Monthly Archives: April 2011

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30 – Your Favourite Song At This Time Last Year

Someone recently posted a quiz on Facebook. It was asking how many of the top hundred films of all time I had seen. I am not sure who selected these as the top hundred, but I had seen precisely nine … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 29 – A Song From Your Childhood

They say that you always remember the first one. Your first kiss. Your first time in a pub. Your first Big Mac. And, of course, the first song that you loved. Even back in 1971, this song was hardly cutting … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 28 – A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty

I have done many, many things in my life which I feel guilty about. Some of them hurt other people in a variety of ways. Some of them probably affected nobody at all, but I still feel guilty about them. … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 27 – A Song That You Wish You Could Play

You’ll gather from yesterday’s post that today’s could have contained just about any song, ever, given the subject matter. Whenever I thought about what specific song I was going to include in here, though, I kept coming back to this … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 26 – A Song That You Can Play On An Instrument

One of the regrets of my life is that I’ve never learned how to play an instrument. I have toyed with it on many an occasion, but at the end of the day there always seems to have been something … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 25 – A Song That Makes You Laugh

The first time I heard this artist, he scared me to death. In the early 1980s, before Aids was discovered, the main thing which was terrifying the life out of people was the prospect of all out nuclear war. The … Continue reading

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 24 – A Song That You Want To Play At Your Funeral

I was 28 years old when I decided upon my funeral song. This wasn’t a decision motivated by depression, or by some strange fascination with death, or indeed anything other than hearing this song and realising that it was absolutely … Continue reading

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