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Kirkville - Use Timed Lyrics in the iOS Music App to Sing Along to Your Favorite Songs
I’ve always liked having lyrics available when I listen to music. I don’t look at them often, but there are times when I want to know exactly what the words of a song are. Sometimes when I’m listening to Bob Dylan’s Desolation Row, and want to be precise. (I still haven’t memorized all the lyrics; but it’s more than ten minutes long.)
A nifty new feature in the iOS Music app is Timed Lyrics. When a song offers this, you see the lyrics, each line highlighted as it is sung.
You’ll probably see this in the Music app the first time you play a song that offers the feature, if you have your iOS device’s screen on with the Music app up front.
Tap the Lyrics button at the bottom of the Music window and enjoy.
ios13  music  apps  lyrics 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Top 10 Neil Peart Rush Songs
For years, critics viewed Rush as the poster boys for overblown, pretentious rock music. Their fans, on the other hand, had nothing but love for them -- which continues stronger than ever to this day. As the member responsible for most of the band's lyrics, drummer Neil Peart has always taken his share of abuse. But there's more to his words than meets the eye, or rather, ear. Plus, he's a hell of a drummer. There aren't too many guys who can dominate the kit like the Professor, as you'll see in our list of the Top 10 Neil Peart Rush Songs.
'By-Tor and the Snow Dog'
From: 'Fly by Night' (1975)
The centerpiece of Rush's second album Fly by Night, "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" encompasses everything the band represented at the time and provided a template for the next few years. The song storms out of the gate with Peart driving, steering it through dangerous curves and the occasional bumps. He's solid, but also not afraid to go off on tangents from time to time. The track's instrumental passage takes one wild detour.
music  rush  lyrics  songs  top_ten  ranking 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
AMY ANNELLE | ENTER, stranger, and hear the haunts of nature | The Great Unveiling : wild geese from the west
"The Evil Devil Blues" by Johnny Temple (1935), adapted by Amy Annelle
Johnny Temple's "The Evil Devil Blues" was his adaption of Skip James' "Devil Got my Woman"
I'd rather be dead and in my lonesome tomb, lonesome tomb to hear another woman, some woman done taken my room, take my room I'd rather be with the devil than be with man, with that man even when I love thee, man I love, the man I love, he don't pay me no mind, me no mind so I packed my things, goin' further down the line, down the line angel last night I, down last night, I laid down last night and I tried to take my rest, take my rest oh, I'm got to ramblin, like the wild geese from the west, from the west see, there was evil, changed my baby's mind, baby's mind if I'll be your woman, be your woman, if I'll be your woman, I tell you what you will do, you will do you'll cut my kindlin', you will steel my plow, steel my plow You tote my water from the boggy bough, boggy bough angel last night, down last night, I laid down last night and tried to take my rest said "get to ramblin like the wild geese from the west, from the west" who'll cut my kindlin', who will steel my plow? who'll tote my water from the boggy bough?
music  blues  women  lyrics  2010s  cover  songs 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Grace Slick Vocals Isolated - White Rabbit - YouTube
Susan Doran
Published on Mar 13, 2017
Even cooler and more powerful than you'd imagine!
FAQ & LYRICS (below)
Q: Who did the original vocals isolation and remastering?
A: I don't know. It has been floating around the web for some time--it's superb.
Q: What did you do?
A: Edited out 30 seconds of silence in the beginning, added amplification, and very very minor noise reduction. Also made the slideshow :)
Q: Did you add reverb or echo effects?
A: No. Compare here to the original recording and production -- and its prominent reverb:
Q: Did you---or the studio or producers--enhance *vibrato*?
A: None of the above. Here's a good live TV performance, with Grace Slick's vibrato (and mostly sans reverb)
Q: Where was this recorded?
A: According to Jefferson Airplane bassist, Jack Casady, “We recorded it out at Sunset and Ivar, in a huge room at RCA where they used to record A Hundred And One Strings. The room was massive, so we basically set up the instrumentation in the middle of this room and played it live onto four-track. It was very simple to record. I just led the song out as a bass part like Bolero, ripping off Ravel. It was all slow and slinky, it gave us the atmosphere we wanted.” (check out this fine article for more background on this song, Grace Slick, and the Jefferson Airplane:
Q: People are getting the lyrics wrong - can you post them?
A: Sure.
music  60s  psych_rock  voice  youtube  lyrics  faq 
may 2019 by rgl7194
I Am the Wolf by Mark Lanegan | Da Capo Press
Lyrics and Writings
by Mark Lanegan
A collection of lyrics and autobiographical commentary by singer Mark Lanegan, with a preface by John Cale and a foreword by Moby
With a voice that Pitchfork has called “as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather,” former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan draws frequent comparisons to masters like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. Lanegan’s voice is one of the most distinct and recognizable in rock, but his talents aren’t limited to his vocal skills. Lanegan’s lyrics are on par with the best of them, exploring with Blake-like insight the stark and scorched emotional terrain that exists somewhere beyond sadness, addiction, trauma, and spiritual longing.
With a body of work that now includes seven albums with the Screaming Trees, eleven acclaimed solo albums, three albums of duets with Belle and Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell (including the Mercury Prize-shortlisted Ballad of the Broken Seas), and collaborative albums and singles with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Moby, Soulsavers, Twilight Singers, and countless others, Mark Lanegan occupies a singular space in rock music.
Now, for the first time ever, the reclusive singer presents a comprehensive look at his lyrics, the stories behind them, and the making of his albums. I Am the Wolf is a rare and candid glimpse into the inner workings and creative process of a legend.
books  lanegan  lyrics  music 
january 2019 by rgl7194
I Am The Wolf: Lyrics & Writings - Record Collector Magazine
In his own write
Mark Lanegan’s voice has had reviewers reaching for their thesauruses for decades now, and it’s no wonder. With a husky, bitumen-thick drawl, he – wait, here we go again.
Examining Lanegan’s lyrics in the absence of his most esteemed attribute, and without music to light the way, we’re forced to infer meaning for ourselves; the negative space on each page giving us ample pause.
In the prologue for I Am The Wolf, John Cale writes: “When reading Mark’s lyrical thoughts, it’s impossible for a person to tune out the voice that burrows deep inside.” This is absolutely true, but while his voice may haunt the pages, his denuded lyrics offer unique insight into the headspace of the songwriter who asks himself: “Why all this gloom in my mind’s eye?”
Adrift of their sonic moorings, these lyrics still retain their smouldering, enigmatic cool; “Would you put on that long white gown/And burn like there’s no more tomorrows?” he asks in Wedding Dress, while others – like those of Old Swan – seem to take on new resonance.
Struggles with depression, drugs and alcohol are well represented. One Way Street observes “The stars and the moon/Aren’t where they’re supposed to be” and the melancholia that drips from the speakers is no less visible on the page: “Down here, the winter will cut you quick/If tears were liquor, I’d have drunk myself sick” (St Louis Elegy).
Written down, Lanegan’s lyrics seem more personal, like a stylised diary; and with autobiographical input from the man himself, I Am The Wolf is as close as you’re
books  lanegan  lyrics  music  review 
january 2019 by rgl7194
A songwriter’s life: Mark Lanegan’s “I Am the Wolf”
Mark Lanegan has one of the distinctive voices in rock music, and we’re lucky that the Pacific Northwest was the first place he unleashed it. As the title of I Am the Wolf: Lyrics & Writings makes clear, his new book isn’t an autobiography or a memoir, it’s a collection of his work. In that, it offers you a window into his creative process.
