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Verden McCutcheon

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      Season 10 Week 3...Love

            1)Love Story.....The best song this week

            2)One Kind Of Love...Not great but palatable..

            3)Higher Love...….Very boring..Zzzzzz

            4)Where is the love...Couldn't get through the whole song...rap is not my thing


           
                                                      my votes for week 3
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John B

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not sure if it was the Anglophile lite of Taylor Swift's (not bad) song, but been listening to Eddi Reader, who is kind of the Celtic Elvis Presley of female singers. 
On the 'Love is the Way' album, there's a song called "Sweet Mountain of Love"  that should be familiar to many of us.  Yes, it's the same song Brian wrote for American Spring.  (name change, unexplained)

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Lord Stubbleface!

hahahahahaha!


Well, Al, you sure know how to pull out a big theme, where do you start?  Let's try at the start  with another lord ...



When you can't get them off your mind ...






And I suspect this is entirely off topic, but I'll pop it in anyway.


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Larry Franz

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Originally Posted by John B
... been listening to Eddi Reader, who is kind of the Celtic Elvis Presley of female singers. On the 'Love is the Way' album, there's a song called "Sweet Mountain of Love"  that should be familiar to many of us.  Yes, it's the same song Brian wrote for American Spring.  (name change, unexplained)

Here it is:  Eddi Reader -- "Sweet Mountain of Love" (YouTube has a picture of a somebody else's album)
youtube.com/watch?v=6NC7vVmcrhI

Someone has obviously heard the original, which I love, have posted more than once and which -- as you know -- has "sweet mountain of love" in the lyrics. It came in 4th against strong competition in season 5 and ended up 6th in the Tin playoffs (with 25 voters).

(American) Spring -- "Sweet Mountain" (1972)



bonnie -- Thanks for the Lord Huron. I love that song too (probably why I've posted it more than I realized -- four times??? -- in the past two years -- I'm in a rut).

Regarding Lord S.
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Swift then looked through his pictures, and concluded he was suitable for the music video. Gaston fulfilled the requirements Swift had set out, describing him as a "Prince Charming that could've been alive in the 1800s." .... Swift was very impressed by Gaston's acting skills: "I was so impressed by the way his [expressions] were in the video. Without even saying anything, he would just do a certain glance and it really came across well."

But one wonders whether stubble was de rigueur in the early 19th century.

More love:

Rosemary Clooney (George's mom) -- "Someone To Watch Over Me"
youtube.com/watch?v=2bj_c66kH-Y

(the male) Elvis Presley -- "Can't Help Falling In Love"
youtube.com/watch?v=vGJTaP6anOU

(another male) Elvis Costello -- "Mystery Dance"

Well I remember when the lights went out
and I was tryin' to make it look like it was never in doubt.
She thought that I knew, and I thought that she knew,
so both of us were willing, but we didn't know how to do it.

Why don't you tell me 'bout the mystery dance?


youtube.com/watch?v=p0MNf2Rztn8

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Al Forsyth

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Love, Day Three and we are starting to get our love on.  St. Kilda and Verden, thank you for your votes – no dry Wednesday. 

Bonnie, all love is acceptable by whomever.  It’s all open to interpretation anyway and here at BW.com we find the interpreters.   Larry did mention that he is the Lord Huron guy around here but he has also created Stubbleface in our vocab now.  The Savages have me banging my head – that riff – whew.  Aldous you’ve given us before.

Going back to responses and to John B. and Larry – good sleuthing here with American Spring and Eddi (more Eddi later). 

My take on love at midweek.  Is love something that we feel both or either emotionally and/or physically?  Is a belief?  Music and songwriting are based upon it. It doesn’t always have to be someone, but something. 

John Lennon gets us started with how Real Life became Real Love (the last Beatles single ever recorded and on the charts).

youtube.com/watch?v=rH81uwLbqys

youtube.com/watch?v=SlIV_EKaPAk

And seeing the love by the then three surviving Beatles

Here’s some heartfelt music and in the video they edit in Brian from Kennedy Center. Check the ending Mercy and LOVE!

