Released by the Lovin’ Spoonful in the summer of 1966 (a lifetime ago!), Summer in the City remains etched in my youthful memory. Who can forget lyrics like “Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty…” clearly sung by John Sebastian? I know I can’t. Did you know that Joe Cocker covered the song in the 1990s? Neither did I.
This is a beautiful film, gorgeously photographed in black & white, casual and breathtaking at the same time, impeccably choreographed, alive with the mystery that is life. Yeah, I really liked it. Best to see it on the big screen. This trailer just appeared to remind me of the films transcendent greatness. The Pink Floyd music (not used in the actual film) really sells it.
“My name is Yoyoka Soma. I am 8 year old Japanese drummer.” … “The drum was the first instrument in which I felt an interest in my life.” … “My dream is to be the best drummer in the world.” Pure joy. Makes me smile every time I watch it.
This is made up of 2 sunsets, looped and mirror imaged. The music excerpt “Alight Spiral Tap” is borrowed from “REWORK” an album of music by Philip Glass (mixed by Beck & others).
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra gives an awesome live performance of the theme from Sergio Leone’s classic western “A Fistful of Dollars” (staring Clint Eastwood) composed by the great Ennio Morricone. Is that great or what? Want more? Here’s a performance of the theme from “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” !
Chris Cornell 1964-2017. Rest In Peace.
They don’t make car commercials like they used to.
A classic in the genre of “Ironical Music Videos”. It’s a Beautiful World. Or is it?
Certainly, I do not need to post up this music video of The Verve‘s 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, I mean it’s already been viewed over 200,000,000 times! But, it’s a great song, no matter the tortured copyright issues stemming from its sampling of previously recorded material by the Andrew Oldham Orchestra, which itself was derived (or inspired) from the Rolling Stone’s song The Last Time, which if you listen to, sounds absolutely nothing like Bitter Sweet Symphony and has totally different lyrics. I had never seen the music video featuring vocalist & song writer Richard Ashcroft, and it is really great!
Eric Burdon and the Animals sing their 1964 hit song The House of the Rising Sun. Who could forget this memorable tale of a life gone bad (spent in sin & misery). Turns out, people have been singing this song for a few hundred years, in one version or another, and the origin & author of the song are lost to history. Hmmm, it must tell a story that still resonates today! Mothers, tell your children, not to do what I have done!