The book presents lyrics from his solo albums, side projects and collaborations. Each section opens with brief commentary, serving up the kind of nuggets of insight that make you wish Lanegan would consider settling down and writing that autobiography. Here, he approaches the subject with a note of humility; in the introduction, for example, his answer to the question as to why he joined a band is: “The opportunity presented itself, I said yes, and then sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, and on many occasions painfully, I learned how to do it.”
books  lanegan  lyrics  music  review 
january 2019 by rgl7194
I Am the Wolf: Lyrics & Writings By Mark Lanegan
I never thought I would actually play or write anything myself," admits Mark Lanegan, the ex-Screaming Trees vocalist, sometimes-Queens of the Stone Age member and solo singer-songwriter, at the start of his new book, I Am the Wolf: Lyrics & Writings. "Like most things in life I fell into it by accident."
It's a fact made clear over 224 pages of lyrics from each of his solo albums and EPs (and even extras and collaborations) accompanied by bare bones explanations and anecdotes, told in as few paragraphs as possible that dot their introductions. Lanegan is a working man's lyricist, a no-frills songwriter who's lived a tough life filled with drugs, alcohol, failed relationships and dead-end jobs.
books  lanegan  lyrics  music  review 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Mark Lanegan - I Am The Wolf - Books - Reviews - Soundblab
Mark Lanegan is well known by now for the low timbre of his vocal stylings; he’s been at it since the mid-eighties, so there is a great deal about the man to explore. I Am The Wolf sees Lanegan laying out his lyrics as if they were poems, and giving a brief insight into just some of the phases and places he’s been in.
The fact that it’s his gravelly voice you first think of is no coincidence, but he’s also haunted the darker corners of the music world for a long time. So what of his lyrics? Mostly focusing on his solo career, it’s a decent look at everything from The Winding Sheet, through to his most recent effort this year, Gargoyle.
You can pick out the dark, sombre feelings throughout every album, and while his introductions seem to suggest a changing mood over time, it’s hard to see without more context. This isn’t an autobiography, but it’s also not a straight book of poems - people tend to confuse lyrics with poetry a lot, and while there is an overlap, they are definitely not the same.
books  lanegan  lyrics  music  review 
january 2019 by rgl7194
Mark Lanegan – I Am the Wolf: Lyrics and Writings | Echoes And Dust
I Am the Wolf: Lyrics & Writings by Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan on the web:
Website | Facebook |
Release date: August 31, 2017
Label: Da Capo Press
by Si Forster | September 23, 2017 | Book
This is a book I approached with a little bit of trepidation, to be honest.  Mark Lanegan has collected and published the lyrics to his solo album works plus a hefty selection of his off-piste collaborations and b-sides, plus a selection of anecdotes regarding the timeframe and headspace of each milestone, under the title I Am the Wolf: Lyrics & Writings.  It’s this latter part which seems initially a bit weird, as the usually taciturn songwriter and vocalist well and truly keeps himself to himself and this is where the trepidation part comes in – a lot of what went on (especially during the earlier years) are either completely unspoken of or somewhat dark in nature, so would I view his words & music in the same way that I have done for however many years?
music  lanegan  lyrics  books  review 
january 2019 by rgl7194
LeBron James apologizes for posting stereotypical lyrics on Instagram, will not be fined - Lakers Outsiders
LeBron James was the subject of a minor controversy when he posted rap lyrics to a popular song on his Instagram. James, who is known for posting videos of himself rapping on social media, posted the lyrics “We been getting that Jewish money. Everything is Kosher.” from the song ASMR by 21 Savage on his Instagram story.
While many may not know about the implications of the lyrics, it has long been a stereotype to define Jewish people by their money, especially in pop culture.
After the Lakers loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday, James apologized for referencing the lyrics, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So, I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.”
basketball  instagram  lakers  lebron  lyrics  music  racism 
december 2018 by rgl7194
LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers apologizes for 'Jewish money' IG posting
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James apologized Sunday for lyrics he shared on his Instagram account over the weekend that included the line, "getting that Jewish money."
"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," James told ESPN following the Los Angeles Lakers' 107-99 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."
James was quoting the song "ASMR" by hip-hop artist 21 Savage and typed the lyrics, "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher," onto his Instagram stories as he rode as a passenger in a vehicle while wearing a purple Lakers sweatshirt Saturday afternoon.
lebron  basketball  lakers  music  lyrics  instagram  racism 
december 2018 by rgl7194
The Beaches - T- Shirt (Live From iHeartRADIO MMVAs/2018) - YouTube
The Beaches
Published on Aug 29, 2018
The Beaches performing "T-Shirt" live from the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards 2018.
“T-Shirt” by The Beaches from debut album Late Show, available now!
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Boys don’t get me
Girls wanna get with me
You’re so shifty
Don’t you think you’d fit me

Want you to give me something that’ll keep me off the floor
Want you to give me something that’ll keep me wanting more
Want you to give me something that you cannot take back
Want you to give me something covered in your sweat

You left your t-shirt at my apartment, I’m not giving it back
I’m not giving it back
I’m not getting even, I was just getting started, like a kleptomaniac
I’m not giving it back
Well you said you’re leaving, so I’ll cut off your sleeves and I'll let you go

I’m not sexy
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Don’t take me so serious
I just like to make a fuss

I Want you to give me something that’ll keep me off the floor
Want you to give me something that’ll keep me wanting more
I'm gonna tell you something that I cannot take back
'Cause I feel so attractive covered in your sweat

You left your t-shirt at my apartment, I’m not giving it back,
I’m not giving it back
I’m not getting even, I was just getting started, like a kleptomaniac
I’m not giving it back
Well you said you’re leaving, so I’ll cut off your sleeves
And I’ll rip open the seems and I’ll let you go, I’ll let you go

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

I’m not giving it back, like a kleptomaniac
I’m not giving it back, like a dirty kleptocrat, I’m not giving it back…

And I’m keeping your lighter too
And your sixty dirty dollars CHA
music  alt_rock  2010s  canada  youtube  songs  award  concert  lyrics 
december 2018 by rgl7194
Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
In 1977, the great computer scientist Donald Knuth published a paper called The Complexity of Songs, which is basically one long joke about the repetitive lyrics of newfangled music (example quote: "the advent of modern drugs has led to demands for still less memory, and the ultimate improvement of Theorem 1 has consequently just been announced").
I'm going to try to test this hypothesis with data. I'll be analyzing the repetitiveness of a dataset of 15,000 songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1958 and 2017.
Measuring repetitiveness?
I know a repetitive song when I hear one, but translating that intuition into a number isn't easy. One thing we might try is looking at the number of unique words in a song, as a fraction of the total number of words. But this metric would call the following lyric excerpts equally repetitive...
pop_music  lyrics  analytics  music  data  visualization 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
Colin Morris, writing for The Pudding:
In 1977, the great computer scientist Donald Knuth published a paper called The Complexity of Songs, which is basically one long joke about the repetitive lyrics of newfangled music (example quote: “the advent of modern drugs has led to demands for still less memory, and the ultimate improvement of Theorem 1 has consequently just been announced”).
I’m going to try to test this hypothesis with data. I’ll be analyzing the repetitiveness of a dataset of 15,000 songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1958 and 2017.
Clever technique.
pop_music  lyrics  analytics  music  data  visualization  daring_fireball 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Genius Enters New Partnership with Apple Music – MacStories
Today Genius, the online music encyclopedia, shared word of a new partnership it has formed with Apple – more specifically, with Apple Music. From the company’s announcement post:
Starting today, Apple Music subscribers who visit Genius will be able to play any song in full right from the song page, simply by signing into their Apple Music account.
Genius is a great place to find historical information about a song, so the ability to play any track without leaving Genius makes for a great user experience. Embedded Apple Music tracks is only one half of this partnership though. Even if you’ve never used Genius, you're bound to benefit from this agreement because of a second piece of news. The announcement post continues:
Genius has the world’s best lyrics database and now it’s available on Apple Music. Genius will provide lyrics to thousands of hit songs on the service—bringing world-class accuracy and timeliness powered by Genius’s global community of artists and fans.
music  music  lyrics  database 
october 2018 by rgl7194
Forever Words, songs from Johnny Cash’s unused lyrics, out now: Stream | Consequence of Sound
Contributors include Chris Cornell, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Kacey Musgraves
Today marks the release of Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a collection of songs created from Johnny Cash’s unused poetry, lyrics, and letters. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it in full.
