Lyrical Lockdown

Lyrical Lockdown

During the final two weeks of term, the pupils were set various challenges, whether still at home or school, one of which was to create a song about life in lockdown. They could either do this from scratch or alter the words of a well known song.

As someone who often changes the lyrics in songs (not always intentionally), I wanted to have my own stab at this. And as I’m not very musical (more on that later), this was the easier option.

But which to choose as a starting point? I thought about ‘Trapped in a Box’ by No Doubt as an ode to cabin fever and the chorus of ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me‘ by The Police will be a mantra for a long, long time! (Clearly the rest of the song is not appropriate subject matter for someone in education though…)

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Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: U,V,W,X,Y,Z is for…

Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: U,V,W,X,Y,Z is for…

The last stretch in this gargantuan, never-let-me-do-it-again, failed A-Z challenge! If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you’ll not be aware that I’ve squashed most of the second half of the alphabet into two posts. Because I can. And also because I was really bad at a daily blog!

Shall we move on?

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Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: P,Q,R,S,T is for…

Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: P,Q,R,S,T is for…

Let’s get real – I’ve royally failed at this April A-Z daily challenge. What can I say? I could explain that when I got to P, I went out partying instead (kind of…I went to see Derren Brown), or that work has been very stressful or that I had been under the weather.

But whilst all those reasons excuses are true, the reality is: daily blogging is damn hard! And clearly not for me, as a self-confessed faddist!

However, on this penultimate day of April, I’m going against the grain once more on a ‘day of rest’ to amalgamate entries from P through to T. The intention being that the remaining letters will be covered on April 30th.

So which delights from the nostalgic depths of TV and cinema have earned a place?

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Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: O is for…

Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: O is for…

I can’t belieeeeeve it! We’re already at the letter O.

And we’re heading back into British comedy history for today’s shows. I’m sure you may have already worked out one of them!

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Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: N is for…

Aloada A-Z Childhood Nostalgia: N is for…

Nothing. Nil. Nada.

N is throwing out few nostalgic memories in the TV variety. In fact, there’s just one. But it was an institution in the world of teatime TV back in the day, and still holds its own now – although I no longer watch it.

I do have another N though, resorting once again to a film of my youth, so all is not lost.

Let’s get on with this tale then…so that it doesn’t go on forever 😉

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