Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Nymphes – Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) (GoogleArtProject – Château de Chantilly)


Nicolas Poussin (pronounced: [ni.kɔ.lɑ pu.sɛ̃]; 15 June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was a French painter in the classical style. His work predominantly features clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. His work serves as an alternative to the dominant Baroque style of the 17th century. Until the 20th century he remained the major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis DavidJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Poussin)

He spent most of his working life in Rome, except for a short period when Cardinal Richelieu ordered him back to France to serve as First Painter to the King.

For more Nicolas Poussin’s paintings go to: http://www.googleartproject.com/artist/nicolas-poussin/4127067/   

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Shivaree – Goodnight Moon (Kill Bill 2 Soundtrack)



 
Soundtrack: Kill Bill Volume 2
Title: Goodnight Moon (Shivaree)

There’s a nail in the door 
And there’s glass on the lawn 
Tacks on the floor 
And the TV is on 
And I always sleep with my guns when you’re gone 

There’s a blade by the bed 
And a phone in my hand 
A dog on the floor 
And some cash on the nightstand 
When I’m all alone the dreaming stops 
And I just can’t stand 

What should I do I’m just a little baby 
What if the lights go out 
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan 
Outside the door he followed me home 

So goodnight moon 
I want the sun 
If it’s not here soon 
I might be done 
No it won?t be too soon ’til I say goodnight moon 

There’s a shark in the pool 
And a witch in the tree 
A crazy old neighbor and he’s been watching me 
And there’s footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall 
Something’s under the bed 
Now it’s out in the hedge 
There’s a big black crow sitting on my window ledge 
And I hear something scratching through the wall 

What should I do I’m just a little baby 
What if the lights go out 
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan 
Outside the door he followed me home 
So goodnight moon 
I want the sun 
If it’s not here soon 
I might be done 
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say goodnight moon 

Goodnight Moon (song)

Goodnight Moon (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kill Bill vol. 2 Soundtrack – About Her (Malcolm Mclaren)



Track 12

Lyrics
Well no one told me about her
The way she lies
Well no one told me about her
How many people cried

Well no one told me about her
The way she lies
Well no one told me about her
How many people cried

But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know?
Why should I care?
Please don’t bother to find her
She’s not there

Well no one told me about her
Well no one told me about her
How many people cried

But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know?
Why should I care?
Please don’t bother trying to find her
She’s not there
She’s not there’ 

Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff (remembering the 70s)



 Mr. Big Stuff was the debut album of soul/funk singer Jean Knight, released in 1971 right after her biggest hit of the same name. This album was rereleased on CD on November 7, 1991 by Fantasy Records. The CD reissue contains six bonus tracks, three of which were released as singles after the original release of this album, along with a biographical essay by Lee Hildebrand on the life and career of Jean Knight and the recording sessions for “Mr. Big Stuff.”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Big_Stuff_(album)

Bob Dylan – Dont Think Twice Live (1965)


It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don’t matter, anyhow
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don’t know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on
Don’t think twice, it’s all right

It ain’t no use in turnin’ on your light, babe
That light I never knowed
An’ it ain’t no use in turnin’ on your light, babe
I’m on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there was somethin’ you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin’ anyway
So don’t think twice, it’s all right

It ain’t no use in callin’ out my name, gal
Like you never did before
It ain’t no use in callin’ out my name, gal
I can’t hear you anymore
I’m a-thinkin’ and a-wond’rin’ all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I’m told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

I’m walkin’ down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
But goodbye’s too good a word, gal
So I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman 1966



 Just Like A Woman lyrics
Songwriters: Dylan, Bob;

Nobody feels any pain tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows that baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls

And she takes just like a woman
And she aches just like a woman
And she wakes just like a woman
Yeah but she breaks just like a little girl

Queen Mary, she’s my friend yes, I believe I’ll go see her again
Nobody has to guess that baby can’t be blessed
Till she sees finally that she’s like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls

She takes just like a woman
And she wakes just like a woman
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bob-dylan-lyrics/just-like-a-woman-lyrics.html ]
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

It’s was raining from the first and I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here and your long-time curse hurts
But what’s worse is this pain in here
I can’t stay in here ain’t it clear that

I just don’t fit yes, I believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again, introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world

You take just like a woman
And you ache just like a woman
And you make love just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl

Albert Hammond – It never rains in Southern California 1973 (will today be an exception?)



Albert HammondIt never rains in Southern California 1973

Got on board a west bound 747
Didn’t think before deciding what to do
All that talk of opportunities, 
TV breaks and movies, 
rang true, sure rang true

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girls don’t they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

Out of work, I’m out of my head
Out of selfrespect, I’m out of bread
I’m underloved, I’m underfed, 
I wanna go home
It never rains in California
But girl don’t they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

(Instrumental)

Will you tell the folks back home, 
I nearly made it
Had offers but don’t know which one to take, 
Please don’t tell them 
how you found me, 
don’t tell them how you found me, 
give me a break, man give me a break.

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girls don’t they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

Seems it never 

Cat Stevens – Father and Son (Wisdom: seeing with your eyes closed)




Father and Son” is a popular song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman.