A companion to the best-selling book collection, Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, which compiles never-before-published poetry by Cash, the compilation features contributors like Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, eldest daughter Rosanne Cash, stepdaughter Carlene Carter, country singer Kacey Musgraves, and Alison Krauss & Union Station. Forever Words also includes the final known recording of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who recorded a song called “You Never Knew My Mind” before his death in May 2017.
music  country  johnny_cash  RIP  lyrics 
april 2018 by rgl7194
John Perry Barlow’s Last Words - WhoWhatWhy
Review of 'Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times'
Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times, by John Perry Barlow and Robert Greenfield (Crown Archetype, June 2018).
John Perry Barlow’s sudden death last week shined a spotlight on his high-profile life one last time. His last book, scheduled for June publication, was released for review the day he died. Barlow was a valued member of the WhoWhatWhy Advisory Board, and we review this extraordinary memoir with mixed feelings of sadness for his loss and gratitude for his efforts to keep the internet free.
It was a most uncomfortable feeling to receive and begin reading Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times the day John Perry Barlow died. The prologue, “Not Dead Enough,” describes how the book came about but didn’t make it any easier.
activism  EFF  internet  lyrics  music  RIP  books  biography 
march 2018 by rgl7194
Keep It a Secret |
My blog updates are getting further and further apart, and what you’re about to read isn’t even an official Sally Cohen PR post. It’s a personal story that I would like to share because it’s time to stop keeping secrets.
I was never a very outspoken person, especially about politics. For most of my life, I was too self-centered, focused on pursuing my own dreams and worrying about my own problems. I also believed that personal opinions were meant to be just that, and that using celebrity to further an agenda was suspect. This probably served me well as a TV reporter, even though my beat was on the fluffier side – arts and entertainment.
As a freelance PR consultant for local artists and arts organizations for the past 13 years, I continued to be pretty careful about posting anything too controversial – especially anything negative about local media, as that would definitely fall into the “biting the hand that feeds you” category.
rochester  news  music  lyrics  songs  sex  crime  hashtag 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Co-founder of EFF, John Perry Barlow, dead at 70 | Ars Technica
"The Internet we all know and love today exists and thrives because of Barlow’s vision."
John Perry Barlow, a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, rancher, and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, died Wednesday at the age of 70.
The San Francisco-based digital rights advocacy organization said that it was mourning the loss of its co-founder.
"It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership," Cindy Cohn, the group’s executive director, wrote in a blog post. "He always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance."
internet  activism  RIP  EFF  music  lyrics 
february 2018 by rgl7194
R.I.P. John Perry Barlow, former lyricist of Grateful Dead has died at age of 70 | Consequence of Sound
The one-time writing partner of Bob Weir, Barlow is credited for co-writing Grateful Dead classics like "Cassidy", "Mexicali Blues", and "Black-Throated Wind"
John Perry Barlow, a renowned poet, essayist, activist, and former lyricist of Grateful Dead, has died at the age of 70.
News of Barlow’s death was announced Wednesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group co-founded by Barlow. The organization’s mission, in Barlow’s words, was to make the Internet “a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth . . . a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.”
internet  activism  RIP  EFF  music  lyrics  digital_rights 
february 2018 by rgl7194
John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF.
It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership. He always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance.
internet  activism  RIP  EFF  music  lyrics  digital_rights 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Re: OT-The Day The Music Died-American Pie-voice over (Terry Alexander)
Hey Terry,
Don't know if this would be the version you're searching for, but I have heard it on "The True Oldies Channel" with Scott Shannon (get it locally on WLS-FM) and available on-line at True Oldies Channel dot com. If you can link to the station, I know that he does take requests. I have an internet radio in the shop (and all over the house for that matter) and like the ability to listen to more than 1800 stations from all over the world. Right now I'm tuned in to brazilian jazz from Sky-FM in London, good music when there's 20 inches of snow on the ground here.
I'm pretty sure that Scott had something to do with it as it sure sounded like his voice on the version I heard. I know that another Chicago area DJ, Bob Dearborn, did his master's thesis on the "real meaning" of the song. Might be interesting to google and see if that's on line as well.
Rick Haverstock
Dug out in Chicago (yeah, we're tough here)
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
OT-The Day The Music Died-American Pie-voice over
2-3 is the "anniversary" of the plane crash that took Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and Roger Peterson (pilot).
Don McLean wrote and performed "American Pie". It is "supposed" to be about Buddy Holly, the JFK assasination, Viet Nam, Bobby Kennedy assasination, and a lot of other events.
Only once in my life have I heard the song with a "voice over" telling what each verse meant. I have never been able to find it as I don't think it is a commercial publication/recording.
Having said/typed all of any of you know where I can get a copy of "American Pie" with the voice over. If I remember correctly, it really is quite moving.
As always....thanks in advance.
Terry Alexander from FRIGID West Texas
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
The Hidden Catholic Meaning of Don McLean's Cryptic "American Pie" | ChurchPOP
The original manuscript with the lyrics to Don McLean’s iconic tune America Pie were sold last year for $1.2 million. Shortly after the sale, McLean made a round of interviews with music journalists who once again sought to unravel the meaning behind the cryptic words to one of the most famous songs in rock and roll history.
In a Washington Post interview Don McLean said this about his song: “It was an indescribable photograph of America that I tried to capture in words and music.”
Most people familiar with the famous tune understand that the song’s powerful line, “The day the music died,” pertains to the day Buddy Holly died at 22 years of age in a plane crash. There is no argument on that point.
But the song goes on and on offering the listener twists and turns and hidden messages. The code according to most critics has never been fully cracked.
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie  religion 
november 2017 by rgl7194
American Pie (song) - Wikipedia
"American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12.[1] The song was listed as the No. 5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century. A truncated version of the song was covered by Madonna in 2000 and reached No. 1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
The repeatedly mentioned "day the music died" refers to the 1959 plane crash which killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. (The crash was not known by that name until after McLean's song became a hit.) The meaning of the other lyrics has long been debated, and for decades, McLean declined to explain the symbolism behind the many characters and events mentioned. However, the overall theme of the song is the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash which claimed the lives of three of its heroes.[2]
In 2017, McLean's original recording was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant".[3]
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie  wikipedia 
november 2017 by rgl7194
The Legend and Legacy of American Pie - Neatorama
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.
"American Pie," written and recorded by Don McLean, is the longest song to ever reach #1 on the charts. At 8 minutes and 38 seconds, it topped the charts on January 15, 1972 and remained there for four weeks.
Don McLean wasn't able to play sports or engage in any vigorous physical activities as a child due to his severe asthma. He worked hard at therapeutic exercises and helped improve his physical condition, but it also helped him in another way. Don's asthma had also made it hard for him to reach and hold certain notes, and the asthma exercises improved his ability and range as a singer. At age 15, Don decided to pursue a career as a singer, composer, and musician.
His first album, Tapestry (yes, just like Carole King's) was released in 1970 after being rejected by 34 different record labels. The album had some success and garnered good reviews. But this moderate hit was in no way indicative of the legendary phenomenon that he came out with the next year.
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
What do American Pie's lyrics mean? - BBC News
As the original manuscript for Don McLean's 1971 classic is sold at auction, fans may finally discover what his "Song of the Century" is really about. So what are the popular theories?
When people ask Don McLean what does American Pie really mean, he likes to reply: "It means I never have to work again."
His eight-minute-long "rock and roll American dream" became an anthem for an entire generation - who memorised every line.
Their children in turn grew up singing it - fascinated by the mysterious lyrics with their cryptic references to 50s innocence, the turbulent 60s, and 70s disillusion.
Who broke the church bells? Who was the jester who sang for the king and queen? And what really was revealed "the day the music died"?
