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Don´t give up ! – the Show must go on !

Just saw this clip from a concert from 1990 in Chile , with Sting , Peter Gabriel and the beloves Sinead O´Connor performing “Don´t give up ” . If you have already listened to this song you already realize that there is something bad  going on , if you can read in the faces of Peter and Sinead and see their reaction – they  often turn their heads  toward the keyboard player – you come to the conclusion, he´s the one who´s responsible for the confusion of the other musicians, he better should have learned the notes of this song before better , because s long time you don´t  recognize this song in his piano play , even Sting got his problems . Poor Sinead and Peter , but they know as professional artist as they are  ” the show must go on ” even if the tune is not as perfect as it normally used to be –   Don´t give up ! they must have thought all the time – eight hard minutes !

and the original version for the one who don´t know the song

Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush

Don´t give up – ein Song den Peter Gabriel und Kate Bush zusammen aufgenommen haben . Hier habe ich so einen Clip , eine Live aufnahme gefunden von einem Konzert aus dem Jahr 1990. Etwas missglückt , weil ein Musiker etwas Nachhilfe benötigt hätte , man sieht sogar das Notenblatt noch auf seinem Keyboard liegen, ziemlich verwegen was der da abliefert . Und Peter Gabriel und Sinead machen etwas , was Profis laut Dieter Bohlen ( ja genau das hat der Bohlen erst kürzlich in DSDS gesagt ) niemals passieren sollte, die lassen es sich anmerken, das etwas nicht stimmt und schauen die ganze Zeit links zu dem Keyboarder ( not very amused ) , ich denke das ist ein Klasse Beispiel wie man es laut Bohlen nicht machen sollte .

Lament , i say

lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form. The grief is most often born of regret, or mourning.

Happy get lucky – Pharell Williams

Best of White Winter Hymnal covers

I must confess , i love this song , i´m impressed how many people covered already this song , i´ve collected the best one´s , that´s all



I found this picture yesterday , i love the colours , and i love the summertime


Fra Diavolo – The Devil´s Brother – Teufelsbrüder

The original from  Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
Fra Diavolo ou L’Hôtellerie de Terracine, opéra comique in three acts, first performance 28 January 1830, Théâtre Feydeau, Paris.

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and  Dennis King in “The Devil’s Brother” (1933)

Marcel Wittrisch
Erblickt auf Felsenhoh’n den kuhnen Rauber stolz und hehr!
Marcel Wittrisch (born Antwerp, 1 October 1901 died Stuttgart, 3 June 1955) was a popular German operatic tenor.

and the italian version

Great Opera – Callas and Garancia

Often i hear the people write and say , the divine Maria Callas, she is incomparable. A few days ago i´ve watched the “flower Duet” by Delibes , with Alina Garancia and Netrebko . In my opinion the best piece i´ve ever seen . They are both adorable . the best show i´ve  ever watched before .

But to come back to the topic , i saw lateron a video clip from Alina Garancia performing Habanera from Carmen .

Please watch it and have a look , especially on her gesture and the expression of her face , opera is not only singing but also a performing art.

Afterwards you should watch this clip , a concert of 1962 and Maria Callas as Carmen performing the same song , if you had no idea what´s the difference between these two artists , you will understand it afterwards .


Kraftwerk – Grammy Lifetime Award winner 2014

Kraftwerk haben als erste deutsche Band den Grammy für Ihr Lebenswerk bekommen , lange überfällig wenn man mich fragt . Ich hab heute so in alten Melodien geschwelgt , dabei ist mir aufgefallen, daß ich alles vor Autobahn 1974 bisher noch gar nicht beachtet hatte

Hier ein Song aus dem Jahr 1970 – Ruck Zuck

Die schwammen voll auf dieser experimentellen Welle damals und haben ganz neue Klangkonstrukte geschaffen, mittlerweile sind mir solche alternativen Klänge sehr ans Herz gewachsen , auch mein Sohn meinte heute , daß ihn diese weniger weit verbreitete Musik mittlerweile mehr anspricht , als das gängige Radiogedudel, Recht hat er . War aber schon immer so, bei mir , das ist wohl mein ungewollt geistiges Erbe an ihn.

Ich hab auf Youtube gestern noch so einen Channel gefunden , voller solcher Songs , der Youtube User nannte die Playlist “

“Weird Sounds: A Young Man’s Guide To Unfriendly Music”

hier ein paar Auszüge

Interlude I from Alt-J and Covers

What’s behind the keyboard shortcut “alt + J” of your keyboard ? Who presses this key combination on an English Mac keyboard,  receives a small triangle “. Delta” Δ- a technical term but it is not only one of these vile key commands. It is also the name of a band from Leeds, England, which is supposed to be called film, but there have been  legal problems.

Interlude I is a song of their debut album ” an awesome wave ” , an acappella song .And because i love acappella, hey i´m virtually forced to write a blog about it :-)

Here is the original song from Alt-J

and a few cover versions , the best one is from a quartet called Krossmen

and this one  is the best cover with female voices

the best solo cover

the funniest cover

a very professional remix

“Interlude I (Ripe & Ruin)”

She only ever walks to count her steps
Eighteen strides and she stops to abide
By the law that she herself has set
That eighteen steps is one complete setAnd before the next
Nine right and nine left
She looks up at the blue
And whispers to all of the above

Don’t let me drown, don’t breath alone
No kicks no pangs no broken bones
Never let me sink, always feel at home
No sticks, no shanks and no stones

Never leave it too late, always enjoy the taste
Of the great gray world of hearts
As all dogs everywhere bark, it’s worth knowing
Like all good fruit the balance of life is in the ripe and ruin

and a few others

Lydia , the tattooed Lady -la la la la …….

I´ve watched “The Fisher King ” several times and loved always this romantic scene in the Chinese Restaurant , when Parry , the homeless  has his first date with the hidden beauty Lydia. I´ve always wondered where this song comes from, but never made efforts to find out about his origin , when i  suddenly  stumbled yesterday over the original , a scene out of a Marx Brothers film , where Groucho intonates this song.

Here the restaurant scene out of the Fisher King

and the scene of the Marx Brothers film “At the Circus” 1939

and : In the series finale of Breaking Bad, “Felina,” part of this song is featured as a ringtone on Todd Alquist’s cellphone when he receives a phone call from his boss and love interest, methamphetamine distributor Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, after Todd was strangled to death by Jesse Pinkman. Ironically, it was Walter White who retrieved the cell phone from Todd’s body and took the call.

and the lyrics

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!


When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world,
if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree,
or Washington crossing The Delaware.


Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin’,
up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!


Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here’s Godiva, but with her pajamas on.


Here is Grover Whelan unveilin’ The Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on.
Here’s Nijinsky a-doin’ the rhumba.
Here’s her social security numba.


Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy’s in command of the fleet,
for he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia…
(He said Lydia…)
They said Lydia…
We said Lydia, la, la!


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