Saturday, January 1, 2011

DAY 9 - SONGS # 21-25

Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you're happy

Does anybody say to him/herself: "Oh I'm happy - let me listen to that and that song!"? At least not me - but there are songs that come to my mind when I am happy or that can make me happy. One of them (others to be featured later on) is IGGY POP "THE PASSENGER" (many strange videos to that on YouTube):

Plus the cover done by Siouxsie and the Banshees (I like this video more than the other one that shows her trapped in some transparent bowl and rolling around aimlessly).

Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you're sad

Same as above. LOU REED, two songs from "Berlin", the album by Lou that I have been listening to more than to any other of his recordings: CAROLINE SAYS II - it's so cold in Alaska:


Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

I am married. For 29 years. Does not seem to me that a change is gonna come in that (basic as basic can be) aspect of my life. A woman from my neighbourhood (that I find rather attractive, too) told her daughter a few months ago when introducing me to her: "this is the man that I will marry in my next life"; I answered: "go ask my wife" - she replied: "I am talking about NEXT not this life". She didn't quite understand me: I didn't say "ask for permission", what I meant is: "ask for experience". Experience tells me, that , at least when married to me, the quarrelling starts on wedding day.
So here is JOHNNY CASH once more, this time accompanied by JUNE CARTER, doing "JACKSON", one of the best wedding songs ever (and much more realistic than "I will alwaay-aay-aayys loooo-oo-ooove you-ou-ou-ouuuuu" - one of my favourite choices for a song I hate). I could have also looked for a video of the Hazlewood/Sinatra-version of that Leiber/Wheeler tune. First video comes from the Gran Ol' Opry, second one from St. Quentin. I have the impression, that June Carter does not feel too well in that situation (understandable, since she will have asked herself: I am the first woman that most of these guys have seen for - how long?).

Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

As I am still alive, plans for my funeral can still be made. I want that people dance at my funeral and have a good time. Later on I will post some real dancing tunes in that category. I will start today with paying hommage to 2 female musicians that - sadly enough - have already passed away. Most people will not know, that "WHEN I DIE" - a song made famous by Blood, Sweat and Tears, has been written by LAURA NYRO :

In January 2010, KATE MCGARRIGLE died of cancer. She formed a brilliant duo with her sister Anna, she once had been married to Loudon Wainwright, she is the mother of Rufus & Martha Wainwright. All excellent musicians and/or songwriters. Here is an a-cappella-version of the traditional "DIG MY GRAVE", featuring - if my ears don't deceive me - long-time fellow musician and friend Chaim Tannenbaum.

Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

HUGH LAURIE, PROTEST SONG - best comment on Robert Zimmerman ever (although there is nice parody by Bowie, too). Here is an early version, without switching to a Reggae-rhythm and without the final part where he says: "all we gotta do is", then looks around and finally blows his harp.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year 2011 !