Regret, Charlotte Bronte
Long ago I wished to leave
” The house where I was born; ”
Long ago I used to grieve,
My home seemed so forlorn.
In other years, its silent rooms
Were filled with haunting fears;
Now, their very memory comes
O’ercharged with tender tears.
Life and marriage I have known,
Things once deemed so bright;
Now, how utterly is flown
Every ray of light !
‘Mid the unknown sea of life
I no blest isle have found;
At last, through all its wild wave’s strife,
My bark is homeward bound.
Farewell, dark and rolling deep !
Farewell, foreign shore !
Open, in unclouded sweep,
Thou glorious realm before !
Yet, though I had safely pass’d
That weary, vexed main,
One loved voice, through surge and blast,
Could call me back again.
Though the soul’s bright morning rose
O’er Paradise for me,
William ! even from Heaven’s repose
I’d turn, invoked by thee !
Storm nor surge should e’er arrest
My soul, exulting then:
All my heaven was once thy breast,
Would it were mine again !
‘John Paul Jones’ by Johnny Horton
And me, a Johnny Horton fan, who hadn’t heard this great song about a great hero! Well I have now. And remember Mikael: We also… “Have not yet begun to fight!” Not one of Johnny’s best, but… Listen anyway! Take Care, all!
‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’ by Bobby Horton
Yellow Rose of Texas … Bobby Horton version
I recall having this song on an old 45 record as a kid, I wore it out. I dunno why, but I love this tune. Please enjoy it with me again. (While Nena takes a break!)
‘Cream’ by Prince
Well, I cannot really say I love the video or the words, but it’s got quite a HELLA tune to it. I’ll give the Symbolated One this: He’s got TALENT. And a great voice. So enjoy!
Now if you want to hear something EVEN better, read my notes below…
Blondie Turns 40!
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
And years later, Blondie is still stunning, in both looks and voice,.
Talent and personality.
Perhaps the answer is not to be too successful at any particular thing: Success can become an albatross for an artist, as it does for those actors who do so well in a particular role that they can never successfully take on any other.
Brian Eno, when asked the secret of artistic longevity (via austinkleon)
This makes sense. Typecasting….
Today, a look at the contributing compounds to ‘old book smell’, and the origins of the less well researched ‘new book smell’: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-hV
Books don’t get old. They get better.
Try that with an e-thing.