Deceptive

This is my response to the earlier Flashback Track Friday prompt, where today we are thrown the Beatles track Tomorrow Never Knows and asked to describe:

what helps us to relax, to float downstream.

I rouse from sleep,
I see your form,
I hear your gentle snore,
I never dreamed,
In twist of fate,
I’d meet with such rapport.

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The Singleton

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 30 April 2021, mercurial.

When a lovesick young scholar was dumped,
His performance in Math classes slumped,
No less than mercurial,
Computing factorial,
But subtracting things just left him stumped.


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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #14 – Tomorrow Never Knows

Anybody fancy listening to another blinding Beatles track, and maybe taking on a prompt question afterwards?

This is one of those songs where I thought of the question easily enough, but don’t really have a clue yet how I will respond. So I had better start thinking. Maybe for you, it is more obvious?

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

If there was one thing to be said for LSD, it’s that the artists became very creative afterwards.


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Testing the Water

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 29 April 2021, hamper.

The son of a Middle East sheikh,
Got dismayed when his bath sprang a leak,
So to hamper the flow,
He stuck in his toe,
But the water so hot, made him shriek.


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Reblog: Thursday Retro #2

I posted another retro track just a few hours ago, on the Songshine Sounds site I share with KK.

I can’t believe that this track seems to have had such a limited release, that would never happen today. But here, it was a #1 hit, it featured in one of those Hugh Grant romance movies a few years ago and is still played from time to time today.

Songshine Sounds

Each Thursday I want to present a “golden oldie” track. I’m not going to place any bounds on genre, neither am I going to define exactly what “oldie” means to me, but I will try to keep to that description of “golden”. I hope you think so, too.

Here’s my pick this week:


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Situation Vacant

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 28 April 2021, vacant.

A colour-blind student Hispanic
Had secured a new job as mechanic,
But when asked to use red,
He sprayed blue paint instead,
And his gaffe left the foreman volcanic


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Reblog: Tiny Tuesdays #2

KK picked a superb set today, I don’t know where she keeps finding all this good music. (Well, okay, I do because she says so!)

This is Norah Jones, a name that I recognise and whose music I already like. Just her and a piano – brilliant.

Songshine Sounds

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If you’re anything like us, you’re missing your regular drip of live music to keep you going. Luckily, lots of mini-concerts are still happening online, and we can tune into to get an intimate musical fix.


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Payback

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 27 April 2021, abhor.

She had married a husband so mean,
Was expected to cook and to clean,
How she’d hate and abhor,
All her newlywed chores,
So she poisoned him with Paris Green.


I had an interesting chemistry lesson while writing this. Better known as Paris Green, Copper Acetate is an emerald green compound that was used as a pigment and was favoured by artists such as Monet (1840 – 1926) and Cezanne (1839 – 1906), who used it excessively in their works.

It is also so poisonous that it was used as rat poison and insecticide, even in their time.

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