David Cameron and George Osburne’s “austerity measures”….?  I wish I knew.


Canon in D, Pachelbelhttp://www.classicfm.com/composers/pachelbel/music/pachelbels-canon-d-facts/ I heard this in the car on the way to the park with Stella.  With the gentle, floating violins and steady base I thought it was a fitting, slightly ecclesiastical piece to take the title of Sunday Song.