Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

Waiting: for the ball


Waiting for ball

Bob Dylan sings ‘I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine’s’


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I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” is a song by Bob Dylan that was originally released on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding. It was recorded at the first John Wesley Harding session on October 17, 1967.[1] It has been covered by many artists, including Joan Baez, Vic Chesnutt, John Doe, Thea Gilmore, Adam Selzer and Dirty Projectors.[2] In addition, Jimi Hendrix at one point intended to cover this song, but felt it was too personal to Dylan and instead covered a different song from the album, “All Along the Watchtower“.[3]

“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” is a pensive ballad.[4] Like the rest of the John Wesley Harding album, the music of “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” uses spare, unobtrusive musical accompaniment.[4] The primary instruments are an acoustic guitar and drums.[4] The lyrics describe a dream that is enigmatic and subject to interpretation.[4] However, the lyrics do convey a deeply felt sense of guilt, as well as a vision of faith, righteousness, fear and betrayal.[4][5] The sense of guilt is particularly prevalent in the final verse:[4]

“I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
Alive, with fiery breath
And I dreamed I was amongst the ones that put him out to death
Oh, I awoke in anger, so alone and terrified
I put my fingers against the glass
And bowed my head and cried.”

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Dreamed_I_Saw_St._Augustine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN BAEZ ~ I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine ~


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I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (lyrics and  music  by Bob Dylan)

I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
Alive as you or me
Tearing through these quarters
In the utmost misery
With a blanket underneath his arm
And a coat of solid gold
Searching for the very souls
Whom already have been sold.

“Arise, arise”, he cried so loud
With a voice without restraint
“Come out ye gifted kings and queens
And hear my sad complaint

No martyr is among ye now
Whom you can call your own
So go on your way accordingly
But know you’re not alone”.

I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
Alive with fiery breath
And I dreamed I was amongst the ones
That put him out to death
Oh, I awoke in anger
So alone and terrified
I put my fingers against the glass
And bowed my head and cried.

Frizzguitar: This Land Is Your Land ( a unique, golden take on the song)


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Johnny Cash sings Pickin’ Time (how’s the pickin’g this year? Well…it depends who you ask the 1% or the 99%, now doesn’t it!)


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Johnny Cash sings ‘This land is your land’ (The Johnny Cash Show,” Sept. 27, 1969)


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Asterix – Le pudding à l’arsenic


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Romanians charged in US with computer fraud (from France 24 International)


Romanians charged in US with computer fraud (from France 24 International)

Romanians charged in US with computer fraud (from France 24 International) (click here to find out more about the events)

Coca-Cola puts secret formula on ‘display’ (from France 24 International)


Coca-Cola puts secret formula on 'display' from France 24 International

Coca-Cola puts secret formula on 'display' from France 24 International Click here to access the article_ or don't click and no harm done!)

Demcracy Now Headlines for December 8 2011: Is striking a right of the past for the American worker?


Demcracy Now Headlines for December 8 2011: Is striking a right of the past for the American worker?

Democracy Now Headlines for December 8 2011: Is striking a right of the past for the American worker? (CLick here, watch, learn SHARE!)

William Bell Scott: The Romans Cause a Wall to be Built for the Protection of the South


Artist en:William Bell Scott
Title
English: The Romans Cause a Wall to be Built for the Protection of the SouthThe Painting shows a centurion supervising the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The centurion has been given the face of John Clayton, who was responsible for saving parts of the Wall from loss. The painting is in the collection at Wallington Hall, near Morpeth, England.
Date
English: 1857 (completed)
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Original dimensions: 182 × 182 cm (71.7 × 71.7 in)
Current location Wallington House
Northumberland, England

William Bell Scott: The Romans Cause a Wall to be Built for the Protection of the South

Painting by William Bell Scott: The Romans Cause a Wall to be Built for the Protection of the South (cllick here to enlarge )

Hadrian’s Wall: What did Rome think when they built it? Thah it will keep Roman’s Empire ememies Outsite!


Hadrian’s Wall

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Stretching 73.5 mi (118.3 km), Hadrian’s Wall was an ancient Roman wall built in Britain. Constructed mainly in the 2nd century CE under Emperor Hadrian, it guarded the northwestern frontier of the province from Celtic and other invaders. Fragments of the wall, 6 ft (1.8 m) high and 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, and many of its mile stations are still extant and are some of the largest and most significant remains of the Roman occupation. What other wall was built by the Romans in Britain? More… Discuss

“Quis  who magnum   murum  wall inter  Britanniam et  Caledoniam aedificavit”

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Today’s Birthday: James Thurber (1894)


James Thurber (1894)

After working at various newspapers, Thurber served on the staff of The New Yorker from 1927 to 1933 and was later a principal contributor to the magazine, publishing drawings, stories, and anecdotes of his misadventures. He is especially known for his short storyThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” In 1940, his failing eyesight forced him to curtail his drawing, and by 1952 he had to give it up altogether as his blindness had become nearly total. What is said to be Thurber’s last drawing? More… Discuss

With Christmas around the corner many would like know: How do you wrap a cat? Myself I’m more concerned with keeping it from climbing into the tree!


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