This is from an October 1970 TV appearance in which Joni Mitchell performs one of her biggest hits. One thing I like about the clip is watching Mitchell approach the guitar, adjust the tuning (tuning is no small thing for her sound) and modestly downplay her voice before she starts in on the song. (Watch for a change in lyrics that replace the title!)
Two years ago this month, Martha and I had the good fortune to see Peter Gabriel in concert. The tour was built recreating his 1986 album So, but included other material as well ... and came with a visually stunning (no surprise there) presentation, with massive lighting structures that had a puppet-like quality of their own.
This presentation of In Your Eyes came from that tour.
I heard this in an Apple commercial a while back, but didn't know the tune .. or the band, or anything. It's Grouplove, which put itself together in New York several years ago. Tongue Tied is from their debut album from 2011.
Some of Thomas Dolby's songs didn't do too much for me, but I've always liked The Flat Earth, the title song of his album from early 1984. (Hyperactive was the hit single from it, should that jog a memory.)
Earlier today, I found myself silently singing "Whoa-ah, whoah" ... and not sure where that came from. The subconscious served it up: it's Cath, a single by the Bluebells, from no less than (coughs) 30 years ago.
This is an obviously lip-synced performance from UK television. (Whoa-ah, whoah.)
David Bowie's performance of Wild Is the Wind was the first I had been aware of, but once I learned that he modelled his version on Nina Simone and thus tracked down her recording of it, I now think of the song as hers. It was actually brought to the public eye, or ear, by Johnny Mathis, but five decades on, it's still Simone's song.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.