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Don McLean reveals secrets behind American Pie - Telegraph
Don McLean has finally revealed the meaning behind his 1971 hit American Pie, one of the most enigmatic songs in pop history.
In notes that accompany the sale of his original manuscript at auction in New York on Tuesday, he describes it as a morality song that charts the decline of the USA and its loss of innocence.
While details of the lyrics have long been guessed – taking as its starting point his reaction to hearing in 1959 that Buddy Holly had died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper on “the day the music died” – few have confidently decoded the riddle in its complex verses and scattershot cultural references.
Now, with his handwritten pages expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at Christie's, he has explained almost all.
“Basically in American Pie things are heading in the wrong direction,” he said in an interview published in the auction catalogue.
“It is becoming less idyllic. I don't know whether you consider that wrong or right but it is a morality song in a sense.”
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
"American Pie" Lyrics - What Do They Mean?
Don McLean wrote the song "American Pie" in 1971. What do the Lyrics mean?
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Jeff Roteman's American Pie Page
"Almost every year, on or about February 3rd, people recall the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. And almost every year, people try to analyze the true meaning of Don McLean's "American Pie". Perhaps nobody has ever done as good a job as WCFL, Chicago's Bob Dearborn. In January 1972, Bob sent listeners his analysis of Don's lyrics. Many regard this to be as accurate an insight as there is, since Don himself has not provided a commentary. Even 30 years later in 2002, people approach Bob and ask him about the meaning of this classic."
. . . Jeff Roteman
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
An annotated (spoken) version of "The Day the Music Died" (American Pie) : tipofmytongue
There's a version of Don McLean's "American Pie" that features a famous(?) DJ or newscaster who interrupts the song to explain (by speaking) the reference (for example, the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield : "This is a reference to the student protests that rocked the country, but specifically Kent State University, where the national guard opened fire on student leaders", etc). After the comment, the song continues for another line or so, then another annotation.
I heard it decades ago (on the radio), and have not been able to find it online.
Anyone know what I am talking about?
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Google Answers: Annotated Version of American Pie
I have heard rumors of an annotated version of American Pie that was
on a vinyl record distributed with Life Magazine circa 1972.
Additionally, I have personally heard an annotated version of American
Pie on the radio. I have been unable to find out where I can acquire
either of these versions (if they are different). By annotated, I
mean that while the song is playing, there is a mans voice which comes
on that explains the historical context to what Don MacLean is
referring to in his lyrics. The answer to this question should be
where I can acquire this annotated version in some media format.
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
American Pie
From: (Rich Kulawiec)
Subject: The Annotated American Pie
This particularly enigmatic song has been discussed at least once a year since Usenet had a newsgroup for discussing music. These discussions frequently repeat themselves, but occasionally introduce new information and new interpretations. Having tired of watching the same process repeat itself for ten years, I've created this, the annotated "American Pie".
This posting consists of: the lyrics to the song (left-justified) with comments (indented); the chords, for those who'd like to tackle it; some miscellaneous notes; and references. Comments are most welcome; comments backed up with references are *very* welcome. I have attempted to note where the interpretation is questionable.
The roots of this posting are in the "Great American Pie" Usenet discussion of 1983; much of it comes from wombat's (the original wombat, not me) posting in on June 16, 1985. As Robert Williams has pointed out to me, the entire song can be viewed as one big projective test, so interpretations vary quite a bit. I've tried to be inclusive while also indicating which ones I buy into and which I don't; your mileage may vary.
---Rsk 4/3/93
The entire song is a tribute to Buddy Holly and a commentary on how rock and roll changed in the years since his death. McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et. al.
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Understanding American Pie - Interpretation of Don Mclean's epic anthem to the passing of an era.
In the autumn of 1971 Don McLean's elegiac American Pie entered the collective consciousness, and over thirty years later remains one of the most discussed, dissected and debated songs that popular music has ever produced. A cultural event at the peak of its popularity in 1972, it reached the top of the Billboard 100 charts in a matter of weeks, selling more than 3 million copies; and at eight and a half minutes long, this was no mean feat. But this was no ordinary song, either: boldly original and thematically ambitious, what set American Pie apart had a lot to do with the way we weren't entirely sure what the song was about, provoking endless debates over its epic cast of characters. And these controversies remain with us to this day.
But however open to interpretation the lyrics may have been, the song's emotional resonance was unmistakable: McLean was clearly relating a defining moment in the American experience—something had been lost, and we knew it. Opening with the death of singer Buddy Holly and ending near the tragic concert at Altamont Motor Speedway, we are able to frame the span of years the song is covering—1959 to 1970—as the "10 years we've been on our own" of the third verse. It is across this decade that the American cultural landscape changed radically, passing from the relative optimism and conformity of the 1950s and early 1960s to the rejection of these values by the various political and social movements of the mid and late 1960s.
Coming as it did near the end of this turbulent era, American Pie seemed to be speaking to the precarious position we found ourselves in, as the grand social experiments of the 1960s began collapsing under the weight of their own unrealized utopian dreams, while the quieter, hopeful world we grew up in receded into memory. And as 1970 came to a close and the world this generation had envisioned no longer seemed viable, a sense of disillusion and loss fell over us; we weren't the people we once were. But we couldn't go home again either, having challenged the assumptions of that older order. The black and white days were over.
Bye bye, Miss American Pie.
music  lyrics  culture  songs  american_pie 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
Americans generally get a failing grade when it comes to knowing our “patriotic songs.” I know more people who can recite “America, F—k Yeah” from Team America than “America the Beautiful.” “Yankee Doodle”? No one older than a fifth-grader in chorus class remembers the full song. “God Bless America”? More people know the Rev. Jeremiah Wright remix than the actual full lyrics of the song. Most black folks don’t even know “the black national anthem.” (There’s a great story about Bill Clinton being at an NAACP meeting where he was the only one who knew it past the first line. Bill Clinton: Woke in the ’90s.)
In the case of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” perhaps not knowing the full lyrics is a good thing. It is one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon, and you would be wise to cut it from your Fourth of July playlist.
songs  usa  history  racism  politics  lyrics 
september 2017 by rgl7194
A chat with animal lover Mark Lanegan - by t_lanham - August 24, 2017 - The San Francisco Examiner
Ex-Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, recently on the phone, was trying to get situated comfortably to discuss “Gargoyle,” his creepy new release as The Mark Lanegan Band. But his pets would not let him be. One of his three dogs, a miniature Australian shepherd, jumped onto his lap, trying to nose his way into the proceedings. Then one of his two hairless Sphinx cats started meowing into the receiver. “That’s Nico,” he explains, adding, “There were a few years in the ‘90s — when I was living alone and traveling a lot — that I didn’t have any pets. But since the last 10, 15 years, I’ve had pets around the clock.”
So you’re an animal person then?
Aw, man, they are so necessary to any kind of happiness for me. I have to have animals. They really make life worth living, and my world actually revolves around them. They know exactly when it’s time to get up, exactly when they’re supposed to get their food, and they let you know. Mine are right there in my face, first thing every morning. And when I’m home like I am now, I can spend my whole day with them.
music  interview  lyrics  books  animals  lanegan 
august 2017 by rgl7194
C Dm7 G7 C
Хто бачив Майданек, той бачив ті стіни,
C Dm7 F G7
Що слухали пісню одного хлопчини.
C Dm7 G7 C
Він склав її просто, як серце складало,
C Dm7 F C
Cпівав її просто, як серце співало:
«Мамо, чи чуєш ти мене, мамо?
C F G7
Мамо, я хочу до тебе прийти.
Мамо, я рвусь до тебе, мамо,
Dm F G7 C
Але не пускають колючі дроти.»
C Dm7 G7 C
Бараки, бараки, важкі домовини,
C Dm7 F G7
Націлили дуло на серце хлопчини.
C Dm7 G7 C
Чи бачиш, чи чуєш, двадцятий мій віче,
C Dm7 F G7
Як спалена пісня щовечора кличе?
«Люди, Чи чуєте ви мене, люди?
C F G7
Люди, щасливо ідіть до мети!
Люди, з’єднайтеся в борні, люди,
Dm F G7 C
Щоб світ не скували колючі дроти!»
C Dm7 G7 C
Хто був той хлопчина, Василько чи Янек?
C Dm7 F G7
Най скаже нам попіл, той сивий Майданек.
C Dm7 G7 C
Ще мить, ще секунда – і постріл лунає,
C Dm7 F G7
І хлопець вмираючи тихо співає:
«Мамо, чи чуєш ти мене, мамо?
C F G7
Мамо, я хочу до тебе прийти.
Мамо, я рвусь до тебе, мамо,
Dm F G7 C
Але не пускають колючі дроти.»
music  ukrainian  folk_songs  war  lyrics  guitar 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Текст, акорди "Спалена пісня" (Майданек) - Українські пісні
Спалена пісня
Слова: Олександр Богачук Музика: В. Чинч
C Dm G C
Хто бачив Майданек, той бачив ті стіни,
C Dm G
Що слухали пісню одного хлопчини...
Він склав її просто, як серце складало,
Співав її просто, як серце співало:
"Мамо, чи чуєш мене ти, мамо?
Мамо! Я хочу до тебе прийти!
Мамо! Я рвуся до тебе, мамо!!
C Dm F G
Але не пускають колючі дроти!!!"
Бараки, бараки — живі домовини...
Націлились дула у пісню хлопчини.
А сонце, як рана, спливає за гаєм.
Ще крок — і могила.
А хлопчик співає.
"Мамо, чи чуєш мене ти, мамо?
Мамо! Я хочу до тебе прийти!
Мамо!! Я рвуся до тебе, мамо!!
Але не пускають колючі дроти!!!"
Хто був той хлопчина — Іванко чи Янек,
Хай скаже вам попіл — той сивий Майданек.
Я чую, я чую, двадцятий мій віче,
Як спалена пісня щовечора кличе:
"Мамо, чи чуєш мене ти, мамо?!"...
music  ukrainian  folk_songs  war  lyrics  guitar 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Кличе спалена пісня - Areta
Growing up, this was the most depressing song we used to sing at Plast summer camps.  It was one of our favorites because it was probably the most emotional one.  However, only a few years ago did I realize a that it was refering to the concentration camp Majdanek that was in eastern Poland.  Anyhow, its a beautiful and emotional song that I think is worth sharing, as well as an important testament to some of the most horrid times last century.
Хто бачив Майданек, той бачив ті стіни,
Що слухали пісню одного хлопчини.
Він склав її просто, як серце складало,
Співав її просто, як серце співало...
Мамо, чи чуєш ти мене, Мамо?
Мамо, я хочу до тебе прийти.
Мамо, я рвусь до тебе, Мамо.
Але не пускають колючі дроти.
Бараки, бараки, важкі домовини,
Націлили дула у пісню хлопчини.
Чи бачиш, чи чуєш, двадцятий мій віче,
Як спалена пісня щовечора кличе...
Люди, чи чуєте Ви люди.
Люди, щасливо йдіть до мети.
Люди, єднайтесь у вогні, люди,
Щоб світ не скували колючі дроти.
Хто був цей хлопчина, Василько чи Яник,
Хай скаже нам попіл, цей сивий майданик.
Ще й мить... ще секунда, і постріл лунає,
А хлопець вмираючи тихо співає...
Мамо, чи чуєш ти мене, Мамо?
Мамо, я хочу до тебе прийти.
Мамо, я рвусь до тебе, Мамо.
Але не пускають колючі дроти.
music  ukrainian  folk_songs  war  lyrics 
august 2017 by rgl7194
'Mamo': Forgotten Song about Majdanek
We sing certain Ukrainian songs in the diaspora that are unknown or have been forgotten in Ukraine. I think the most powerful and saddest one is "Mamo." It's about a boy who during WWII was in the Majdanek concentration camp. (The camp was named after the Majdan Tatarski district in Lublin. Majdanek means “little maidan.”) Every night he sings out to his mother, but he can't get to her because of the barbed wire…
 We used to sing "Mamo" at Ukrainian summer camp. It was always one of my favorites, but at the same time the saddest one. Unfortunately, these days new war, tragedy, farewell, and death songs are again being composed and sung in Ukraine.
From the singers Darka & Slavko: “We first sang this song together in April 1986 at an evening dedicated to the poetry of Ukrainian political prisoners. This is dedicated to all those who are fighting for Ukraine's freedom and who have died for it. And to borrow a phrase from our friend Peter Shmigel's earlier post today, here's to "Maidan" and "the extraordinary courage of people who just want ordinary lives."
“It's about a young man who would never see his mother again because he went to war. But before he died he sang to her... Mama do you hear me? Mama I want to be back with you. Mamo I've tried so hard to get to you. But the barbed wires will not let me go.”
music  ukrainian  folk_songs  war  lyrics 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Спалена пісня | Золотий Фонд української естради
...Мамо, чи чуєш мене ти, Мамо,
Мамо, я хочу до тебе прийти,
Мамо, я рвуся до тебе, Мамо,
Але не пускають колючі дроти!...
music  ukraine  lyrics  folk_songs 
august 2017 by rgl7194
Mark Lanegan announces the publication of lyric anthology I Am The Wolf | Gigwise
The book will also offer background details and more
Former Screaming Trees vocalist, solo artist and serial collaborator Mark Lanegan has announced details of a book of lyrics. Entitled I Am The Wolf, the lyric book, complete with the stories behind them, is published by Da Capo Press on September 5.
I Am The Wolf presents Lanegan’s lyrics, the stories behind them and the albums they created. Comprised of 13 chapters, he book also details recording sessions, one-offs and collaborations with Lanegan writing candidly about his life and his creative approach.
It should make for impressive reading. In addition to his own solo work and that with Screaming Trees, he’s also worked with the likes of Isobel Campbell on three albums of duets, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soulsavers, The Gutter Twins, Moby, John Cale, Twilight Singers and many more.
music  books  lyrics  lanegan 
august 2017 by rgl7194
The Sisters Of Mercy - I Have Slept With All The Girls In Berlin - YouTube
Published on Nov 10, 2011
The Sisters Of Mercy - "I Have Slept With All The Girls In Berlin".
Recorded live at Jahrhunderthalle, Hochst, Frankfurt 01.04.2003
Video used: "From Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Ostbahnhof" by bogdanmocny.
Photo credits: MaxMatahari, christianstobbe, Ita Tsener, Jaafar Mestari, Planet Me, proximusgoformusic, Satori (of Zazoo & Satori), AK_74, A38pics, spiggycat, van_nessy
... Shake me down again
... Shake me down and then
... Shake me down again
I can wake up in this zoo
I've been used and abused
I've been chased and I've been bruised
I can take what I've been to
I've been naked on the news
I've been debased and disabused
Just leave me downtown when you're through
Turn me over
Turn me in
I have slept with all the girls in Berlin
Girls on smoke and girls on weed
Girls on coke and girls on speed
Girls who choke and girls who smile
Girls who swallow in denial
Girls in crisis, ultra-hipped
Weird as Isis, wide as Egypt
Girls in cars and girls on ships
Girls in bars and girls on strips
Girls on journeys, girls on trips
Girls on gurneys, girls on drips
And a girl too far with pale blue lips so shake me down again
Girls like you with poison tips
Girls like you like pistol whips
Girls in over-zealous green
With a third degree in jealousy so
Turn me over
Turn me in
I have slept with all the girls in Berlin
youtube  TSOM  concert  music  2000s  lyrics  goth_rock 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Living The Led Life: 10 Life Lessons You Can Find in Zeppelin Lyrics
There’s a Wealth of Wisdom in the Oft —Derided Lyrics of This Legendary Rock Band
Okay, so Robert Plant ain’t no Bob Dylan or Ian Anderson when it comes to waxing poetic, yet still there are many words of wisdom sprinkled among the bluesy, rockin’ tunes these masters rightfully ruled the 70’s with.
Widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history, Zeppelin managed to sprinkle inspiration and hope throughout the often melancholy lyrical lexicon that was their legacy.
Putting this post together was a real trip down memory lane, as Zeppelin was a mainstay of my youth. You may want to fire up YouTube and search out some favorites as you peruse this life-affirming list. Here are 10 excerpts of lyrics from their first five records, and life lessons that they convey...
ledzep  music  lyrics  life_love_&_happiness 
july 2017 by rgl7194 Origins: I Never Will Marry
Subject: lyrics:I Never Will Marry
Date: 13 Jan 97 - 06:08 PM
Does anyone know the words to a song that goes like this: I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife, I expect to live single the rest of my life. I need the rest of the words. Someone has recently done this and recorded it.
songs  lyrics 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Wakeman Rick
Myths And Legends
The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Rick Wakeman 1975
70s  fantasy  knights  music  prog_rock  lyrics 
may 2017 by rgl7194
«Грішнику, грішнику, Де ти ся сховаєш
«Грішнику, грішнику, Де ти ся сховаєш
«Грішнику, грішнику, Де ти ся сховаєш
B7            Em
У судний час.»
songs  ukrainian  lyrics  plast 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Грішнику | Cпіваник
Грішнику, грішнику, де ти ся ховаєш   (3х)
У судний час.
Піду до ліса, – Лісе сховай мене   (3х)
У судний час.
Господь сказав, – Ліс загориться   (3х)
У судний час.
Піду до моря, – Море сховай мене   (3х)
У судний час.
Господь сказав, – Море закипиться   (3х)
У судний час.
Піду до скелі, – Скелю сховай мене   (3х)
У судний час.
Господь сказав, – Скеля завалиться   (3х)
У судний час.
Піду до Бога, – Боже сховай мене   (3х)
У судний час.
Господь сказав, – Ти не молився   (3х)
У судний час.
Дивися, Господи, як я молюся   (3х)
У судний час.
Господь сказав, – тепер вже запізно   (3х)
У судний час.
Піду до дідька, – Дідьку сховай мене   (3х)
У судний час.
Дідько сказав, – Просимо в гості!   (3х)
У судний час.
songs  plast  lyrics  ukrainian 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Текст, акорди "Грішнику" - Українські пісні
Грішнику, грішнику, де ти ся сховаєш | (3)
у судний час?
Грішник до моря: "Море, сховай мене" | (3)
у судний час.
А дідько каже: "Море закипить" | (3)
у судний час.
Грішник до лісу: "Лiсе, сховай мене" | (3)
у судний час.
А дідько каже: "Ліс запалиться" | (3)
у судний час.
songs  ukrainian  plast  lyrics 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Rishi Mohan's Mac and iPhone setup – The Sweet Setup
Who are you and what do you do?
Hola! My name is Rishi Mohan. I work at BigBinary as a UI Engineer by day, and I’m the founder of ZINX, a blog where I write about tech, design, and apps. Apart from that, I am a maker, reader, gamer, and learner. I also love taking photos and I have recently started sharing my photos on Unsplash.
What is your current setup?
My primary machine is a 13″ mid-2012 MacBook Pro. It’s at the stock configuration right now, but I can see the need to upgrade the RAM and add an SSD. I don’t like to have a secondary machine or an external monitor as I believe in getting used to one machine and becoming efficient with it rather than being not so efficient in a setup that involves multiple machines. I have an iPhone 6 and it comes with me everywhere I go.
setup  macbook  iphone  productivity  1password  email  safari  google  journal  dropbox  notes_app  writing  twitter  menubar  RSS  spotify  vpn  soundcloud  IFTTT  photo  editing  google_photos  instapaper  scanning  adblock  facebook  lyrics  messaging 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Текст, акорди "Максим Залізняк партизан" - Українські пісні
Ой, там під Херсоном високії трави,
Ой, там під Херсоном курган,
Лежить в одинокій могилі широкій |
Максим Залізняк - партизан. | (2)
Нащо мене куля так рано зранила,
Нащо поранила молодця?
Нащо санітари мене підібрали, |
Нащо до шпиталю привезли? | (2)
Лежу я в шпитали, болять мене рани,
Болять мене рани, болять,
Одна нариває, друга заживає, |
А з третьов прийдеться помирать. | (2)
Відкрий ми сестричко, долішне віконце,
Най я подивлюся на той фронт,
Як браття воюють, як кров проливають, |
А я тяжко ранений лежу. | (2)
Подай ми сестричко, білого паперу,
Най я лист напишу до рідні,
Рідня як узнає, що син помирає, |
Заплаче матуся стара. | (2)
music  ukrainian  songs  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Текст, акорди "Кохаймо життя" - Screamers - Українські пісні
Мене манили гори,
Доторкнутись не можу,
Хочу бігти до моря,
А всі решта не хочуть.
Я співаю по ночах,
Вони гупають в стіни,
Я спинитись не можу,
Вони тиснуть на мене!
Там, я тікаю сам,
Забирає день,
Що потрібне нам.
Бачу тіні тих,
Хто тікати не зміг,
Хто лишився там,
Де так добре нам...
Я стримать неба не можу,
По ньому падають зорі,
Я бачу щось таємниче,
Те, що інші не хочуть.
Я співати не можу,
Не можу гупати в стіни,
З кімнати помалу виходжу
І закричу зовсім тихо!..
music  ukrainian  songs  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Текст, акорди "Село" - Українські пісні
Біле в зимку все село, хату снігом замело,
Лід покрив поверхні рік, був недавно новий рік.
По селу вертеп гуляє, всіх в селі з Різдвом вітає,
І усім тут весело, це зима прийшла в село!
А у нашому селі є великі і малі,
Є в нас хлопці і дівки, є озера і ставки,
Є собаки і корови, пасовиська і діброви,
Біля церкви клуб стоїть, лиш на танці приходіть.
Є в нас школа і сільрада, і городи біля хати,
А під лісом джерело, отаке-то в нас село.
На весні в нашім селі вже курличуть журавлі
Розпускаються квітки, прилітають ластівки,
Люди ходять на поля, прокидається земля,
Від зими все ожило, це весна прийшла в село!
Як літо прийде в село, зразу стане весело,
Буде чути дзвінкі звуки, до бабів приїдуть внуки,
Люди поле обробляють, внуки їм допомагають,
Сонце роздає тепло, літо у село прийшло.
Восени в нашім селі сонце ближче до землі,
Пожовтів зелений гай, достигає урожай.
Люди урожай збирають, всіх до праці залучають,
Холодніше ніж було, осінь входить у село.
music  ukrainian  songs  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Add lyrics automatically (Mac OS X/iTunes)
I just downloaded this:
It allows you to get lyrics for the song being played in iTunes, and even has an option to do this automatically and add the lyrics automatically, saving them to the lyrics tag.
Works perfectly.
Title: Singer Song Reader
Price: Free
Quality: Outstanding
Functionality: Outstanding
Web Site:
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music  itunes  lyrics  plugins  mac 
february 2017 by rgl7194
RIT's President, Bill Destler, sings about "Alternative Facts" - YouTube
Published on Feb 16, 2017
RIT's President Bill Destler sings about "Alternative Facts" at his concert to open RIT's Freeze Fest 2017.
music  alt_facts  humor  lyrics  politics  rochester  songs  trump  university  youtube 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Alternative Facts - YouTube
Published on Feb 20, 2017
“Alternative Facts”, words and music by Bill Destler, Copyright 2017, all rights reserved. Recorded live at RIT, February 2017.
Do you think the world is round, do you think that down is down?
Do you believe that certain things are true?
