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Whole Lotta Love

It’s Music Monday!


I feel inspired to bring you another classic today. I don’t think it needs much introduction, considering that even some of the world’s biggest rock singers consider this their all time favourite song, according to a recent issue of Kerrang! magazine. Are you ready to rock?


Did you rock’n’roll, baby?

Two Princes

It’s Music Monday!


Today I have a guest-poster by proxy. Yes, today’s choice comes via my beloved other half. He put this song on in the car the other day and guess what? The kids totally rocked out to it. They’re only six and eight and they knew it, goodness knows how. You should have heard the gleeful shouts of “Just Go Ahead Now!” So it must be a classic. And I’m certainly grooving as I’m posting it.

*Sings* If you…want to buy me flowers… just go ahead now!

Plus, of course, my leading lady Sophie seems to be faced with two princes in her life, at one point or another. Which one would her Dad approve, I wonder? (Actually, I don’t wonder that at all, I know her Dad’s a pretty cool man and he goes with his heart; he’d be cheering Dan on from the sidelines if he could!)

Without further ado, I give you:


Now then. Two princes ~ which one do YOU chose?


Halt mich (Hold me)

It’s Music Monday!


Happy December, folks ~ it’s nearly Christmas! I was going to post a festive tune, seeing as that this is my favourite time of year. However, for some reason this song popped back into my head. I don’t know why, I was just walking along the road, having dropped the boys at school, and there it was. It’s a very old song by an outstanding singer (and actor) very famous in Germany but you might not have heard about him. I really encourage you to listen and challenge you not to get goosebumps at the harmonies and the interplay between piano, vocals and bass.

I don’t normally post lyrics anymore but these are special, so find below a stab at a translation intended to convey how lyrical and beautiful this song really is. (If it fails to capture you wholly and completely, it’s my translation that’s at fault, not the song!)

PS ~ don’t be put off by the boxing. No idea what that’s got to do with anything. It’s not a boxing song!

PPS ~ tune back in next week for proper Christmas spirit and festive tunes!

I take my dreams at face value

Revel in fantasies

I caught myself in you, don’t quite know what’s happening to me

I warm myself at your voice and rest in your arms

Hold me just for a little while until I can fall asleep

I feel safe with you, I bet my heart on you

Want to enjoy every moment for now and ever more

You’re a good person to lean on,  you bring happiness to the brim

I surrender to you and you comfort me

I’m beside myself with joy, I want to drown in it with you

Headless, free of worry and completely weightless I want to lose myself in you

Cover me in tenderness

Take me quick, the night is short

Peaceful, crazy with love, overwhelmed by you

So glad that you exist

Come and talk to me, chatter away

I wanted to get sated listening to you, want to be with you forever

Fill me up with life, let me be in your arm

Hold me just for a little while until I can fall asleep

Hold me so that I can fall asleep


It’s Music Monday!

Today’s clip is a little bit unusual for this blog. However, I can’t think of anything better to celebrate the return of my laptop to very good health, as well as me finally getting the better of this cold that’s been bugging me for over two weeks. You’ll know this piece, I promise you. It’s a classic. And it’s jubilance and power are simply awesome. Enjoy!

If you’ve read Sophie’s Turn, you might recall that a classical choir has some significant importance in there somewhere… so really, this is actually quite topical, if admittedly slightly extraordinary.

How about you? Can you be a musical chameleon and pick music of any kind that expresses your mood?

As always, I welcome your musical responses–just simply keep them official and legit, thank you!

Music Monday goes Holiday #Madonna #Scorpions

It’s Music Monday!

And to celebrate the school holidays and the sunshine, I’ve got a new logo (created once again by my nifty husband, who clearly rocks!) and a fitting song. Actually, make that two! No more need for rainy day songs as the jetstream has finally shifted, it appears. So here goes… a double treat. First, a classic. And second, one of my all-time favourites, even if it sounds a little bittersweet… that’s the Scorps for you!


Now you’ve bopped along happily, check out this, a more mellow tune….


What are you up to in this, the first week of the school holidays? Do the school holidays even matter to you? Where are you headed this year? (More about my plans soon….) XX 🙂

The Whole of the Moon

Remember The Waterboys?  That classic, The Whole of the Moon?  It’s one of my favourite songs, always there, often played, occasionally left in a mental drawer for a few months. Fantastic lyrics, of course!

It all came back to me after a lovely chat with the amazing Yasmin Selena, who reminded me of this much-loved favourite.  It’s been playing in my head on and off ever since, having plenty of poignant memories attached to it for me… not least one of the first dates with my now husband in a dingy little pub in Stockwell, London.

So ring in Music Monday!  Take a look at these lyrics and have a listen to the song (video below). I’ve highlighted my favourite bit for you in bold font–tell me, which part of these lyrics captures your imagination?  And do you have a special song that takes you right back in time, ten, fifteen years even, evoking feelings so real as though they’d only just happened?

The Whole of the Moon

I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands
I had flashes but you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years while you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

You were there in the turnstiles with the wind at your heels
You stretched for the starts and you know how it feels
To reach too high, too far, too soon
You saw the whole of the moon

I was grounded while you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truth, you cut through lies
I saw the rain-dirty valley, you saw Brigadoon
I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon

I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wondered I guessed and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
And you swooned
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

With a torch in your pocket and the wind at your heels
You climbed on the ladder and you know how it feels
To get too high, too far, too soon
You saw the whole of the moon, the whole of the moon, hey yeah

Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers
Trumpets, towers and tenements, wide oceans full of tears
Flags, rags, ferryboats, scimitars and scarves
Every precious dream and vision underneath the stars

Yes, you climbed on the ladder with the wind in your sails
You came like a comet, blazing your trail
Too high, too far, too soon
You saw the whole of the moon