Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

Kris Kristofferson – I’ll be your baby tonight (Bob Dylan Tribute, 1992)


Kris once said that he probably started writing Help me make it through the night “because I liked Dylan’s ‘I’ll be your baby tonight’ so much”…

Let’s see if the vid still gets blocked worldwide as it used to… 
Well, YT doesn’t say it’s blocked worlwide but it’s blocked in a bunch of countries… don’t know if any country is not included. 
“Your video may include content that is owned or administered by these entities
Entity: SME and IODA Content Type: Sound Recording
As a result, your video is blocked in these locations:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo – Democratic Republic of, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia – Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe”


Music From the Yesteryear: Ping Ping – Sucu Sucu 1961

Ping Ping – Sucu Sucu 1961

Ping Ping is Eddy Helder, 1923 born in Suriname (Dutch Guiana, Niederländisch-Guayana)

Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.
Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.

Se está poniendo de moda en toda la capital
Se está poniendo de moda en toda la capital

Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.
Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.

Vamos, cholita, a bailar, el ritmo muy popular
Vamos, cholita, a bailar, el ritmo muy popular

Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.
Ay, ay, ay, negra bandida, sucu sucu te voy a dar.

Frizzguitar’s Sounds on SoundCloud

What a beautiful rendition by Frizztext of “Colours” on his dobro guitar: WOW! check his sound cloud!

Flickr Comments

photo by Marc Lamote featuring me (left) and my friend Klaas (right) discussing a guitar composition. We always have many fun playing together. Klaas sings and plays rhythm guitar, I try to create some melody improvisations. It’s our tribute to the sixties when we were young. Now we are old and looking back emotionally. Marc Lamote caught the moment of dialogue very well, I think. Sometimes, when I am a listener I try for myself, to make portraits of musicians, see the 6 photos below. Click on the pictures to enter my flickr galleries …
1in-discussion2waldemar parra + kai heumann
3Bernard Harris + Joe Robinson4Michael-with-Nina-Nyembwe
5INGA and ALEX6Andrey Shilov - Musician
1 – Gennadiy Pilch in rage
2 – Waldemar Parra and Kai Heumann
3 – Bernard Harris + Joe Robinson
4 – Michael Hügel and Nina Nyembwe
5 – Inga and Alex in trance
6 – Andrey Shilov and Cappuccino
1 – Marc Lamote’s photo galleries at smugmug

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With God on our side!

The Pietist Schoolman

Last Friday I decided to put syllabus revision on hold and spend an afternoon continuing my tour of World War I commemoration in the Twin Cities by visiting Fort Snelling, the nearly 200-year old former military installation at the convergence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers that trained officers, processed recruits and draftees, and housed a hospital in 1917-1918. As you’ll see when that WWI commemoration series continues, the visit proved to be a bit of a bust, WWI-wise. But I’m still glad I went that particular day…

Since last Friday also marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of a war that few Americans noticed at the time and few remember today, and Fort Snelling played an important role in it. On August 17, 1862, four Wahpeton Dakota warriors killed five white settlers in rural Meeker County, Minnesota, sparking a wave of attacks in succeeding days elsewhere in the…

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award, a great honor, that I am thankful for and  dedicated to live up to.

Thank you Honoré  for this unexpected award, I am very grateful!

To follow the tradition (rules), applying to the awarding), lets first visit one of Honore’s, my sponsor,  wonderful blogs called Of Glass&Paper. We are just for a short while got to be introduced to each other’s blogs, by following a larger group of very talented people from around this great Planet our home. We do have interests in many commun areas. Honoré also created others wonderful bloggs (http://thiscornerofthewoods.wordpress.com/ and http://honoratus2001.wordpress.com/), great sources of inspiration which I intend to take more tim ein the future to further explore!

Seven things  worth mentioning about me:

  1. The place I really wish to live in, is in Fagaras, Romania: It is where my ancesters have lived, worked, sacrificed and found their final resting place…with few exceptions.
  2. I always have been attracted to the mistery of photography from the aspect of artistic means of expression, communication, documenting, as well as from the technical aspects of processing, the “wet lab“, and afterwards the digital complexity and multitude of artistic choices built in the “dry lab”.
  3. I enjoy the outdoors, I rediscovered few years ago, and try to spend as many joyous hours as possible, biking, taking pictures, making new friends, and working out for life.
  4. I need my sleep at night, to be able to function, and recharge my bateries as they are not solar – just the opposite in fact.
  5. Last year was the first one that I enjoyed every day or night, all seasons, to the very moments, even in my dreams.
  6. The book I wish I could write? John Steinback: “Sweet Thursday
  7. My easy reach movie:  “Somewhere in Time “, (1980) – Don’t ask me why, just watch it, if you did not yet. Those who did watch it… well they know what I’m talking about)

Following are, not in a particular order,  the seven nominations I have decided upon:

  1. sharechair – Everyday Technology for everyday folks.
  2. FreeTagZone  – “Pour redonner à l’art éphémère toutes ses lettres de noblesse …”
  3. Tracie Louise Photography –  “Seeing the Beauty in All Things” (just check it out, you’ll see what I’m talking about)
  4. Cee Neuner – My life in daily photographs. (for the beauty of her undefeatable optimism in blogging while confrunted with unimaginable adversity).
  5. Myau, MyauMyau Myau’s photo gallery

    ~ flower, garden, Japanese temple & cat

  6. Subhan Zein – for the beauty of the detail and search for archetypes!
  7. Violet Gallery – For the beauty of perspective of her Watercolors: they truly bring out the gallery!

And to conclude, a summary of the rules:

  • Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post,
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog,
  • Tell 7 things about yourself,
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Who said what and sometimes why: W. Somerset Maugham on guess what? …Yes, Marriage…

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit of it.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss


Bob Dylan- Gotta serve somebody…(It may be the Devil or it may be the Lord…)

You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage,
You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage,
You may be a business man or some high degree thief,
They may call you Doctor or they may call you Chief

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk,
You may be the head of some big TV network,
You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame,
You may be living in another country under another name

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a construction worker working on a home,
You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome,
You might own guns and you might even own tanks,
You might be somebody’s landlord, you might even own banks

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride,
You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side,
You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair,
You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk,
Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk,
You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread,
You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy,
You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy,
You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray,
You may call me anything but no matter what you say

You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody.
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.
Read comments about the meaning of all this (or write your own comment)                                                                                     Here…

Bob Dylan – With God On Our Side (1964) (the Déja Vu…Is real…)


Oh my name it is nothin’
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I’s taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I’s made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don’t count the dead
When God’s on your side

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side

I’ve learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It’s them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we’re forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God’s on your side

In a many dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side

So now as I’m leavin’
I’m weary as Hell
The confusion I’m feelin’
Ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God’s on our side
He’ll stop the next war
Read comments about the meaning of  this song  Here… 

Joan Baez : Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word ♥


From her 1968 album, “Any Day Now: Songs of Bob Dylan“, Joan Baez sings “Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word,” a song Dylan has never officially released. Joan Baez recorded her Dylan tribute in a Nashville studio cutting country-inflected renditions of 16 Dylan songs. She was backed by Pete Drake, David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Jerry Reed, Stephen Stills, and others. “Any Day Now” remains one of Baez’s essential recordings.

Artist : Joan Baez 

Songwriter: Bob Dylan
Song : Love Is Just A Four Letter Word 

Seems like only yesterday
I left my mind behind
Down in the Gypsy Café
With a friend of a friend of mine
She sat with a baby heavy on her knee
Yet spoke of life most free from slavery
With eyes that showed no trace of misery
A phrase in connection first that she averred
That love is just a four-letter word

Outside a rambling store-front window
Cats meowed to the break of day
Me, I kept my mouth shut,
To you I had no words to say
My experience was limited and underfed
You were talking while I hid
To the one who was the father of your kid
You probably didn’t think I did, but I heard
You say that love is just a four-letter word

I said goodbye unnoticed
Pushed forward into my own games
Drifting in and out of lifetimes
Unmentionable by name
After searching for my double, looking for
Complete evaporation to the core
Though I tried and failed at finding any door
I must have thought that there was nothing more absurd
Than that love is just a four-letter word

Though I never knew just what you meant
When you were speaking to your man
I could only think in terms of me
And now I understand
After waking enough times to think I see
The Holy Kiss that’s supposed to last eternity
Blow up in smoke, its destiny
Falls on strangers, travels free
Yes, I know now, traps are only set by me
And I do not really need to be assured
That love is just a four-letter word

Strange it is to be beside you, many years the tables turned
You’d probably not believe me if told you all I’ve learned
And it is very very weird, indeed
To hear words like “forever” plead
though ships run through my mind I cannot cheat
it’s like looking in a teacher’s face complete
I can say nothing to you but repeat what I heard
That love is just a four-letter word.


Bob Dylan-Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (To all of you out there, knocking on Heaven’s Door: Have Faith, the door will open!)

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore.
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin’ down
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Read more  about the meaning of the song
as commented                                      → Here

JOAN BAEZ ~ I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine ~ Remember Bob Dylan? (forget not your youth heroes!)