Some new Tal Wilkenfeld – Love Remains (she explains)

youtube.com/watch?v=FkWohlTpyQM

For John B. More Eddi – Love Is The Way

youtube.com/watch?v=szcPJMG1YIc


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D.A.N

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G Brian Wilson
S Steve Winwood.  Yes, it's overplayed
B Taylor Swift
T Black Eyed Peas
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John B

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as usual, thanks, Larry.!

for lyrics, I'm going to go with a 2nd verse again.  This song is by Mark E. Nevin (the guy who co-wrote Morrissey's "Sing Your Life"), and was there at the very start for Eddi Reader. It's called 'A Smile in a Whisper.'  See if you agree that "you're threading a needle with boxing gloves when you try to talk about love."


"All of the letters and all of the words
in all of the books all over the world
They're nothing but sounds and vowels and nouns
for taking to strangers, that's all they're worth

Words are unable to speak of love
Like a smile in a whisper does..." 

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and p.s. for uh,
god's sake, could everyone wipe 
that ash smudge off your foreheads today...
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Larry Franz

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The music adds something to the words, and vice versa.

The School -- "Love Is Anywhere You Find It"
youtube.com/watch?v=pO6fZWFQG1E

Frank Sinatra -- "Night and Day" (1962, with strings)
youtube.com/watch?v=mGGirB4XOmI

Dion & the Belmonts -- "That's My Desire"
youtube.com/watch?v=MIZo9ueQoXY

Two from Buffalo Springfield -- "Kind Woman" and "Do I Have To Come Right Out and Say It"
youtube.com/watch?v=Xlj73VBULj8

youtube.com/watch?v=Jijdla3Il3o

Brian Wilson -- "Love Ya"
youtube.com/watch?v=21uAwX30rwY

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Al Forsyth

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Thanks DAN for the votes.  Larry and John B. contributions.  

MORE Love, but to go back in time to the Super Bowl 2011.  It's a spectacle of course and the Peas are the feature. After Usher's leaping split (impossible to imagine) we get Where Is The Love.  I like the dancing hearts (spectacle). My question is can Fergie actually sing, but it has to be so loud and pumped up in the bowl that you just let it loose. If anyone has the curiosity of watching the top ten Super Bowl halftimes, good luck. The Peas didn't make it and neither did Paul McCartney. 

Adele covers Robert Smith
youtube.com/watch?v=i5bpYECjPJ4

Anne Murray covers Loggins and Messina
youtube.com/watch?v=O2EzSWEpWXU
Lady T had a little birdy that told her that you felt the same - make a deal
youtube.com/watch?v=17lidZaKKPI
Shhhhhh - My fave Teena Marie song (Square Biz - I'm talking LOVE - find the track after this)
youtube.com/watch?v=6r3wArwiCn0

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More Runt:
youtube.com/watch?v=Ln8SUCvNTOk
Listen to his commencement speech (when you can)

THIS video (and song): 
youtube.com/watch?v=7UAzcOAeRZo

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John B

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Al, I vote for 'I just wanna be your lovergirl (I just wanna rock your world)'.

Concerning lyrics, I was thinking of what Brian has said a couple of times, about ideally, if you're feeling really inspired, you do chords, to melody, to lyrics yourself.  (as he did with 'In My Room' and 'Til I Die').

Lyrics today are by Eddi Reader herself.  I use to think she must be singing to her deceased mother, who she remembers giving her advice as a little girl.  I don't know her history, except she was raised by her grandmother.  Don't think she was pulling a manipulative Terry (Seasons in the Sun) Jacks on us, but, you never know.   There's one place in the song where she goes all Minnie Ripperton.  I'll just write (MR).  Nice little Dylan reference if you catch it.

                                            WHISPERS                 (by Fairground Attraction)

The way she whispers, the stories I have heard
In captivation, my eyes are wide with her words
So much respect in here, my heart is blowing up to burst

With one step forward, she leads me by the hand
I think I'll make it with stars up in the sky
They show we're all the same and some day they say we all must die

Tell them all
Wrap them up in fire with your love
Tell them all
Here I am

Somebody told me the answer's in the fight
Grab all you can and take everything in sight
Don't care if I sit here forever
Holding nothing but my heart

She whispers to me 'it makes no difference
you get what you give and only then just enough
to make you happy no more no less
Too much is too absurd'

