Posts Tagged ‘song’

I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles, 1973

Friday, July 8th, 2016

For friends in America in these terrible days, a favourite from my childhood, probably because of the combination of Ann Peeble’s voice and the sound effects of the production. If you like Al Green or Southern soul in general you will probably like this.

Wherever we see racism and violence, may we step in the way of it.

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Iranian singer Pari Zangeneh, song to a sparrow

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Blind Iranian legend Pari Zangeneh sings the song Gonjishkake Ashi Mashi, described by an Iranian friend as “a song of warning to a little sparrow which is coming around too close to people; saying it could be destroyed and eaten in the pool of painting (which is human society).

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It’s Finally Ironic

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Wouldn’t it be ironic to die of laughter when finally exposed to the potentially life-saving correction of a fatally unironic song… Some of the corrections are only barely ironic but let’s not quibble.

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Easy To Be Hard

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Cheryl Barnes singing Easy to be Hard, probaby the best track from the film version of Hair. The song was written by Gerome Ragni, co-author of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The musical debuted in 1967 and hit Broadway in 1968.

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this party just took a turn for the douche

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Went to a bar tonight that used to be great, a neighbourhood bar in the old Arts Club Theatre. What happened? 14 sports TV screens happened, a contempo remodel, and all the clientele that comes with that stuff. This town just took a turn for the douche.

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Life on Mars, 1973

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Life on Mars, the BBC TV sci-fi police show, takes place in 1973. But it’s a 1973 of the mind, and this is a matter of plot, not just artistic license. The show’s protagonist, a police detective, suffers a serious car accident in the year 2006 and wakes up in the early 70s.

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