Do you think that red is red, that Mr. Flintstone’s name is Fred?
Well if you do then I have news for you
If I say it quite enough, I can claim the strangest stuff
And in the end some will buy my point of view
Even though it isn’t so, even though it’s just an act
I can make it true as alternative fact
Are you sure what’s said is said, are you sure Elvis is dead?
Are you convinced that yesterday it rained?
Do you think that ice is cold, do you think that truth be told?
Well if you do then you can be re-trained
Night is day and day is night, rhinos really do take flight
Just keep on saying it and it can be made true
If one plus one is really two, and even though that is exact
We can make it three as alternative fact
I am over six feet tall, I tore down the Berlin Wall
I am fluent in Spanish, French, and Dutch
I can run a sub-four mile, singing opera all the while
I always hit a home run in the clutch
Making up stuff is such fun, for office I should really run
Then everything I say will be gospel truth and more
Now that I really know that truth should truly get the axe
From now on it’s alternative facts.
music  politics  humor  trump  alt_facts  university  rochester  songs  youtube  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs: Aerosmith – “Sick As a Dog” | Medialoper
Album: Rocks.
Year: 1976.
...And “Sick As A Dog,” with its pleading verses, dirty guitars, insanely catchy chorus and amazing ending – said ending a stone reminder that handclaps always make a good song into a great song and a great song into a classic song – is the epitome of that theory.
More proof: during that coda as their guitars start to shred over said handclaps and Steven Tyler just gives up and says goodnight, either Whitford or Perry tosses in a recontextualized Chuck Berry lick in the same way Steve Jones would kick off Pistols songs with one.
music  70s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs: Bananarama – “Shy Boy” | Medialoper
Album: Deep Sea Skyving’.
Year: 1982.
Shoop shoop ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Shoop shoop ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Shoop shoop ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Shoop shoop ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
That, right there, is a monster, titanic hook. It was a titanic hook back in the 1960s (so much so that even Pete Townshend tossed some “shoop shoops” into “La La Lies” on the first Who album), and lord knows it’s about time for Taylor Swift to use it somewhere.
music  80s  songs  lyrics  pop_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs - Obvibase
Certain Songs
Sorted by ID (Lowest first)
music  songs  lyrics  review 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #60: Black Sabbath – “War Pigs” | Medialoper
Album: Paranoid.
Year: 1970.
And if I was forced to distill Black Sabbath down to a single song (which I wouldn’t recommend, of course), I would pick “War Pigs.” Nearly everything that made them great is here: big doomy riffs chock full of Geezer Butler’s world-filling bass; Bill Ward jazzily barreling himself through tricky multiple parts; Tony Iommi’s guitar solos appearing from thin air; and of course, the eternally underrated Ozzy Osbourne, who somehow gets away with rhyming “masses” with “masses.”
music  70s  songs  lyrics  heavy_metal  sabbath 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #61: Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” | Medialoper
Album: Paranoid.
Year: 1970.
Since neither Ozzy (or Geezer Butler, who wrote a ton of the lyrics) could ever be mistaken for subtle, it’s right there in song after song: "Fairies Wear Boots,“ "Am I Going Insane,” “Megalomania,” and of course, their most popular song, the actual world-wide hit single “Paranoid.”
Anchored by a speedy, bass-filled repeating riff, with drummer Bill Ward heavying it up by lagging behind the beat, “Paranoid” is the musical and lyrical link between Led Zeppelin and the Ramones, and – unlike most great Black Sabbath songs – short, simple and to the point.
music  70s  songs  lyrics  heavy_metal  sabbath 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #257: Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son” | Medialoper
Album: Willy and The Poor Boys
Year: 1969
One of John Fogerty’s heaviest and most passionate songs, “Fortunate Son” is also a song that has not aged even a whit in the 40 years since it first burst out of Willy and The Poor Boys.
Which sucks. Because you want songs about economic disparity and how the rich take advantage of their privilege to get out of military service in a way that the poor never ever can to feel completely anachronistic. No such luck.
As always, the music on “Fortunate Son” is clean and simple, with only the most perfunctory of riffs. Cos Fogerty — who was drafted in 1966 — didn’t want anybody to miss his righteous anger...
music  60s  songs  lyrics  blues_rock  protest 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #256: Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Born on the Bayou” | Medialoper
Album: Bayou Country
Year: 1969
Ahhh, here we go. With its feedback lick rising like an alligator from the swamp, “Born on the Bayou” is 5:14 of mysterious sonic pleasure.
On one level it’s so simple: Tom Fogerty’s guitar is in one channel and John Fogerty’s guitar in the other, while Stu Cook and Doug Clifford are holding down the fort in the middle. So in that respect, it’s not that different from many other CCR songs. And yet, it’s totally different from not just other CCR songs, but every other song ever.
music  60s  songs  lyrics  blues_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #277: David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel” | Medialoper
Album: Diamond Dogs
Year: 1974
Fueled by a guitar riff that Keith Richards is still wondering if he didn’t give to Bowie in a heroin haze and lyrics that aim for the heart of teenagers of every possible gender, “Rebel Rebel” is an undeniable, eternal classic.
It’s weird though: while it seems like Bowie was a huge star from the moment “Space Oddity” hit the radio, Diamond Dogs was actually the first of his albums that made the U.S. Top 10, and that despite the fact that the U.S. single version of “Rebel Rebel” — which was a weird, truncated mix that de-emphasised the guitar riff — didn’t do shit on the charts.
music  70s  songs  lyrics  pop_rock  bowie 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #293: Deep Purple – “Hush” | Medialoper
Album: Shades of Deep Purple
Year: 1968
I think that over the years, I always tended to discount “Hush” as inferior Deep Purple, not so much because it was a Top Ten single (after all, so was “Smoke on The Water,” and you’re damn straight I’m gonna write about that), but because it was made by the wrong Deep Purple.
After all, everybody knows that Deep Purple Mark I was decidedly inferior to Deep Purple Mark II.
Which might be demonstrably true, but unfair to “Hush,” which is a song that is clearly firing on all cylinders. And besides, if original Purple members Rod Evans and Nicky Simper are basically the earliest cogs in a great big machine, the engine of that machine was humming down the road just fine, singing “Na na na na, na na na na na na na.”
music  60s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock  deep_purple 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #383: Eddie Money – “Two Tickets To Paradise” | Medialoper
Album: Eddie Money
Year: 1977
Or of course, this eternally popular slice of soft-rock cheese.
Of course, I’m not going to deny the hookiness of the the “Waiting so long” part, or the fact that the guitars almost — but not quite — power up and rock out during the chorus.
Nor am I going to make fun of the fact that it’s not even a sex song. Nope, those “two tickets to paradise” were apparently literal, not metaphorical.
Because seriously, whichever studio vet unleashed the 45-second solo that comes in after after the first chorus hopefully just dropped his guitar and walked out, knowing that he’d hit some kind of career peak. Seriously, that musta been some killer coke that day, because I can attest that it just jumped out of the radio.
music  70s  songs  lyrics  pop_rock  guitar 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #435: Fatboy Slim – “The Rockafeller Skank” | Medialoper
Album: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
Year: 1998
Heh. One thing is for sure: if you have a problem with repetition, you probably can’t stand “The Rockafeller Skank,” which repeats its only — sampled, natch, cos no actual human could sing it — verse dozens, hundreds, millions of times.
Check its Google Play lyrics page to see what I mean.
That repetition meant that half of the people who loved “The Rockafeller Skank” as a novelty song; the other half loved it as a disruptive piece of art and the third half loved it as both!
music  90s  songs  lyrics  alt_rock  remix 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #516: Prince & The Revolution – “Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)” | Medialoper
12″ Single, 1984
With its gospel opening, punk rock speed and blazing guitar solos, “Let’s Go Crazy” was already my favorite song on Purple Rain even before it was released as a single.
