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Well that was quick!!
Happy / Happier Summer!

Yes, it's summer. * In the Northern Hemisphere, and east of California. And by the time you read this - sum-sum-summertime.

Lesson learned: Don't ask Siri when summe begins I know it's confusing to keep track of days lately, but in theory it's summer!

Summertime, Summertime


#staysafe #summertime #summer2020 #summerSolstice #classicrock #music #musica #musique #happysummer
 

In the spirit(s)....


Seeing many memes and mentions about wine and beer mostly.
There are many beer and whiskey songs in particular and some I can recall about wine.
But here's a favorite from the Kinks, who note that for some, any will do. (Lyrics below):

Alcohol


"Don't let this happen to you!" All around: #Staysafe - not necessarily sober (24/7), but safe - and mindful - in these times!

ALCOHOL

Here is a story about a sinner,
He used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and position,
But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements,
And his selfish wife's fanatical ambition,
It turned him to the booze,
And he got mixed up with a floosie
And she led him to a life of indecision.
The floosie made him spend his dole
She left him lying on Skid Row
A drunken lag in some Salvation Army Mission.
It's such a shame.
Oh demon alcohol,
Sad memories I cannot recall,
Who thought I would say,
Damn it all and blow it all,
Oh demon alcohol,
Memories I cannot recall,
Who thought I would fall a slave to demon alcohol.
Barley wine pink gin,
He'll drink anything,
Port, Pernod or tequila,
Rum, scotch, vodka on the rocks,
As long as all his troubles disappeared.
But he messed up his life and he beat up his wife,
And the floosie's gone and found another sucker
She's gonna turn him on to drink
She's gonna lead him to the brink
And when his money's gone,
She'll leave him in the gutter,
It's such a shame.
Oh demon alcohol,
Sad memories I cannot recall,
Who thought I would fall,
A slave to demon alcohol.

#music #musica #musique #alcohol #drinking #Kinks #coping #quarantine #classicrock #beer #wine #whisky

YouTube: The Kinks - Alcohol (thedarkdefender420)

 
Du kannst auch auf develop wechseln, aber dann icht täglich automatisiert pullen sondern Fragen ob der Zustand grade stabil genug dafür ist.

Meistens ist das der Fall, aber dieses Wochenende sind die Early-Adopter / Alpha-Tester gefragt Probleme zu finden, damit die zögerlichen Beta-Tester die dann schon nicht mehr aushalten müssen ;-)
 
Rather timely... and relevant, as some of us await fresh air, sun, and being a part of nature...
"Can't you feel it now that spring has come?"

Waiting, waiting, waiting....

Waiting for the Sun


At first flash of eden we race down to the sea,
standing there on freedom's shore.

Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.

Can't you feel it now that spring has come
and it's time to live in the scattered sun?

Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.

Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting.
waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting...

Waiting for you to come along.
Waiting for you to hear my song.
Waiting for you to come along.
Waiting for you to tell me what went wrong.

This is the strangest life I've ever known.

Yeah.
Why should it?

Can't you feel it now that spring has come and
it's time to live in the scattered sun?

Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.
Waiting for the sun.

#thedoors #doors #classicrock #spring #waitingforthesun #stayinghome #music #musica #musique

YouTube: Waiting for the Sun (New Stereo Mix) (The Doors - Topic)

 
There is a lot of numbness out there now.... along with denial. And fear. And confusion. And uncertainty. And anger.
Meanwhile... Some people are...

Comfortably Numb


#music #musica #musique #pinkfloyd #numb #classicrock #comfortablynumb
 
Gotta do it.... Given that tigers and lions have gotten COVID-19 and spread it among the big cats at the Bronx Zoo, New York.

Listen... but from at least 6'/2m away! #staysafe
Full Lyrics on YouTube description page

Listen to the Lion


And I shall search my soul
I shall search my very soul
And I shall search my very soul
I shall search my very so-o-oul


For the lion....
Listen to the Lion


#classicrock #vanmorrison #listentothelion #lion #COVID19 #music #musica #musique
 
In time for another day of stay-at-home adventure...
Monday, Monday has passed, one day more spent safely. Now, from the Moody Blues, a stay-at-home song for ....

Tuesday Afternoon


Lyrics below: #StaySafe #StayHome

Tuesday afternoon
I'm just beginning to see
Now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me
Chasing the clouds away
Something calls to me
The trees are drawing me near
I've got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh
I'm looking at myself, reflections of my mind
It's just the kind of day to leave myself behind
So gently swaying through the fairy-land of love
If you'll just come with me you'll see the beauty of
Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday afternoon
I'm just beginning to see
Now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me
Chasing the clouds away
Something calls to me
The trees are drawing me near
I've got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh
Evening has come to pass
The time of day doesn't last
Evening, has earned its place today
I'm tired of working away
Working, living it brings
Only way to have those things
Toiling has bought too many tears
Turn 'round all those past years
Evening time to get away
Evening time to get away
Evening time to get away
'Til next day
Live all you people
You can't see where you're at
It doesn't really hurt you
So that can't be bad
Live all you people
You can't see where you're at
It doesn't really hurt you
So that can't be bad
Evening time to get away
Evening time to get away

Songwriter: Justin Hayward

#moodyblues #moodybluesmonday #Tuesdayafternoon #music #musica #musique #STFH #classicrock
 
Cans and Brahms - iChing - vinyl edition

Yes - Cans & Brahms/We Have Heaven


So, on a calm Sunday iPulled an album from the wall of LPs, and though "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" (oop, different song) I looked as some liner notes and found this. Intrigued, here it is, LP note (the "Fragile" album") are as follows:

"Five tracks on this album are the individual ideas, personally arranged and organised by the five members of the Band. "Cans and Brahms" is an adaptation by Rick Wakeman on which he plays electric piano taking the part of the strings, grand piano taking the part of the woodwind, organ taking the brass, electric harpsichord taking reeds, and synthesizer taking contra bassoon".

Wonder what the partridge in the pair tree will take? Let's find out! And it comes with a piece of Heaven. And takes off...

#yes #cansandbrahms #RickWakeman #70sRock #classicrock #Yes #music #musicmonday #musique #musica Stay Safe!

YouTube: Yes - Cans & Brahms/We Have Heaven (tubedweller5)

 
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Ah, when things were "normal", off to work, "9 to 5", and home, dog at the door, kitty being kitty. No masks. Plenty of TP.

So here's ordinary rock star Ray Davies having decided to be a normal 9 to 5 worker, to live like regular people do (or did).
One of the best songs from a creative/musical genius not often spotlighted, Sir Raymond Davies, performing live, one of the world's first "rock operas", and like nothing else I've seen or heard, a rock soap opera (album/tour title). Here he becomes "normal" Norman. Enjoy.

Nine to Five | The Kinks: Soap Opera


Enjoy your home. Unless you really prefer this, and then godspeed back to normalcy.

Nine to Five
Answering phones and dictating letters
Making decisions that affect no one
Stuck in the office from nine until five
Life is so incredibly dull
Working from nine to five

Oh nine to five, nine to five
Working from nine to five

And time goes by
The hours tick away
First seconds
Then minutes
Then hours into days
Each day
Each week
Seems just like any other
All work
No play
It's just another day

He's caught in a mass of computerised trivia
Deciphering data for mechanical minds
He's lost in the paperwork and up to his eyes
He's checking a list that's been checked out before
And he's starting to lose his mind
Yes, do "try this at home", not via commute to office and through the streets and buildings and cafeterias.
#staysafe #stayhome #STFH #Kinks #classicrock #rockopera #raydavies #music #musica #musique #9to5 #myphoto
 

Help on the Way (?)


A wonderful archival concert segment, essential Grateful Dead in a very fine musical space along their very long, strange trip.

These songs re-captured my interest in the Dead, as composers/musicians - after seeing them live, often & respecting all the "classics" like St. Stephen, LoveLamps, "New Speedway Boogey" & Alligator... A bit more dodgy (the film/video) but great concerts.

#gratefuldead #helpontheway #classicrock #music #musique #musica
 
More great, "official" concert footage from the Grateful Dead.

He's Gone | Grateful Dead (Live, 1989)


Not intentionally meant as commentary on our times, though for sure people are dying now ...
A song about someone gone, yes, but also a great Dead song, again reflecting their devotion to great sound, and recording thereof.

#gratefuldead #80s #classicrock #music #musica #musique #dead #death #mourning
 
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Speaking of the British Empire... Here's a song from one of the first-ever rock operas, one which was mentioned a while back in some thread about all the great early albums, like Sgt. Pepper, Tommy, and a few other ground-breakers. This was one. The Kinks:

From the 1969 album, Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

Victoria


Long ago life was clean
Sex was bad, called obscene
And the rich were so mean
Stately homes for the Lords
Croquet lawns, village greens
Victoria was my queen
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

I was born, lucky me
In a land that I love
Though I am poor, I am free
When I grow I shall fight
For this land I shall die
Let her sun never set
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Canada to India
Australia to Cornwall
Singapore to Hong Kong
From the West to the East
From to the rich to the poor
Victoria loved them all

Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria

#rockclassics #Kinks #1969 #rockopera #fenfotos #classicrock #music #musica #musique #myphoto

Photography by Fenichel - formerly in a land called G+ - resting now @ http://www.fenfotos.com
 
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Deja Vu (all over again) - The CSNY version, with lyrics, and vines, and interesting art too...
We have all been here before....

Deja Vu | Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young


#rockclassics #CSNY #dejavu #classicrock #music #musica #musique #myphoto

Photography by Fenichel - Images from Russia to the Hawaiian Islands: http://www.fenfotos.com
 
Today, in early March in New York - where I was brought up hearing that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" - in Central Park it is now 72℉ / 22.2℃. No sign of winter this year. (Global warming is a hoax??) Well, hope others enjoy some good weather and good news too. Meanwhile, not only is it springlike, temperature-wise... also, some lovely..

Blue Sky


#classicrock #allmanbrothers #heatwave (insert song here) #bluesky #sky #spring #sunny #music #musica #musique
 
A long day Saturday, and now an hour of Sunday morning has been stolen! (Darn "Daylight Savings!" Time). Well..
This has been on my desktop all day, so finally cleaning off the desk from Caturday... and sharing this classic. Ka-Pow!

Led Zeppelin - Kashmri (Live from Celebration Day)


Happy (too-short?) Sunday!

#music #musica #musique #ledzeppelin #classicrock #celebrationday #rockclassics
 
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Damn Girl!
Weekend's Here!

And we'll have ...

Fun, Fun, Fun


... 'til Daddy takes the T-Bird away!
(Beach Boys original - with lyrics onscreen in the video)

Photo is mine, from midtown Manhattan (New York)
More images of New York and rural/urban U.S. @
http://www.fenichel.com/fenfotos.shtml

#fun #funfunfun #beachboys #classicrock #TGIF #music #musica #musique #myphoto #fenfotos
 
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Pictures of Lily

.... &/or Picture of Lilies


Have others heard this song sometime this past week or two?
For some reason I had it playing onboard (internal head drive), and two people mentioned the song in passing.
Is it in a movie trailer? Advert? Cosmic rays? Anyway... an oldie but goldie.

Photo is mine, once in a G-plus collection from Denver Botanic Gardens. At the Monet Pond, actually.
More flower photography @ http://www.fenichel.com/flowers

#lilies #lily #music #thewho #rocklegends #classicrock #musica #musique #botanic #flowers #gplusrefugee
 
A transplanted conversation, beginning with

"What a drag it is getting old": Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones



... and landing with an echo from "every mother's son", still in the 60's (and with an album cover looking like Mothers - of Invention!):
https://youtu.be/t8dU4RKNNBo

#60smusic #classicrock #rollingstones #music #drugs #aging #coping #musica #musique #rockclassics

YouTube: Mother's Little Helper (The Rolling Stones - Topic)

 
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White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane


One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall

#classicrock #60srock #music #musica #musique #musika #jeffersonairplane #drugs #1967 #whiterabbit #psychadelics
 
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The Gates


This is #myphoto on a very cold February day, exactly 15 years ago, in Central Park, New York.
Not about the gates of Hell (although... no, I've already posted a song or two about that)...

This was a huge event, and unique for Central Park, a gigantic canvas for a project of conceptual art, as conceived by Christo and Jeanne-Claude [Project Description, Artist Bios and More @ https://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-gates]

And the musical accompaniment for this, a good one for history, the weather, and headphones:


More images of Central Park, New York and a bit of the world elsewhere @ http://www.fenichel.com/centralpark.shtml

#music #musica #buckinghamnicks #stevieicks #classicrock #musique #fenfotos #thegates #NYC #centralpark #NY
 
I've been seeing some appearances lately (Colbert, etc.) by the legendary James Taylor. He's mentioned the Beatles period quite a bit, his battles with drugs and life, and his experiences. I just watched another truly intimate look at his relationship with life, drugs, and Carly Simon, going full circle back to his brief love affair with someone who committed suicide in the end, and inspired "Fire & Rain".

Fire & Rain | James Taylor


I was thinking of this song a week or so ago, while there was an ongoing thread about "top 25 acoustic guitar songs which are immediately recognizable". I am rather sure that for some age groups and places, Fire & Rain is probably among the most indelible song intros ever. No? OK, I will test that out right here & now.... Is there anyone alive and into music in the 70's who doesn't immediately recognize this? (You with your hand up.... that's ok, here's something worth listening to, from long ago)

So after a 20 year break for me - I simply heard this way too much in high school & college - I re-listened, after seeing him on TV.

#music #JamesTaylor #guitar #musica #musique #classicrock #folkrock #fireandrain
 
I've been seeing some appearances lately (Colbert, etc.) by the legendary James Taylor. He's mentioned the Beatles period quite a bit, his battles with drugs and life, and his experiences. I just watched another truly intimate look at his relationship with life, drugs, and Carly Simon, going full circle back to his brief love affair with someone who committed suicide in the end, and inspired "Fire & Rain".

Fire & Rain | James Taylor


I was thinking of this song a week or so ago, while there was an ongoing thread about "top 25 acoustic guitar songs which are immediately recognizable". I am rather sure that for some age groups and places, Fire & Rain is probably among the most indelible song intros ever. No? OK, I will test that out right here & now.... Is there anyone alive and into music in the 70's who doesn't immediately recognize this? (You with your hand up.... that's ok, here's something worth listening to, from long ago)

So after a 20 year break for me - I simply heard this way too much in high school & college - I re-listened, after seeing him on TV.

#music #JamesTaylor #guitar #musica #musique #classicrock #folkrock #fireandrain
 
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John Lennon: Nobody Loves You (when you're down and out) - Acoustic/Solo )

Here is take # 9 ("a favorite number") of a studio demo with just Lennon & his acoustic guitar. Clean and soulful.

While I'm at it, and "here"... Here's something with many great songs which is relocated intact (?) from the old world.
With some help from friends on Google+ I put together a collection of #9 themed songs - Beethoven, Beatles, lots between.
I found it now, through some time/space warp @ https://diaspora.flidais.net/posts/8a7de3b00d3c0137d113005056264835

LYRICS
Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody sees you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustling for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine

I've been across to the other side
I've shown you everything, I got nothing to hide
And still you ask me, "do I love you?"
What it is, what it is
All I can tell you is, it's all show biz
All I can tell you is, it's all show biz

What it is, what it is, what it is, what it...

Nobody loves you when you're down and out
Nobody knows you when you're on cloud nine
Everybody's hustling for a buck and a dime
I'll scratch your back and you knife mine

I've been across the water now so many times
I've seen the one eyed witchdoctor leading the blind
And still you ask me, "do I love you?"
What you say, what you say
Everytime I put my finger on it, it slips away
Everytime I put my finger on it, it slips away
What you say, what you say, what you say, what you say

Well I get up in the morning and I'm looking in the mirror to see
Ooo wee!
Then I'm lying in the darkness and I know I can't get to sleep
Ooo wee!
1-2-3-4
Nobody loves you when you're old and grey
Nobody needs you when you're upside down
Everybody's hollering about their own birthday
Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground

(whistling past the graveyard)
:(
He'd be turning 80 in 2020.

#vintagerock #rocklegend #johnlennon #music #musica #musique #classicrock #mywork #gplusrefugee #demo
 
And this (from the land of classics) - IMM, one of the best-digitalized 60s albums, and one of the great songs of that era, with "recognizable intro". :)) This is amazing on vinyl & also CD. Acoustic guitar, tape, and Grace Slick. YMMV "here", but If you have clean YT sound - definitely headphones / speakers - SVP. 🎧

Jefferson Airplane - Lather


#crownofcreation #jeffersonairplane #classicrock #1968 #music #musica #musique #lather #paulkantner

YouTube: Jefferson Airplane - Lather (JeffersonJukebox)

 



One more for the road
After all the Traffic, and celebration of the 50-year anniversary of John Barleycorn, not to be consumed while driving...
Another legendary band and singer/musician, another lesser-known live concert, this from a mere 43-years ago. :))

Jethro Tull: Minstrel in the Gallery (07/31/1976 - LIVE)


Closest thing to "minstrels" I have handy - #myphoto More/mas Cuba: Cuba

#70s #jethrotull #classicrock #rocklegends #music #musica #musique #minstrel #cuba #fenfotos #lahabana
 
'John Barleycorn' Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Traffic - John Barleycorn (must die) - Title Track


This month in rock history - 50 years ago: Feb 1970. After the breakup of Blind Faith, Steve returned to the studio to make what was intended to be his first solo album, tentatively titled ‘Mad Shadows’, with producer Guy Stevens.

“He had me cutting covers of bizarre things, like ‘Great Balls Of Fire’, which just wasn’t working. So I went to Jim and said, let’s make a Traffic album.

Two tracks from the session were salvaged: “Stranger To Himself” and “Every Mother’s Son”, and by September the recordings had been transformed into the next Traffic album, ‘John Barleycorn Must Die’.

‘Mad Shadows’ became the title of Mott the Hoople’s second album, also produced by Guy Stevens." - Steve Winwood

John Barleycorn Must Die


There were three men came out of the West
Their fortunes for to try
And these three men made a solemn vow:
John Barleycorn must die

They’ve ploughed, they’ve sown, they’ve harrowed him in
Threw clods upon his head
And these three men made a solemn vow:
John Barleycorn was dead

They’ve let him lie for a very long time
Till the rains from heaven did fall
And little Sir John sprung up his head
And so amazed them all

They’ve let him stand till Midsummer’s Day
Till he looked both pale and wan
And little Sir John’s grown a long, long beard
And so become a man

They’ve hired men with the scythes so sharp
To cut him off at the knee
They’ve rolled him and tied him by the way
Serving him most barbarously

They’ve hired men with the sharp pitchforks
Who pricked him to the heart
And the loader he has served him worse than that
For he’s bound him to the cart

They’ve wheeled him around and around the field
Till they came unto a barn
And there they made a solemn oath
On poor John Barleycorn

They’ve hired men with the crab-tree sticks
To cut him skin from bone
And the miller he has served him worse than that
For he’s ground him between two stones

And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl
And his brandy in the glass;
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl
Proved the strongest man at last

The huntsman, he can’t hunt the fox
Nor so loudly to blow his horn
And the tinker he can’t mend kettle nor pot
Without a little Barleycorn

#barleycorn #traffic #classicrock #music #musica #musique #johnbarleycorn

YouTube: Traffic - John Barleycorn (must die) + lyrics (Learn Italian - Mamma Mia)

 

John Barleycorn Celebrates Golden Anniversary


Two great ‘Bonus Songs’ here, from the Album (Title Song Ahead)

This month in rock history - 50 years ago: Feb 1970. After the breakup of Blind Faith, Steve returned to the studio to make what was intended to be his first solo album, tentatively titled ‘Mad Shadows’, with producer Guy Stevens.

“He had me cutting covers of bizarre things, like ‘Great Balls Of Fire’, which just wasn’t working. So I went to Jim and said, let’s make a Traffic album.

Two tracks from the session were salvaged: “Stranger To Himself” and “Every Mother’s Son”, and by September the recordings had been transformed into the next Traffic album, ‘John Barleycorn Must Die’.

‘Mad Shadows’ became the title of Mott the Hoople’s second album, also produced by Guy Stevens." - Steve Winwood

#barleycorn #traffic #johnbarleycorn #classicrock #music #musica #musique
 
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"My my my", said the spider to the fly....

Having a my my my moment just now, of course this popped into my head. [Lyrics below]

The Spider And The Fly - The Rolling Stones


Sittin' thinkin' sinkin' drinkin'
Wond'ring what I'd do when I'm thru tonight
Smoking, moping, maybe just hopin'
Some little girl will pass on by
Don't wanna be alone but I love my girl at home
I remember what she said
She said "My, my, my don't tell lies. Keep fidelity in your head
My, my, my, don't tell lies. When you're done you should go to bed
Don't say Hi, like a spider to a fly
Jump right ahead and you're dead"

Sit up, fed up, low down, go 'round
Down at the bar at the place I'm at
Sitting, drinking, superfic'ly thinking
About the rinsed out blonde on my left
Then I said "Hi" like a spider to a fly
Remembering what my little girl said

She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty
I would have run away but I was on my own
She told me later, she's a machine operator
She said she liked the way I held the microphone
I said "My, my" like the spider to a fly
"Jump right ahead in my web"

#rollingstones #music #rockclassic #classicrock #musica #musique #spiderandfly #spider #myphoto #fenfotos
 
Someone shared an all-time favorite Kinks song (and near-mantra), "Everybody's A Star". Great song, and message.
And then there are the iconic legends - and one of my all-time favorite songs.
A very nicely done video here, with lyrics onscreen.

Celluloid Heroes (with Lyrics)


Everybody's a dreamer.
Everybody's a star.





More images of La-la land @ http://www.fenichel.com/LA

#kinks #music #musica #musique #hollywood #celluloid #heroes #filmlegends #classicrock #myphoto #fenfotos
 
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The cosmos seems to be saying it's time for a tribute to Leslie. So... Here's one, with memories of many a 70's rock festival:

Leslie West & Mountain: Mississipi Queen


#lesliewest #mountain #classicrock #music #musica #musique #guitarists #70s #myphoto
 
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