Dear Temperature, Always nice to feel you rise as Summer approaches, but would you mind rising a little more gradual this year rather than hitting us full pelt one morning and remaining at sweltering for several weeks… I only ask so that we can have time to adjust and enjoy you more! Dear Traffic Lights, Such a pleasure when you change to green as I … Continue reading Letters to the Universe… The Earworm Edition!
Although, there is actually. Something to explain, that is. You see, ‘There is nothing to explain’ is one of the lines from Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles, which is a track usually featured in the background of anyone participating in the Mannequin Challenge. I’ve seen it cropping up here and there, and most recently Honey G had the entire UK X Factor audience, plus the judges … Continue reading There is Nothing to Explain…
Drum roll please! Special thanks to Sunny and Chair for beginning today’s posts. Did any of you get the musical clue? Did you realise it was linked to today’s Sound of Summer result post? The painting was a little cryptic in the fact that there was no water visible from the beach, but that body of water is a sound. Sunny and Chair sounds like … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! The Results!
It’s Time! To Start! The Music! It’s Time! To Light! The Lights! For the past six weeks or so, each Saturday I have been posting songs which I feel could and should be the Beyond the Sphere Sound of Summer! The music has been played. The Poll is about to begin. So, for a quick run-down of the music choices. Each week has two different … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! The Poll!
And here it is… my sixth and final choice for the Beyond the Sphere Sound of Summer! This takes me back to the days of yesteryear when I was considerably younger, and the Summers were most definitely longer. I was in my penultimate year of school when this was first released, and I certainly wasn’t one of the cool kids. I had my exams coming … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! Cruel Summer!
After a week off, we now resume our search for the Sound of Summer here at Beyond the Sphere. It’s the late 1960s. My memories of that time are all through photographs (which is really one reason we need to take more photographs now – things change awfully quickly nowadays!) and a lot of the photos scream out love! and flower power. They also seem … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! Both Sides Now!
The search for the Sound of Summer at Beyond the Sphere continues! Here we are, lounging restfully on a superb Summer’s afternoon, sipping a refreshing lemonade. Over the radio, Tom Petty can be heard singing this relaxing little number: And here follows the Stereophonics’ version of the song: In a few weeks I shall be posting a poll (if I can remember how to do … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! Free Fallin’!
The Sun is blazing. Sizzling in the clear blue sky above. There isn’t even a wisp of a cloud anywhere in sight in that vast open space that goes on and on forever. The temperature is soaring. The birds are chirping merrily in the trees. Squirrels bound about from tree to tree, seemingly without rhyme or reason – but they know what’s going on. Walking … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! All the Small Things!
Just picture it… lounging on a recliner in a peaceful garden on a hot Summer’s day. A little babbling brook trickling by adds a little Summertime Sparkle to the proceedings. Just as you are about to drift off in the warm breeze, this song is carried from some nearby source. It’s always good to have something to lift and carry you on a lazy, balmy, … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! Up! Up! And Away!
Do you like to Feel Good? Do you? I do! And so, for the next six weeks, I shall be searching high and low for the ultimate sound of Summer! (Beyond the Sphere stylee, that is!) I shall post a couple of different versions of Summery Sounding Sounds each week, and at the end (of the six weeks!) there will be… yes! you’ve guessed it!… … Continue reading The Sound of Summer! Kokomo!
Between you and me, I’m having a little trouble getting into the Christmas Spirit this year, for some reason… I don’t know why. I’m loving all the Christmas themes going around, and the lights that are everywhere… maybe a little too everywhere, but ignore me – they still look nice. Maybe it’s the weather… it’s like almost sub-tropical out there – not Christmassy at all. … Continue reading The last Friday before Christmas
The world’s going crazy. We’re caught up in some kind of flux. Retaliation and anger is everywhere. There will NEVER be peace on this planet as long as people live on it. Or will there? Being honest, my thoughts mean nothing. They reach a small handful of the world’s population. They will never reach the ones blind to receiving them and if they do, they’ll … Continue reading Remember. We’re Good People. Most of us.
Yesterday, I told a porky pie. I may have mentioned that I secretly wanted to be a TV star, which is as far from the truth as me being 21… which isn’t exactly that far from the truth in the grand scheme of things, but it’s still bordering on the impossible. Ahem. Besides, I’ve appeared on TV on numerous occasions in the past anyway, so … Continue reading Showbiz isn’t in my jeans