mercoledì 30 maggio 2012

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Rod Stewart And The Faces "You can make me dance, sing or anything (even take the dog for a walk, mend a fuse, fold away the ironing board, or any other domestic short comings)" - 1974 
(Rod Stewart/Ron Wood/Kenney Jones/Tetsu Yamauchi/Ian McLagan)

Fu l'ultimo singolo ufficiale del gruppo inglese Faces. Apparse successivamente sulla raccolta "Snakes And Ladders - The Best Of The Faces" del 1976 .
La canzone conserva tutt'ora il primato del titolo più lungo nelle classifiche degli hit inglesi.




Hey baby, i wanna say something to ya', listen


Sometimes when i get out of my head

And i say all the wrong things
Sometimes i know i stay out late at night
And i get back fighting, hey babe
Somehow all my plans keep slippin' through my hands
And i end up crying, but listen
I can be a millionaire
Honey when you're standing there you're so exciting

You can make me dance, you can make me sing
You can make me do just any old thing and i love it

Sometimes i wanna get up so early
And get away from here girl
Summer's gone and before long
North winds blow, that bring the snow
I'll keep us warm girl
My schemes it seems are merely dreams
Fading with each morning, hey babe
But this old heart of mine
Is far too proud not to keep on trying

You can make me dance, you can make me sing
You can make me do just any old thing, yeah baby

So little bird don't fly away
Want you here every day
Don't ever leave me
I'd rather lose both my eyes
Than never see your smiling face again girl

You can make me dance, you can make me sing
You can make me do just any old thing
You can make me dance, you can make me sing
You can make me do just any old thing

Hey babe, keep on loving me babe
Yeah, keep on loving me babe
Just keep on loving me babe ...
Just keep on loving me darling ...
Woww, alright, hey baby, oh darling
Keep on loving me darling
Just keep on loving me darling ...


The Faces - da sinistra a destra: Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Kenny Jones, Ron Wood, Rod Stewart

The Faces - foto di copertina del singolo "You can make me dance, sing or anything (..) del 1974


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Adam Green "Dance with me" - 2002

Heart and soul Baby 
There's no goal
Turn the lights on bright
You're a rock and roll star

Feel my love
Coming from the heavens above
When my eyes meet your eyes
You know it's true

Chorus:

Baby come dance with me
Baby come dance with me-ee
On tv at the tv station

Baby come dance with me
Baby come dance with me-ee
On tv at the tv station

You are lost
and I'm at home
And nobody wants to be here alone

Ooo baby's in mint condition
Man I'm doin' some dirty wishin'
Let's both get on that rocket to the stars

Baby come dance with me
Baby come dance with me-ee
On tv at the tv station

Baby come dance with me
Baby come dance with me-ee
On tv at the tv station

(repeat until fade)
Joel Peter Witkin "La giovanissima" - 2007

Joel Peter Witkin "L'image indélébile" - 1994

Joel Peter Witkin

Joel Peter Witkin 

Joel Peter Witkin "Bad student" - 2007

"Joel Peter Witkin And Son" - fotografia di Herb Ritts - 1988

Joel Peter Witkin (Brooklin, 13 settembre 1939) - autoritratto

sabato 19 maggio 2012

mercoledì 16 maggio 2012



The Jam "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" - 1978
"Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" è il secondo singolo estratto dall'album All Mod Cons, realizzato il 21 Ottobre 1978. Sul lato B la cover di "So Sad About Us" degli Who e "The Night", scritta da Bruce Foxton. Il retro della copertina del singolo mostra un'immagine del batterista degli Who, Keith Moon, morto il mese prima dell'uscita del 45 giri, per un'overdose di un medicinale prescritto dai medici per aiutare il suo alcoolismo.

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The distant echo - Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains To take them home to The ones that they love and who love them forever The glazed, dirty steps - repeat my own and reflect my thoughts Cold and uninviting, partially naked Except for toffee wrapers and this morning's papers Mr. Jones got run down Headlines of death and sorrow - they tell of tomorrow Madmen on the rampage And I'm down in the tube station at midnight I fumble for change - and pull out the Queen Smiling, beguiling I put in the money and pull out a plum Behind me Whispers in the shadows - gruff blazing voices Hating, waiting "Hey boy" they shout - "have you got any money?" And I said - "I've a little money and a take away curry, I'm on my way home to my wife. She'll be lining up the cutlery, You know she's expecting me Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork" And I'm down in the tube station at midnight I first felt a fist, and then a kick I could now smell their breath They smelt of pubs and Wormwood Scrubs And too many right wing meetings My life swam around me It took a look and drowned me in it's own existence The smell of brown leather It blended in with the weather It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth It blocked all my senses Couldn't see, hear, speak any longer And I'm down in the tube station at midnight I said I was down in the tube station at midnight The last thing that I saw As I lay there on the floor Was "Jesus Saves" painted by an atheist nutter And a British Rail poster read "Have an Awayday - a cheap holiday - Do it today!" I glanced back on my life And thought about my wife 'cause they took the keys and she'll think it's me And I'm down in the tube station at midnight The wine will be flat and the curry's gone cold I'm down in the tube station at midnight Don't want to go down in a tube station at midnight

giovedì 3 maggio 2012

Irving Penn - "Cuzco Children" - 1948

Irving Penn (Plainfield, 16 giugno 1917 - New York, 7 ottobre 2009) - autoritratto

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Rory Gallagher "A Million Miles Away" - 1977


This hotel bar is full of people, 
The piano man is really laying it down, 
The old bartender is as high as a steeple, 
So why tonight should I wear a frown? 

The joint is jumpin' all around me, 
And my mood is really not in style, 
Right now the blues flock to surround me, 
But I'll break out after a while.


Yes I'm a million miles away, 
I'm a million miles away, 
I'm sailing like a driftwood, 
On a windy bay, 
On a windy bay.


I'm a million miles away, 
I'm a million miles away, 
But I'm sailing like a driftwood, 
On a windy bay, 
On a windy bay.


Why ask how I feel, 
Well, how does it look to you? 
I fell hook, line and sinker,  
Lost my captain and my crew.


I'm standing on the landing,  
There's no one there but me, 
That's where you'll find me, 
Looking out on the deep blue sea.


There's a song on the lips of everybody,  
There's a smile all around the room, 
There's conversation overflowing,  
But I sit here with the blues.


This hotel bar has lost all its people,  
The piano man has caught the last bus home,
The old bartender just collapsed in the corner,  
Why I'm still here, I just don't know, 
I don't know.


I'm a million miles away, 
A million miles away, 
I'm sailing like a driftwood on a windy bay, 
On a windy bay.


I'm a million miles away, 
A million miles away, 
I'm sailing like a driftwood on a windy bay, 
Send me away...
Richard Avedon - autoritratto - circa 1960

I Beatles ritratti da Richard Avedon - 1967

Bob Dylan fotografato da Richard Avedon - 1965

Diana Ross fotografata da Richard Avedon per la copertina dell' album "Diana" del 1980