Daily Archives: April 29, 2013

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection)

Misty Lake Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection

Misty Lake – (Woodless Graphite Pencil Sketch My Art Collection0

The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man- “Now the Swan Has floated on the English River…”

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“The Traitor”

Now the Swan it floated on the English river 
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide 
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer 
and the judges watched us from the other side 
I told my mother “Mother I must leave you 
preserve my room but do not shed a tear 
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you 
it was half my fault and half the atmosphere” 

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever 
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame 
She said at last I was her finest lover 
and if she withered I would be to blame 

The judges said you missed it by a fraction 
rise up and brace your troops for the attack 
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action 
Oh see the men of action falling back 

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment 
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still 
My falsity had stung me like a hornet 
The poison sank and it paralysed my will 

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers 
that they had been deserted from above 
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona 
I’m listed with the enemies of love 

And long ago she said “I must be leaving, 
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon 
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping 
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan” 

So daily I renew my idle duty 
I touch her here and there — I know my place 
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty 
and people call me traitor to my face

From Leonard Cohen: “It was called “The Traitor”. It was about the feeling that we have of betraying some mission that we were mandated to fulfill, and being unable to fulfill it, and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it, and that the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”.

Hank Williams Sr. – You Win Again

Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing, Order of Unified Heart- Another Christopher (page 132)

Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing-Another Christopher

Leonard Cohen-The Book of Longing-Another Christopher

Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat “Much Later” from The Book of Longing, page 131 It’s about Ray Charles)

Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat

Leonard Cohen- Order of the Unified Heart-Nihil Obstat

Leonard Cohen_The Book of Longing_Much Later (page 131)_ Order of Unified Heart

Leonard Cohen_The Book of Longing_Much Later (page 131)_ Order of Unified Heart _Nihil Obstat

Ray Charles was the greatest rhythm and blues singer of all time. In 1962 he released his critically acclaimed album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, on ABC-Paramount Records, which was #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart for 14 weeks and remained on that chart for two years. “You Win Again” is from this great album.

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Getting up and about

Ah! how delicious it is to turn over and go to sleep again: “just for five minutes.” Is there any human being, I wonder, besides the hero of a Sunday-school “tale for boys,” who ever gets up willingly?

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss


Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, AKA Tammi Terrell (1945)

In his rise to fame, Motown legend Marvin Gaye paired with a number of female vocalists. Among them was the young Tammi Terrell, with whom Gaye recorded several hit duets, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” During a 1967 performance, Terrell collapsed on stage and was discovered to have a brain tumor. Despite several operations, Terrell died at the age of 24, and Gaye took a lengthy hiatus from performing. Whose vocals were rumored to have replaced Terrell’s on her final album with Gaye? More… Discuss


Mountainside Collapses on Town in Alberta, Canada (1903)

Before dawn on April 29, 1903, millions of tons of limestone tumbled from the face of Alberta’s Turtle Mountain onto the valley below, burying several buildings on the outskirts of the coal mining town of Frank. Though dozens were killed, only a handful of bodies were recovered from the debris. Scientists believe the slide was caused by a number of factors and speculate that another slide will likely occur. What legends about the slide arose in its aftermath and continue to persist today? More… Discuss


Antibiotic Overuse Rampant in US

Antibiotic overuse is a major cause of antibiotic resistance, but that is not deterring US doctors from prescribing enough antibiotics to dose four out of five Americans each year. In 2010, 258 million courses of antibiotics were prescribed by US doctors. Geography may play influence the frequency with which doctors prescribe these drugs. The states of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, for example, averaged 1,200prescriptions for every 1,000 people, whereas Alaska, Oregon, and California had 600 or fewer. More… Discuss