The Hoppity Brain

As most of you ill have gathered by now I’m a pantster rather than a plotter. I confess that my books were pretty much the same way but I don’t think I mind being predictable as long as you can’t predict what I’m going to play. This week I’m going to start with a Beatles tune. There were many well known and lesser known ones I liked but this one always stood out for me. From the 1967 Sgt Pepper’s album

In February 1967, Paul McCartney read about Melanie Coe, a 17-year-old A-level schoolgirl from Stamford Hill, north London. She went missing without her car, cheque book and spare clothes. Her father was quoted as saying, “I cannot imagine why she should run away. She has everything here.”

From 1973 comes a treat

Back to 1967 now for a band from Oxford, Ohio. Dubbed as the first Bubblegum music which to my mind was very unfair.

From their 1983 Album The Hurting comes a record that is probably better known by somebody else. Gary Jules had a big hit with it but this is the Original.

To finish this week we’re going to 1979. The lead singer from this group went on to sing with Mike and the Mechanics but sadly died in 2000 aged 53.He had a great voice. His name was Paul Young but he was not the singer of the soul songs of Marvin Gaye who is still with us.

Thanks for listening. I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs from me.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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13 Responses to The Hoppity Brain

  1. Clive says:

    An interesting selection, David, including a couple I haven’t heard in years. The top ones here for me are the Beatles and the Doobies – their early stuff was so much better than what followed.

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  2. davidprosser says:

    Ah, A Peter Maccaro man?


  3. Keith says:

    Good assortment. Hard to pick a favorite, but The Doobies may take the cake on this. Keith

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  4. jilldennison says:

    I don’t think I ever heard anyone called a ‘panster’ before … interesting term that I shall file away in my brain for future use! I hadn’t ever heard that one by the Beatles before … I’m amazed by how much of their music I did not know. I don’t think I was familiar with the one by the Doobie Bros, either (I am woefully under-educated musically, but you and Clive are helping remedy that problem), and I definitely did not know that the Doobie Brothers were from Oxford, Ohio, which is about a half-hour up the road from me … it’s where Chris got her nursing degree!

    Green Tambourine has ALWAYS been a favourite! And Mad World is one of the few songs by Tears for Fears that I know and love! I hadn’t heard Sad Cafe Everyday Hurts before, but I do like it.

    Thank you for an eclectic selection this week!!!


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    • davidprosser says:

      It’s Pants ter Sweetie as in flies by the seat of ones pants. Those who don’t do that….Plot. I did well to catch you out on so many this week. If you have Alexa or similar perhaps you should ask ‘her’ to play Sgt Pepper’s for you or just a selection of Beatles songs to see what you like.. Next week, even more eclectic.

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      • jilldennison says:

        Ohhhhh … my mistake. Pantster it is then … Panster vs Plotter. Got it! Yes, you did well … you usually do, though … we don’t share all the same tastes, but there are many that we both like, especially when it comes to Motown.

        I have an Alexa that Chris got me for Christmas 3-4 years ago, but I don’t use it, for with my hearing, I cannot understand a word she says, and I can’t read her lips.

        I shall look forward to next week’s selections!


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  5. All good ones, David. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. Sgt. Pepper was the first album I ever purchased. I loved everything about it including your selection.


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