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FlinterFile: Traveling Wilburys- End Of The Line

end of the line traveling wilburys

In 1988, the Traveling Wilburys released their second single, after Handle With Care. The song features Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty on vocals, Bob Dylan doesn’t sing in this song. Read the rest of this entry


Song of the day: Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath


In 1971, Jethro Tull released an instant classic. Though it never reached the charts, it has been stuck in the mind of a lot of people. The song is composed of various overdubs, something quite progressive for the early seventies. Ian Anderson recorded most parts himself, including the iconic flute parts. This because he couldn’t explain his idea of the song. Together with the other, seperate recorded, parts, it was mixed to one song. As Anderson thought it sounded like a train, he would joke about it. In the end, a reference to a train was included in the title… Enjoy

Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath

Song of the day: The Waterboys- The Whole Of The Moon


An eighties classic by the Waterboys today! It was not an instant success, but as time goes by, it became the best known song for the band. The song also was a source for a lot of speculation, which all started when the girlfriend of Mike Scott (the founder of the band) asked if it was difficult to write lyrics for a song. He wrote some things on the back of an envelope, which was the basis for the song. It’s a tribute to several people, like C.S. Lewis. However, it was definitely not about Prince, as many people seem to believe. Enjoy

The Waterboys- The Whole Of The Moon

Song of the day: Luis Cobos- Tempo D’Italia

luis cobos tempo d'italia

In 1987, the Spanish composer and conductor made a new single. It would become a medley of all sorts of classical Italian pieces, which takes the listener on a 5 minute trip through the composers of Italy. And here comes the bad part (for me, that is): I simply have got no clue which songs he plays. Some I can determine, but it stops with one or two… if you have a clue, I’d like to hear it! For example: the first song sounds familiar, but I have no idea which song it is. However, it’s a great medley! Enjoy

Luis Cobos- Tempo D’Italia

Song of the day: Energy 52- Café Del Mar

Cafe del Mar

Saturday night! Dance night! And today it’s a song from the nineties, 1993 to be precise. The name is derived from a bar on Ibiza, of course with the same name. The song has become a dance classic, instantly recognizable and remixed many, many, many times. None of them have been as good as the original song, that is, in my eyes. Dance to and enjoy

Energy 52- Café Del Mar

Song of the day: Randy Newman- Short People


A song from 1977 today! The song was written and sung by the same person who wrote You’ve Got A Friend In Me, which is in one of the Toy Story movies. The song is not written and inspired by what Newman thinks, mind you, but he sings about another person who thinks this way about short people. There even has been a person who tried to make a law to forbid radioplay of the song in the state of Maryland! However, it has been on number two in the Billboard chart, and it’s a bit forgotten. I personally think the song is very simple but good. (And I really like short people, so no offence if you’re short!) Enjoy

Randy Newman- Short People

Song of the day: Donna Lewis- I Love You Always Forever


Actually I was planning to have another song today. After hearing it two times on my radio today, I had a feeling there was someone trying to tell me something. Sort of subconcious feeling saying: feature this song. And that’s how it came here. Sort of forgotten by most people, including me. What a shame, because it’s a great song. It seems most people would remember it because it was number 2, when the Macarena was taking place number one. A shame, because this is way better! Enjoy

Donna Lewis- I Love You Always Forever

Song of the day: Nina Simone- Ain’t Got No- I Got Life

ain't got no i got life nina simone

When I was running last week, this song popped up during the period of rest (just walking). I was amazed by the simplicity and the voice, which made it a beautiful song. Back home, I looked which song it was, and I discovered it was Nina Simone. I knew her already from My Baby Just Cares For Me, but this was very good! Enjoy a classic from the sixties:

Nina Simone- Ain’t Got No- I Got Life

Song of the day: Simon & Garfunkel- The Sound Of Silence


Yes, today it’s an oldie from the sixties! And I was searching in my archive if I have not done one by Simon & Garfunkel already, and that was not the case… Yes, that’s really bad. Because Simon & Garfunkel are great musicians! They made great music, especially their album Bridge Over Troubled Water is a MUST-HAVE. On that album, this is one of my favourite songs:

