Saturday, December 25, 2010

Best Wishes.

Start 2011 with a blank page for a good start.
But don't forget your memories.
Memories are important, so look back at them once in a while.
Let go of the bad memories.
Save the good ones.
Fill up the empty spaces.
Lock up the rest in your heart. <3

Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't you see me standing in the shadows of love.

● Today's musicblog is about The Four Tops, because they are one of my favourite Motown, Classic artists. I love their music and I downloaded the album "The Definitive Collection". Really nice songs, you should seriously check them out.

Four Tops
♬ Also one of my favourite songs all time is Standing in the Shadow of Love by Four Tops.
 - This song is just amazing, I really loves this. It is catchy and it drags you into his feelings, he is pouring out his heart. His vocals are strong and that is what makes this song more powerful.

♬ Another favourite song of mine by the Four Tops is Reach Out, I'll Be There.
 - I remember I always used to sing along and danced to this song when I was a little kid, it brings back memories. It has kind of the same theme and a similar musical arrangement of Standing in the Shadow of Love.

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet. What I really like about the lead-singer Levi Stubbs is that he mixed singing with shouting, it gives the songs another feeling, another way of expressing. Levi Stubbs and groupmates Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for four decades, 1953 until 1997.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stairway to Heaven.

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have
Two meanings

In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are

Ooh, it makes me wonder

Ooh, it makes me wonder

There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying
For leaving

In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those
Who stand looking

Ooh, it makes me wonder

Ooh, it really makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason

And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will
Echo with laughter

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, ooh, whoa, oh

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean
For the May queen

Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change
The road you're on

And it makes me wonder

Aw, uh, oh

Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?


And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

And she's buying a stairway
To heaven...

R.I.P. my uncle. It was way to soon for you to leave us. You are always in our hearts. ♡
Stairway to Heaven, R.I.P. H.D.


Friday, December 10, 2010

The intention of doing is cute, but proved by facts is forever in your memory.

Love must be proved by facts not by reasons.
What one does is what counts
And not what one had the intention of doing.
at Picasso Gallery

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let's twist again, like we did last summer.

Ahh I'm into Classics again. Motown, Four Tops, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes etc, etc. Amazing music. I love the ol' day songs, that music is so much better than these days.

● Today I'm going to blog something about Chubby Checker, because I have his song on my mind for the last few days. I will blog about other artists and favourite songs etc. more often. This is the premier of my music posts, yeuy. I will keep the posts short with my opinion, favourite song and a little information.

Chubby Checker
♬ One of those songs is this one, Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker.
 - A really fun song, it makes you want to move your body and just smile. And I love his voice! It has this funny sound in it, but it is really good and strong. 

Chubby Checker's real name is Ernest Evans, he was an American singer-songwriter, born at October 3, 1941. Because of his 1960 hitcover of Hank Ballard's RnB hit "The Twist" he also popularized the dance style Twist. In September 2008, "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958.