February Stars

That time has come around again for my reprise of the past month’s posts. In fact, it has arrived so quickly that anyone would think this has been a short month…

The brevity of February is probably the main reason why this is only my eighth post of the month. Well, that and inertia, of course. I’ve been taking some time to plan ahead, though, and March will see the beginning of two new occasional series: I bet your excitement levels just went through the roof then, right? One of them will be music-related (naturally) but the other won’t – how’s that for expanding my horizons? Stay tuned.

Due to my scheduling capabilities, my review of January wasn’t either my final post last month or the first this month. I like to keep you on your toes! It duly arrived on 6th February, and was called January Man. As usual it contained links to all nine of that month’s posts, and the song for the month was an absolute beauty.

As ever, each Tuesday in February has seen a Tuesday Tunes post. These were:

Tuesday Tunes 42: Move which featured music from Ray Charles, The Clash, Sheryl Crow, Canned Heat, Bob Dylan, and Green Day.

Tuesday Tunes 43: Wheels, with tunes from Gretchen Peters, The Band, John Mellencamp, Linda Ronstadt, Foo Fighters, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Tuesday Tunes 44: Cold including Foreigner, the Rolling Stones, The Chicks, Rod Stewart, Faun, and Tom Petty.

Tuesday Tunes 45: Breaking The Law which was a kind of ‘tribute’ to our government, and was probably the one I enjoyed most this month. The music was from The Clash (again), The Bobby Fuller Four, Thin Lizzy, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Walk Off The Earth, and Steve Earle – a real bumper edition!

There were also two other posts during February. On 4th February I marked this year’s Time To Talk Day with #TimeToTalkDay 2021. No matter how far I might digress, I will never lose sight of the reason why i began this blog: mental health is an important topic and should never be downplayed or forgotten.

For the purposes of this review, I’m leaving until last what, for me, is the best. On 13th February I posted A Special Centenary, which marked the 100th anniversary of my late Mum’s birth. It gave you an idea of a little of what life might have been like back in 1921, and included a couple of Mum’s favourite songs. It was an important anniversary for me, and I was pleased at the positive response to the post.

As always, I have ‘borrowed’ the title for this piece from a song – this one:

I couldn’t really choose anything else for this month, could I? The song comes from the Foo Fighters’ second album, The Colour And The Shape, which was released in 1997, reaching #10 on the US Albums Chart and #3 on ours in the UK.

“February stars

Floating in the dark”

That’s a wrap for this month. I hope to see you again for the next Tuesday Tunes post, for the two new series, and there will of course be the usual monthly review in case you missed anything.

In loving memory of my very own February Star.