“The Sweet Essence Of Giraffe”: Song A Day Challenge – Day #2

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…

The song is odd, funny, poignant and quite effervescent, rather like love itself.
Have a happy Monday!

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My Nominee:

Heads up Michael J. Miller

 

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8 thoughts on ““The Sweet Essence Of Giraffe”: Song A Day Challenge – Day #2

  1. Whelp…I’ll do my best! I won’t be able to do the posts for two weeks (as I’ll be out of town and away from a computer from the 13-20th) but I’ll take the time to think up some solid song choices. Thanks for sending this my way. It’ll be fun!

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