Photo-a-Day (Monday, 27th May, 2019)
My favourite time of the year, with the scent of blossom in the breeze and the clouds scudding across the sky. Perfect!
Good photo Ron. This is from the rear, I think. That large tree (far left) has been there forever, it was a big tree when I was a kid 80yrs ago. Good memories Ron, keep em coming. Thanks.
Enjoy parity with Joni Mitchell, Ron; Rows and flows . . . .
Yeah, one or two feather canyons there Philip, it's life's illusions I recall though unfortunately.
Lovely colours there, Ron.
A very nice and peaceful Spring scene in Wigan. Today I drove along a narrow lane with lots of wild garlic growing on each side. The smell filled my car and I look forward to this every year at this time. Also, I was driving a narrowboat along the Lancaster canal and the smell of blossom was just so strong as Veronica says.
Well done, Ron.
My favourite time is clear blue sky, hot sun and no wind. Perfect!
Yeah, Ozy, a nice photo from Mr Ronald, . . . but 'life's illusions'?
Take heart, shipmate, . . . I know! . . . why not consider writing an easy-listening song. I'm sure you'll remember the almost depressing chunkety-chunk beat of Three Wheels On My Wagon; Well, I'm sure you can do very much better than that ('your quill's over there'). So, in the meantime, I'll keep an eye on The Charts.
Higgity, haggity, hoggety high, was it Adele that did that one Philip, or am I getting her confused with the girl that duetted with the BeeGees, that Jewish piece, what's her name?.
Nay, lad, nay, The New Christy Minstrels for Higgity haggity. And Adele? I first heard her on my headphones as she belted out We Could Have Had It All, . . . flat out on my hospital bed I was - I guess most stations would have been playing the said at that time. And the other nightingale? . . . it seems as though a certain Australian girl, whose name escapes me for the moment, had enjoyed some success when singing with the BeeGees. That reminds me; it won't be long before the T.T. begins. Take care Ozy.
Well Alan I'm glad you've 'perked' up... So nice to see a genial comment!
Aye, they all sound the same falsetto warble these days it's hard to tell 'em apart.
O for some Maddie Prior , Kate Bush and the exquisite Bjork. But above all , the voice of the last century ,the indescribably magnificent Sarah Vaughan. After I've heard Sarah sing I sometimes have to sit a while and compose myself until the goosepimples have subsided. What singers these ladies are.
Watched Maddie singing Hind Horn on 'tube just a few moments ago Poet; She told its story well.
Just had a listen Phil. Excellent.
Have you tried Bjork's Stonemilker or heard Ms.Vaughan turn a fairly mundane song like 'Maria' into a work of art?
Just listened to your suggested listening, Poet. Thanks.
Bjork's girlish sound comes over pretty well, doesn't it, and like Sarah Vaughan - but not with the same mastery -, can lengthen a note without it falling apart. It's said 'the man in the street knows class when he sees it'; Sarah Vaughan? . . . yeah, . . . she had it.
And while you maintain your grip on words and letters shipmate, why not give Barbara Hendrick's version of Liebesbriefchen ('Love-letter') a whirl. Its composer - Korngold -, also wrote the music for Flynn's Robin Hood. Take care.
Glorious singing Philip , pure and without the slightest hint of affectation. I particularly liked the hushed Bel canto sweetness where one would expect power. A discovery for me.