I think most followers know that Kate Bush has to be my all time favourite artist. She reminds me of my childhood, is an important link to my sister (who was also a massive fan) – plus Kate was a great influence on my own musicality whilst growing up. I love her quirky-ness, her unusual voice, her flowing dresses, her red crimped hair (well, the Lionheart look anyhow) and her ability to not only song-write, but also to produce her own albums without compromise and through adversity from the record company.
She has recorded a total of 11 albums – only one of which was a greatest hits collection – and that was released over 25 years ago itself. Despite two albums being released within the last 12 months – I think it’s time to remaster and re-release a brand new ‘Best Of’.
It isn’t going to happen of course – simple as. Kate has supposedly commented that she doesn’t like to re-visit old work (despite her recent attempt at re-recording old tunes through ‘The Director’s Cut’) and so sadly, her old masterpieces sit, waiting and un-remastered. So many CDs are being re-released with extra tracks, bonus DVDs and re-packaged artwork – but not Kate’s!!!
So, instead I have designed my own best of compilation (too much time on my hands springs to mind…or is it procrastination!!) including everything from selecting its track listing right down to designing its artwork. This is what I want to see released in the shops just in time for Christmas (I’ve also designed a 2 CD version for the die-hard fans and collectors) ….so Kate, if you’re reading this (!!!) let’s make it happen! ;-)
Well firstly, I put an offer into the estate agents for the rent of the most recent house we like (if you haven’t already seen the piccies then you can check them out on the A ROYAL HOUSE post). But, more importantly – it has been accepted! So, currently we are parting with large sums of money, being referenced and credit checked and then, if all goes well, the house is definitely ours…for the forseeable future at least! I am very very VERY excited but am trying to keep it controlled – for the simple reason that nothing has been signed as yet – and I guess things could potentially change!
I pay my rent and all of my bills on time – and I am who I have said I am…honestly – so I’m not really envisaging any problem. Also, my friend and [soon to be] next door neighbour has spoken to the landlady about us – and after such a glowing reference she is very keen to have us as her tenants! However, the house is still listed on the various websites as ‘available’ …but realistically, the landlady has already said that she has accepted our offer so I’m not quite sure if anyone is able to gazzump us or not!? I’m going to say NOT – and just not think about it!
We’ve already spoken about decorating and possible moving dates – but until everything is officially passed, we are unable to confirm or finalise arrangements – or even celebrate! Remember – we STILL have that bottle of champagne on ice! Despite being all up in the air, I’m still VERY excited – and am currently watching loads of garden things on eBay! I can’t believe we’re going to have a garden area of our own!
Fates a funny thing. If we hadn’t have gone out for a drink with our friends a few weeks ago – they might never have told us about the house next door to them for rent – and I might not be writing this post now!
Saturday was also Eurovision – and so we had our usual annual little soiree complete with song compilations, scoresheets, friends, food and sparkling vino (sadly no Bucks Fizz!) I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and its songs – despite the usual tactical voting and unworthy winner. Don’t get me wrong, I did like the winning song this year [by Azerbaijan] – but not quite enough for it to come out tops. I wanted either Italy, Ireland or (obviously) the UK to win. Our entry finished a disappointing 11th – although this was much better than the majority of our last decade’s results where we have come last 3 times now – so we really can’t complain! Germany put on a fantastic show – the venue and stage was stunning with wonderful pyrotechnics, computer generated backdrops and stunning imagery. I look forward to the show next year in Baku.
The following morning we had to get up early as my beau was running the Great Manchester Run for cancer research charities. He finished the 10 kilometre circuit in 1 hour and 2 minutes – which he was very proud of (especially for his first marathon and lack of recent training). I was also very proud of him and the money that he raised for such a fantastic cause. Various friends were also running – so it was great to meet up with them afterwards too for a much deserved beer! Wanna see a few pictures of the day?
I’ll keep you updated on the house – plus I have some NEW pics of Ben (the puppy dog) to share ;-)
Happy…new year everybody! I hope it was a good one!
I spent it with my beau around at some friends’ house. We had fun, although I do wonder if I’m too old for house parties – rubbing shoulders with complete strangers, talking complete nonsense, and watching them become completely drunk! This isn’t so bad I guess if you’re drinking yourself, but I took it fairly easy last night (but only because we’d been out the night before with some other friends and had one too many then!) It was a laugh anyhow – and quite a few close friends were there, in and amongst, which made it special. The hosts had made lashings of food, cocktails and vodka jelly’s for all – which made a very interesting combination (especially in my stomach).
