Monday, 21 December 2009

BBC 'Logic'?

When not 'glued' to Classicfm, being an old romantic I tend to like songs about love, songs with a melody and songs with 'meaning' to their lyrics.

Tuning into one of my favourite programmes on the wireless last night I was shocked to be told that, as a local BBC radio station, they are banned from playing records containing the spoken word as the Royalties tend to cost 'oodles' which they don't have!

Anyway, back in the early eighties Orson Welles - a much under-rated actor - had a single issued, probably his only single, and whilst obviously never a hit, at least on Billboard’s top 200, but all the same it was issued as a CD single, which in my book, is enough to call it a hit for Welles. Hearing it for the first time, I was astonished that it seems to have captured the touch of Welles genius, transforming what might have been utterly banal lyrics into a meditation on old age.

Mock all you wish about my musical tastes, but this has melody and words to ponder.


2 comments:

James Higham said...

a much under-rated actor

Do you think so? Citizen Kane and Third Man?

Witterings From Witney said...

Most definitely James, especially The Third Man