Biographical and Autobiographical Songs

Oct. 4, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ballad of the Sulphate StranglerDury, Ian & the Blockheadsnosuchzone
2The Legend of Chavo GuerreroMountain Goatstincanman
3Big RedMorris, Russelldeanofromoz
4MaTemptationsDiscoMonster
5Ode to Jackie LevenPallas, Tyla J.EnglishOutlaw
6Kurious OranjFallhappyclapper
7Inglan is a BitchJohnson, Linton KwesiParaMhor
8WarchildJal, Emmanuelbarbryn
9Should Have Known BetterStevens, SufjanToffeeBoy
10Children of ChildrenIsbell, JasonDarceysDad
11My Old SchoolSteely Danmegadom
12Why Is It So HardBradley, Charlestincanman
13Into the Great Wide OpenPetty, Tom & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Marie ProvostNick LoweSidecarShiv
2Queen of the CoastLaura Cantrellattwilightlarks
3SportLightnin' RodDiscoMonster
4Williams BloodGrace Jonesseverin
5Louis RielBilly Childish & the Blackhandsuneasy listening
6Rock 'n' Roll BandBostonLeaveitallbehind
7The Story of Bo DiddleyThe AnimalsMarconius7
8Sacré CharlemagneFrance GallTarquinSpodd
9The Most Dangerous WomanAni di Franco & Utah PhillipsRavi Raman
10Beauty WayEliza Gilkysontreefrogdemon
11The Best of TimesSage FrancisDiscoMonster
12West Country GirlNick Cave & the Bad SeedsBeltwayBandit
13Primo on the ParapetPeter HammillTatankaYotanka

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Songs About Asking, Begging or Pleading

Sept. 27, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Declan Mills (angryirishpunk)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Lobster QudrilleFranz Ferdinandamylee
2Bad RomanceLady GagaSuzi
3Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?Arctic MonkeysUncleben
4You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?)Undertonesmegadom
5Bitch BadHaze, Angeltincanman
6Has He Got a Friend for Me?Thompson, Richard & LindaSidecarShiv
7Another Man in the Old ArcadeLeven, JackieTatankaYotanka
8How Can I Protect You?Alabama 3DarceysDad
9Kathy Come HomeMock TurtlesSidecarShiv
10Jeepers CreepersArmstrong, LouisParaMhor
11Talk to MeSpringsteen, BruceFunkbrother69
12Take a Fall for MeBlake, James ft RZAMogdog
13Baby Let Me Follow You DownDylan, BobParaMhor

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Can I Sleep in Your ArmsWillie Nelsontreefrogdemon
2Where Were You?Mekonsseverin
3SpiritualJohnny CashDarceysDad
4Please StayThe Cryin' Shamesattwilightlarks
5Private NumberJudy Clay & William BellUncleben
6Teenage WristbandThe Twilight SingersDarceysDad
7Penny DreadfulCadaver ClubEnglishOutlaw
8Two Pints of Lager and a Packet o CrispsSplodgenessaboundsCarpgate
9Baby I Need Your LovingThe Four Topsmegadom
10Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?Ray Charles & Bonnie RaittRavi Raman
11Train SongMindy Smithtreefrogdemon
12Can I Kick It?A Tribe Called QuestMogdog
13Give Me TomorrowEx-CathedraCarpgate

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Songs About Natural Disasters

Sept. 20, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Last Days of PompeiiNova MobDiscoMonster
2Eve's VolcanoCope, Julianbishbosh
3All Going Out TogetherBig Dipperuneasy listening
4LandslideClarke, Tonyattwilightlarks
5The New PollutionBeckamylee
6MonsoonAnd You Will Know Us By the Trail of Deadhappyclapper
7Katrina Klap/Dollar DayMos DefBeltway Bandit
8We Got Back the PlagueFiery Furnacesmegadom
9Pressure DropToots and the Maytalsamylee
10StormbringerMartyn, John and BeverlySidecarShiv
11Here Comes the FloodFripp, Robert and Peter Gabrielnosuchzone
12Rain Falls Unceasingly on the SeaKluge, Kathryn & Kim AllenJake Leonard
13Riders on the StormDoorsLeaveitallbehind

