Monday, September 26, 2011

Blue Monday


They've forecast 'unseasonably mild weather', though this morning's breaking kind of grey.

We'd best let McCoy Tyner's singing lines lift our spirits and lift 'em high on this beautiful, beautiful thing.

McCoy Tyner - 'She's Leaving Home' (1995)

12 comments:

  1. Let's hope the weather stays good for tomorrow as I'm gown your way then.
    Lovely sunny bank holiday Monday up here. Alas, I am working!

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  2. Here's how it's looking for the rest of the week - maybe a little warm for blue-skinned Scots.

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  3. Is this what they call an indian summer or just a fucked up climate?

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  4. Great versh - is it from the (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz comp..

    On a similar riff - have you checked
    José Feliciano - A Day in the Life

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  5. Aye Mond, I have that on 'Feliciano!'.

    The McCoy is indeed from the comp you mention, and by some margin the finest thing on it: most of the rest is unlistenably 90s 'smooth' for me, but I hear lovely traces of his classic stuff with John Coltrane in this.

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  6. So generally, like, every time, what gets me, see, 'bout 'She's Leaving Home' is how men so young could see a parent's viewpoint so clearly. I mean, the lyrics, late teens/20somethings don't think like that. Until they have their own offspring, they can't see any relevance to a mum or dad's perspective.

    How many songs are there about a similar point of view? S'pect there's many, but I can't think of 'em.

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  7. Very busy, this town of yours Mr H!

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  8. Oh aye, it's the most prodigious city in the universe Drew (as they used to say about Rome in the Asterix books).

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  9. gee i adore absobloominlutely adore mccoy tyner. if i could do anything it'd be those big modal chords. ta my dear for this - new to me and glorious
    x

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  10. New to me too just this week, hon: I hear 'em, I blog 'em, that's what it is x

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  11. When you can play, and I mean really play; when you understand the music, it sounds like this.

    x

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