Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter (from the movie “Closer”)


 

 


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Official video for Damien Rice‘s song “The Blower’s Daughter,” from his album O. The song was featured in the film “Closer.” The video features scenes from the film.

“The Blower’s Daughter”

 

And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off of you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind…
My mind…my mind…
‘Til I find somebody new

 

Cover of "Blower's Daughter"

 

 

Damien Rice – “I Remember” [11.1.12 KOREA]


“I Remember”

I remember it well
The first time that I saw
Your head around the door
‘Cause mine stopped working

I remember it well
There was wet in your hair
I was stood in the stairs
And time stopped moving

I want you here tonight
I want you here
‘Cause I can’t believe what I found
I want you here tonight
I want you here
Nothing is taking me down, down, down…

I remember it well
Taxied out of a storm
To watch you perform
And my ships were sailing

I remember it well
I was stood in your line
And your mouth, your mouth, your mouth…

I want you here tonight
I want you here
‘Cause I can’t believe what I found
I want you here tonight
I want you here
Nothing is taking me down, down, down…

Except you my love. Except you my love…

Come all ye lost
Dive into moss
I hope that my sanity covers the cost
To remove the stain of my love
Paper maché

Come all ye reborn
Blow off my horn
I’m driving real hard
This is love, this is porn
God will forgive me
But I, I whip myself with scorn, scorn

I wanna hear what you have to say about me
Hear if you’re gonna live without me
I wanna hear what you want
I remember december
And I wanna hear what you have to say about me
Hear if you’re gonna live without me
I wanna hear what you want
What the hell do you want?

Happy Valentines Day! (Regina Spektor – “HOW”)


© 2012 WMG Regina Spektor’s official music video for “How,” as heard on her new album “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.” 


“What We Saw From The Cheap Seats” is out now:
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“How” Lyrics:

How can I forget your love
How can I never see you again
There is a time and place
For one more sweet embrace
And is time, ooh, when it all, ooh, went wrong
I guess you know by now
That we will meet again somehow
How

Oh baby
How can I begin again
How can I try to love someone new
Someone who isn’t you
How can our love be true
When I’m not, ooh, I’m not over you
I guess you know by now
That we will meet again somehow

Time can come and take away the pain
But I just want my memories to remain
To hear your voice
To see your face
There’s not one moment I’d erase
You are a guest here now

So baby
How can I forget your love
How can I never see you again
How can I ever know why some stay, others go
And I don’t, ooh, don’t want you to go
I guess I know by now
That we will meet again somehow

Time can come and wash away the pain
But I just want my mind to stay the same
To hear your voice
To see your face
There’s not one moment I’d erase
You are a guest here now

So baby
How can I forget your love
How can I never see you again

Regina Spektor performing at Wolverhampton

In the News: NORTH KOREAN NUKE TEST DRAWS CONDEMNATION


WMD world map

WMD world map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North Korean Nuke Test Draws Condemnation

North Korea is under fire after carrying out yet another nuclear weapons test in violation of UN Security Council resolutions prohibiting the country from developing such technology. The underground detonation is believed to have been the nuclear program’s most powerful thus far, generating a seismic event with a magnitude of about 5.1. Many countries, including the US, Britain, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and even China—North Korea’s main ally—have condemned the test, and the UN Security Council is considering further sanctionsagainst North Korea. More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: SAROJINI NAIDU (1879)


Sarojini Naidu (1879)

Known as “the Nightingale of India,” Naidu was an Indian child prodigy who began writing poetry as a young girl. She went on to pursue politics and became the first Indian woman to serve as president of the Indian National Congress and the first female governor of Uttar Pradesh. She enjoyed a close relationship with Mohandas Gandhi, and her participation in passive disobedience campaigns landed her in jail on multiple occasions. What humorous nickname did she bestow upon Gandhi? More… Discuss

English: Gandhi in London with Sarojini Naidu ...

English: Gandhi in London with Sarojini Naidu at his side, Mahadev Desai behind her, and Mirabehn (Madeleine Slade) to the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is a selection of love poems from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu with an Introduction by Arthur Symons (John Lane Company, New York, 1916): “The Poet’s Love Song”, “Ecstasy”, “Autumn Song”, “An Indian Love Song”, “A Love Song From the North”, and “A Rajput Love Song”.

The Poet’s Love-Song

In noon-tide hours, O Love, secure and strong, 
I need thee not; mad dreams are mine to bind
The world to my desire, and hold the wind
A voiceless captive to my conquering song.
I need thee not, I am content with these:
Keep silence in thy soul, beyond the seas!

But in the desolate hour of midnight, when
An ectasy of starry silence sleeps 
And my soul hungers for thy voice, O then,
Love, like the magic of wild melodies,
Let thy soul answer mine across the seas.

Ecstasy

Cover mine eyes, O my Love! 
Mine eyes that are weary of bliss 
As of light that is poignant and strong 
O silence my lips with a kiss, 
My lips that are weary of song! 
Shelter my soul, O my love! 
My soul is bent low with the pain 
And the burden of love, like the grace 
Of a flower that is smitten with rain: 
O shelter my soul from thy face!

Autumn Song

Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
The wild wind blows in a cloud. 
Hark to a voice that is calling
To my heart in the voice of the wind:
My heart is weary and sad and alone,
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone, And why should I stay behind?

More poems on the following pages…

This Day in the Yesteryear: NASHVILLE SIT-INS BEGIN (1960)


English: Locations of sit-in demostrations in ...

English: Locations of sit-in demostrations in Nashville, Tennessee, February to May 1960. S. H. Kress – 237 5th Ave. N. McLellans – 229 5th Ave. N. Woolworths – 221 5th Ave. N. Harveys – 518 Church St. Walgreens – 226 5th Ave. N. W. T. Grant – 601 Church St. Cain-Sloan – 5th Ave. N. and Church St. Greyhound – 517 Commerce (6th Ave. N. and Commerce) Trailways Bus Center – 113 6th Ave. N. Moon-McGrath Drug Store – 323 Union St. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Just before it became first major Southern US city to begin integrating public spaces, Nashville was the scene of a months-long peaceful protest at the lunch counters of the city’s department stores. Scores of African-American college students calmly occupied seats at the counters while employees refused to serve them. Some protesters were assaulted or jailed. That May, the counters were desegregated. The protesters’ code of conduct became a model for other demonstrations. What did it say? More… Discuss

Quotation: Jonathan Swift on “Promises and pie-crusts”


Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

Ash Wednesday 2013


Ash Wednesday February 13, 2013

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Ash Wednesday for Children

Ash Wednesday for Children (Photo credit: mtsofan)

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Spiral, A poetic thought by George-B


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Spiral, a poetic thought by George-B (sketch of photograph of manuscript (black waterproof felt-tip marker) on paper plate

2012 in review


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