We congregated around the TV just before midnight and watched the live broadast from London, hearing Big Ben strike and watching the subsequent glorious fireworks. I was glad we did this, as I’ve been to too many parties over the years where everyone has a different time on their watch and no one can quite decide when to do the countdown. One year, the countdown chorus happened at 00.07am and was such an anti-climax!
We had wondered whether to come back a little bit earlier to watch Jools Holland Hootenanny special over on BBC2 with his company of musical stars. But, I found out literally the day before that this programme wasn’t actually transmitted live as thought, but was indeed recorded a couple of weeks earlier before christmas. This does make sense, as getting such a high calibre of artists and famous guests within the audience, all on New Years Eve, would be no mean feat; however, it did shatter my illusion somewhat and seemed to dissipate some of the magic and thus my interest in watching it. We stayed at the party instead.
I hope whatever you did was fanatstic – and that you saw 2011 in with those you love!
Happy…birthday / anniversary [to me] too! My blog is one year old today! ;-) Yes indeed, it was on my return from a New Years Eve stay at a friend’s hotel this time last year, in the Yorkshire Dales, which launched my interest in the cyber world of blogging! Thoughts of Houdini was born!
One year, 139 posts, 819 comments and 12,012 visits later I’m still here – with many new friendships, interests and blogs to follow – and I love the fact that this is still evergrowing. This blog has accompanied me through my M.A. (albeit the perfect tool for procrastination), my recent commission to write a song, the birth of a new Etsy shop, my flea market finds, works OFSTED visit, my new window saga, my holiday with a view, my travels and my two family additions: Reuben tweed-bear and Ben the puppy (to name but a few things that’s happened this year!) I’ve never written a diary for longer than two weeks before – so this has been the perfect way to document and share my world, whilst witnessing it grow even more than I could imagine through the beautiful exposure to you and your worlds too.
Here’s a few pictures from the journey this past year…
…thanks for sharing it with me. I look forward to the next chapter – please stay for the ride ;-)
On Friday, I made my way down to the capital city for the first time in 6 years. It was a mixture of both business and pleasure, but ultimately I had gone there to work with the actor Paul Copley and teach him the song I had been comissioned to write for the show ‘The Last Cuckoo’.
Sitting on public trains is such a weird experience. I had a pre-booked seat which was a relief considering how busy the train was. But for the next 2 and a half hours I shared my space with a whole bunch of other commuters – none of which spoke – or appeared to have any social skills whatsoever. I sat and read but couldn’t help but people watch too. I jotted down 5 pages of notes about those around me; observations, remarks and questions! For example, if I HAD brought my laptop like I was going too – how on earth would I have been able to use it, when the table I was sitting at was almost taken up by the three other laptops in use by my fellow passengers! Laptop rage and envy was very much on display!
Another question: why do people talk so loudly on their mobile phones for such long periods of time when they are surrounded by people trying to sleep and read!? And why oh why don’t people put their phone on vibrate and carry it on their person so that they know when it’s ringing? I’m sure a contemporary piece of music was being created as each individual phone and text ringtone continuously assaulted the airwaves!
I sat opposite a man who ate fruit like he was a neanderthal man, ripping the flesh from his latest feast; a woman who kept looking at herself in the mirror and talking on the phone about her latest photo shoot – and another man who had 1 laptop and 2 mobiles phones on the go, all at the same time! I didn’t always feel the most comfortable, but I was highly entertained throughout to say the least! I couldn’t help but wonder who all of these people were and what were their stories?!
This all paled into significance as I reached London, hailed down a taxi and raced my way to Sadler’s Wells dance house. I was meeting two friends there as we had tickets to see Akram Khan’s ‘Vertical Road’ show – which was absolutely amazing!
I took the following from their website:
Choreographed by Khan and performed by a world-class cast of dancers from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, this new work features a specially commissioned score by long-term collaborator Nitin Sawhney. Khan draws inspiration from universal myths of angels that symbolise ‘ascension’ – the road between the earthly and the spiritual, the Vertical Road. Visually inspiring and spiritually profound, Vertical Road draws on the performers’ different cultural interpretation of the human odyssey. In Akram Khan’s words: “in a world moving so fast, with the growth of technology and information, I am somehow inclined to move against this current, in search of what it might mean to be connected not just spiritually, but also vertically“. Vertical Road draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. Exploring man’s earthly nature, his rituals and the consequences of human actions, Vertical Road becomes a meditation on the journey from gravity to grace.
