Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Postings From Planet Rock

Still In Love With You - Thin Lizzy, Alive and Dangerous

Perhaps a new category, but certainly a response to the compulsion to post competing with the commitment to examining. As I mark, I listen to Planet Rock and have grown to increasingly find comfort in its classic if repetitive selections. A few minutes ago - and thus this brisk break - it was Thin Lizzy's live version of So In Love With You, and it stops you in your assessment tracks, pen hovering in awe as you listen to this most compelling of love songs, beautifully sung by Phil Lynett and with glorious guitar soloing.

As an aside, I nap - marking is tiring work - to the background aural continuation of Planet Rock, and it is amazing to awake, like Coleridge but drugged on sound, to songs that have infiltrated my sleep and permeated it with depths of appreciation it's hard to define. You just feel it, man.

OK, that's more of a break than I should have taken. Back to An Inspector Calls and Of Mice and Men.

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