Britain’s Got…..Wild Horses

Subo giving it laldie

Subo giving it laldie

I can’t get through the day without music. My station of choice is Planet Rock where poodle permed DJs delvier slabs of molten metal from their wheels of steel 24 hours a day. Fantastic.

However, in a radical departure from which I may never recover, I have heard a song this morning which I can happily predict will be a modern day classic. Susan Boyle’s cover of the Rolling Stones ‘Wild Horses’ is absolutely stunning. The debut single will be released in November and I forecast number one with a bullet.  

I never listen to a song two or three times in a row. Well apart from Pink Floyd’s awesome Comfortably Numb….but I am not ashamed to admit I’ve now heard  this five times in a row and counting. It really does take your breath away. In a good way.

I am not her agent and I am not mad.  She, on the other hand, may be crackers but  has the voice of an angel. Listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3XAP0c8WU

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Roadhouse Blues

Swayze

Swayze

Mrs Vole was traumatised this morning by the sad passing of Patrick Swayze. At 57 another victim of cancer.

I have never seen Dirty Dancing, however I have seen my favourite Swayze film Road House (catch line “the dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty”) countless times. The 1989 movie saw him play tough bouncer Dalton take on a rowdy bar on the wrong side of the tracks.

While Swayze was as good as ever I remember the movie for its fantastic music, particularly by blind Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey whose band had to play in a cage in the bar to avoid being bottled.  

In a sad twist Healey died of cancer last year. He was 41.

A sad day.

Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey