Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

I Bid You Farewell

HELPLESS DANCER HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DROPPED IN

BE LUCKY!!

THE SITE ARCHIVE OF POSTINGS WILL REMAIN OPEN

ENJOY

CATCH ME ON FACEBOOK SEARCH : GILBERT LAWRIE

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER SEARCH : THEENDLESSNOTE

Advertisements

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Friends, Mrs D, New News, Photography, The Dugs, The Who, Video | | 5 Comments

Bonnie

It is hard to believe that Bonnie has been gone two years today, time flies by even when you are not having fun.

“My Bonnie” – The Beatles with Tony Sheridan

On her way to Houston for a life way too short.

June 19, 2011 Posted by | Old Music, The Dugs | , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday

20110528-061033.jpg

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Photography, The Dugs | | Leave a comment

Andy Warhol

“Andy Warhol” – David Bowie

(This is Andy Warhole and it’s take one, take one)
It’s, it’s Warhol actually
(What did I say)
Whole, it’s whole as in wholes
(Andy Warhol)
Wah, Andy War hol, Andy War hol (he)
Like whole hub
He
Ha
Are you ready
(Yeah)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Like to take a cement fix
Be a standing cinema
Dress my friends up just for show
See them as they really are
Put a peephole in my brain
Two New Pence to have a go
I’d like to be a gallery
Put you all inside my show

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all

Andy walking, Andy tired
Andy take a little snooze
Tie him up when he’s fast asleep
Send him on a pleasant cruise (hm hm hm)
When he wakes up on the sea
He sure to think of me and you
He’ll think about paint and he’ll think about glue
What a jolly boring thing to do

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can’t tell them apart at all

(Handclaps)

To buy the music of David Bowie click HERE

May 10, 2011 Posted by | Old Music, Photography, The Dugs | , , | Leave a comment

Sleeping Dog

“Sleeping Dog” – Pete Townshend

Sleeping dog by the open fire
You’re sleeping your life away
You don’t know how far you’ve got to go
Or the trouble that you’ll have to face

Yet all I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

Sleeping children laying in your beds
Tomorrow you’ll be back at school
You look so young but you’ve come so far
You’ll never be any soul’s fool

All I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

(instrumental verse)

All I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

Now I’m going up to my wife
Baba I pray to you
Love me just a little like I love them
And I can do some sleeping too

All I can do is love you
Provide you with a song
All I can do is love you
Like you’ve been loving me all along

All I can do is love you
Provide you with a verse or two
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

To buy the music of Pete Townshend click HERE

April 12, 2011 Posted by | Old Music, Photography, The Dugs, The Who | , | Leave a comment

New Years Day

Best wishes to you all for 2011.

Helpless Dancer will return on 10th January 2011.

Be lucky !!!

“Next Year, Baby” – Jamie Cullum

Next Year,
Things are gonna change,
Gonna drink less beer
And start all over again
Gonna pull up my socks
Gonna clean my shower
Not gonna live by the clock
But get up at a decent hour
Gonna read more books
Gonna keep up with the news
Gonna learn how to cook
And spend less money on shoes
Pay my bills on time
File my mail away, everyday
Only drink the finest wine
And call my Gran every Sunday
Resolutions
Well Baby they come and go
Will I do any of these things?
The answer’s probably no
But if there’s one thing, I must do,
Despite my greatest fears
I’m gonna say to you
How I’ve felt all of these years
Next Year, Next Year, Next Year
I gonna tell you, how I feel
Well, resolutions
Baby they come and go
Will I do any of these things?
The answer’s probably no
But if there’s one thing, I must do,
Despite my greatest fears
I’m gonna say to you
How I’ve felt all of these years
Next Year, Next Year, Next Year

To buy the music of Jamie Cullum click HERE

Fiona with Blue

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Jazz Vocal, Mrs D, New Year, Old Music, The Dugs, Video | , , | 3 Comments

Winter Wonderland

With the thaw due to kick in today I thought it worthwhile to post some phtos taken on the iPhone from around Houston taken over the last week or so.

“In The Bleak Midwinter” Bert Jansch

“Winter -Four Seasons” – Vivaldi

“Walk Out To Winter” – Aztec Camera

December 9, 2010 Posted by | Classical Music, Houston, Landscapes, Old Music, Photography, The Dugs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bonnie – One Year Gone

"Bonnie"

“My Bonnie” – Tony Sheridan with The Beatles

Bonnie & Blue

See also HERE and HERE

June 19, 2010 Posted by | Old Music, The Dugs | , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Blue!

From the above, Blue is the one looking for food as usual, to this his first drink

to getting ready for his first match

to learning to handle Bonnie a new addition to the family who sadly passed away last June

to now an elderly gent of 10 years standing

“I Love My Dog” – Cat Stevens

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he’ll get

So, I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I don’t need no cold water to make me realize that

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…

I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na…
I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na…

To buy the music of Cat Stevens click HERE

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Family, Old Music, The Dugs | , , | 1 Comment

Hounds Of Love

There is a lovely article in this months Uncut on the best Kate Bush album “The Hounds Of Love”

In August 1985, the NME featured Bush in a “Where Are They Now” article. Two days later, on The Wogan Show, the single “Running Up That Hill” was played for the first time.

Considered by many reviewers to be her masterpiece, Hounds of Love (1985) is no less experimental than previous albums from a production standpoint. Because of the high cost of hiring studio space for her previous album, she built a private studio near her home, where she could work at her own pace. Hounds of Love ultimately topped the charts in the UK, knocking Madonna’s Like a Virgin from the number one position.

The album takes full advantage of the old vinyl format with two very different sides, offering very different listening experiences. The first side, Hounds of Love, contains five “accessible” pop songs (each examining a particular type of love), including the four singles “Running Up That Hill”, “Cloudbusting”, “Hounds of Love”, and “The Big Sky”.

 “Running Up That Hill” re-introduced Bush to American listeners and received considerable airplay at the time of its release. It expanded her small, but loyal, American fan base and climbed to number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1985.

The second side of the album, The Ninth Wave, takes its name from “The Coming of Arthur”, a chapter of Tennyson’s epic poem, “Idylls of the King”, about the legedary King Arthur’s reign, and is one continuous piece of music. Diving into a poetic, metaphorical dream-world, the music takes you through a night of dreams and nightmares, culminating in the apocalyptic “Hello, Earth” in which the narrator looks down at a decimated Earth from another planet, or heaven, or the astral plane (this has never been exactly defined) and mourns her lost world. For this piece, Kate enlisted the help of choral group The Richard Hickok Singers to write in an “alien” language what had been Latin lyrics. The album earned Bush nominations for Best Female Solo Artist, Best Album, Best Single, and Best Producer at the 1986 BRIT Awards.

Sometimes she can appear to be too clever for her own good but their is no doubting she has good taste when it comes to dogs.

To buy the music of Kate Bush click HERE

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, The Dugs, Video | , | 2 Comments

%d bloggers like this: