While watching Only Connect on BBC2 on Monday in the missing vowels round there was a part devoted to alliterative cartoon characters. (Ie Fred Flintstone) During the night having woken up and not being able to sleep I read one of those ‘interesting facts’ about pop and rock books. I read that Captain of Captain and Tennille’s real name is Daryl Dragon. Ooh I thought there’s an alliterative musician I wonder if I can go through the alphabet and find some more.( at three in the morning it passes the time) I got quite few, well half actually, however I’m sure the Afterword can fill in the missing letters for the ones I found. (A,B,C,D,G,J,K,L,M,O,P,S,T) Alliterative bands are allowed too.
The Independent needs your help again; it wants suggestions for the worst Christmas songs. I think some of the cognoscenti amongst us will be able to suggest one or two, (possibly several). I have checked a few and couldn’t face listening to some of them. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas seems to have come early to the blog and bypassed Halloween. Can you share your songs which contain monsters, ghosts or just simply scare you. The ghost of Stephen Foster reminds me of those cartoons that were shown on OGWT when they didn’t have a film of the band. i know Dylan did a Halloween show on his radio series, but he’s only Dylan, We’re the Afterword
The Independent’s latest music oriented Top Ten is ‘Unanswered Questions in Songs’ ( their example “Who Let the Dogs out”). I’m quite sure we can come up with better. suggestions to email@example.com
The Works, Sowerby Bridge
I have not seen Nic jones for nearly forty years and after the car crash in 1982 thought that I would never see him perform again.He had played a few festivals, but this was the chance to see him in a one-off concert this year in a folk club. I thought I wouldn’t be able to go as I’m awaiting an operation, so I was glad it was delayed as I may not have been able to see this. I imagined that there may be tears, which there was, however it was mostly tears of laughter, there is a rapport between the two, with much gentle rib taking, and the occasional muffed note which brought forth much hilarity. Nic no longer plays guitar as he says he knows what to do, unfortunately his right hand can’t physically do it, but Joe’s playing makes up for that. Nic has to read the words as he sings and maybe the voice isn’t as strong as it was, but just to be there and see him perform again was wonderful. As our Cheshire feline chum said “ I was worried that it could have turned » Continue Reading.
Oh no I hear you say not this old thing again. Send your suggestions for Mondegreens to firstname.lastname@example.org
I know we have covered covers many a time, but the Independent wants suggestions for covers that are better than the original. They suggest ‘ All Along the Watchtower’ by Jimi Hendrix. Any ideas to top10 @independent.co co.uk
Yesterday I called in at Glastonbury on my way home, as I walked up the main street I overheard a mother tell her young son “Watch where you’re pointing your wand*”. I just thought that Glastonbury would be the only place you would ever hear that quote. Any more site specific quotes? * a gnarly length of wood.
I was caught up in one of those wordage pub games last night. ” Who’s got the box?”. Very frustating as didn’t latch on to it, and felt an idiot ( no real change there) when the answer was explained to me. Can you suggest other ones so that I can retaliate?
The Independent on Sunday’s latest top ten. Soundtracks that outlived their films. send your answers to email@example.com
Mine Probably the Sound of Music as I feel that there is a requirement in law for it to be located in every vinyl box in a charity shop
The Independent on Sunday is asking for suggestions in its Top Ten of songs as the post says, the title is only referenced in the final words. The example given is Up the Junction by Squeeze. In the one I posted before; https://theafterword.co.uk/two-minutes-or-less/ we had rather a good strike rate. Here’s hoping as I can’t think of a single one. Post to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Independent today has a request for pop songs that are shorter than two minutes. I know they can be googled but I throw it open. If you want to send them in it’s to email@example.com. Career Opportunities: The Clash 1:52
This is to complement the ‘Never heard them but, I know I won’t like them’ post,
The Independent today has a quiz about festivals. These bands are said to be playing, but are they true or false, and would you go see them?
Playing this summer are; • Destiny Potato • Klonk, You’re Dead • Alan Sunderland and the False Hopes. • Balls Deep
I sent a message to another member of the massive (I won’t say who), to ask why he had chosen his particular picture. I thought it was a splendid pun on his username. I received an email back confirming my suspicion. So why did you choose your particular profile pic? Is it someone you admire? does it show your secret side? Mine? All mine show have shown a fez, (the best headgear ever).
Just wanted to share this, and see if I can post. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/17/ukip-trumpton-video_n_6698858.html?utm_hp_ref=tw