EVERY TOP 40 SINGLE 1970: #4: “LET YOUR LOVE GO”- BREAD — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Top 40 Single 1970: #4: “Let Your Love Go”- Bread. January 2, 1971. Single: “Let Your Love Go”- Bread Record Company- Elektra Genre: Soft Rock Written by David Gates Time: 2:25 B-side: “Too Much Love” Album- Manna Grade: B- Peaked at #28 10 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. “Let Your Love Go” was […]

EVERY TOP 40 SINGLE 1970: #4: “LET YOUR LOVE GO”- BREAD — slicethelife

My Favourite Albums of All Time… Well, today anyways!

Photo by Sofia Garza on Pexels.com

Firstly a proviso: This is my list, so it almost certainly won’t match with anyone else.

Secondly, I’m English so this maybe a bit Anglocentric, so apologies there too. Actually, looking at it again there’s only two British bands in my list, so not guilty!

I’m also no spring chicken, so my picks tend to fall in my formative years during the late 60s and 70s — when the music was better, right?

Coming in at number 5:Dark Side of the Moon‘ Pink Floyd – EMI 1973
This had to make my top 5. Everything from the concept, production, musicianship, lyrics… is top notch.

Coming in at number 4:Bridge Over Troubled Water‘ Simon & Garfunkel – Sony 1969. A wonderful collection of songs that have stood the test of the last 50 years.

Coming in at number 3:Aja‘ Steely Dan – MCA 1977. This is not actually my favourite album by this band now. This maybe partly due to the fact it got ‘played to death’ whilst I was at college. Nevertheless, head ruling heart, I have to acknowledge the sheer painstaking craftsmanship that has gone into this, producing something almost peerless; intellectual yet accessible; sophisticated but easy on the ear.

Coming in at number 2: Blue‘ Joni Mitchell – Reprise 1971. Again, this is probably not my favourite of Joni’s repertoire these days. But the songwriting is just wonderful, heart on sleeve stuff, so painful at times, but always simply beautiful. The best of a singer songwriter at their peak.

And finally, coming in at number 1:Revolver‘ The Beatles – EMI 1966. Ok, I know — what about ‘Sgt. Peppers..’? I just think this is better. So much variety in one album, fantastic songs which are very short and wonderfully produced. The Beatles at their peak in my opinion, at the turning point of their first era of predominantly love songs, looking towards the future of experimentation… and so influential: ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ anyone?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

America the Beautiful — tanja britton (Reblog)

Barr Trail is one of the Pikes Peak region’s most iconic hiking paths and whether one trains for the annual Pikes Peak Ascent or Marathon, or simply desires to hike it for its own merit, it packs a punch. Beginning at an elevation of approximately 6,800 feet in Manitou Springs, it climbs steadily to 14,115 […]

America the Beautiful — tanja britton

*Reblogged by The Midlode Mercury.

10 things you’ll only find in America -Delusional Bubble — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Even though these days, anything could be found anywhere, there are still some things you’ll only find in America. In this post, we’ll show you 10 special things, unique to Uncle Sam’s country!

10 things you’ll only find in America -Delusional Bubble — Delusional Bubble

*Great site. Reblogged by The Midlode Mercury.

Derecho Storm Strikes Midwest USA – We Are All At Nature’s Mercy

Derecho storm hits the Mid West.

asperitas dark clouds in gloomy sky
Photo by Andrew Beatson on Pexels.com

The Derecho storm cutting a trail of devastation across Midwest America is an example of how we are all at nature‘s mercy.

A derecho storm is a vast and usually long lasting wind with associated thunderstorms which runs in a straight line, the name meaning ‘straight’ in Spanish.

How often do we see events like this follow on from others, adding ‘insult to injury’? We can only pray that the threat to life is minimalised.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

American Presidents Quotes — Big Sky Buckeye (Reblog)

Andrew Johnson I feel incompetent to perform duties . . . which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me. Ulysses S. Grant It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. Both of these American Presidents faced challenging times during their tenure […]

via American Presidents Quotes — Big Sky Buckeye

*Quite fitting during election year.