Tuesday, May 29, 2007
On this day 1917 : John F Kennedy was born
I can remember so well when John F Kennedy became US president 1961.
To most people of my (our ?) age this should be the new era. No more war, peace, black people would get it better. A 'young' president, so the future would be for us 'youngsters'.
Wikipedea is the place to be for further information.
How different would things go. The Cuban crisis, Vietnam, Kennedy being killed.
I'll never forget where I was, what I did when the latter happened.
The future would become quite darkly for so many years.
Can you imagine John F Kennedy would have celebrated his 90th birthday today ???
By the way, do you know the song 62-Dean, Jimmy - PT-109 is about John F Kennedy ?
If not please return to Wikipedia again to read all about Kennedy's leadership during the USS PT-109 incident in the Second World War in the South Pacific !!!
Here's the beginning of the lyrics.
In forty-three, they put to sea
Thirteen men and Ken-ne-dy
Aboard the P. T. 109
To fight the brazen ene-my
And off the Isle of OLASANA
In the straits be-yond the "ROO"
A Jap destroyer in the night
Cut the One-O-Nine in two.
Complete lyrics can be found at CowboyLyrics.
Here's a little (remake !) video of this song. Have fun, although hardly appropriate when I think about the way John Kennedy died. Well, life goes on.....
Almost unneccessary to say I was, despite the mistakes Kennedy also made, one of his admirers !!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Celtic Women - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Here's another great version of this Johann Sebastian Bach masterpiece.
Jesus remains my joy, my heart's comfort and sustainence
Jesus withstands all suffering, He is my life's strength
The sun, the desire of my eyes, treasure and delight of my soul,
and so, I let Jesus not out of my heart and future.
Violinist Máiréad (was part of River Dance) and singers Méav Ni Mhaolchatha, Chloë Agnew and Orla Fallon at the Slane Castle, Ireland.
Maybe you wouldn't think so but I'm really also into classical music ....
How refreshing this is compared to what our children have to see on eg MTV.
♪♫♪♫♪This music gives me chills!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
D is for Sandy Denny : Live at Ebbet's Field House 1973
I like Sandy Denny (born Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny; 6 January 1947—21 April 1978).
My friends like her singing.
Just listened this evening to a bootleg live appearance at Ebbet's Field House, Denver, Colorado, April 1973.
No time to tell more about her or this concert.
When you think you'll like this go to the comments !
Labels: sandy denny
Friday, May 25, 2007
VRocket live radio
Every friday he's on air around this time : http://vrocket.hopto.org:8000/
See also the link on the left if you wanna listen to this great internet radio station at another time. It's runned just by volunteers.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Adidas street-style commercial
"He's got the whole world in his hands ....... :-)"
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
On this day Sophie is sweet sixteen
On 2007_april_06 I wrote about a benefit Popcornparty on behalf of Sophie.
Today Sophie turns 16 years old, so Neil Sedaka sings Happy birthday seet sixteen just for her !
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Excusez moi AND here are the Rutles
So, just a short note from sunny Belgium to tell ya I'm still around.
The Rutles are a legend. A living legend. A legend that will live long after other living legends have died.
This is the semi-legendary story of the Prefab Four who made the sixties what they are today !!! (From 'sleeve notes').
After I've listened again to this great Sgt Rutter's only darts club band I didn't forget to watch the Rutland Weekend Television movie clip !
Wanna join ? Comment !
Friday, May 11, 2007
Leo Kottke live in the 70's
As time goes by my favorite music changed. I now wonder why I did buy a lot of psych music in the 70's.
I suppose it has to do with my style of living at the time. I lived on a farm, we had a kind of commune.
Great time. I never used drugs (apart for 2-3 times a hash joint), the others did. Psych music seems to belong to it. So I also did buy that. Now I say how stupid could I be. To me music has to be simple. I prefer the pré Beatles era.
But I still like a lot of music made after that period. Leo Kottke is such an example. I learned about him in my 'commune' period.
