Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note



The above picture was captured on my iPhone whilst out a walk with the dog up North Mains, Houston, yesterday morning.

The night before I had been watching the re-run on the box of the “Second Coming” drama and this sort of reminded me of the scene in the drama where Main Road is bathed in daylight whilst all around was in darkness.

Those of you who know me will be aware that darkness will feature heavily in my life over the next few days, hopefully my postings will not be too heavy.

“Beacon In The Darkness” – Gruff Rhys

Lighten up the dark avenues with golden glow worms,
Raindrops fill my eyes,
Tears falling, Puddles form.
And with a pocket full of Asprin,
I gather up my every day,
As the target for assassin disappears and blows away.
For you are the beacon in the darkness,
You shine, the shining light at night.

People in the way,
different times that we were playing,
Kept it all inside;
Growing like a big balloon.
As if we lived in different planets,
Of parallels that pull away,
And the breathing apparatus is out of date, and in decay.

Still, you are the Beacon in the darkness.
You shine the shining light at night
And you solve the mysteries of illusion
For you are the puzzle as complete.

Gather up the board games that we played when we were young,
With father, mother, brother, sister, daugter in the sun.

For you are the beacon in the darkness
You shine the shining light at night
And you solve the mysteries of illusion
For you are the puzzle as complete.

To buy the music of Gruff Rhys click HERE

Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡrɨf ˈr̥ɨːs]; born 18 July 1970 in Haverfordwest) is a Welsh musician, performing solo and with several bands, including the Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s.

He also most recently formed the electro-pop outfit Neon Neon with DJ Boom Bip. Their album Stainless Style was nominated for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize

Click HERE for where I was a year ago

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Photography | , | Leave a comment

The Runaways

The Runaways were an American all-girl teenage rock band that performed in the 1970s. The band is best known for the songs “Cherry Bomb”, “Queens of Noise”, “Rock n Roll”, “Neon Angels (On the Road to Ruin)”, and “Born to Be Bad”. The career of the band was short (1975–1979).

Despite the short term nature of their existance they were highly influential in opening the door for the subsequent procession of female musicians who wanted to write, play live and be taken seriously.

Next year sees the arrival of a biography movie based on the 1970s all-girl rock band.

The film was written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, and stars Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie, Stella Maeve as Sandy West, Scout Taylor-Compton as Lita Ford, and Michael Shannon as Kim Fowley. Alia Shawkat plays the band’s bassist, a fictional character named Robin.

The film is loosely based on lead-singer Cherie Currie’s 1989 autobiography Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story which details her fractured childhood, the group’s meteoric rise to fame, and her subsequent battle and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

The film covers the formation of the band through to Cherie’s departure at the peak of their success.

Former lead guitarist Lita Ford and former bassist Jackie Fox were not involved in the making of the film.

The film will have its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, and be released in select North American theatres on March 19, 2010.

Here is the trailer.

For more information on The Runaways click HERE

“Cherry Bomb” – The Runaways

“Queens Of Noise” – The Runaways

“American Nights” – The Runaways

“School Days” – The Runaways

To buy the music of The Runaways click HERE

This clip is from 1977 just around the time I saw them at the Glasgow Apollo albeit after Cherie Currie had left

Finally some archive footage shot in their biggest market Japan

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Movies, Old Music, Video | | 5 Comments


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