The Listening Booth: Week #7

“Hair of gold, lips like cherries.”

Hello and Happy Friday to you, dear reader.

Welcome to Week #7 of The Listening Booth. To participate, share your thoughts on this week’s selection or submit your answers to the song lyric quiz and music trivia quiz questions in the Comment Box below.

Answer to last week’s song lyric quiz:
Title: Don’t Play That Song
Artist: Aretha Franklin



Title: Paperback Writer
Artist: The Beatles
Album: 1

I just love the rhythm of this track; I can’t help but bop to it.



Title: Blackbird
Artist: The Beautiful Girls
Album: Learn Yourself

The first song we ever heard by The Beautiful Girls – and the one that started the love. This track will forever be associated with wigwams, fish barbeque and playing hacky sack by candlelight. What am I talking about? Why, Karamea of course.



Title: Too Much Heaven
Artist: Bee Gees
Album: Spirits Having Flown

That horn section just draws you in to be wrapped up in those harmonies. After all these years, I still can’t figure out half the words, but I can make the right sounds.



Title: Dude
Artist: Beenie Man
Album: Back To Basics

I had to include this track just because it’s a party on its own. That beat has your hips rocking even without your permission.



Title: Postcards From Italy
Artist: Beirut
Album: Gulag Orkestar

This song reminds me of just chilling out with friends after a long day of toil is over. And (for some strange reason) hanging out with beautifully-spirited people in bars around Barcelona – which is not even in Italy!



Title: Poison
Artist: Bell Biv DeVoe
Album: Poison

This takes me back to my yoof and learning the shuffle that accompanied any New Jack Swing track. Thems were the days. And the advice “Never trust a big butt and a smile” is as relevant today as it was then.



Title: If All We Had Were Stars
Artist: Ben & Jason
Album: Ten Songs About You

A simple and lovely song.



Title: Under The Bridge
Artist: Ben Charest
Album: The Triplets Of Belleville

I like the playfulness of this song and how the voices and instruments interact.



Title: Mess
Artist: Ben Folds Five
Album: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner

I like the way this song swells as it progresses and becomes almost celebratory in its rhythm despite having sad lyrics.



Title: Picture Of Jesus
Artist: Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Album: There Will Be a Light


Now it’s YOUR turn. Aural pleasure or just a load of noise? Share your thoughts on this week’s selection in the Comment Box below.

To add a little spice

This post opened with the song lyric “Hair of gold, lips like cherries”. Can you identify the song and artist/band from which the lyrics are taken? No Googling now!
Use the Comment Box below to submit your answer. All will be revealed in next week’s post.

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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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