Tell them all
Wrap them up in fire with your love
Tell them all
Here I am

She speaks in silence, her work is never done
But still goes on 'til the battle she has won
But for a moment I though I saw her
Dancing in the stars
(MR)
Here I am
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Al Forsyth

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Eddi was on Batman soundtrack?  Nobody lives without it!  It pretty. 
youtube.com/watch?v=AhvIP48ptKM
John B. Our first hearing Eddi?
youtube.com/watch?v=txapREGWHp0
Love in the studio - you can feel it (see it and hear it)
youtube.com/watch?v=YhZZiMOy334

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"Love, love me do, you know I love you...My love is warmer than the warmest sunshine...Love me two times girl, once for tomorrow, once just for today...Oh, love is a hurtin' thing...Your love is like a rollercoaster, baby...The purpose of a man is to love a woman, and the purpose of a woman is to love a man...You're the best lover that I ever had...I've been put down, I've been pushed around, when will I be loved...Love is patient, love is kind...So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal...Baby, I can't hang upon no lover's cross for you...I don't want you to be true, I just want to make love to you...It's easy for two people to lose each other in this tunnel of love... if you only got love for your own race (Where's the love?)...What makes you think love will end, when my whole life depends on you...I found love on a two-way street and lost it on a lonely highway...When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothin' else...You love me, you hate me, you cut me down to size...Love is you, you and me, love is knowing we can be...Love, love is strange, lot of people take it for a game... I want to know what love is..."

So many shapes and forms of love and its loss, both in life and in music.

My votes this week:

Gold -- "Where Is The Love", Black-Eyed Peas. What a breath of fresh air their distinctive style of music was, and a great blend of hip-hop and pop. Especially powerful lyrics on this classic, and I love the way the group members take turns singing the verses. Easily my #1 pick this week. 

Silver -- "One Kind of Love", Brian Wilson. Such a lovely song, co-written by Brian and longtime band member Scott Bennett, from the Love and Mercy movie soundtrack and NPP album. And an appropriate nominee for Best Original Song in the 2016 Golden Globe awards, but unfortunately not a winner. 

Bronze -- "Higher Love", Steve Winwood. The guy has such an impressive career resume, and this was certainly one of his all-time biggies. While he had a number of good songs in his solo career, I generally prefer his earlier music as part of Traffic, Blind Faith, and the Spencer Davis Group. My personal favorite by Winwood and Capaldi as members of Traffic:


Tin -- "Love Story", Taylor Swift. This is one of her better songs, but I've never been a big fan of her music. By contrast, if my wife were voting, I'm sure this would be her gold selection. Different strokes for different folks, and so on and so on...

Rather than adding a bunch of song clips for this week's theme, instead, I've quoted above some recognizable lyrical phrases from about 20 well-known songs about love from over the decades.

With the lingering late winter weather in much of North America, I will, however, include one of my favorite winter instrumentals about love, which I included in my "Four Seasons" battle a few years ago:


Excellent battle theme and song selections, Al!
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Larry Franz

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These would have fit in our Escape week.

The Beach Boys -- "Lana"
youtube.com/watch?v=xpooNu177s0

Elliott Smith -- "Everything Reminds Me of Her"
youtube.com/watch?v=5p2-gjUuwy0

Ella Fitzgerald -- "But Not For Me"
youtube.com/watch?v=WbQnXsKrsI0

Judy Garland -- "The Man That Got Away" (1954, from A Star Is Born #2)
youtube.com/watch?v=gNDu75gEiIo

These wouldn't have. 

Ben E. King -- "On the Street Where You Live"
youtube.com/watch?v=AnHW_roApwQ

The Secret Sisters -- "My Heart Skips a Beat"
youtube.com/watch?v=iHuHkEuuF98

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Al Forsyth

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Tom,

Thanks for the votes and the twenty references to LOVE.  When you sneak Lover's Cross in, well done.  
I do like Traffic.  Barleycorn was the first real respect from me.
One of my faves >
youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=JPxN6zcLtPQ
youtube.com/watch?v=t8878chOvfI
More Traffic info: Dear Mr. Fantasy
youtube.com/watch?v=gDbnPcDExFE
With Clapper:
youtube.com/watch?v=98XqT4kBWT4

Larry,  good stuff ^.  REALLY liked the Judy. 

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