Happy Birthday Old Man.

Neil Young, the legendary Canadian born singer and songwriter turns 67 today.

He can’t sing. He can’t play.  He’s great.

– Tom Earls

Source: Yet, another great post from Rob Firchau @ the The Hammock Papers.  Thank you Rob.

Happy Birthday Bruce…

The Boss turns 63 today.  Here’s Bruce Springsteen with “I’m going down.”

The Gift

Here’s Glen Hansard with The Brooklyn Youth Chorus singing Hansard’s new song titled “The Gift.”  Be sure to also check out Hansard and his co-star Marketa Irglova in the movie Once which earned them the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” along with 10 other major award nominations.  Great song and great flick.

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is ready to be found
Just you believe it now 

Source: jungleindierock via gene-how

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Walk on By

Music, Lyrics, Composer, Raindrops Keep Following On My Head

Burt Bacharach & Hal David

Hal David
passed away on Saturday.  David was a lyricist and partnered with music composer Burt Bacharach to produce some of the most memorable and long lasting hits of our generation including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head“, “This Guy’s in Love with You“, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again“, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose“, “Walk On By“, “What the World Needs Now Is Love“, “I Say a Little Prayer“, “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me“, and “One Less Bell to Answer“.

In memory of Hal David, here’s Dionne Warwick singing “Walk on By.”

Image Source: Bacharachonline.com 

So Sweet

Maria Mena is a Norwegian Pop singer and songwriter.  Here’s Maria (with Thomas Dybdahl) singing “So Sweet.

↓ click for audio (So Sweet – Maria Mena)

“…cool and soothing…the wind is in your hair…not a single care…the speed of moving…feels like you can fly… feeling kinda high…beneath the big blue sky…you let go and landed on your feet…and it felt so sweet…there’s nothing more that can hold you back now…Amelia, you always had what you finally found…you’re on your way…your fears are behind you…morning glory…shines upon your face…not a single trace…of years all gone to waste…oh now here’s a story…full of hope and light…you didn’t win without a fight…now here’s to your delight…you let go and landed on your feet …and it felt so sweet…there’s nothing more that can hold you back now…”


Happy Birthday Van…

It’s Van Morrison’s 67th birthday today.  Here’s Van singing “High Summer.”

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Blue and White

Here’s Beth Waters singing “Blue and White.

…it’s okay I’m going home now
I’ll be okay tonight
I just wanna be alone now
with the dark and the light
that’s my favorite color blue there
as the sun sets in the sky
there’s just something in the hue there
in the corner of my eye

in the dark and the light
in the blue and the white
something’s pure that I am missing
something’s sure that I am not
holding back and never letting you see…

Image Source: Thank you Anake Goodall – Manolo Valdes, Double Negative, 1942

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Sunday Afternoon with Amos…


Here’s Amos Lee with Norah Jones singing “Colors.”  Lee was born in Philadelphia.  He was a former schoolteacher and bartender before pursuing a career in music.

↓ click for audio (Colors: Amos Lee with Norah Jones)

Image Source: My Divine, Cloud Number 9 via marcdesa

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