Life with Boy George...
Oh I love Boy George and it was great to hear him on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show last Friday. If you didn't hear it go and have a catch up on the BBC radio iplayer if you have a moment because it was really good. Never did I think the combination of guests like Craig Revel Horwood, Katherine Jenkins, George himself and Seasick Steve would be so entertaining but blimey they were.
There was so much appreciation between all these massive personalities and artists from such different musical genres. I just loved that Seasick Steve wanted to go and see Boy George live and vice versa, what a collaboration that would be if they got together, can you imagine. Fabulous! The love and respect just seemed to ooze from my radio and really made me feel good for the rest of the day.
George was so funny, I could listen to him forever and when Chris asked if he could just play a snippet of his song Victims it just stirred up so many memories. I think that song is just one of the best songs ever. Released in 1983 it's so timeless and still sounds amazing now as it did back then. I was a thirteen year old teenager and loved the music through the 80's, it got me through my adolescence and bands like Culture Club were so iconic.
Victims just bursts out with passion with those lyrics and the strings just make it all sound so dramatic.....I love it when you can just get so many feelings from listening to a song. Those songs stand out as true classics and this one would be there in my dessert island discs if I was ever to choose mine.
Boy George and Culture Club are still brilliant today and they have just released a new album called 'Life' which is also really good. I have a bit of a fascination for lyrics at the moment and I am drawn to George's writing as he tends to write about his life experiences, so I suppose the album title is very apt. A great combination of songs here including the single 'Let Somebody Love You'. This has reggae feel which lifts it and kind of makes you want to let love in, yes even me.....wow. I do love a bit of reggae though, it makes one feel very chilled want to love everyone.
So go and have a listen to the new and the old music by Boy George and Culture Club and go and see them on their forthcoming tour too. I'm not sure whether they are sick of playing the oldies but hope not as we all love em' don't we? Yes we do, go on admit it!!
Great bloke, great sense of humour, inspirational songs and just generally a nice chap.....thanks for the music George!
Thank you too for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now........
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