At 75 minutes long and no interval, I was completely transfixed for the whole period. Sadly I don’t have the technical vocabulary to describe the spiritual journey which occured, both within the show and for myself in many ways; but I was constantly moved and amazed by the dancers’ abilities and physical strength.
From here we went to a nearby beautiful restaurant called ‘The Ambassador’ which had a European café feel complete with an informal and lively atmosphere. The food was great and the staff were really helpful and friendly. We stayed for the rest of the night here before returning to my friends house in Greenwich where I was staying. He kindly offered me the bedroom as a guest – as opposed to the sofa – which was great!!
In the morning, we walked through Greenwich Park, past the observatory and (foggy) views aross London, past the naval museum (where they are currently filming Pirates of the Carribean 4) and towards the tube station. Sadly I found a gorgeous little second hand/flea market en route, but I only had time to look at one stall as I had to get to my rehearsal. I arrived at Bethnal Green at 10am precisely and met the other members of the ‘Cuckoo’ production team and actors.
I worked all morning on the song with Paul, who has a great voice, excellent sense of rhythm and an amazing stage presence. He did the song justice and I was really pleased with how the rehearsal went. I am looking forward to seeing it in the context of the show. I stayed the rest of the afternoon, enjoying lunch with everybody and watching further rehearsals, before starting the journey back across London to Euston, train to Manchester – then last-leg across country to home. I returned with the show’s producer so at least we were able to chat for most of the journey, (which made the travelling pass much quicker and made it alot more enjoyable) – although I was still absolutely shattered by the time I got into my flat!
Sadly there had been no time to sightsee as such – although I saw several famous landmarks en route to other places – including the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, all lit up at night! Overall, an action packed and fun couple of days. I plan to return – and soon.
(Click the play button above and listen to an excerpt from the album)
25 years ago, yesterday (well I couldn’t get to my computer until today) one of my all time favourite albums was released – Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds Of Love’.
I still remember buying its lead single ‘Running Up That Hill’ 6 weeks earlier – and I still remember the excitement of hearing the album for the first time on my sister’s hi-fi system. Already a huge Kate Bush fan by then – of course, I was instantly hooked, and sat looking at the front cover and reading the lyrics with big wide eyes, for what must have been hours.
The album was started in January 1984 in Kate’s own newly built studio. Her previous album had been a commercial flop and Kate’s record label, EMI, had decreased her recording budget substantially. Abbey Road at the time was costing £90 an hour – her own studio cost her nothing; allowing Kate the creative space she needed without financial constraints or worries.
Kate created arrangements on the fairlight before replacing some of the synthesied instruments with real ones. A perfectionist, Kate also assembled many vocal takes, choosing the best one for the finished version. The album consists of two halves; side one contains 5 tracks – 4 of which became singles inlcuding The Big Sky and Cloudbusting. The second continuous side ‘The Ninth Wave’ was conceptual and taken from a line of Tennyson’s poem ‘The Coming of Arthur’- which used samples, folk instrumentation and vocal lines played backwards to create it’s unforgettably haunting sound. 17 experimental months later the album was complete.
An album launch occured at London’s Planetarium at the beginning of September to ecstatic reviews – but was officially released on the 16th September, where it went straight to number 1 for a month.
The album has become an important companion throughout my life – and has helped me through many good and bad times, which is why I wanted to blog about it. Happy Anniversary to an old dear friend.
Press play above, turn the lights low and turn up your volume high (plus click on the volume bars on the far left) to hear the WORLD EXCLUSIVE of my song ‘Making Time (To Love)’ which I composed and recorded for ‘The Last Cuckoo’ show.
It’s 5 minutes long – so stick to the end to hear the full strings and choir ;-)
I’ve been in the recording studio for 3 full days this week recording my composed song for the upcoming show ‘The Last Cuckoo’. It’s called ‘Making Time (To Love)’ and lasts for exactly 5 minutes. After laying down the piano line I slowly built up the track using Logic Pro 9 software and using string quartet, orchestral strings and full choir soundfiles! I currently have two versions – one with and one without vocals. Both will be sent to the actor in London – he will learn the song through my finished version before singing it himself with the other. Despite now being fully orchestrated and sounding fab, sadly this is not the version that will be used within the show!