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.
Read more (very interesting comment made regarding the history and meaning of the songs       → Here… 


Eric Clapton – Old Love amazing sound [Live Royal Albert Hall 17-05-11] (Speaking on the guitar)


Eric Clapton

Clapton on stage at the Hard Rock Calling concert, Hyde Park, London on 28 June 2008.
Background information
Birth name Eric Patrick Clapton
Also known as Slowhand
Born 30 March 1945 (age 67)
Ripley, Surrey, England
Genres Rock, blues rockblues,psychedelic rockhard rock
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriterrecord producerartist
Instruments Vocalsguitarpiano
Years active 1962–present
Labels Warner Bros.ReprisePolydor,RSOAtcoAppleDeram[1]
Associated acts The YardbirdsJohn Mayall & the BluesbreakersPowerhouse,Robert CrayCreamFree Creek,The Dirty MacBlind FaithJ.J. Cale,The Plastic Ono BandDelaney, Bonnie & FriendsDerek and the DominosSheryl CrowThe Beatles,Phil CollinsThe Rolling Stones,Luciano PavarottiThe Band,Freddie KingB.B. KingMark KnopflerBrian WilsonJohn Mayer,Roger WatersDire StraitsElton JohnGeorge Harrison
Website www.ericclapton.com
Notable instruments
See: Guitars section
“Blackie”: Fender Stratocaster
“Brownie”: Fender Stratocaster

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to theRock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[2] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time[3] and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.[4]

In the mid 1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname “Slowhand”. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Bakerand bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop.” For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.[5] Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla“, recorded by Derek and the Dominos, another band he formed and Robert Johnson‘s “Crossroads“, recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards,[6] in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[7] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded theCrossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.[8]


Joan of Arc – Jennifer Warnes & Leonard Cohen

Eileen’s Videos (Adamfulgence)

The story of Joan of Arc is one of the most wonderful stories in the history of any nation of Europe. In the hour of France’s need, when she was being conquered by English armies, when her forces were so divided by civil war that it seemed as if there were no true Frenchmen, but that every lord and district were for themselves, when she had no recognized king, but only an uncrowned Dauphin…….in this hour of her need there appeared for France a Maiden, a deliverer. 

Joan died a cruel death, but the work which she had begun in France did not die with her. She had united the French and they did not fall apart again into quarrelsome factions. King Charles showed a new spirit as he began his reign. Even through the dangers of war he took time to unite his nobles and keep them in order under him. The English were driven out by this newly roused French nation. The Hundred Years’ War was ended, and a peace was concluded by which France was left free within her own provinces, untroubled by foreigners.

Many movies, books, poems, songs have been written on the subject of Joan of Arc. In this video, the Leonard Cohen song, “Joan of Arc” is featured as sung by Jennifer Warnes with several images that are hopefully interwoven to reflect a variety of Joan of Arc facets in the past and in our present day. I chose to focus on the face of Renée Maria Falconetti from the 1928 movie “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” -The director, Dreyer, wrote in his “Thoughts on My Craft”, “Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. It is a land one can never tire of exploring”. Dreyer’s film was a visionary work of art which has to be seen to be appreciated. But, Falconetti’s performance was so intense for her that she suffered a mental breakdown after the filming.

Songs, poems, symbols are all able to carry multiple messages, depending on who is interpreting them (or when in their life they are doing the interpreting). I have chosen to interpret the fire as being God (Jesus for Joan). Some have said that they saw the fire as the Devil. Not I.

Best viewed at 720p on a full screen.

Now the flames they followed joan of arc
As she came riding through the dark;
No moon to keep her armour bright,
No man to get her through this very smoky night.
She said, I’m tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
A wedding dress or something white
To wear upon my swollen appetite.

Well, I’m glad to hear you talk this way,
You know I’ve watched you riding every day
And something in me yearns to win
Such a cold and lonesome heroine.
And who are you? she sternly spoke
To the one beneath the smoke.
Why, I’m fire, he replied,
And I love your solitude, I love your pride.

Then fire, make your body cold,
I’m going to give you mine to hold,
Saying this she climbed inside
To be his one, to be his only bride.
And deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of joan of arc,
And high above the wedding guests
He hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

It was deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of joan of arc,
And then she clearly understood
If he was fire, oh then she must be wood.
I saw her wince, I saw her cry,
I saw the glory in her eye.
Myself I long for love and light,
But must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?

 Read more at  Here…

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jennifer Warnes
Birth name Jennifer Jean Warnes
Born March 3, 1947 (age 65)
Origin Anaheim, CaliforniaUnited States
Genres PopCountryRhythm and BluesOpera
Occupations SingerSongwriterArranger,Record producer Concert performer, Television performer
Years active 1967–present (singer, songwriter, arranger and producer)
Labels CISCO, BoxStar Impex Records, Shout Factory
Associated acts Bill MedleyJoe Cocker,Leonard CohenRandy Newman
Website Official website

Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer. She is known for her interpretations of compositions written by herself and many others as well as an extensive playlist as a vocalist on movie soundtracks. She is a close friend of and collaborator with Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen.

Between 1979 and 1987, Warnes surpassed Frank Sinatra as the vocalist performing the most songs to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (four times) and to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song (three times). Her biggest hits include “Up Where We Belong” (a duet with Joe Cocker from the 1982 film, An Officer and a Gentleman) and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (a duet with Bill Medleyfrom the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing).