Musical Interlude 2

It’s been quite a while since I posted and I apologise to all my friends for that. I am trying to get back to it.
This morning I woke early and to pass the time I went to Youtube to listen to some of my favourite music. You’ll know from some of the songs I’ve posted before that I’m lyric driven and having become an adult in the 60’s a lot of my songs are from then though I also lean heavily on the 80’s when the New Romantic sound was around.

James Taylor born 1948 had a breakthrough hit in 1970 with the following song.

The next song is one of many great hits for Simon and Garfunkel.


I am just a poor boy.
Though my story’s seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles,
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

When I left my home
And my family,
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station,
Running scared,
Laying low,
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go,
Looking for the places
Only they would know.

Any of my friends could tell you I’m a Motown fan and if I had to choose my favourite artistes it would be difficult. But, I think maybe the Four Tops deserve the top slot simply because of the fantastic voice of their lead singer Levi Stubbs Jnr. I hope you enjoy the next song from them.

As it’s now approaching 4.00 am I think I’ll go for some breakfast. Before I go I’ll leave you with a last song chosen from the 80’s this time just to show I’m not stuck in the 60’s. This is a song from a favourite group at the time, The Eurythmics.

Have a nice day and remember, Don’t be sparing with the Hugs.


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83 responses to “Musical Interlude 2

  1. How lovely to see your blog popping up in the reader! I hope that all is well with you. As it is 21.00 hrs here I’d better leave the music for tomorrow…in the interests of letting sleeping and thus silent dogs lie…

    • Such kind words Helen, thanks so much. Maybe I do have a worth after all. There seems to be about seven hours between us which isn’t too bad. It’s now 4.25 am here. Enjoy the music tomorrow.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. “The Boxer,” is one of my all time favorites.

  3. It’s so good to hear from you, David! You’ve listed some of my favorite songs, and at the top of my list is almost anything by James Taylor, but especially “Fire and Rain.”
    Have a wonderful week, dear David.

    • Thanks so much Marylin. Like you I could listen to almost anything by James Taylor (including the phone book). Such a talent. I’m so glad you like the others too.
      I wish you a wonderful week too and send Massive Hugs xxxxxxxx

  4. David, nice to read your musical post! You’ve been blog quiet for some time! Hope all is well now! Tons of hugs! πŸ’› Elizabeth

  5. Welcome back! We differ on Motown but I LOVE the Eurythmics. πŸ˜€

  6. All great pieces, David. It’s now 11:46 am here so it’s a good time to listen to them. It’s raining like crazy today which is good since we need it. Hopefully, there’s rain in the catchment areas also. Hope if you’re going out it’s good weather there. Have a great day. Gigantic hugs. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    • So glad you like the songs Suzanne. It’s now 7.39 am and I’m going to get dressed. I have the perfect excuse not to go out whatever the weather……….. Deliveries. Some vi the Post Man I hope and definitely some from the firm I bought from that delivers it’s own stuff. I’m getting up to date with birthdays.
      Hope those reservoirs are almost full.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  7. Good to see you again, David! I have missed you.
    xxx Giant Hugs xxx

  8. Kev

    Excellent songs, David. Like yourself, I’m lyric driven too. One of my whole time favourites is, Vincent by Don Mclean.

    Hey, we all need to take a break from blogging sometimes. I was gone for around 3 months start of the year. We gotta take care of life sometimes Good to see you my friend. 😊

  9. Hope breakfast was good at 4.00 am, David – thrilled to see you here πŸ™‚ Many hugs

  10. I just saw your other post with two of my favorites. These are all great songs, too.
    More hugs!

  11. It is wonderful to see you back in the blogging world, David. I love your music selection.
    Have a lovely day.

  12. Great to see you back, David, although I’ve seen you around in Twitter every so often. Thank you for the music and hope to see you around (I learned the lyrics to the Boxer when I was learning English… What memories!) Be well and love to Mike and Joey

    • It’s lovely to be here again and find my wonderful friends still around. I did twitter as I didn’t want to let anyone down but it meant I didn’t generate more mail I couldn’t cope with. I’m trying to get back full time again one day.I still have a way to go yet though. Learning a song is a good way of starting on a language and The Boxer is a gem of a song.
      xxx Joey and I send love and Hugs and I’m sure Mike would if he was here xxx

  13. Since I grew up in “Motown” I have to agree with your favorites, but Smokey Robinson was my favorite for a very long time. I hope you and your family are doing well, my friend. Hugs.

    • Smokey is a great favourite Mary J and I love, I Don’t Blame You at All, Tracks of My Tears and Tears of a Clown.He has a superb voice. Very little of Motown music disappointed me.
      xxx Ginormous Hugs xxx

  14. I hope everyone and everything is well with you and yours, dear David. You know, you’ve got a friend. πŸ™‚ Massive friendy hugs xox

  15. Hi David. Great to see a post from you. There’s some good music here too. Fire and Rain is actually the only James Taylor song I know, but it is a classic.

