dimarts, 11 de febrer de 2014

Excerpt from a Teenage Opera

Legend has it that you are allowed to break the Golden Rule of "Don't re-post the same old songs on your blog" when it's your birthday. So, happy birthday to me and today I'll repeat one of my fave tunes. I don't have just one favourite song, but there are a few which go round and round my "top 20" for different reasons - usually a mixture of bringing back great memories plus having everything I like in a decent ditty (in this case, simple understandable lyrics, great chorus to hum along to, trumpets, violins, children's choirs, a certain touch of strangeness and/or originality ...).
 So here goes ...

4 comentaris:

  1. Slightly belated birthday greetings old chap. It's one a.m. and I am still sobbing about Hull City's defeat to Southampton. Boo-hoo! Of course I have heard your birthday song before but I didn't know who it was by so thanks for sharing that one. A very odd composition.

  2. Thank you. 47 and going strong .... apparently.
    Yep, if you look for my previous post on the same song I put a bit of background info about the "opera" project which this song was supposed to be part of - alternatively you can read the info first hand at Wikipedia or Amazon! Which is where I've ordered (for my birthday present) the full album they put together, 30 years later!

  3. Ooh, Happy Birthday Brian. I hope you had a great day and the year ahead is even better.