Harping On And On (GDLIYWI) 20

A lady from Glasgow was visiting London one day and decided to get her hair done whilst she was there. She sits down on the chair and the hairdresser asks her “Comfy?” “Govan”, replies the woman. Today’s artist is Roy Harper, an English folk artist with a long-storied career and is friends with a lotContinue reading “Harping On And On (GDLIYWI) 20”

The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19

I’ve been ignored so many times, I’m thinking of changing my name to Terms and Conditions. Today’s album is 1974’s David Live, which catches Bowie in transition from the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane glam-rock era of his career to the ‘plastic soul’ of Young Americans. While the cover featured a picture of Bowie in his latestContinue reading “The Thinnest of White Dukes (GDLIYWI) 19”

Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18

I was walking through an English village one day when I saw a beautiful church. As I approached, I saw the vicar outside the door. “It’s a lovely church, vicar.” I said. “It’s Norman.” he replied. “It’s a lovely church, Norman.” I answered. Today’s double live album features Bob Dylan for the first time, withContinue reading “Flooding The Basement (GDLIYWI) 18”

Hey Joni, Put It All Behind You (GDLIYWI) 18

Here I am once again back in my happy place. Remember in the last post I mentioned a girl who gave me my first taste of 70’s Zappa? Well, she was also the one who exposed me to today’s artist as well, the glorious Joni Mitchell. It was Joni’s Court And Spark album that sheContinue reading “Hey Joni, Put It All Behind You (GDLIYWI) 18”

Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17

After the unpleasant listening experience from the last post, I’ve decided to go to my happy place. I’ve got a lot of happy places: Rush, Joni, AC/DC, Super Furry Animals, Opeth, The Meads of Asphodel, but when I really need to be happy I always crank out some Frank. And it just so happens thatContinue reading “Going Home To My Mother’s (GDLIYWI) 17”

Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3

Well, that’s 2020 done and dusted. A strange year to be sure; Covid-19 ravaging the world, lockdowns, soaring death rates, massive evictions and job losses, no live concerts or festivals, Australian wildfires followed by the Californian wildfires, record temperatures around the world, icebergs shearing off, newly released alien spacecraft footage and the IceCapades. Strange days,Continue reading “Heaven ‘ELP Us! (GTLIYWI) 3”

Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16

Sadly, the man who created autocorrect died yesterday.His funfair will be hello on monkey. Today’s delightful trawl through double live albums from the 70’s features famed Irish blues guitarist, the late great Rory Gallagher; a man who was no stranger to live albums. Before the release of the double live Irish Tour ’74, he hadContinue reading “Happy And Roryous (GDLIYWI) 16”

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