Posts from the “music” Category

Tuesday Tune and Stardust

Posted on 11 November, 2014

I was getting this Arklow pottery plate all sparkly and ready for the shop when I noticed the name of the pattern was called Stardust. I am unable to hear the word stardust without thinking of the lines ” We are stardust ,we are golden” from the Joni Mitchell song Woodstock.

When I was in transition year in school a friend and I edited video of clips of Woodstock for a music project. Through the process of  trying to make our edited masterpiece I will always remember this song.  I think it’s so ingrained that I might even be wandering the corridors of a nursing home singing this well into my 80’s!

I choose the Crosby Stills and Nash version purely based on a better video, no offence to Joni was meant!


Modern Technology and Tuesday Tune

Posted on 10 June, 2014

Through the wonders of Etsy (more specifically the last of my Etsy voucher) my life is now complete with a Fisher Price tape recorder.  A household essential I’m sure you’ll agree!

This beauty arrived from the U.S of A last week to great applause, well from me anyway.  Ewan greeted it with equal measure of wonder and suspicion as he tried to figure out what kind of sorcery is this music box?

Fisher price cassette recorder, brown and tan

It’s even better than I hoped and turns out to be pretty indestructible although Ewan seems determined to test that theory.

It came with eleven tapes so I’m becoming acquainted with Velveteen rabbit and American versions of nursery rhymes which make London Bridge sound like a country and western song!

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In anticipation of the arrival of this marvel of modern technology I raided the attic at home and dug out mixed tapes that Steve had made for me when we started going out and ones from friends.

mixed tapes

As a teenager getting a mixed tape was a  very big deal.  I lived on a music diet of Meatloaf and The Monkees so my musical horizons needed a bit of expansion. Luckily I had wise music friends willing to help.

Despite being shown a world of Pearl Jam, Beck and even Laurent Garnier (who I coined the shampoo man) I still love The Monkees. Yes, they couldn’t play and by the way they moved I’d guess they barely had rhythm but with classic tunes like this one what’s not to love!

Okay, I will admit they have a cringe element (even the guy in the hat looks mortified!) but everyone needs a bit of cringy goodness every now and again!

Tuesday Tune

Posted on 6 May, 2014

 This is Watercress, a 1990’s Belfast band that I loved in that fanatical way that only teenagers can get away with.

Dan was my favourite (he is the first to sit on the couch, check out his lovely curls).

We met them on the street in Waterford when they came to play a gig and myself and a friend braved a request for an autograph. Dan, the aforementioned favourite, drew a doodle of me in my flares and my heart was lost! I carried it in my wallet until it nearly disintegrated. I’d look at it endlessly while I waited for the bus. I also spent a lot of my teenage years waiting for buses which left a lot of time to consider their lyrics and all they meant (especially the ones about unrequited love)!

Ahh the joys of being a teenager.

Here’s a cheery number about a girl being stuck in a burning house…

I’m off to share this with the Tuesday Tune link up maybe see you there:)

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