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Forest FireLloyd Cole and the EmotionsUncleben
2When It Blows It StacksCaptain Beefheartnosuchzone
3Flood WaterEric Bibbdeanofromoz
4Louisiana 1927Randy NewmanTatankaYotanka
5Henry Russell's Last WordsDiana Jonestreefrogdemon
6Hurricane SeasonTom Russell Bandtincanman
7Eye of the StormSRCBeltway Bandit
8The WavesVillagersToffeeBoy
9Hurricane MarilynHonolulu Mountain Daffodilsseverin
10New Ice AgeThe Horrorsvanwolf2
11ThunderImagine Dragonsoutoftheblue
12TunguskaCris T-T & the HoodratsFunkbrother69
13Here Comes SunshineThe Grateful DeadChris7572

Youtube Playlist

Songs About Bones

Sept. 13, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberTitle ArtistRecommended By
1Danse MacabreSaint-Saens, CamilleBeltway Bandit
2Bad to the BoneThorogood, George and the DestroyersSweetHomeAlabama
3Skin & BonesFoo FightersRavi Raman
4BonesEditorsBeltway Bandit
5Bag of BonesClark, Guytreefrogdemon
6BonebagCultvanwolf2
7Bones of RibbonLondon Grammarphilipphilip99
8Our SkullsWasif, ImaadBethnoir
9Backyard SkullsFrightened RabbitToffeeBoy
10BoneyardCleary, JonRavi Raman
11Dig Up Her BonesGraves, MichaleEnglishOutlaw
12Grind My BonesBlack Rebel Motorcycle Clubnosuchzone
13Skeletal RemainsBohren and der Club of GoreBeltway Bandit

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Ribs and All/Carrot Pod PodLed Zeppelinmegadom
2Rag and BoneThe White Stripesamylee
3Make No Bones About ItCloudsnosuchzone
4Boogie in My BonesLaurel Aitkenmegadom
5Shaking the BoneBreedhappyclapper
6Shakin' All OverJohnny Kidd & the Piratesattilightlarks
7BonesThe KillersEnglishOutlaw
8Bones of SaintsRobert PlantUncleben
9SkeletonsThe Soundseverin
10Portobello ManThe Bevis FrondSidecarShiv
11Tom Paine BonesThe Young 'UnsSuzi
12The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's SkullEarthDarceysDad

Youtube Playlist

Songs With Whistling

Sept. 6, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: SweetHomeAlabama
At: The Song Bar

A List

 SongArtistRecommended By
1Ain't Gwine to Whistle DixieTaj MahalRavi Raman
2The Story of My LifeMichael HollidayBeltwayBandit
3Simple GirlDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.Uncleben
4Aguas de MarcoElis Regina and Tom Jobimmagicman
5Mini-SkirtEsquivel!BeltwayBandit
6Mr. Slater's ParrotBonzo Doo-Dah BandTatankaYotanka
7Goodbye StrangerSupertrampAltraEgo
8Singing the BluesGuy MitchellSuzi
9A Fistful of DollarsEnnio Morriconemegadom
10Golden YearsDavid BowieParaMhor
11The WalkerFitz and the Tantrumsoutoftheblue
12Always Look on the Bright SideEric Idle (Monty Python)happyclapper

B List

 Song ArtistRecommended By
1SukiyakiKyu SakamotoMarconius7
2El Pito (I'll Never Go Back)Joe CubaBeltwayBandit
3Sweet Georgia BrownBrother Bonesmegadom
4The Continuing Story of Bungalow BillThe BeatlesSidecarShiv
5PatienceGuns 'n' RosesEnglishOutlaw
6I Was Kaiser Bill's BatmanWhistling Jack Smithattwilightlarks
7Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)The HighwaymenRavi Raman
8Winchester CathedralNew Vaudeville BandLeaveitallbehind
9Here Comes My BabyThe TremeloesParaMhor
10Bird SongLene LovichSidecarShiv
11Generals and MajorsXTCuneasy listening
12Arabesque No. 1Isao Tomita9hairs9knots

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New look!

Hello friends of Readers Recommend and the Song Bar! The Marconium is undergoing a facelift right now. Up to now I had managed it on my computer, uploading files as they were readied. I have now switched to WordPress and will be updating files online.

This was sort of forced on me as my laptop had a problem and it is in for servicing. I’m working on a loaner and don’t want to reinstall all my programs since I get the other one back in about three weeks. So I thought I’d manage this one in the cloud like most of my other websites.

It will take a while until everything is migrated, so for now, you can catch up with everything to this point – namely the old website, by clicking the link – Old Website.

As I migrate files, they may take on a slightly different look.

The files will all be transferred as pages, not as blog posts, so they will all appear in a menu I will create at the top. If a page is not in the menu yet, click on the Old Website link.

Blog posts will be reserved for the former front page and occasional announcements. Maybe for the topic pages.

If you have suggestions or feedback, you can post in comments.