The main character, Ethan Page, goes back in his memory to a time where he worked as a quiz master and occasional singer in a pub. He sings my song at this point to a stripped down Casio / Hammond Organ accompaniement in true ‘Working Men’s Club’ style! It’s a pure heart-wrenching ballad!
The lyrics are cheesy but poignant all at the same time; documenting a failed relationship, the loss and pain involved and the desire of the man to re-kindle this lost magic – all because he doesn’t want to be alone. Sadly, in the play the man is alone; his wife having left him for the ‘going places’ neighbour and the performance ends with him again alone, dying, attended just by a young girl who can’t (or won’t) speak.
The song isn’t about the character at all – it just happens to be the most popular song in the charts at that re-lived moment in time. However, when we as individuals sing (whether it be karaoke or simply in the bathroom) – we choose songs for certain reasons, to reflect or lift our mood – so I like to think that for the audience there will be a sub-conscious link between the two.
I’m getting really excited about the project. The set has been designed, the production team assigned (myself included) and the two actors have now been cast. One of them is the Lawrence Olivier award winning Paul Copley (see left), who featured in my favourite TV series of all time ‘This Life’ – as well as more recently in the Doctor Who spin-off ‘Torchwood’. I will also be going to London at some point at the end of the month to teach him the song in person during rehearsals. Watch this space for more information.
Sorry I haven’t been around much this week – it’s been the usual hectic with always something needing doing or sorting which has left very little time to blog or indeed anything else at times.
First up – I have been commisioned to write a song for a show. I can’t give too much away at the moment because nothing has been finalised but I’m very excited by it as it will be directed by a well known London director and performed by a well known actor too – so watch this space. I have completed both the music and the lyrics now which currently has a working title of ‘Making Time’. I’ll let you know more as and when it happens – although it opens in Yorkshire in October before going on a short tour to Berkshire, London and Glasgow too.
Me and my beau have also been home to my parents again to help in the garden and the house. I cleaned the house top to bottom for my mum (she trained me well!) as well as sorting the pond (the pump had stopped) and planting cauliflowers, carrots, radishes, beetroot…amongst many other jobs outside and in the greenhouse. Two days later we returned home – to rest! Thankfully with it being Bank Holiday Monday here, I was off so able to catch up with my own errands and other things that needed doing here, but we had a lovely time. I also found time to hoover my car – so now it looks beautiful! (Inside at least!)
I also went to the market (as I do) and bought several things including an old unframed map of the town where I live, three vintage sewing machine drawers, some silver spoons for my garden markers and a Coronation Souvenir Programme from 1936 for George VI.
The drawers had been bought in mind of storage for my cards – but sadly they are slightly too small. Instead I think they will look lovely housing my friend Abby’s tooth fairy bears that she has been making for our planned stall. They’ll add character to the stall anyhow, whatever the use. What do you think?
I’ve also been busy making cards and taking photographs of other objects to sell in both my shops: Houdini Cards and Houdini House. I’ll add a picture of three new ones – as well as a brooch I intend to list for sale in my shop tonight (see here) which simply states ‘MOTHER’. I think it’s beautiful and did buy it for myself – but just haven’t worn it ever!
What do you think to it? I’ve also been taking some photographs for my beau’s shop which my cat has found most amusing! She decided to stand next to the glowing fire / heater in the hallway to check that I was doing it all correctly!
…and yes she pounced!
A few things from my busy week…lovely to make contact again…catch up with you soon…x
Turn on your speakers, click on the play button above and enjoy…
Yesterday I was so strong – and resisted going to the market. I love it there and have got to know many of the stall holders by name, standing and chatting for ages. But I had work to do…reading for my MA amongst many other things…so I resisted. I also made a new card! What do you think? You can see it for sale in my shop here.
Of course without my weekendly flea-market fix I felt miserable! So when my beau went to Sainsburys I asked him to nip to HMV to pick up a CD that I’d been wanting since it came out last Monday. I’d spent nothing at the market…so I could justify…surely?!
I have all but one of her albums, and am not normally swayed by ‘definitive collections’ – however, I am a fan – and decided it would help complete my collection!
