August 1992, over sixteen years ago, I attended my first concert.

Geographically speaking I grew up in a place which saw no bands come anywhere near which would perhaps explain why I was 15 before I saw anyone play live.

Music wasn’t a huge thing in my life early on so that probably had something to do with it as well - I was a Shakin’ Stevens fan for heavens sake!

For one reason or another I was reminded of this song today - it’s something we used to sing when I was a youngster and we were heading off on a schooltrip somewhere on a bus.

Haven’t a clue who wrote it or whether I’m infringing on some copyright issues by printing the lyrics here, but never mind…

It’s called Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny and is sung to the tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain :-

Oh ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus,
Oh ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus,
Ye cannae shove yer Granny
For she’s yer Mammie’s Mammie,
Ye canna shove yer Granny aff a bus.

I’m not really one to judge someone else on their appearance, each to their own and all that, but sometimes people lay themselves open to criticism and I just can’t help myself.

Over the years the newspapers have been full of allegations regarding various bits of plastic surgery Michael Jackson is meant to have undertaken - claims he has almost always denied.  To look at photographic evidence however few people would accept this as the truth though.

I think music is important in how we remember things. Certain songs will always bring back memories or feelings of a time or place, which I suppose can be a good or a bad thing!

Because I think music helps your brain connect with things, I find it fascinating to see how the media uses it in not only their programmes but also in adverts.

Even in movies it’s really strange if you watch a scene where there’s no music in the background - imagine watching Jaws without the da-dum, da-dum going on in the background whenever anyone goes into the water, it would be rubbish!

I really liked Billy Joel’s song We Didn’t Start The Fire when it first came out - can even remember listening to it over and over to try and work out the lyrics!

Obviously it’s not quite an all-time classic or anything so has slipped from the public’s glare over the last few years, which makes it a rather unusual and strange song to pick in order to use it as the source of a parody, but that’s exactly what someone has done.

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