I Who Have Nothing

13 04 2013

Have always loved this song. It is over the edge. And no one sings over the edge songs like Shirley Bassey. And then there is Joe Cocker’s version. And Tom Jones. But my favourite is Terry Knight and the Pack. Terry Knight was a disc jokey at CKLW in Windsor Ontario when I was going to school there. He does the song in the tradition of kleenex tissue songs like Leader of the Pack. Great stuff.

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such small hands

13 04 2013

If John Lennon were alive today I think he might have written a song like this one. Its over the top. but still very interesting.


Paint It Black

9 04 2013

I believe that Jaggar wrote this about the death of Brian Jones. I remember listening to it in a pool  hall while on the television there was Walter Cronkite and the CBS News. And report after report on the War in Vietnam. There was a romantic darkness in all of our hearts but I don’t think this song is romantic at all. It is grit. And very depressing.

Tom Waits

3 04 2013

Tom Waits always seemed old to me. His voice was old. Raspy and tarnished like Dylan’s voice is now. But then I saw a picture of Waits as a kid and I realized I knew him. He was the kid next door. The one who walked around the neighbourhood on stilts and peaked in people’s windows. And he always smoked. Like it was the cigarette that was singing and Waits was his dummy. But he’s a great talent. And I’ve loved him like the aunt who we used to visit in Baltimore. And who used to hug me so tight in her big bosom.

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Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer

31 03 2013

The process would be difficult to explain. If you are curious go to this sight. http://www.verve-magazine.com/2012/03/unnamed-soundsculpture-by-daniel-franke-cedric-kiefer/

This is  a dance routine. Done by sand.

She should be arrested.

31 03 2013

When me and my friends (teenage boys) first saw Shirley Bassey perform Goldfinger, we were shocked. How could someone be so sexy. And get away with it.

This is a woman who still makes things move.

Eartha Kitt

9 03 2013

This lady was way too sexy for this young boy. And what a voice. Once heard, you could never forget it.


12 02 2013

I found the visuals in this beguiling enough to reblog. The music is interesting but not as bizarre. Still a fun watch.

More Christmas listening: ‘Lux Aurumque’

30 12 2012

David Halliday:

a beautiful sound. on a Saturday evening it can make you feel at peace with yourself.

Originally posted on the candle:

Eric Whitacre is the rock star of the choral world. His innovative “virtual choir” is a phenomenon, watched by millions online. And this lovely piece, “Lux Aurumque,” is perfect for the Christmas season.

The text is a Latin translation (by Charles Anthony Silvestri) of an English poem, “Light and Gold,” by Edward Esch:

calida gravisque
pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli
molliter modo natum.
warm and heavy
as pure gold,
and the angels sing softly
to the newborn babe.

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20 12 2012

Very odd. Almost creepy. And her neck is so long. Like a python.

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