Simon & Garfunkel- The Sound Of Silence

Song of the day: Lisa Stansfield- All Around The World


If I have to choose a song which is really good, it is difficult to choose. But okay, this one is one of the nominees. Especially the music is good: a touch of dance, together with the violins, gives it a nice atmosphere. And that’s what I like about the song: a good voice, the classic touch and the dance touch, combined in one song! What does a man want more? Nothing! Enjoy:

Lisa Stansfield- All Around The World

Song of the day: Chumbawamba- Tubthumping


Okay, so we’ve got a nice nineties classic for today. And I must say, I never remember which song is behind the strange title. I mean, Tubthumping (did I write it correctly?) is not an easy word and it doesn’t say that much as, well, Golden Years from David Bowie. You’ve got an idea then what song is behind the title. This one? NO! And the cover art is remarkable, if I may say so. Any positive points, Chris? Yes. The song is good, and that’s where it’s all about! So today enjoy:

Chumbawamba- Tubthumping

Song of the day: Lipps Inc- Funkytown

Lipps Inc. funky town

Maybe this is the mother of the dance music. It certainly was one of the best disco classics, and maybe the most popular (even today!)
I can’t think of a lot to say about this record, only that it is good and song of the day. So enjoy

Lipps Inc.- Funkytown

Song of the day: Gipsy Kings- Bamboleo


A classic song in the summer. There will never be a summer when this song is not played, just like Vamos A La Playa by Righeira. It was recorded in 1987, and it was one of the biggest hits for the Gipsy Kings. They made it very popular, and that was shown by the great number of artists covering as well. Not only was this song their first big hit, it provided them success and they became famous in quite a part of the world, and that’s probably the reason they are still around. Today their first hit is the song of the day! Enjoy:

Gipsy Kings- Bamboléo

Song of the day: André Rieu- Crowning Waltz / Krystl- Circles

Yeah! Two songs today, both new!

I want to apologize for the little information provided today, but I don’t have a lot of time today. Maybe more information tomorrow!

The first song is made by Krystl, who we have seen before in the song of the day.
She made a very good new single, which is worth listening to: Circles!

The second song is made by a violist called André Rieu! He made for the change of the crown in the Netherlands a Crowningwaltz, which is the second song of today.

Tomorrow another song, and more information!

Song of the day: The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony

Christmas is coming near, just like 2013, and the end of the world…
But that last thing is nonsense!

Okay, first the song of the day. I said something with classic music, right?
What do you think of the Verve? Yes, with a Bittersweet Symphony!

Yes, I understand. It’s not really classic music. But the thing I was pointing out is the symphony. That’s classic music, isn’t it?
Okay, and it isn’t entirely about the clip. Actually about the song, because it’s such a good song!

Well, tomorrow a new song. And then it is about the clip!

Song of the day: Roberto Jacketti & the Scooters- I Saved The Day

Hello everyone,

Here’s the new song of the day. It’s a classic, from the eighties.
And, if I may say so, it’s a song which is nice to hear, but at the same time you wouldn’t say you like it.

Where’s this all about? About Roberto Jacketti & The Scooters with I saved the day.

A lot of fun with it!

Tomorrow two songs from this moment!

Song of the day: André Rieu- Second Waltz

Hello everyone,

Here is the new song of the day:

It’s an instrumental song, and I am almost sure that you know the man who made it.
The fact is, that he almost went bankrupt by making a castle for his show.

I’m talking about André Rieu! The song of today is called the Second Waltz, played by André Rieu and orchestra, live in Maastricht (The Netherlands, and André Rieu was born in Maastricht).

I absolutely love the way André Rieu plays, and I think he’s fantastic.
If you don’t like classical music so much, take a look at this: Conquest of Paradise, played by André Rieu. Absolutely fantastic. You could see the castle, too.

Tomorrow a new song, and it has to do with house…