Podcast 422 – McCartney’s lyrics & the Tom Tom Club plus Lionel Blair and other rhyming slang immortals

In which we kick about with music at weddings, spin-off groups, the bracing challenge of Trout Mask Replica, why pop music needs no awards, the Lionel Blair gag on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, a 42-disc boxset, skippable album tracks, the Stones still playing Midnight Rambler, McCartney on LP Hartley, Hamlet and Dylan Thomas, and rhyming slang we’d never heard – eg lunch: “a pint of Shaun Ryder, two Bills and a Giorgio Armani”. Plus the tragedy of the Astroworld Festival.
 
That Lionel Blair and Sammy Davis tap-off in 1961 …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrS_XEBuFSU
 
Bob Lefsetz on the rock festival safety crisis …
https://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2021/11/06/astroworld/

Word In Your Ear live in London on November 22: https://john-ilsley-more-tba.eventbrite.co.uk

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2 thoughts on “Podcast 422 – McCartney’s lyrics & the Tom Tom Club plus Lionel Blair and other rhyming slang immortals”

  1. Spin Off Groups – Plastic Ono Band?

    2 volume books: The Complete Far-Side by Gary Larsson. Bookcases fold in on themselves under its extreme weight.

  2. Re: People immortalised in rhyming slang:
    I have heard this Glasgow terminology: “Esther Rantzen” = “dancin'”
    As in…”It’s Saturday night…you goin’ tae the old Esther the night …?”

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