Singing the blues
Put on a happy face
The air outside is hot
The air is stifling
The dogs are laying in the shade
The old man is sitting on the stoop
Playing the blues with his harmonic
The people who pass by are smiling
The old man knows it all good
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She was one of the great rock and rollers that passed away at the age of 27.
Haircuts and fanclubs: backstage with the Rolling Stones – in pictures
on the couch
Hearing John Lennon
All we are saying
Is give peace a chance
We should be all
taking him up
Warm spring day
He stands on a
his alto saxophone
making the people
stop to listen to
his beautiful blues
music that he
loves to play
Motown: The Sound of Young America
I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.
– Buddy Guy
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
– Carlos Santana
American Pie singer Don Mclean arrested on domestic violence charge
Glenn Frey, Eagles founder, dies aged 67
Baaba Maal’s music festival
Natalie Cole, singer and daughter of jazz great Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 65
Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton
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The hands that play the blues – in pictures
Photographs of John Lennon’s final interview to be auctioned
Paul McCartney’s birthday
is today, (June 18, 1942).
He is now 73 years young.
It just seems like it was
only yesterday, that The
Beatles landed in New York.
And that was in February
of 1964. Then he was
a 21 year older, and
a start of a successful
BB King: chairman of the blues – a life in pictures
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”
BB King – a picture from the past
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”
– John Lennon
“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”
– Jimi Hendrix
“I love rock-n-roll. I think it’s an exciting art form. It’s revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.”
– Nick Cave
I do agree with what he is saying.
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”
– Woody Allen
“I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school.”
– Alvin Lee
Talk about ‘how time flies.’
Just heard a song
on the radio.
“Can I Get a Witness”
by Marvin Gaye.
The song goes
back to the ’60s.
It brought back memories,
some good, so bad, and so-so.
Yes, ‘how time flies.’
A Pondering Mind 10/12/2014
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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Let us read, and let us dance; these
two amusements will never do any harm
to the world.
Music is spiritual.
The music business is not.
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I don’t like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom,
it would be when you have control over your reality to transform
it, change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can’t
really ask for more than that.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.
— Henry Moore
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.
— Thomas Moore
It was 50 years ago, (Feb. 9, 1964) when The Beatles appeared and did their thing on the Ed Sullivan Show. I still can remember when they landed in NYC, a day after I had turned 15 years old. And then watching them on a black & white Zenith TV.
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Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.
— Pete Seeger
Source: wisdom quotes
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
A legend is an old
man with a cane known
for what he use to do.
— Miles Davis
Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door. — Jerry Seinfeld
Listening to jazz
A way to relax on a Sunday morning.
Lou Reed produced some great music.
Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. — Jimi Hendrix
If music be the food of love, play on. — William Shakespeare
Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.
– John Lennon
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”