Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

John Lennon 30 Years Gone

John Lennon was shot dead outside his New York apartment on the night of 8 December 1980.

The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Mark Chapman was convicted of Lennon’s murder and sentenced to life in prison.

I remember waking up the next morning to the following BBC News Broadcast

“Working Class Hero” – John Lennon

“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” – The Beatles

“How?” – John Lennon

How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?
How can I go forward when I don’t know which way to turn?
How can I go forward into something I’m not sure of?
Oh no, oh no

How can I have feeling when I don’t know if it’s a feeling?
How can I feel something if I just don’t know how to feel?
How can I have feelings when my feelings have always been denied?
Oh no, oh no

You know life can be long
And you got to be so strong
And the world is so tough
Sometimes I feel I’ve had enough

How can I give love when I don’t know what it is I’m giving?
How can I give love when I just don’t know how to give?
How can I give love when love is something I ain’t never had?
Oh no, oh no

You know life can be long
You’ve got to be so strong
And the world she is tough
Sometimes I feel I’ve had enough

How can we go forward when we don’t know which way we’re facing?
How can we go forward when we don’t know which way to turn?
How can we go forward into something we’re not sure of?
Oh no, oh no

To buy the music of John Lennon click HERE

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December 8, 2010 Posted by | News, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #23

This is a late entry to my Top 30 having only bought the album last week.

John Grant is an American singer-songwriter. He recently launched his career as a solo artist, having previously been lead vocalist with The Czars.

He released his debut solo album Queen of Denmark on April 6, 2010. It was recorded in collaboration with Midlake, and released on Bella Union.

Described as a deeply personal album it was chosen as Best Album of 2010 by the music magazine Mojo.

“Where Dreams Go To Die” – John Grant

Your Beauty is Unstoppable, your confidence unspeakable
I know you know I know you know, that I know that you know
I’m willing to do anything, to get attention from you dear, even
though I don’t have anything that I could bargain with

This is like a well-oiled machine, could I please see that smile again?
It’s all that makes me feel like I am living in this world, I see you closing
all the doors, I see the walls as they go up, I know it’s what you have to do
I’d probably do the same thing to, my dear

Baby, you are where dreams go to die, and I regret the day
your lovely carcass caught my eye, baby, you are where dreams go to die
and I’ve got to get away I don’t want to but I have to try, oh baby

You have to play your part my dear, I’ve written it all down for you
it doesn’t matter if the things, you say to me aren’t true,
just do it then I’ll let you go, just say the words and say them slowly
I promise i’ll tell no one, yes I cross my heart and hope to die

To buy the music of John Grant click HERE

My favourite Rolling Stones album has always been “Let It Bleed” with 1978’s “Some Girls” also a personal favourite.

I never really saw what all the fuss was about regarding “Exile On Main Street” that was until I bought the remastered edition back in March and suddenly it all clicked and made sense, now it must be the “rock and roll” album by which all are judged, totally majestic!

“Loving Cup” – The Rolling Stones

To buy the music of The Rolling Stones click HERE

To view a previous post on The Rolling Stones click HERE

Fiona’s favourite Stones track was “Gimme Shelter” from “Let It Bleed” so here as a bonus is a great cover version by Merry Clayton

“Gimme Shelter” – Merry Clayton

To buy the music of Merry Clayton click HERE

December 8, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, New Music, Old Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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