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jardiniere wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Thanks, it's great to see the song performed live with the response from the audience. I can't help but smile every time I hear it. But it doesn't tell me anything about the video. I'm intrigued to know what inspired such a bizarre film.
Having seen many videos made to accompany songs, videos that often seem to have nothing to do with the lyrics, I think there's no way of knowing the inspiration without contacting the author.
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Archy wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Love her voice, good to hear that again.

FFS, you are right, I did put Maurane songs up before, died way to early, fantastic singer.

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Listening to the owl outside again tonight, window is open. Perfect night.

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The Times They Are A-Changin' (Witmark Demo - 1963)
Bob Dylan
Come gather 'round, people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin'
And you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'
Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
The battle outside ragin'
Will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'

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This has been one of my favourites for years, and has my own story attached to it.
Again, a video that is both atmosheric, and dark,



Back in the early 2000s I was driving my truck all over France and elsewhere and I kept hearing this haunting tune on French radio, but could never catch the title. Once, in the middle of the night I heard it on BBC World Service, a programme of world music by a great DJ Charlie (forget his surname, Willett or something similar, it'll come to me :roll: ) and I knew that he would always give details after each record, something many do not. So I listened and then came the moment of his announcement..........and I went under a bridge. :o

It was many years still before I found Noir Desir, playing on the radio in the builders' merchants office. :lol:

No idea about the video, but the singer was convicted of the murder of Maurice Trintignant's (French racing driver) granddaughter in Lithuania and served prison time there. The French government applied to have him repatriated to serve his sentence at home but then set him free after a few months I think .

I like his voice, but it is the backing group which is my real favourite. I did think to buy an album of theirs, but didn't like anything else on the disc, so just catch up with this one song every now and again on YT. :D

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Very therapeutic after a row with your husband - but who wins?:


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Spardo wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 am
This has been one of my favourites for years, and has my own story attached to it.
... in the middle of the night I heard it on BBC World Service, a programme of world music by a great DJ Charlie (forget his surname, Willett or something similar, it'll come to me :roll: )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Gillett

Great DJ indeed - one of my favourites, too
Same old nonsense.

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Enjoying my Glen CD this afternoon - oooh nostagia!


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Flaneur wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Spardo wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 am
This has been one of my favourites for years, and has my own story attached to it.
... in the middle of the night I heard it on BBC World Service, a programme of world music by a great DJ Charlie (forget his surname, Willett or something similar, it'll come to me :roll: )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Gillett

Great DJ indeed - one of my favourites, too
Charlie Gillett, yes, he used to play music from all over but always gave details afterwards. The right way to do it. If you hear something you like for the first time you want to know the details, but with most DJs they give it out beforehand. :(

Thanks Flaneur, but I did remember his name last night, just before bed, and a few moments ago when I came back to this thread, realised I had forgotten it again. 'Till I saw your post. :D

Just had a look at your link, didn't realise that he died 9 years ago, I remember it well though and wrote a tribute somewhere. I also didn't realise his connection to Dire Straits and Ian Drury. Two of my favourites too. :)

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