Manic Music Monday: Welcome To The Song a Day Challenge!
Thank You To Danica For Nominating Me!
Here are the rules:
- Post a song a day for five consecutive days (I’m posting consecutive Mondays!)
- Post the name of the song and video
- Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
- Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge
My Song of the Day:
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – “The Canyons Of Your Mind” (1968)
“Oh, I can’t get it together!” – Viv Stanshall.
What the lyrics mean to me:
During the ’60s, Viv Stanshall and those crazy boys of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band maintained that tradition of eccentric English humour richly expressed by the likes of Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Monty Python et al.
This particular ballad is a traditional olde English ditty; nothing substantial is known about its origins, but it is believed to have been originally composed by Henry VIII. Although some say that notion can be attributed to a crafty modern historian trying to boost sales of his own book…
The lyrics prove that the very best comedy can be expressed through the medium of music – a trait sadly all but obsolete in the ridiculously-named “entertainment” industry these days…
Heads up Michael J. Miller