23/11/2019: “Dumb” by Nirvana

A slightly bitter one, this song is about people who are happy with just doing nothing and having dull lives.

Can’t say I particularly agree – if someone loves reality TV and pot noodle then that’s their cross to bear. However, Kurt Cobain always struggled to find meaning for himself, with tragic consequences.

The track was released on In Utero in 1993.

07/11/2019: “Telegraph Road” by Dire Straits

Dire Straits – with Mark Knopfler’s spell binding song writing skills and guitar playing – are a band who have more than a few ‘epic’ tracks to their name.

But my god, is this track majestic or what?

‘Telegraph Road’ came out on Love Over Gold in 1982, and tells the story of American development (and decline). The title comes from a major road in Michigan, which the Dire Straits tour bus went down – inspiring Knopfler to come up with this masterpiece.

The live version is truly amazing…