I told ya about him in my post Kottke, Leo - 6 and 12 string guitar 1971.
One of this great songs is Kottke, Leo - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
Despite my age I still work. Responsible work. So no time to post anything. Sorry.
But in my spare time I just surf the internet.
This week I visited amongst a few others Chocoreve.
He has a great live FM radio recording by Leo Kottke from 1973 Dutch VPRO rado. This Dutch radio station VPRO made a lot of great live recordings. I have quite a few on tape ....
I saw on Chocoreves posting also mentioned Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring so I had to get this.
Will check if I have this also (I think so), but my version will be a tape recording.
I'm very glad to have this in a great quality.
Please go to Chocoreve (2007_may_10) to get this radio performance. You will not be disappointed I promise ya. It's such in 'informal' performance. It's just like he's talking to a few friends and singing some songs.
When you agree with my opinion, please give Chocoreve some feedback ! That's always appreciated.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
On this day 1937 : Hindenburg Lakehurst Crash
Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N.J., May 6 --
The zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire and explosions here at 7:23 o'clock tonight with a loss of thirty-three known dead and unaccounted for out of its ninety-seven passengers and crew.
Three hours after the disaster twenty-one bodies had been recovered, and twelve were still missing. The sixty-four known to be alive included twenty passengers and forty-four of the crew. Many of the survivors were burned or injured or both, and were taken to hospitals here and in near-by towns.
The accident happened just as the great German dirigible was about to tie up to its mooring mast four hours after flying over New York City on the last leg of its first transatlantic voyage of the year. Until today the Hindenburg had never lost a passenger throughout the ten round trips it made across the Atlantic with 1,002 passengers in 1936.
You can read the whole article in the New York Times.
Reporter Herbert L Morrison was present to do a radio report of the arrival of the Hindenburg. At first he was thrilled of the view at this magnificent air-ship but soon he had to report about this unexpected disaster.
In the comment I put for you this short radio report. It always makes me shiver when I listen to this. At the end you can hear Herbert Morrison cry about the loss of so many lives. A real history document.
Laser radio : radio tunes evening pt 2
In the comments I put the links to three 128kbits mp3 files. Each 45MB. So the whole three hrs are there for those interested.
Note : the language is Dutch and I don't think you'll like it when you dunnot understand Dutch.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Laser radio : radio tunes evening
Both are founders of the Society of radio jingles and tunes.
Laser Radio organizes tonight a radio tunes evening.
Writer Jelle Boonstra and former off-shore Radio Station Veronica technician Ad Bouman will play a lot of those remarkable tunes and will tell ya a lot of interesting stories 'behind the scenes'.
It starts at exactly 20 hours local_CET time and goes on until 23 hours.
You are of course also invited to JOIN (just click this to attend live !) us again ! By doing so you get the internet stream directly in your Winamp or Mediaplayer.
Happy listening !
On Laser radio this is was first scheduled for 21 april, re-scheduled to 28 april, but because on that day Theo Dumoulin's Popcorn was scheduled (instead of may 5) this great jingle night will now be aired the 5th of may.
Pffff hope you can understand this all.
Thanks go to Jos who has the right info in the comment.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
On this day 1965 : Spike Jones dies
He began his musical career as a drummer but quite soon he started an orchestra of his own which played 'comical music' which was very different to the normal big band music. Most people only know him by that and sadly don't recognize how fine musician (and arranger) he was.
Spike Jones and his City Slickers had a huge succes in the forties and fifties with songs like Cocktails For Two, William Tell Overture, Der Fuehrer's Face and Hawaiian War Chant.
Great vocalists with great names. What a fun it must have been when they did performances.
Sadly I don't have original LP's by him but only (three) compilation LP's.
From these three I made a personal compilation for ya.
See the comment of my choice of songs (all about 50-60 years old !) and which I put on Rapidshare in only 128Kbits. The records are quite bad. I 'cleaned' the songs as good as possible but you still can hear the crackles. I dont mind, hope you also.