Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House
I’m not sure what she’s going for in the video– it’s a little distracting– but it’s a surprisingly good cover version: Full lyrics HERE.
I can’t find an accurate source for the lyrics, so we may never know what kind of bottles the doe-eyed models are sucking on. Oh well. It’s still a beautiful song.
The song takes an interesting turn vocally about 2:39. I don’t know what you would call that. “Falsetto” doesn’t feel right. Wikipedia calls it “Steven Tyler’s trademark scream,” but that’s not a clean fit, either. Tyler seems to have created something uniquely his own. Full lyrics HERE.
Joe Cocker was nominated for a Grammy for this song in the early 80s, but somehow it never made it onto one of his albums and I don’t think it was performed in concert. It’s a pity- it’s a beautiful song. Full lyrics HERE.
The bible verses check out! You can read them for yourself here: Judges 4 Proverbs 31
“I’d rather be hated or loved, rather than just thought of as all right or nice. ‘Nice’ is the worst insult you could pay anybody. It means you are utterly without threat, without values. Nice is a cup of tea.” John Lydon, in his autobiography Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994
This is a beautiful cover of a Foo Fighter’s song. Full lyrics HERE.
Excerpted from The New Yorker article “The Frustration with Productivity Culture”, by Cal Newport: “I was inundated with requests for writing and speaking,” she (Celeste Headlee) said. She tried to say “no” more often, but found that “the offers got harder and harder to turn down.” She was soon overwhelmed. “I was more stressed out, …