Judie Tzuke was born in 1956 in London. Her father’s family had come to Britain from Poland in the 1920’s and had originally settled in Yorkshire. They had changed their name from their original Polish name “Tzuke” to Myers because it was one of the more common names in Yorkshire at that time and they wanted to blend into the community where they had come to live.
Her father Sefton Myers, was a successful Park Lane based property developer, who also managed artists and singers. He co-managed and was responsible for supporting Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice while they wrote Jesus Christ Superstar but unfortunately he died a few weeks before the musical opened. Her mother, Jean Silverside, was an actress in films and popular TV series’ such as The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, The Marty Feldman show, The Goodies and various other TV plays.
By the age of 15 Judie was spending most of her time writing poems (which she turned into songs) playing folk clubs, whilst accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. She went to Island Records to try and get a record deal and after she’d played two songs was asked if she had any more? She replied that she had twenty (which she didn’t!) They asked her to come back and record them the following week; she didn’t return, but their interest made her realise that she could have a career in music.
Eventually she signed to Elton John’s ‘Rocket Records’ Label in 1977 where she recorded her first 3 albums and in 1980, Jude and her band toured America for three months as his support. The tour was well received, but during the tour Elton decided to change the US distribution for his Rocket label from MCA to the new Geffin label. MCA consequently decided to stop all tour support and promotion for the acts on the Rocket label, which meant that Judie was playing to huge audiences, including 450,000 people in New York’s Central Park, but no-one knew who she was and her records were not available in the shops. She received rave reviews for the tour and even Elton John himself said that he’d never had a support act (to date) who had gone down so well!
Sadly, this was indicative of things to come. Judie’s career was never fully in her control nor supported in the way she’d hoped by the record companies, resulting in signing with 6 different record labels over her first 9 albums. Tours were cancelled, and lack of financial backing and publicity here (and abroad) meant that she never regained the success of her first album ‘Welcome to the Cruise’ nor it’s recognisable single ‘Stay with me ’til Dawn’. However, she persevered and eventually became totally self-financed.
As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s fifty year reign in June 2002, BBC Radio Two conducted a poll to determine the top fifty British songs of the past fifty years. “Stay With Me Till Dawn” was at No. 39. Not bad for a relatively unknown artist and a song which only reached Number 16 in the charts back in 1979.
20 albums later, Judie is still going strong and still writing and releasing songs – for both herself and others. She has recently been working with Seth Lakeman, Morcheeba, The Freemasons and Gareth Gates amongst many others. This release ‘Moon on a Mirrorball’ is a collection of 33 songs which includes 4 newly penned songs as well as re-recordings of 2 of her classics. Because of Judie’s history of different record companies, alot of her albums have been deleted and are now unaccessible – even to her. Due to this, the collection isn’t quite as ‘definitive’ as I (nor Judie, I’m sure!!) had hoped with many strong single releases and whole albums missing – but still a good representation of a 33 year long career nonetheless.
The only CD of hers that I don’t have is ‘Ritmo’ – her 5th album – which has long been deleted and thus very very rare – so if any of you ever see it please let me know!! My beau and I often joke when we’re out and about in new towns, looking in charity shops at their CDs. We’ll often take it in turns to go in them to look – and he’ll ask when I’ve come out: ‘Anything any good?’ and I’ll reply ‘Not really, nothing worth buying…only Boyzone, Judie Tzuke’s Ritmo and a few Spice Girls albums!’ You have to be there…but it tickles us every time ;-) One day we’re going to be really shocked, I just know it – and find it in between Geri Halliwell and Gary Barlow for £1.99!
‘And I’ll show you a sunset…if you’ll stay with me ’til dawn’
Find attached above another sound file from my album ‘Parallel Martyrs’. (Click on the play symbol and honk up the volume!)
This song is called ‘Foxy Lady’ and I wrote it aged 15 for my GCSE music coursework. Considering my age, the lyrics are a tad racey! It was also part of a mini-musical I wrote at the same time glamourously entitled ‘One Wet Wednesday’ (!!!) – all about a guy whose marriage had broken down. He’d also lost his job – only to end up lonely and disillusioned, walking the streets…and yep, you guessed it…it all started one wet Wednesday! Teehee…
But. One day, he met a Foxy lady that changed his life…
I really love performing this tune – (it’s me on vocals & keyboards) – it’s all honky tonk and VERY tongue-in cheek!
Take a listen and let me know what you think.
