Last week, with a voucher worth a princely €25 to spend at Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite song that mentions another song or artist?
You answered in your dozens.
But there could be only one winner.
Bagatelle – Summer In Dublin
Slightly Bemused writes:
“I was singing a song I heard somewhere, called “Rock ‘n’ roll never forgets.
When my hummin’ was smothered by a 46a and the scream of a low flying jet.” For those interested, Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets, by Bob Seger:
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
Some of the singers and performers mentioned:
Good golly, Miss Molly
The Bolshoi Ballet
Levi’s and Scotty (Moore)
We’re Willy Harris (skiffle star)
Listening to Rico (Rodriguez) went on to play with the Specials
Adriano Celentano (Italian singer)
Lots more famous people, but all the above involved in music. Actually I saw him [Dury} perform in the ill-fated Stardust a few weeks before the tragic fire and when I was there the escape door were chained and locked.
The Replacements – Alex Chilton
Brian Ahern writes:
“Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes ’round
They sing “I’m in love. What’s that song? I’m in love with that song.”
Alex Chilton of Big Star fame or course!
“Few bands can match the enduring influence and appeal of The Clash. The Clash broadened the cultural and political horizons of their audience and, for many, came to exemplify the power of music as a force for radical social change. Their musical tastes becoming ever more eclectic and their political field of vision ever more global…”
The launch of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Manifesto.
Aoife, Ishita and John (at front), members of the IHF youth advisory panel, joined (from left) Chris Macey, Head of Advocacy, Irish Heart Foundation, Tim Collins, CEO of IHF and Professor Francis Finucane, Professor of Medicine NUI Galway and Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospital
Through the Manifesto, the Irish Heart Foundation is seeking action to c”ut childhood obesity by 50% in the next decade which could save tens of thousands of our children from lives dominated by chronic disease and long-term ill-health before premature death”.
Are you ready for the country? Because it’s time to go.
Wexford-based husband-and-wife duo KJ McEvoy (top left) and Aileen Mythen (top right) aka The Remedy Club have just released the title track of their forthcoming sophomore album (due next year) as a single.
Recorded in Nashville with superstar producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle), the song features guest musicians Lex Price on bass; Lynn Williams on drums; and Rory Hoffman on harmonica.
Fans of Americana will love the pure rootsy groove. The video was directed by Aileen.
The Remedy Club play Wexford Arts Centre on Friday November 22.
Dermot Lambert, erstwhile frontman of Dublin perfect pop practitioners Blink, steps out of the shadows to play a very rare solo show headlining the Alternative Sunday Social Club in The Wild Duck on Dublin’s Sycamore St at 4.30pm.
The only place to be…
This Sunday afternoon I’ll be playing, joined by a few friends, in the afternoon. If you know the chords or the singalong bits of any Blink songs I won’t be offended, and there’ll be some new masterpiece exclusives.
I’m working on some Rex & Dino and Empty Shell stuff too, but not sure where I’m at with that yet, and I can’t play Cello on acoustic guitar, but again if anyone wants to roll in with an actual cello we’ll find a job for you!
Young kids are free (not like in the 1970’s, just free admission) – Super Special Guests on the day are Six Above Ground and Novatone – Peace out