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It would've been interesting to see how Freddie Starr ended up if he'd stayed as a singer, without branching out into comedy etc.

 

I agree he had a really good voice....and I liked him as a comedian as well, notwithstanding the stories about him as a person.

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Part of the pleasure in spending your later years near where you grew up....is bumping into friends from 60 years and more ago.......\i constantly do this in Bulwell.....old school pals from the 50s a

Moved into our new home today,,now sat quietly apart from a little jig when the music of Dr Hook gets too much to sit still, The site seems to have got back to its friendly ways,,so I'm back,,

Ben, another group called The Spinners with some fantastic shots of the UK. The song was all about the "Right to Roam". Written by Ewan MacColl I've walked and climbed in most of the places in th

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 I was pondering today on the accusation that Leonard Cohen's songs were 'music to slit your wrists by'.  Of course they weren't...and I'm one of those people who generally feels better after listening to a sad song.   That is what the blues are all about...

 

But anyway.. I was suddenly reminded of some very sad songs by the Ink Spots which I had on 78 way back..

 

 

 

 

No sell by date on great music.  :)

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To slit your wrists by is a bit harsh... now if you're contemplating jumping off a bridge...;)

Is it just me that thinks the words to Hallelujah are complete nonsense?

And how on earth does a sad song make you feel better?

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I think the meaning of the Hallelujah song is that even when we mess up (as we all do sometimes!) God can bring good out of it in some way and is able to set us back on the right path.  
Hallelujah means ‘Praise God’ so I think it means to praise God in all situations.

A bit of a simplification I know, when many in the world are suffering…. 

Sadly, I don’t have an answer for that except to say that human nature - which is naturally selfish - can sometimes be very cruel and unfeeling towards others 

 

 


 

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22 hours ago, Brew said:

And how on earth does a sad song make you feel better?

 

I'm not sure.. but Blues musicians recognise the effect..as did Neil Diamond in his 'Song Sung Blue'.

I suppose that 'getting all of your emotions out there.' has a cathartic effect of some sort.

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As for Helleluja.  I should first say that I find Cohen to be one of those artists, like Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Michell and others.. (all to varying degrees) whose music often goes beyond mere 'storytelling', to invoke mental images and emotional mixes which defy rational explanation.  They are, if you like, surrealist.  If I don't 'get' the lyrics pretty quickly, I tend to just let them roll over me.

 

But.  Here's what I found for Halleluja.

 

https://auralcrave.com/en/2020/01/19/leonard-cohen-hallelujah-the-meaning-of-the-lyrics/

 

So basically.. many life situations and events can produce 'Halleluja'.

 

Here's possibly my favourite song by Emmylou Harris.. I 'get it', on one level.. but I'm sure I'm missing something else. 

Eitherway... I love the tune and the music.

 

Winter summer seasons is taken over it's quiet
Like new fallen snow
I told you summer stories
But outside is getting mighty cold

I told you everything I could about me
Told you everything I could
How would you feel if the world
Was falling apart around you

Pieces of the sky were falling
In your neighbors yard but not on you
Wouldn't you feel just a little bit funny
Think maybe there's something you ought to do

Solutions that never lay down before you
The answers are all around
Believing is all the friend you need to talk to
Believing in you

I told you everything I could about me
Told you everything I could

I told you everything I could about me
Told you everything I could

 

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JUST THOUGHT I'D WAKE YOU ALL UP......

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Here's 1950/60s US icon (who did the original 'Tell Laura I Love Her'), with a song that has had millions of versions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seems a lot of folks are missing Corrina...  I wonder where she is?

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And here is Rhiannon Gidden's band.  The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

 

Proper music.

 

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I dumped all my masks about 6 weeks ago, I can now report covid is well & truly history, I was never that convicted anyway, 2000+ in sold out Rock City crammed like sardines.

 

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When will these morons believe what has happened instead of trying to convince themselves.

With 34,000+ new cases how do you come to this conclusion. 

At the moment we have 2,500 cases and we are still taking precautions whilst reviewing the situation and releasing some restrictions. Grow up RR. Or are you immune.

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Driving home today....listened to 'Oleta' beautiful.......

I'll be there mi duck.....even ''cross the Desert like an Arab man'''  for you...........

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12 hours ago, radfordred said:

I dumped all my masks about 6 weeks ago, I can now report covid is well & truly history, I was never that convicted anyway, 2000+ in sold out Rock City crammed like sardines.

 

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I know you like to wind us up, but really? Apart from denying all of the facts, can you also confirm that every one of those clowns in that crowd was free of Covid and not infecting everyone else?

 

-New cases today, highest for months at about 40000..and that's just the reported ones.

 

-Deaths running at around 150 per day and rising.  That is around 1000 per week, or 50000+ per year, which is about 5 times more than a 'bad' Flu year.

 

-Most deaths are unvaccinated people, but not all.

 

-The vaccines are not perfect, but they massively reduce the chance of death or hospitalisation for most people.

 

-Not all deaths are old people.  A 15 year old girl died last week.

 

-If these figures were for traffic accidents, air crashes, child murders etc..would you be so flippant?

 

Which bit of this says Covid is history?

 

 

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On 10/10/2021 at 12:58 AM, DJ360 said:

 

I'm not sure.. but Blues musicians recognise the effect..as did Neil Diamond in his 'Song Sung Blue'.

I suppose that 'getting all of your emotions out there.' has a cathartic effect of some sort.

 

Or as Hans Christian Andersen would say-

When words fail, music speaks.

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First 'Beatles'' record i bought..........

5 or 6 of us driving down to Peterborough about 63'' to convert a ''Farrands'' shop to self service    Crammed in a Bedford 15cwt van no seats in the back....luckily i was the driver,,,,,,,,,All had 'Beatle haircuts'' and Beatle overcoats (no collars.. remember them?).........Remember singing ''Please..Please me'' whilst driving along the A1........

            Was down there about 3 weeks and found a couple of Pubs that had groups playing.......once the language barrier was overcome...enjoyed the place....hard work getting dates.....all the girls only seemed to go out only with their boyfriends.........was defo an old fashioned place compared to Nottingham.....but we managed in the end....lol......

 

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