Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
I need to watch the opening to Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? for the 77th time.
Sinatra with eden ahbez.
I’ve posted this Ike & Tina clip many times but it’s so magical & mysterious & beautiful. Who shot this? It’s so… such stuff as dreams are made of.
Dolly & Porter.
Mark Linkous passed on and rode that horse, th’yonder, three years ago, March 6, 2010. He’ll be forever missed.
If you can tell me which movie this bitchin’ Cheap Trick song opens you’re either my best friend or you’ve watched one too many movies starring Meat Loaf.
Heaven Tonight. Cheap Trick.
Waylon Jennings. “What Makes a Man Wander.”
Hank Williams playing his Martin D-28 to Hank Jr. in 1949.
“Hank Williams Jr. later sold the guitar to a friend for some shotguns. A few owners later Neil Young tracked the guitar down and he’s now owned it for more than 30 years.”
Said Neil Young:
“I’ve got a Hank Williams’ guitar, but I play it all the time. It’s an old Martin D-28. I bought it from Tut Taylor. It’s always great when someone understands what this is that they’re holding, who understands the effect Hank Williams had on all of us. They are sort of awestruck by being in the presence of anything that he touched - to the point that to actually play his instrument elevates them to another level. It’s a wonderful thing to have a guitar for that reason. A lot of people who should have played it, have played it. I’m careful about it, but I use it all the time. It’s not on a wall in a museum.”
Chet Baker in the bathtub. Howlers of the Dock. 1960.
Frank Ifield’s “I Remember You” pops into my head at least twice a month. I was surprised to learn Dorothy Lamour sang it first in the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In directed by the song’s composer, Victor L. Schertzinger, and that Johnny Mercer originally wrote the lyrics for Judy Garland. I always think I hear an earlier 1930s Ink Spots’ version in my head, but that doesn’t exist. I wish it did. But this one sure is pretty.
One of my favorite Velvet songs…