Monday, November 26, 2018

Music Monday ~ Tina, Queen Liz & Ian Lang - Oh my!

First, Happy Birthday and Many Happy returns to Tina Turner, now a fellow-79er! She has Sagittarian Sun, with Venus in Sagittarius within degrees of my own natal Venus, her Saturn in Aries matches mine and is also within minutes of my natal Moon. She's of my generation too. Which of her songs to post? I love all her recordings, but some of them do have sad memories attached. Here's one that's new to me - a great rendition of "A Change is Gonna Come", with superb guitar accompaniment and solo by Robert Cray.

And now for something completely different, written by Ian Lang at Quora (used here with his kind, blanket permission) in answer to the question:

What is Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song?

Ian answered:
She was down our local pub the other night (Ye Olde Twilight Zone) and put a pound in the juke box. Her musical tastes weren’t popular with everybody, and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands complained bitterly about Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” blasting out. The Queen just had her footman, Gloria, fish out another pound coin, and thrust it in Maxima’s face, saying “whose head’s on there, girlfriend? Yeah. Suck it up! Now bop out to Britney, sweetcheeks!”

You can get away with that sort of thing when you’re the Queen. Anyway, we don’t think Britney’s magnum opus was her favourite. She played “Bat Out of Hell” three times and did an air guitar and pretended to rev-up a motorbike, so we think that’s the front-runner.

“Like a bat out of hell one will be gone when the morning comes”.

Shame we never thought to video it and put it on YouTube.

That’s my OBE gone west now, then!


Hang on to yer hat!


Wisewebwoman said...

Ah Tina, I saw her once live - if you remember the Dinah Shore show, I was in California and got tickets, small crowd, so she was up close and personal with us. Blonde at the time. Outrageous in a good way. I'll never forget that voice and the way she moved, all legs. She is amazing and still an icon.


Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ "Outrageous in a good way" - exactly, WWW! And that must be hard to do well!