But when I heard the extended “Special Dance Version” in the summer of 1984, “Let’s Go Crazy” became my favorite Prince song full stop, and with the possible exception of “The Cross,” it has remained so.
music  80s  songs  lyrics  pop_rock  prince  dance 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #527: Gordon Lightfoot – “Sundown” | Medialoper
Album: Sundown
Year: 1974
One of the things about this project is how it’s reminded me that you hear songs differently as your context for hearing those songs changes. I mean, duh.
But because of the gap between when I heard Gordon Lightfoot’s massive hit single “Sundown” in its initial run and hearing it again as a middle-aged man is so massive, it’s almost like a totally different song to me...
...So I ignored “Sundown” for years. Hell, maybe decades. It was just another song from my fondly-remembered AM radio days, like its immediate predecessor, “Billy Don’t Be a Hero.”
Then, at some point in the past decade or so, I heard “Sundown” as an adult, and was floored by its swampy ambience...
music  70s  songs  lyrics  pop_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #529: Graham Parker & The Rumour – “Protection” | Medialoper
Album: Squeezing Out Sparks
Year: 1979
This fit right in with how relative upstarts like Elvis Costello & Joe Jackson were making their names riding the new wave, but rather than being seen as some kind of capitulation to market forces, the choice toughened up Parker’s sound, and the result, Squeezing Out Sparks, is generally considered to be his masterpiece.
You’ll get no argument from me: Squeezing Out Sparks is where his songwriting, The Rumour’s playing, and his legendary crankiness all come together on a series of great songs, the greatest of which is the reggae-ish “Protection.”
music  70s  songs  lyrics  alt_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #531: Gram Parsons – “She” | Medialoper
Album: GP
Year: 1973
Even the albums which bore his name were full of collaborations, covers and of course, Emmylou Harris.
That said, Harris is nowhere near “She,” the slow-burning story song that was a absolute highlight of GP. It’s also the greatest singing performance that Gram Parsons ever gave in his too-short life.
Which was apropos, given that the subject was a great singer, and when the song gently swings into its chorus, Parsons’ vocals were utterly sublime...
music  70s  songs  lyrics  country_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #533: Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re An American Band” | Medialoper
Album: We’re An American Band
Year: 1973
Fuck yeah, I owned this single. I mean, gold vinyl, right!? But of course, that wasn’t the reason that “We’re An American Band” became a #1 hit single in the early fall of 1973.
40 years later, it seems improbable that a song which was this much rawk, both musically and lyrically, ever scaled the charts. Hell, even at the time, it felt pretty weird.
I mean, first off, “We’re An American Band” starts out with a short cowbell-lead drum solo which leaps directly into a guitar solo. Not normally the stuff of pop glory.
music  70s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #564: Guns N’ Roses – “Welcome to the Jungle” | Medialoper
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Year: 1987
If I had to choose a year where I peaked out as an indie rock snob hipster douchebag, it was probably 1987. So if you were to tell me at any point that year that I would soon (or ever) be head-over-heels for a LA-based metal band, I would have laughed and laughed.
Right? While I still loved Led Zeppelin & Deep Purple & Black Sabbath and even saw Aerosmith in concert that year, I basically considered most of the contemporary metal of 1987 either a bunch of gussied-up pop crap or amelodic thrash. And don’t even get me started on grunge.
Guns N’ Roses changed that.
music  80s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock  GnR  slash 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #565: Guns N’ Roses – “Paradise City” | Medialoper
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Year: 1987
Has there ever been a more perfectly crafted stadium rock song? Especially when you consider that it was by a band that hadn’t even come close to playing stadiums?
Sure, I guess you could make a case for “We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions,” but Queen were already huge by the time time News of The World came out, and I still think that “Paradise City” is — at the very least — more relatable. After all, very few of us well ever be champions, but we all got a shot at paradise.
music  80s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock  GnR  slash 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #566: Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” | Medialoper
Album: Appetite For Destruction
Year: 1987
Right. This song. A number #1 hit single in 1988, which seemed a little weird even then, because it wasn’t like it as a slow power ballad, or even a conventional pop song that ended with the chorus repeating over and over again.
But what “Sweet Child O’ Mine” did have was loads of drama, and a weird seat-of-your pants feel to it that somehow connected deeply to just about anybody who heard it.
music  80s  songs  lyrics  hard_rock  GnR  slash 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #620: Hoodoo Gurus – “Bittersweet” | Medialoper
Album: Mars Needs Guitars!
Year: 1985
Yes. “Bittersweet.” One of the greatest songs of the 1980s, full stop. Why in the holy hell isn’t it recognized around the world as such?
Right. Why do I keep asking that question when I lived through the answer?
But, gentle readers, it’s sometimes rough taking this journey through the past and digging into a song like “Bittersweet” and knowing that every single person ever hasn’t heard it and can’t celebrate it with me. I mean, talk about bittersweet.
music  garage_rock  80s  songs  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
Certain Songs #615: Holly & The Italians – “Rock Against Romance” | Medialoper
Album: The Right To Be Italian
Year: 1981
And as much as I’d love to report that The Right To Be Italian is a long-lost classic, I never really loved it that much, though I gave it numerous chances over the years, mostly because the one song that truly got me, the is-what-it-says-it-is “Rock Against Romance,” burns as bright as ever 35 years later.
An anthem from the start, featuring long soaring guitar lines over an churning rhythm, “Rock Against Romance” — the title itself an allusion to Britain’s contemporary Rock Against Racism movement — takes its sweet time getting to the first verse, which Vincent sings against the wake the song has already created.
music  punk_rock  80s  songs  lyrics 
february 2017 by rgl7194
The Lyrics of Rage Against the Machine: A Study in Radical Criminology? by Laura L. Finley- JCJPC, Volume 9, Issue 3
Laura L. Finley
Western Michigan University
This article analyzes selected lyrics by the now defunct metal/rap band Rage Against The Machine as a tool for teaching and understanding radical criminology. Included is a brief overview of the major tenets of the radical position, an analysis of songs from three of Rage Against The Machine's albums as well as additional singles, and a discussion of their teaching utility.
Radical criminology arose on the criminological scene in the 1960s, as a response to criticisms of traditional criminology as well as to political, social, and economic events occurring in the United States at the time. Starting with interpretations of the works of Marx and Engels and building on the work of labeling and conflict theorists (Lynch, 1997), radicals questioned both traditional criminological explanations of why crime occurs and critiqued the emphasis on positivistic methodologies. As Lynch and Groves (1989) note, the choice of the term radical truly describes this perspective, as to be radical means to try to get to the root of things and to value social reorganization or social change; both are major tenets of the radical criminological view.
music  lyrics  protest  university  alt_rock  politics  RATM 
january 2017 by rgl7194
Rage Against The Machine | Quotes | “Fuck You I Wont Do What You Tell Me!” …”It has to start somewhere It has to start sometime What better place than here, what better time than now? All hell can’t stop us now | Truth11
Dylan Eleven | Truth 11 |  Truth from the band who’s name speaks volumes…. Rage against the Machine !
Humanity is a diverse collective that has exposure to various sources of input and varied trust associciated with different sources.  To quote an economist to one person may go in one ear and out the other. But for them to hear the truth from a song, or movie, the truth is understood.  On Truth11 I try to include the truth from as many sources and points of view as possible.  In the hope that the truth will be understood by a wider range of people.  We must communicate the truth to everyone.  If you know any soucres of truth we have not covered please email me with your discoveries.
Rage Against The Machine are one of my favourite bands.  In the quest for hearing the truth from various sources, these guys have been bring ing the truth to the masses for years.
Here are some quotes of truth from their lyrics.  Please note that they are not all the lyrics from each song, they are selected lyrics from the songs.  The reason for my selection is to highlight the words of truth in the name of freedom for the purpose of the is article.  No discredit to the artist is intended.
music  protest  quotes  politics  gov2.0  RATM  lyrics 
january 2017 by rgl7194
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