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When we are weary we must remember to relax and enjoy some of the good things in life like love and romance or stimulating venues with those special persons. Many Cafes play music and serve aperitifs. We shall devote this channel to those pursuits so that you can find diversions to the news of the world and celebrate the arts and scenes of far off places.



A taste of the temporal while pondering the eternal


On the town or...


On the terrace


Life is a spin.


Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953)
 
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  • Alex North Unchained Melody
    by George Freund on January 11, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    You know a song is special when it can make someone cry in any language.

  • The Trump Fight Song - 'We're Not Gonna ...
    by George Freund on January 3, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    ALTERNATE LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxFxr34zQk

    "We're Not Gonna Take It" is a song by the American band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. It was first released as a single (with "You Can't Stop Rock & Roll" as the B-side) on April 27, 1984. The Stay Hungry album was released two weeks later, on May 10, 1984. The single reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making it Twisted Sister's only Top 40 single. The song was ranked No. 47 on 100 Greatest 80's Songs and No. 21 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

    In the summer of 2015, the song was adopted as the theme song for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The song is played after all his campaign appearances where it is known unofficially as the Trump fight song. Newsweek reports Dee Snider of Twisted Sister gave Trump permission to use the song.

    "We're Not Gonna Take It" was written by vocalist Dee Snider. As influences for the song, he cites the glam rock band Slade and the Christmas carol, "O Come, All Ye Faithful".

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We've got the right to choose and

    There ain't no way we'll lose it

    This is our life, this is our song

    We'll fight the powers that be just

    Don't pick our destiny 'cause

    You don't know us, you don't belong

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    Oh you're so condescending

    Your goal is never ending

    We don't want nothin', not a thing from you

    Your life is trite and jaded

    Boring and confiscated

    If that's your best, your best won't do

     

    Oh, oh, oh

    Oh, oh, oh

    We're right, yeah

    We're free, yeah

    We'll fight, yeah

    You'll see, yeah

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    Oh, oh, oh

    Oh, oh, oh

    We're right, yeah

    We're free, yeah

    We'll fight, yeah

    You'll see, yeah

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    We got the right to choose and

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    There ain't no way we'll lose it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    We'll fight the powers that be

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    Don't pick our destiny

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    SONGWRITERS

    NEVINS, JASON / SNIDER, DANIEL DEE / ROBINSON, JERRY


  • Troggs - "Love Is All Around"
    by George Freund on December 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    The Troggs (originally called The Troglodytes) are an English rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in 1964. They had a number of hits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their most famous songs include the U.S. chart-topper "Wild Thing", "With a Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around", all of which sold over 1 million copies and were awarded gold discs. "Wild Thing" is ranked #257 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was an influence on garage rock and punk rock


    "Love Is All Around" is a song recorded by the Troggs, featuring a string quartet and a 'tick tock' sound on percussion, in D-major. It was written by lead singer Reg Presley and was purportedly inspired by a television transmission of the Joy Strings Salvation Army band's "Love That's All Around".[1][2] The song was first released as a single in the UK in October 1967. On the UK Singles Chart top 50, the record debuted at number 50 on 18 October 1967[3] (using the Wednesday date system)[4] (date derived from 21 October 1967[5] and 28 October 1967[6]), peaked at number five on 22 November 1967[7] (using the Wednesday date system)[8] (date derived from 25 November 1967[9]), and appeared 15 straight times. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the record entered at number 98 on 24 February 1968, peaked at number seven on 18 May 1968, and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart.

    Troggs "With A Girl Like You"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6__s2-iytA0

    Wild Thing - The Troggs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXt2A7inIU


  • PLACIDO DOMINGO -MALAGUEÑA SALEROSA
    by George Freund on December 7, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    Malagueña Salerosa also known as La Malagueña is a well-known Son Huasteco or Huapango song from Mexico, which has been covered more than 200 times by recording artists.

    The song is that of a man telling a woman (from Málaga, Spain) how beautiful she is, and how he would love to be her man, but that he understands her rejecting him for being too poor.

    Malagueña Salerosa is attributed to Elpidio Ramírez and Pedro Galindo, published by Peer International in 1947 (monitored by BMI), although Mexican composer Nicandro Castillo questions the validity of that authorship. As he mentions:

    "Composer don Nicandro [Castillo] wrote that several tunes from la Huasteca which were known as huapango songs composed by Elpidio Ramírez, Roque Ramírez and Pedro Galindo, were actually anonymous songs, as was the case of Cielito Lindo (Son Huasteco) and La Malagueña, which in reality, like La Guasanga or El Sacamandú, were known many years before, and should be part of the public domain. "

    Many have recorded and played this song, in particular Conjunto huastecos, Mariachis and Bolero Trios. But the most famous version was made by Miguel Aceves Mejía with a mariachi band. With Huapangos or Son Huastecos, the falsetto technique is used to great effect, as in David Záizar's version. Quite a few versions of the song feature vocal gymnastics by whomever sings them, particularly the stretching of vowels such as the "e" sound in the gentilic 'Malagueña' for as long as the singer can hold the note.


  • THE CLASH Know Your Rights
    by George Freund on October 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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    "Know Your Rights" is a song by The Clash. It was released as the first single from the album Combat Rock, three weeks prior to the release of the album.

    The song begins with the words "This is a public service announcement...with guitar!" The structure of the song revolves around the rights held by the poor and disenfranchised, in which the speaker of the song, presumably a villainous civil servant (whose identity is assumed in the song by vocalist Joe Strummer), names the three actual rights. At the end, the notion that more rights should be granted is rebuffed by the speaker.

    The three are:

    "The right not to be killed. Murder is a crime, unless it is done by a policeman, or an aristocrat".

    "The right to food money, providing of course, you don't mind a little investigation, humiliation, and, if you cross your fingers, rehabilitation".

    "The right to free speech (as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it)".

    "Know Your Rights"

    Joe Strummer – vocals, lead guitar, piano

    Mick Jones – sound effects

    Paul Simonon – bass guitar

    Topper Headon – drums


  • Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
    by George Freund on August 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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    Barry McGuire (born October 15, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter best known for the hit song "Eve of Destruction", and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of contemporary Christian music.

    "Eve of Destruction" is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in 1965. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire. This recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine (of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew") on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording "leaked" out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded.


  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL MORNING ON THE BLACK SE...
    by George Freund on July 7, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://www.videoclip.bg/watch/499475_chestit-dzhulaj-morning2015-ot-blgariya-heep-july-morning

    SUNRISE ON THE BLACK SEA COAST IN BULGARIA. WE ARE IN EDEN. MAKE NO MISTAKE. WE ADD MUSIC TO THE SURF, BUT THE REST IS GOD'S CREATION. WATCH IT A FEW TIMES AND PUT THE ECONOMY TO REST. MONEY WAS MAN'S INVENTION NOT GOD'S. THEY CALL THE SUNLIGHT ON THE WATER THE SUN ROAD. FOLLOW IT TO HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH. AND GOD SAID IT WAS GOOD. I SAY THERE'S NOTHING BETTER.


  • TRIBUTE TO JAMES HORNER
    by George Freund on June 23, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 - June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements.

    Horner was an accomplished concert hall composer before he moved into writing film scores. His first major film score was for the 1979 film The Lady in Red, but did not establish himself as a mainstream composer until he worked on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Horner's score for Titanic is the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time while Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

    Horner collaborated multiple times with directors Jean-Jacques Annaud, Mel Gibson, Walter Hill, Ron Howard, and Joe Johnston. Horner composed music for over 100 films, and won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.

    The messages he left will last forever as a testament. However, his craft was hijacked to implant messages in the movies. I remember putting a lot of time into the pulsations of 3D Avatar. It was timely to look at the Hollywood video yesterday. We cannot surrender to the dark side for fame or fortune. God does not pay well. He rewards well. There was no money in Eden only on the other tree. On his tree we had the life. From that tree the fruit is sweet. If we hold on together, we can taste it. That's why I clasp the tree of life and shake the tree of knowledge. If we hold on together....forever in Eden.


    I feel strongly this was a solstice sacrifice happening on 6/22. However, his legacy was dynamic.

    On June 22, 2015, unconfirmed reports emerged that Horner was killed when his Embraer EMB 312 Tucano turboprop aircraft crashed into the Los Padres National Forest in southern California. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft. Though the pilot was not immediately identified, Horner's attorney said, "We know it's his plane, and we know we haven't heard from him." Variety later confirmed Horner's death. His assistant wrote on her Facebook page, "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent [who] died doing what he loved." The FAA indicated the official identity of the deceased pilot will be confirmed by the local authorities.


    The Mask of Zorro - Zorro's Theme

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyX2oJr9-k

    Josh Groban - Remember Me (Troy)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO826MDTZ1E

  • BARE NAKED LADIES: Lovers in a Dangerous...
    by George Freund on June 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew "Andy" Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left the group in 2009.

    Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in its self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada, and the band receiving a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon was released in 1992. Andy Creeggan left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009 leaving the group as a quartet.

    "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" is a song by Bruce Cockburn, originally released on his 1984 album Stealing Fire. The song was a Top 40 hit for Cockburn, peaking at No. 25 on the Canadian charts the week of August 18, 1984.

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ...
    by George Freund on June 7, 2015 at 9:59 PM
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    Creedence Clearwater Revival (often shortened to "Creedence" or "CCR") was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed the roots rock and swamp rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they portrayed a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern American iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War.


    "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" is a song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum (1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on the RPM 100 national album chart in March 1971. In the US, it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the same year. On Cash Box pop chart, it peaked at number three. Billboard co-listed the b-side "Hey Tonight". In the UK, it reached number 36. It was the group's eighth gold-selling single.[1]

    Some have speculated that the song's lyrics are referencing the Vietnam War, with the "rain" being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky.[2] In his review of the song for Allmusic website, Mark Deming suggests that the song is about the idealism of the 1960s and about it fading in the wake of events such as the Altamont Free Concert and the Kent State shootings and that Fogerty is saying that the same issues of the '60s still existed in the 1970s but that people were no longer fighting for them.[3] However, Fogerty himself has said in interviews and prior to playing the song in concert that the song is about rising tension within CCR and the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band.[4] In an interview, Fogerty stated that the song was written about the fact that they were on the top of the charts, and had surpassed all of their wildest expectations of fame and fortune. They were rich and famous, but somehow all members of the band at the time were depressed and unhappy. Thus the line "Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day." The band split in October the following year after the release of the album Mardi Gras.

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll stop the rain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1qGB4d-7nw

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6iRNVwslM4

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJAjOlp4Tas

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aae_RHRptRg

    CCR - Midnight Special

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrj5Kxdzouc

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwQmxLaknc

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl3jNJn5fQ0

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Down on the Corner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niwYYOpd70o

  • Rammstein - Amerika (english)
    by George Freund on May 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    "Amerika" is a song performed by German band Rammstein. It was released in September 2004 as the second single from their album Reise, Reise.


    Content

    The song deals with the worldwide influence of the culture of the United States of America. The two verses are sung in German with a chorus in Denglisch: We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar, We're all living in Amerika, Amerika, Amerika and We're all living in Amerika, coca cola, sometimes war. The band views it as a satirical commentary on Americanization, and the lyrics refer to such things considered American as Coca-Cola, Santa Claus, Wonderbra and Mickey Mouse.

    Video

    The video shows the band in Apollo-era space suits on the Moon, with shots of other cultures acting like stereotypical Americans and some using American-owned products such as cigarettes, with the assertion that American culture is everywhere. The high-tech Apollo scenes are intercut with African, and Australian Aborigine tribal footage as a stark cultural contrast. The end of the video shows that the band have actually been in a fake Moon set in a studio,[1] complete with film crew, an allusion to Apollo moon landing hoax accusations. Till Lindemann, Rammstein's lead singer, wears a space suit with the name "Armstrong" on it, a reference to Neil Armstrong.



  • Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About M...
    by George Freund on May 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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    Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.

    The band scored a string of hit singles, and are best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #1), from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" (UK #7, US #3, CAN #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, IRE #1, NLD #1). In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.[1]

    The core of the band is the two remaining founding members – Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Andy Gillespie (keyboards), drummer Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982) and Ged Grimes (bass guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, drummer Brian McGee, and keyboardist Mick MacNeil.


    "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds. The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. It was written by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band).


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