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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