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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

Coldplay – Christmas Lights

As I type it is -10 degrees here in Houston so thought this might be appropriate from Coldplay.

For previous post on Coldplay click HERE

December 2, 2010 Posted by | Christmas, New Releases, Photography, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Sunset

Sunset Houston Renfrewshire 28th November 2010

“Snow” – Craig Armstrong with David McAlmont

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November 28, 2010 Posted by | Landscapes, Old Music, Photography | , , | Leave a comment

Long As I Can See The Light

“Long As I Can See The Light” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Put a candle in the window, but I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let’s get movin’, ’cause I’m bound to drift a while.
Well I’m gone, gone, you don’t have to worry no,
‘Long as I can see the light.

Guess I’ve got that old trav’lin’ bone,
’cause this feelin’ won’t leave me alone.
But I won’t, won’t be losin’ my way, no, no
‘Long as I can see the light.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

Put a candle in the window, ’cause I feel I’ve got to move.
Though I’m going, going, I’ll be coming home soon,
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.

To buy the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival click HERE

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Old Music, Photography | , | Leave a comment

Autumn In Houston (Renfrewshire)

17th October 2010

 

“‘Tis Autumn” – Stan Getz

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October 17, 2010 Posted by | Jazz, Old Music, Photography | , | Leave a comment

Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning….at The Rock

“Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning” – Cowboy Junkies

Sun comes up, it’s tuesday morning
Hits me straight in the eye
Guess you forgot to close the blind last night
Oh, that’s right, I forgot, it was me

I sure do miss the smell of black coffee in the morning,
The sound of water splashing all over the bathroom,
The kiss that you would give me even though I was sleeping,
But I kind of like the feel of this extra few feet in my bed
Telephone’s ringing, but I don’t answer it
’cause everybody knows that good news always sleeps till noon

Guess it’s tea and toast for breakfast again
Maybe I’ll add a little t.v. too
No milk! god, how I hate that
Guess I’ll go to the corner, get breakfast from jenny
She’s got a black eye this morning, `jen how’d ya get it? ‘
She says, `last night, bobby got a little bit out of hand’

Lunchtime. I start to dial your number
Then I remember so I reach for something to smoke
And anyways I’d rather listen to coltrane
Than go through all that shit again

There’s something about an afternoon spent doing nothing
Just listening to records and watching the sun falling
Thinking of things that don’t have to add up to something
And this spell won’t be broken
By the sound of keys scraping in the lock

Maybe tonight it’s a movie
With plenty of room for elbows and knees
A bag of popcorn all to myself,
Black and white with a strong female lead
And if I don’t like it, no debate, I’ll leave

Here comes that feeling that I’d forgotten
How strange these streets feel
When you’re alone on them
Each pair of eyes just filled with suggestion
So I lower my head, make a beeline for home
Seething inside

Funny, I’d never noticed
The sound the streetcars make as they pass my window
Which reminds me that I forgot to close the blind again
Yeah, sure I’ll admit there are times when I miss you
Especially like now when I need someone to hold me
But there are some things that can never be forgiven
And I just gotta tell you
That I kinda like this extra few feet in my bed

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June 22, 2010 Posted by | Photography, Video | , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Wee Weans 3

“One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)” – Frank Sinatra

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“I Love My Dog” – Cat Stevens

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March 26, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Fun – Wee Weans 2

“Over My Head” – Robert Ryan (Gerry Rafferty Tribute)

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Visit Robert (aka Big Rab) HERE

“Randy Scouse Git” – The Monkees

She’s a wonderful lady and she’s mine, all mine
And there doesn’t seem a way that she won’t come and lose my mind
It’s too easy humming songs to a girl in yellow dress
Been a long time since the party
And the room is in a mess

The four kings of EMI are sitting stately on the floor
There are birds out on the sidewalk and a valet at the door
He reminds me of a penguin with few and plastered hairs
Talcum powder on the letter, and the birthday boy is there.

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do
See what I feel when I care?

Now they’ve darkened all the windows
And the seats are naugh-a-hyde.
I’ve been waiting for an hour,
I can’t find a place to hide.
The being known as Wonder Girl
Is speaking I believe.
It’s not easy tryin’ to tell her
That I shortly have to leave.

Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Why don’t you hate who I hate,
Kill who I kill to be free.

[progressive scat vocals]

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do,
See what I feel when I care?
Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Why don’t you hate who I hate,
Kill who I kill to be free

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March 19, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunrise

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Once more you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Once more you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

Sometimes I fear that this will go on my life through
Each day I spend in an echoed vision of you
And then again I’ll turn down love
Remembering your smile
My every day is spent
Thinking of you all the while

The times I’ve let myself down
My head’s spinning ’round
My eyes see only you
The chances I’ve lost
Opportunities tossed
Away and into the blue

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Then again you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Photography, The Who, Video | , , | Leave a comment

The River

The above picture highlights Dumbarton Rock with the River Leven and River Clyde taken with an iPhone into a low winter sun.

One of my all time top 5 albums.

Now here’s one from a Son Of The Rock

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Photography, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

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