Archive for the ‘Love and Music’ Category

By Hans Ebert And so you’ve now gone from choosing songs for your wedding to deciding what songs should be played when you’re laid to rest, and as Lennon sang, “Everybody loves you when you’re six feet in the ground”. That was from “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” off his tremendously underrated- [...]

It’s a beautiful rendition of a pop classic and one respect the reasons for recording it, but give me Brian Wilson’s original recording of his gorgeous “God Only Knows” over this star-studded version, any day. Often, one cannot improve on the original which is why they remain originals. And when an emotionally mangled Brian Wilson [...]

A friend of mine sent me a link to John Denver singing his own song, Leaving On A Jet Plane, first a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in the Sixties, then, Chantal Kreviazuk. and, most recently, was recorded by the Cast of Glee. The yard goes on forever- and so does a great song. [...]

Perhaps it’s facing mortality for the first time, or morbid curiosity brought on by various vagaries happening around you all at the same time, but one gets to the point of thinking that time’s running out, and there’s nothing more to do as you’ve been The Wolf Of Wall Street and sung with Warren Zevon [...]

They called it “The Sound of Young America”, or “The Sound of Detroit”, but when Berry Gordy Jr, below, unleashed this incredible new sound in the early Sixties on his Tamla-Motown label, it was confusing to many of us who were busy trying to look like our Beat Boom musical heroes. Let’s face it, there [...]

From a very early age, you’re told by your elders- especially one’s parents- that you’re judged by the company you keep- mainly those you choose to be your friends as, often, they have a marked bearing on how you wish to live your life. As life moves on, this saying also comes to the fore [...]

When it’s over, it’s over, and no matter how much one might try to make it work, or cling on for selfish reasons or because of years of living a lie ‘cos of “parental indoctrination” about how it was meant to be, when that ship has sailed or that train has been de-railed, there is [...]

DON’T LET LOVE TURN TO GOOP

Posted: 31st March 2014 by We-Enhance in Beatles, LIFE, Love, Love and Music

Guess it’s all gone to Goop- the marriage that looked as if it might last forever and which, some of us, saw materialize during a Coldplay concert in Bangkok when Chris Martin sat behind his piano without his band members onstage and dedicated a song to “someone very special in the audience.” He then launched [...]

GEORGE HARRISON AND LIFE’S LESSONS

Posted: 17th January 2014 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Love, Love and Music, Music

It was a long and winding road for him and standing in the very long shadows of John and Paul could not have been easy, but since way back to Don’t Bother Me, there was always something about George Harrison that had a huge influence and impact on many lives. Sure, there was Beatle George [...]

What a hue and cry there was by the media including righteous radio stations in America that followed John Lennon’s throwaway line that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and the apology he was forced to make as the boys still had a long way to go with their music. Compare that episode with [...]