Following on from Iain Dale’s list of his top 100 songs, I thought I would post my choices. Makes a refreshing change from writing about Phorm. I make no apologies for the fact that most of these are trad and classic rock. Some of these choices might surprise you. Others might not. As the lyrics to a song often have a story behind them, so do many of my choices.
Thanks to YouTube and the PRS having a spat some of the videos I wanted to use weren’t available to me, like the original studio version of Perfect Strangers (number 41). But we rockers love live performances so there’s a few of those here as well as some studio versions. There’s classic rock, trad rock, hair rock, glam rock, bluesy rock, blues, electronica, classic, a touch of goth and even some country & western! There are a couple I couldn’t find stuff for but I’m sure you get the general idea.
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After urgings and a few not so subtle hints from friends I’ve now got a Flickr photostream.
I usually carry a camera with me and this seems as good a place as any to post anything that comes out ok.
Inspired by the book “Boring Postcards” (which are often anything but) I’ve decided to try and put together a collection of what some would, no doubt, call boring photos.
There are some nice shots taken from Graham Bonnet’s 2007 concerts in Stourbridge and a recent trip to the BAMMOT transport museum near Birmingham. And other stuff too.
Go take a look. You know you want to.
For those of you who haven’t visited my website, you might not know that my favourite classic rock track is Rainbow’s Stargazer. There’s already a full version of the song as performed by GB and TT in Stourbridge last year in the gallery. The video below was taken on the first night of the tour when braindead here had forgotten that his camera could in fact take video shots as well as photos.
It got uploaded to YouTube and forgotten about. As it’s only half a song I wasn’t sure whether or not to put it in the gallery so I thought I’d put it here.