a notebook.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Musical similarities are following me... through the streets

This time, the stalker is:
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Be Your Man - Moses Jordan

See - or rather, hear:

Point made. Over and out.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Poemical Interlude: Study by D H Lawrence

Somewhere the long mellow note of the blackbird
Quickens the unclasping hands of hazel,
Somewhere the wind-flowers fling their heads back,
Stirred by an impetuous wind. Some ways’ll
All be sweet with white and blue violet.
    (Hush now, hush. Where am I?—Biuret—)

On the green wood’s edge a shy girl hovers
From out of the hazel-screen on to the grass,
Where wheeling and screaming the petulant plovers
Wave frighted. Who comes? A labourer, alas!
Oh the sunset swims in her eyes’ swift pool.
    (Work, work, you fool—!)

Somewhere the lamp hanging low from the ceiling
Lights the soft hair of a girl as she reads,
And the red firelight steadily wheeling
Weaves the hard hands of my friend in sleep.
And the white dog snuffs the warmth, appealing
For the man to heed lest the girl shall weep.

(Tears and dreams for them; for me
Bitter science—the exams. are near.
I wish I bore it more patiently.
I wish you did not wait, my dear,
For me to come: since work I must:
Though it’s all the same when we are dead.—

I wish I was only a bust,
      All head.)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Even more musical similarities

The song Sunny by Boney M was featured in the series River. The tune seemed so familiar. Where from? I knew the similar song was featured in the film Hitch so that was the spark for finding this similarity.

In the first 30 seconds of Sunny, (the first 45 or so in this clip) the tune which we also find prominently in Ooh Wee appears.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Breugel's Triumph of Death & Cat Power's Cherokee

I was listening to music while writing about Pieter Breugel the Elders' The Triumph of Death. They seemed to contrast well together. Here they are - some details annotated with Cherokee lyrics.

The masses being driven into a coffin: "Never knew pain like this, everything die, then die... bury me."

"Bury me, marry me to the sky" 

"The wind, moon the earth, the sky, Sky so high. Never knew pain like this, everything die" 

Lovers oblivious in the corner "Never knew love like this... Feels like time is on my time... Cherokee, kissing me, When I'm on my way down"

"Bury me upside down"

Stockholm in Winter

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Raping and Pillaging according to David Mitchell

Fair point. 

And again, I'm sorry about the Hapsburg Jaw comment. ;)

Delusions involving The Cure

I might be delusional, but I noticed some similarities between songs by The Cure and other artists! For the second time in the last hour. Don't blame me, blame iTunes Genius who made the playlist! Although, they didn't put "Guilty as charged" in the playlist - probably because I didn't have a copy in my library...

The first 15 seconds of "In Between Days" by The Cure sounds like the theme(starting at 08 seconds) in "Modern Man by Arcade Fire.
Funy enough the particular part of "In Between days" is at 08 seconds!
Also they just have a simliar undertone.

Old Colbert Video

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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2010

Stephen Colbert testifies at a House Judiciary Hearing on the state of agricultural jobs in the U.S. These are his opening remarks
The reason for Colbert's appearance was because of a program launched by the United Farm Workers: Take Our Jobs, which invited legal citizens and residents to replace undocumented workers in the fields. Colbert had used his program in the past to highlight this initiative by performing field labor for a day.

15 seconds of The Cure

I write this post merely for interest's sake, not to make any comparison or copyright claim or anything like that.
The opening 15 seconds of The Lovecats by the Cure made me think of another song... I soon realised it was (the opening of) Guilty as Charged by the Gym Class Heroes & Estelle. I enjoy both these songs so here they are!