    • Thank you for the kind words Bun. That song is a classic but I bet you also know another of his called ‘You’ve got a friend’ even if you don’t remember it now. The man is superb (and still performing ) and very easy listening.
      I hope you’re well and as comic as ever.I’m sorry you didn’t get the award I submitted you for this year but I’m sure it’s in your future.

      • Thanks for the submission, David! I really appreciate it. Perhaps I’ll nab the award next year, although I’m pretty appalling at the promotional and social media side of blogging, which doesn’t help. πŸ™‚

        Incidentally, you’re right. I do know “You’ve got a friend.” That’s another classic. πŸ™‚

  16. I’m from the same sort of time as you, David, although I think our musical tastes are a little different. I certainly agree with you about the Eurythmics, however. Still great favourites of mine! So…hugs!!!

    • I think I liked most music of the 60’s unless it was really heavy rock or rock n’ roll that was still coming out from the 50’s Mick. I mainly jumped the 70’s and went straight to the 80’s then and stayed there. Wish I could have kept the same age too.

  17. A double treat for my lunch break today — a Diary post and a Buthidars post — both filled with wonderful music. Fire and Rain is one of my forever favorites. It struck such a chord with me when I was a young girl. And now, its beauty is no less. I love to play my own version on the piano (or as I say “play with it” as I’m not good and don’t even read music). Thank you David, for putting a favorite song in my head. Mega hugs.

    • I’ve loved James Taylor’s music for years but this remains one of my most favourite. I’m thrilled to hear it’s another one we share and that I’ve put it in your mind again.
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  18. Nice to hear from you, Lord D! I love the music of the Sixties as well, but what surprises me is that my kids do, too! One more thing we can agree on.

    • Yvonne always maintained she got her love of Motown from me but that most of her musical taste must have been imprinted because Ju and I loved to have all the old records on. Now she’s teaching me to like some new ones.
      xxx Sending Huge Hugs xxx

  19. Nice to see you are back. I love all these songs.

  20. Hi, David,
    I truly believe music uplifts the soul, and so do your posts!
    Yvette ((hugs))

  21. You have always had exceptional taste in music, David and these song choices are proof of that. I also love Motown and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite but the Four Tops, Temptations and Smokey Robinson would all be at the very top of my list. Thanks for the music. Good to see you. Stay well.

  22. Saw Simon & Garfunkel many years ago in Central Park, along with Melanie. Saw “James” about ten years ago, outdoors, in Charlotte, NC. We have great taste in music, even though you “must” be way older than I am…..ha ha.

    Mucho hugs, amigo


    • Melanie is another great favourite of mine.
      It pains me to admit that I probably am a great deal older than you but that would at least mean I remember these acts from when they started not from their popularity second time round. At least I have those memories even If I can’t remember what I had for lunch.

  23. David I don’t know how I missed this post, it’s wonderful thank you so much some of my all time favorite songs. You are amazing. Let me say though that I got giddy when I saw this I have missed your posts, I feel like a friend has come back. Thank you for posting these wonderful classic and beautiful songs. Mega hugs my friend and I hope you post again sometime soon. The Boxer is my all time favorite Simon and Garfunkel song and love the Eurythmics.

  24. just popped by to deliver some xxx Hugs xxx

  25. Ah… Some of my favourites πŸ™‚
    Loads of Hugs with a backlog to catch up on… xxxx

  26. Oh, some favorite songs there. They take me right back in time, David. I haven’t caught your posts in a while, so I’m glad it wasn’t just me on the lam. I have to backtrack a bit. Lovely to see you again. Massive hugs ❀

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the music Diana. You haven’t missed posts, I haven’t made any so you’ve not been remiss. I’m trying to get back. Thanks for the kind words.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  27. Ali Isaac

    Glad to see you back, David! Thanks for sharing your music with us. I am a child of the 80s in terms of music, and love listening to a blast from the past. I always enjoyed the Eurythmics and sweet dreams was one of my faves. Hope all is well with you. Huge hugs! Ali

    • Thanks so much Ali. I’m not quite back yet though.More testing the waters to see if I can cope.
      The 80’s was a great era for music and all the New Romantic groups. Annie Lennox had a fantastic voice and The Eurythmics turned out hit after hit. Sweet Dreams was a gem, even the acapella version by The Flying Pickets.
      Things improving here. I hope all is well with you.
      xxx Sending Massive Hugs xxx

  28. Those are definitely some goodies David! I like S&G!

  29. So wonderful to have you back, David! Sorry I am late with my visit – I left home in the beginning of August, and will be back in the end of September. Hope you had a great summer! Many hugs! xx

  30. You’ve chosen some of my favourite tunes, David! Glad you’re back!
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  31. This is a good blog.. really interesting..hi I’m new to the blogging life and was wondering if you could read my work and follow me I’d appreciate it as i am interested in literature and spoken word and lack a bit of confidence Thank you for your time and have a nice

    • Thanks for the kind words. From what I’ve just seen on your blog you’ve got little to worry about. It’s interesting, well written and covers subjects of importance to many people. Your confidence should be quite high I’m delighted to follow your blog and thanks for popping in to visit mine.
      Massive Hugs xxx

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