The song frames an exchange between a father not understanding a son’s desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny. To echo this, Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father’s lines, while using a higher, more emotive one for those of the son. Additionally, there are backing vocals provided by Stevens’ guitarist and friendAlun Davies, singing an unusual chorus of simple words and sentences such as “No” and “Why must you go and make this decision?”, beginning mid-song, so softly, they are only perceptible with a slight increase in volume towards the end of the song.

 

Neil Young – Old Man



February 23, 1971 http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww…. Watch the full show:http://thesixtiesarchive.blogspot.com/2010/12/neil-young-live-in-concert-1971…

Old Man” is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest.

The song was written for the caretaker of the Northern California Broken Arrow Ranch, which Young purchased for $350,000 in 1970. The song compares a young man’s life to an old man’s and shows that the young man has, to some extent, the same needs as the old one. James Taylor played six-string banjo (tuned like a guitar) and sang on the song, and Linda Ronstadt also contributed vocals.

In the movie Heart of Gold, Young introduces the song as follows:

“About that time when I wrote (Heart of Gold), and I was touring, I had also — just, you know, being a rich hippie for the first time — I had purchased a ranch, and I still live there today. And there was a couple living on it that were the caretakers, an old gentleman named Louis Avala and his wife Clara. And there was this old blue Jeep there, and Louis took me for a ride in this blue Jeep. He gets me up there on the top side of the place, and there’s this lake up there that fed all the pastures, and he says, “Well, tell me, how does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?” And I said, “Well, just lucky, Louie, just real lucky.” And he said, “Well, that’s the darndest thing I ever heard.” And I wrote this song for him.”
—Neil Young

He tells a similar story when introducing the song at a February 23, 1971 performance broadcast by the BBC (in which he says that he purchased the ranch from “two lawyers”).

The song can be heard in the films Dogtown and Z-Boys, Wonder Boys, and Lords of Dogtown.

It can also be heard in Brian Foster’s part of the BMX Video “FitLife” made by Fit Bike Co.

During actor Heath Ledger’s Hollywood memorial service, “Old Man” was chosen to be played with a slideshow of pictures from Ledger’s life.

At former St. Louis Blues Brett Hull’s jersey retirement ceremony, this song was played as his jersey rose to the rafters.

“Old Man” was released as a single in the spring of 1972, and reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 2.

Bob Dylan regularly covered this song at a number of concerts on his 2002 tour, including one at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dylan played the keyboard on his arrangement of the song.

The song was covered by American R&B/Soul singer N’Dea Davenport on her 1998 debut album, N’Dea Davenport.

In 2004 the song was covered by Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys for their debut full length album, 40 Days.

In 2004 the song was covered by Pop trio Wilson Phillips for their covers album, California.

In 2005, Lizz Wright covered it on her live album Dreaming Wide Awake, recorded at Allaire, Shokan, New York the year before.

In 2007, Grand National covered the song on their album A Drink and a Quick Decision as a live bonus track.

In 2009, German Metal band Motorjesus covered the song on their 100.000 Volt Survivor EP.

In 2010, Donna Loren covered the song on her album Love It Away. 

Cat Stevens “Wild World”



BBC TV Alun Davies-guitar Larry Steele-bass. 

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Down By The River



1969.

Written by Neil Young. Performed by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young on David Steinberg‘s show.

This is the video that really kicked off my interest in Mr. Young. In case you don’t already know, Neil’s the one on lead vocals. Neil is so, so, so handsome. G-uh. Don’t get me wrong, David, Steve and Graham are amazing, but something about Neil just *gets* me.

Neil Young – Heart Of Gold



 Live from 1971. Neil digs around in his pockets trying to find the right harp and then plays a new song…Heart of Gold.

“Heart Of Gold”

I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean
for a heart of gold
I’ve been in my mind,
it’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching
for a heart of gold
You keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m growing old.
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.

 

Go Insane & Never Goin Back – Live @ The Wiltern – Lindsey Buckingham – May 4, 2012


Stephanie – Live @ The Wiltern – Lindsey Buckingham May 4 2012


Fleetwood Mac – “DREAMS” (Stevie Nicks) With Lyrics



Dreams” is a song written by singer Stevie Nicks, for the group Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album, Rumours. The song was the only U.S. number one hit for the group, and remains one of their best known songs.

Nicks wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in early 1976. “One day when I wasn’t required in the main studio,” remembers singer Stevie Nicks to Blender, “I took a Fender Rhodes piano and went into another studio that was said to belong to Sly, of Sly & the Family Stone. It was a black-and-red room, with a sunken pit in the middle where there was a piano, and a big black-velvet bed with Victorian drapes.”

“I sat down on the bed with my keyboard in front of me,” continues Nicks. “I found a drum pattern, switched my little cassette player on and wrote ‘Dreams’ in about 10 minutes. Right away I liked the fact that I was doing something with a dance beat, because that made it a little unusual for me.”

When Nicks played the song to the rest of the group, they decided to record it the following day. Only a basic track was recorded at Sausalito. Recording assistant Cris Morris remembers that “all (they) kept was the drum track and live vocal from Stevie — the guitars and bass were added later in Los Angeles.”
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Susan Wong: billie jean bossa nova