Day 11 of 365 Days of Song

Day 11 – Rival Schools – Eyes Wide Open

This gem of a song has been stuck in my head all day; it needs to be released to the world-wide web for the pleasure of all. Rival Schools are a marvellous band.

trust what you made it
you’re walking aware
just lay there, with nothing to say
catch on when it’s gone
the first to be there late
too much to give away


My Top 100 Film Actress Performances


1. Bette Davis – All About Eve (1950)
2. Kathy Bates – Misery (1990)
3. Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
4. Piper Laurie – Carrie (1976)
5. Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter (1978)
6. Kim Novak – Vertigo (1958)
7. Grace Kelly – Rear Window (1954)
8. Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
9. Vivien Leigh – Gone with the Wind (1939)
10. Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
11. Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity (1944)
12. Faye Dunaway – Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
13. Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient (1996)
14. Diane Keaton – Annie Hall (1977)
15. Elisabeth Shue – Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
16. Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard (1950)
17. Eva Marie Saint – On the Waterfront (1954)
18. Juliette Binoche – The English Patient (1996)
19. Nicole Kidman – The Hours (2002)
20. Charlize Theron – Monster (2003)
21. Ingrid Bergman – Casablanca (1942)
22. Angelina Jolie – Changeling (2008)
23. Natalie Portman – Black Swan (2010)
24. Kate Winslet – The Reader (2008)
25. Judy Garland – The Wizard of Oz (1939) Continue reading

Day 8 of 365 Days of Song

Day 8 – Catatonia – International Velvet

I’m always proud being Welsh; I feel blessed that I am Welsh.

Deffrwch Cymry cysgld gwlad y gan
Dwfn yw’r gwendid
Bychan yw y fflam
Creulon yw’r cynhaeaf
Ond per yw’r don
‘Da’ alaw’r alarch unig
yn fy mron
Everyday when I wake up
I thank the lord I’m Welsh
Gwledd o fedd gynhyrfodd Gymraes swil
Darganfyddais gwir baradwys Rhyl
Everyday when I wake up
I thank the lord I’m Welsh
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Day 5 of 365 Days of Song

Day 5 – Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Between the Bars (Elliott Smith cover)

http://KEXP.ORG presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield performing Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 26th, 2015.

This reminds me of crazy pub crawl I had with a lady, many years ago. It ended with the most colossally painful hangover I’ve ever had.

Drink up baby, stay up all night
With the things you could do, you won’t but you might
The potential you’ll be that you’ll never see
The promises you’ll only make

Drink up with me now, forget all about
The pressure of days, do what I say
And I’ll make you okay, drive them away
The image is stuck in your head

Day 3 of 365 Days of Song

Day 3 – The Pogues – Tuesday Morning

My dad got me into this song (back when it came out in the mid-90s). I later found out that Joe Strummer played on the track, and would play live with the band also, playing a few Clash songs on the set list! Joe became an even bigger legend in my eyes.

‘Cos I know that you
With your heart beating
And your eyes shining
Will be dreaming of me
Lying with you on a Tuesday morning