Just had to write a quick review on this years Jazz & Blues festival. First of all, the regular reader will know I adore this festival, it’s a highlight of the year and I work my schedule around it. The different between this the 28th and 27th festivals is that last year there was more [...]
I’ve been through the alphabet twice now, this time ending with the sublime talent that was Luther Vandross. Inspiration to many, loved by all. So many to choose from: 1. Never Too Much – an all time classic 2. Give Me The Reason 3. Stop to Love 4. So Amazing 5. Dance with My Father [...]
I’ve thought quite a bit about this one as I think everyone knows I love a huge variety of music. I’ve looked to the extremes: hip hop, heavy metal, just heavy, opera, choral, punk and glam rock but I don’t think anything will be a revelation. I settle for out and out boy-band pop! I [...]
First one that comes to mind is Irene Cara – Flashdance (What a Feeling) Guilty because I don’t care for the film (never managed to get through it) but the song is one of my three ‘inspirational songs’ that make me feel I can do anything.
Hate is a very strong word but let’s go with it for Robbie Williams. I do like this track No Regrets but it is the genius Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys on backing vocals so I should be forgiven. (Although I thought it was written by PSB, has their stamp all over it)
Well I have three favourite bands and Cherry Ghost probably fit in this category best. I’ll go with 4AM because it fills me with a lovely memory of listening to it on the flight back from San Francisco after a gorgeous break. It was probably 4am UK time.
There isn’t a song that makes me fall asleep, they only serve to keep me awake, good or bad. If I was to think of a song that was soothing it will be from the country/folk genres so I pick one of my all time favourites. Also one of my favourite lyrics of all time.
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
I had a delightful email the other day following on from my Cherry Ghost post, from another Manchester band, City Reign. Because of their proactivity and because they sound pretty good, just want to give you a little taster. I’ve promised we’ll all support them when they play a gig in Brum so hope I [...]
This one is easy; there are thousands of songs that make me happy, in fact the vast majority of music makes me happy. However, this one, makes me stop what I’m doing, dance around the room with a huge grin; no matter where I am in the world. It’s always been a childhood memory song [...]