Category: Music

Musical Monday:

I’m conscious that fewer female artists feature in my musical posts so I’m on a mission to rectify that omission with a few of my favourites……..Someone suggested Barbra Streisand who I remember listening to as a teenager because my parents were fans, even going… Continue Reading “Musical Monday:”

Musical Monday: Pat Benatar

I’m conscious that fewer female artists feature in my musical posts so I’m on a mission to rectify that omission with a few of my favourites…….. Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (1953 -), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American rock singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Pat Benatar”

Musical Monday: Debbie Harry

I’m conscious that fewer female artists feature in my musical posts so I’m going to rectify that omission over the next few weeks. This week’s track is from Blondie, a US band fronted by striking, blonde, punk-icon Debbie Harry (1945 – ), born Angela Trimble.… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Debbie Harry”

Musical Monday: Amy Winehouse

I’m conscious that fewer female artists feature in my musical posts so I’m going to rectify that omission.  This week’s track is from the late, great Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011)3 an English singer and songwriter known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Amy Winehouse”

Musical Monday: George Michael

My beloved and I introduced musical evenings during the first lockdown and we’ve kept these going to take maximum advantage of his Apple Music subscription. Last weekend we listened to lots of George Michael albums reminding us of just how much we love whatever he sings.… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: George Michael”

Musical Monday: Chris Isaak

Ploughing once more through my archives I found this. Seems somehow appropriate at the end of summer. Wicked Game is a song by American rock musician and actor Chris Isaak, released from his third studio album Heart Shaped World (1989). The track did not become a… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Chris Isaak”

Musical Monday: Jeff Buckley

As we hurtle towards month end, I wonder once again where has this year gone? You’d think the global pandemic would’ve slowed things down a bit but no, it hasn’t. Fortunately, it has become much less hot and humid. Consequently my thoughts have turned… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Jeff Buckley”

Musical Monday: Bowie & Jagger

It’s been hot, humid, even steamy the past few days on the French Riviera. We have resisted air conditioning and instead leave all the windows in the apartment open to facilitate the flow of air. I also spray myself with ice cold Evian –… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Bowie & Jagger”

Musical Monday: Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Olympics are over and it’s been a thrilling couple of weeks. Indeed, it’s been a great summer of sport, if you also include the Euros 2020 and the Tour de France. The French football league has restarted as have the MotoGP races, the… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Frankie Goes to Hollywood”

Musical Monday: Spandau Ballet

This week I’m heading back to an appropriately titled song (given that we’re still enjoying the Olympics) Gold by 80s New Romantics Spandau Ballet, an 1983 single taken from their third album True. Gary Kemp wrote both the music and lyrics and the music video… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Spandau Ballet”