Week 16 - Fri 16 Apr
Another Friday. Another musical mix of eclecticism. It must be the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack. Here we go, week ending Friday 16th April........as they popped into the ol' inbox........over to......
"I reckon my first two choices this week could provide the basis for a synopsis for a movie. It seems to me that they could be two sides of the same story. Then perhaps the third selection could be played over the closing credits. Best wishes to all RPMers."
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John - "Title track from Elton's 1973 double album. (Would it have been better edited down to a single platter? Personally I'd lose "Candle in the Wind" for a start... but maybe that's just me)."
Don't Touch Me Wrong by La Muchacha y La Otra -
"Stay safe, enjoy life, look after yourselves."
"Hi RPMers, hope all is well......enjoying your tunes .Here’s my 3,"
"I’m going with the 50s theme, as Moro suggested the other week. Hope you like my choices."
You Win Again by Jerry Lee Lewis -
"Hi RPMers, here are my three for this week...."
"My favourite musical songs......"
"I've been going through some old photo's this week and was reminded of a visit to America when we spent the best part of 5 days in Memphis after driving down from Maryland. We stayed at a Days Inn right across the street from Graceland having picked up some deal vouchers when crossing the state line into Tennessee - and I was awarded a speeding ticket by a Tennessee State Trooper for going a bit too fast - too keen to get there no doubt. Anyway we duly booked in and I was moved to buy a pair of swim trunks from a Sears & Roebuck store so I could have a go in the guitar-shaped swimming pool. In the evening before buzzing off to Beale Street we were able to saunter across the street and get a nice look at Graceland and read the fans' scrawls on the regularly cleaned wall without any hint of crowds of people. Our stay included several nights enjoying the live music that Beale had to offer,, a long visit to Graceland and I opted to go find Sun Studios while the others went on a Mississippi Steam boat (I got the best deal). When we left Memphis we were heading for New Orleans via Biloxi on the Gulf coast and I persuaded the others in the car that we should visit Clarksdale Miss. The Blues Museum there housed the tumbledown shack that was the home of Muddy Waters in his early life...but that's another story. So my choices this week have a Memphis theme."
"Hope you are all enjoying the new freedoms now available to us all but don't spend all you time down the pub and keep on sending in the lovely tunes."
"Here's my three faves of the week.........."
The Monaghan Jig / Kilfenora Jig performed by Kevin Lees and Sebastian Bloch - "A superb listen, beautifully played on fiddle and accompanied by a guitarist WHO ACTUALLY LISTENS TO THE TUNE.........Irish traditional music isn't just banging out a I, IV, V chord sequence........sorry, don't know where that came from, other than enduring listening to "guitar players" unsympathetically strumming along at folk clubs....normal service will be resumed etc, etc......."
Journey Through The Asteroid Belt by The Comet Is Coming - "I've played a lot of TCIC vinyl this week...........just love this track............and thought I'd go with a live version."
Crawling King Snake performed by The Black Keys - " Best thing I've heard this week.......the Black Keys returning to their hill country blues roots....awesome....can't wait for the album."
"Keep the dial turned to eleven.........'til next time....."