Dead Daft

Ice Cream KidWhen they announced three Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago to celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50th birthday, I wasn’t that interested. Why spend a fortune to see an ‘almost’ version of a band I love yet which faded long ago? The shenanigans around ticketing, reported on dead.net, confirmed my view.

But then they posted a sweet message announcing two more shows on Bay Area home turf and a lottery-style, fair-ish way of getting seats. Suddenly, I felt I was being invited to a party with 65,000 friends, so I committed to spending hundreds of dollars on tickets and a grand or so on flights and accommodation…..

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Sing A Rainbow – Violet/Purple

In the Final Week of this Spill Challenge we reach the end of the rainbow.

Pot-of-Gold

Do rainbows end in Acapulco?

 

Violet Songs are, I suspect, quite rare so please chuck in Purple ones too.

According to the (misleading, lazily-written) song, rainbows contain purple, not violet.

 

 

As usual, no embedded videos please; links only.

And, of course: have fun!

Sing A Rainbow – Indigo/Pink

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In Week 6 of this Spill Challenge we reach the nuanced end of the spectrum.

 

We should only be looking for Indigo  Songs but I’m also asking for Pink ones because, according to the song, pink is heard when you sing a rainbow and indigo is not. Three-syllable words are awkward things to fit into lyrics, it seems.

 

At least they didn’t take the ground-zero approach of Wyngate Junior, as reported by his proud punk Dad, or this would have been a one-week-only event.

Red and red and red and red
Red and red and red……

As usual, no embedded videos please; links only.

Have fun!

Sing A Rainbow – Blue

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In Week 5 of this Spill Challenge we arrive at Blue Songs.

 

As usual, no embedded videos please; links only.
And I’m imposing an extra rule this week: no blues songs. Blue Suede Shoes is OK; both Suede Shoe Blues and Suede’s Shoe Blues are not. Songs by Blue, whether or not they reference suede shoes, are beyond the pale, as I hope you’d expect.

Have fun!

Suede Shoe Blues