Category Archives: Music
When the truth is found to be lies And all the joy within you dies… Full lyrics HERE.
Sonnet 128 William Shakespeare How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st, Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway’st The wiry concord that mine ear confounds, Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap To kiss the tender inward of thy hand, Whilst my poor lips, which …
This has the feel of a Van Morrison song. It’s become a favorite. Full lyrics HERE.
The look on his face– a combination of triumph and relief when he knows he nailed it– is priceless.
I have the album, and always enjoyed the story and the song, but didn’t know there was a film of it.
I don’t play myself, but it was fascinating to hear him talk about it. He obviously loves the instrument.
Hobbit was a regional favorite at the end of the 70s, back in the days when radio stations were locally owned and disc jockeys could play what they wanted. As you can probably guess, most of their songs were Lord of the Rings themed. Their (derelict) website is HERE.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in on the web HERE. Right now their tour doesn’t take them anywhere near me- but I’ve got my eyes on them.
Fats Domino’s Christmas Gumbo has become one of my favorite holiday albums. They’re all traditional songs in his own inimitable style- and you can feel his smile while you’re listening. 😀
Jump ahead to 3:33 in Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video, and you’ll see him leaning at impossible angles, using an exclusive system he claimed to have invented— and patented!– himself. But in this excerpt from Bob Hope’s autobiography Have Tux, Will Tavel, Hope describes using the exact same system in 1936: In the same show, …