Vincent (Starry Starry Night) | a song . a painting & a film


Lianne La Havas – “Starry Starry Night” (Loving Vincent OST)

Vincent
[Starry, Starry Night]

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of China blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand

Oh, Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

For they could not love you (love you)
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant
For one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
Like the strangers that you’ve met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
A silver thorn of the bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know Oh what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they’re not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Written by Don McLean

van gogh starry night variation

Starry Starry Night (Over the Rhone) | Vincent van Gogh

Niall Horan | ‘This Town’ | a sad love song

Niall Horan | Singer & Songwriter

 

I was creating a new radio station on Pandora and discovered the song ‘This Town’ . Niall Horan sings this beautiful song . Niall is a new discovery for me . I listened to his song repeatedly as I believe most will find it compelling. The video’s creativity is a new way to bring alive a song. Love is always hopeful but memories can still bring comfort and warmth. – j.k

 

 

 

 


This Town | Niall Horan

Waking up to kiss you and nobody’s there
The smell of your perfume still stuck in the air
It’s hard
Yesterday I thought I saw your shadow running round
It’s funny how things never change in this old town
So far from the stars
And I want to tell you everything
The words I never got to say the first time around
And I remember everything
From when we were the children playing in this fairground
Wish I was there with you now
If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
I saw that you moved on with someone new
In the pub that we met he’s got his arms around you
It’s so hard
So hard
And I want to tell you everything
The words I never got to say the first time around
And I remember everything
From when we were the children playing in this fairground
Wish I was there with you now
As if the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
You still make me nervous when you walk in the room
Them butterflies they come alive when I’m next to you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
And I know that it’s wrong
That I can’t move on
But there’s something about you
If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
You still make me nervous when you walk in the room
Them butterflies they come alive when I’m next to you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
Everything comes back to you

Songwriters: Niall James Horan / Daniel John Donald Bryer / Michael David Needle / Jamie Scott

‘This Town’ lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Downtown Music Publishing

alt-J “In Cold Blood” | a short film

A small creature like a wee mouse has many who would love to eat him/her. She must scurry along . watching every step . hyper-vigilance is essential for survival. Watch video and see how resourceful our wee mouse can be. And let’s not forget all the predators.

A lesson can be learned . we are all . each one of us . someone else’s prey . I know my life has in the past been overwhelmingly filled with predators . I now refer to them as Dementors . So what is one to do to make it until the next moment . in bravery . with minimal degrees of fear?

See what the mouse does . a pretty wild adventure . do you think she will make it . the scenery alone is worth a view . but I am routing for the under-mouse . how about you? – j.kiley

OPEN TO FULL VIEW & SOUND UP
FURTHER VIEWING SENSES WILL BE AWAKENED

alt-J “In Cold Blood” – Narrated by Iggy Pop

Rating . . . MATURE
Length . . . 4m 24s

Director . . . Casper Balslev
Mouse Whisper . . . Jessie Davidsson

Leningrad – Kolshik | a short film

The film opens with a woman singing an intense song in Russian. Cool! Goes well with the activity on the screen.

What an unusual experience. Don’t want to give any hints – just a glowing recommendation for film lovers who find originally to their taste. Also – recommend opening to full screen with sound up. Watch closely as the film progresses. Important to keep in mind a detailed recount of the action. ‘Leningrad – Kolshik’ and the song blend well as the tension and aghast minds in your head are being blow away. The singer infuses a passionate element to the building of the changing images occurring on the screen.

This film really trips my mind out. No idea what I was about to see could have prepared me for what was happening in the amazing visuals. Toking is advised but not necessary. Trip out is the word here. Have a majorly spellbinding experience. Hope it works for you. Short films do sometimes carry a wallop. Cheers. ‘It’s all just a ride.’
– j.kiley

Leningrad – Kolshik

Rate . . . PG (Material Is Questionable For Children)
Genre . . . Action | Thriller | Explosive
Length . . . 4m 19s

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Director – Ilya Naishuller
Produced by Dimitry Mouraviev and Ekaterina Knonekno
Art director – Petr Bndarenko
DoP – Henry Meder

Everybody Hurts


Everybody Hurts – R.E.M. Solo by Michael Stipe (Live at Glastonbury 2003) HQ

EVERYBODY HURTS
by R.E.M.

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

R.E.M.

The pain can be physical, emotional, mental, psychological, even spiritual. The title speaks the Truth: “Everybody Hurts Sometime.” ‘Hold on’ is the best mantra to say over and over again to one’s self when living inside the wall of darkness, to hold on, ‘this too shall pass’. To the composers of this song, they must have experienced many levels of pain and to Michael Stipe for expressing it so powerfully. I could feel your spirit shining through it all. I chose this piece of music for what it means to me and others who experience the darkness of such deep levels of pain. I will repeat what the song says: ‘HOLD ON’ EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIME ‘HOLD ON’… – j.kiley ps. Life is still here for you.

See Post on ‘the secret keeper’ from Saturday Oct 15th 2016
for further details on R.E.M.

Our Fight Song


Our Fight Song – from Democratic National Convention

Fight Song

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left

It takes a village to raise a child
Prepare him to run the nation
We’ve got some hard choices
But together we’re going to make it
We’re living in history
America take a bow
We’re about to show the world
Women are equal now

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I’m alright song (Hey!)
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

No I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Fight Song,” produced by Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins,features actors, musicians and supporters singing their support for Hillary Clinton using Rachel Platten’s Fight Song done a capella.

Piano Man


Piano Man – Billy Joel

PIANO MAN

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There’s an old man sitting next to me
Makin’ love to his tonic and gin

He says, “Son, can you play me a memory
I’m not really sure how it goes
But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

La la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
And you’ve got us feelin’ alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he’s quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be
He says, “Bill, I believe this is killing me.”
As the smile ran away from his face
“Well I’m sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place”

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he’s talkin’ with Davy, who’s still in the Navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it’s better than drinkin’ alone

Sing us a song you’re the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody
And you got us feeling alright

It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
‘Cause he knows that it’s me they’ve been comin’ to see
To forget about life for a while
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, “Man, what are you doin’ here?”

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Sing us a song you’re the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody
And you got us feeling alright

by Billy Joel