Check out the ‘Magdalene’ blog link for another song of mine from the same album ;-)
Well, not exactly a world premiere – but it is on my blog! I thought it time to share a little about my other hobby – composing music.
Find attached below, in it’s own little audio player, a song called ‘Magdalene’ which was both composed and performed by moi ;-) It’s me on lead and backing vocals, piano and keyboards too!
I wrote it about 8 years ago about ‘The Magdalene Laundries’. It is also the opening track for a CD I recorded entitled ‘Parallel Martyrs’. The original photo, taken for the front cover of my album, is also below – and was shot by none other than my gorgeous friend Abby – from ‘Mutteringsfromthemoor’ fame ;-)
Please take a listen and let me know what you think ;-)
Tonight I finished my MA Year One Portfolio totalling 14,567 words (excluding assessment scales, index sheets, appendices & bibliographies). Yay! Hand-in date is tomorrow so I even finished ahead of target. The fact that I (and the car) was snowed in today helped – as I was able to utilise the time proactively – and I did! Honestly! (Mostly!)
But it’s done, so I can breathe a sigh of relief – for a very short while anyhow! It’s been great chatting on the phone to some of my fellow peers tonight too – who are absolutley gorgeous people – supporting each other and answering last minute questions about the bibliography and final presentation.
I’m printing it out as I type on gorgeous premium paper and card. Have got my own binding machine from when I use to make books too (another story I’ll share another time) so that’s my job for tomorrow evening ;-)
I feel like I’ve eaten non-stop (especially today) and put on at least a stone since starting this portfolio – so time to start the new year diet methinks! The Christmas chocolate stash has been eaten – and there’s only a few goodies left – so, with the support of my partner I’ll be able to go for it big time! You won’t recognise me! In fact some of you don’t even know what I look like – so I guess you definitely won’t recognise me! ((LOL))
I’ve had several musical accompaniements along the way today too including the below: (I’ll only add the album covers this time – I’ll let you go find your own YouTube link!)
I’m off to bed very shortly – am absolutley shattered! So…’til the next time – bon nuit ;-) x
OK – as I originally said in my first listing – I will also be using this blog as a chance to procrastinate…and I’ve started already!
I’ve been researching, reading, writing and downloading information for an MA portfolio that I’m putting together – I’ve still got TONS to do, so ssssssshhhh don’t tell my tutors!
Music is my life, my passion, and indeed my MA – so I have music playing in the background – always! So I wanted to share with you some of the CDs that have accompanied me today.
First up is Soap and Skin. I bought this CD ‘Lovetune For Vacuum’ in April last year – and it remains one of my favourites still. Think Nico meets Cat Power meets Bjork and you’ll have a vague idea about her style and sound. Being both a pianist and singer/songwriter myself – I particularly love the dramatic way she writes & performs.
Second up is an old band called ‘The Irrepressibles’. They’ve been around a while I believe, but have only this last year started to become well known.
An EP release of music written especially for the Shelley Loves film ‘The Forgotten Circus’ was available early last year – the majority of theatrical orchestral tracks from which make up their debut album ‘Mirror Mirror’ – to be released next week! If you like Antony Hegarty (& The Johnsons) then you will love it! Watch this space. The accompanying video (excerpt from the film) is also beautiful. But look away if you don’t like clowns!
Well…what can I say about number 3! She should need no introduction, as most people will have heard her beautiful voice at some point or another – most probably on a soundtrack like Gladiator, Whale Rider or Layer Cake. Yet Lisa Gerrard is still relatively un-famous. Beginning her musical recording career as a member of ‘Dead Can Dance’, Lisa continues to grow as both a performer and vocalist, with collaborations with others such as Pieter Bourke, Hans Zimmer, Patrick Cassidy, Ennio Morricone and Klaus Schulze.
Today, I listened to ‘The Silver Tree’. Released in 2006 it is another classic example of Lisa’s timeless, ethereal & often mournful vocal style in which she sings in her own language. This song is called ‘Come Tenderness’. Stunningly beautiful.
Just three tasters from three fab CDs. I’ll probably post more musical excerpts like this in and amongst my other bloggings – what do people think? There’s nothing better than hearing music that other people love – especially if they happen to be new artists to you. With one click you can listen – and with another you can turn off – perfect!
I’m having January blues I think – so more music…more chocolate (Green & Blacks me thinks)…more procrastinating…but first, more reading ;-)