Friday, 27 March 2015

Blokes with guitars .... from one Englishman to ......


..... to well..... back to an Irishman ....

but not just any old Irishman ....
this Irishman....
this Irishman is my ....

Surrogate Preacher ....

trying to decide which of his songs to use
is like trying to decide which pie to eat...

but in the end I went for this one ....



to be fair this should really be listened to when he sings it with the divine Marketa ...

but when you do listen to it ....
close your eyes ..... Marketa or no Marketa ....
it works everytime.....

One obvious ommission from this week of
blokes with guitars is non other than

my elvis

Jeff Buckley is in a league of his own
Jeff will get a week of his own SoD's

but for now here is Glen Hansard's own tribute to
the great late Jeff .....



Jeff oh Jeff.... why did you go swimming without your armbands...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Blokes with guitars .... from one Irishman to ......



another .....

this guy left us too soon 

but if you like this track, then buy the album ....
 he should have given so much more....

I hope somewhere on the other side
he is making molecules dance ....

...... but for sure they are dancing on this side




This is bit of a cheat as he has more a guitar on this track, but I couldn't leave him off the list... heyday

Monday, 23 March 2015

Blokes with guitars........

.... this week it's blokes with guitars week .....

Last week trapped in my car for 2 hours I was listening to radio 4 and there was an interesting program [well in my head it was interesting] about how this chap was giving up music for lent......

A first flush it sounded an easy concept, but it got into very deep thought as to what constitutes music..... is bird song music ? what actually is music ?

There are people who cannot hear music.... amusia it's called..... how dreadful must that be....

At the time of writing this,  the program can still be heard on BBC iPlayer, but be warned if you are trying to give up music for lent don't listen to it during lent.... it contains music.....

What I have often thought is why I like certain music.... my theory is down to frequency.... all music has a certain frequency ...... and we as physical beings resonate at a certain frequency...... think about it ..... we are merely a mass blob of molecules held in rigid form by skin and bones..... without the skin and bones we'd just be a messy guey blob on the floor ..... but even the skin and bones are just molecules.... and one thing that molecules do is move around..... I think when we hear a tune .... what happens is our molecules are dancing.... and when they dance in perfect harmony of the frequency of the music..... kappow you just love the song ...... we even use the phrase in tune with our body ......

I know what music I like..... but I have no sodding idea what frequency my body resonates at .... but looking at my SoD's it is very similar to the frequency of blokes with guitars ...... time after time there they are ...... as for the Blue Nile, it goes beyond guitars ..... their music is so aligned to my frequency everything else just stops .... hence when I pass from this life to the next and my molecules stop dancing ....... oh gosh I do hope I am listening to Paul Buchanan ..... I know he will still be singing to me in the next life......

So this week, it's a week of blokes with guitars SoD's .......

Starting with non other than Damien Jurado
this guy just hits my frequency everytime
and I started with this one because....
my kids went to Beacon Hill

some of my happiest moments were....
scoring goals for the 
Beacon Hill Dreamers .....

...... ageing dads
having one last oorah with a football...
before making that last step into middle age....




Friday, 20 March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Don't know if this is actually dancing ......


 .... but this is a truely unexpected moment from the movie .....

Mauvais Sang ........

If you love French movies...... 

If you love Juliette Binoche .....

oh Juliette ..... oh Juliette .... wherefore art thou Juliette

doth thee love me like I love thee ? ....

ach erm ..... if you love French art house movies

then you should give it a whirl .....

here is the scene with it's slow burn and then totally unexpected twist....





Tuesday, 17 March 2015

More dancing from another bloke who may not be .......


one of the great dancers......

but hey......

is Thom not just so captivating ......




Monday, 16 March 2015

It's dancing week........



This video has been used for more than 1 track....

but hey Christopher Walken may not be the best dancer .......

but he sure is a Dandy ........





Friday, 13 March 2015

How about a poem of the day.......

The Cloths of heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
 
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
 
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
 
I have spread my dreams under your feet..........

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

When I read this I was reminded of a great quote about dreams....
it was by Lawrence of Arabia....
.... it goes like this..

All men dream: but not equally. 

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds 
wake in the day to find that it was vanity,

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, 
for they may act their dreams with open eyes, 
to make it possible. 







{Courtesy of W B Yeats... and T E Lawrence}

Friday, 6 March 2015

Some day we will all be spirits in the sky ......




 but till then....

Let's all lie down in grandma's garden and pretend to be carrots.......
 





{Courtesy of RyanDome}