Sunday, 30 November 2014

Music on Sunday; Beautiful New Film Music



There are a lot of new gorgeous films coming out. From the last Hobbit film to the Imitation Game (which I'm dying to see of course)
Each of these films have wonderful music scores and here are a few of them and some older ones as well; cause a good film is nothing without a beautiful piece of music.

Starting with an older one; cause it's in my head all morning;















© KH


Friday, 28 November 2014

I

       I

            I
         I don't
      I don't want
    I don't want to
  I don't want to be
I don't want to be strong
       All the time
I feel so helpless and alone
  I feel so helpless and
    I feel so helpless
      I feel so
         I feel
            I



The Weight of the World


I feel as if
The weight of the world
Is resting
On my shoulders
I feel like
There's a stone
On the pit
Of my stomach
I would give
Anything
Not to feel
Those feelings
Over
And over
And over
Again

© KH

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Music on Sunday; Top 2000


Every year around this time of year we can vote on the Top 2000 songs on Dutch radio 2. Every year it's the same old 'kill your darlings' as you can select 15 songs and 5 free choices. As always when I'm done and the list has been sent I'm thinking: I should have put that one in, or that one. I'm listening to a lot of music that isn't in a list these days so that's okay too.

Here are some of my top 2000 songs I've sent this year: More old than new. I had some newer songs but not much.







this is one of my old time favourites;





Some of my free choices:







© KH

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Music on Sunday, Damien Rice


It all started for me when I listened to the song 'the Blower's daughter' from the film Closer by Damien Rice . It got to me and it still does. I have it on my Iphone and everytime I'm listening to it I get chills all over. 
Now he has a new album out 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' after 8 years of waiting and it's so good. Again chills all over! 

Some random Damien Rice songs; enjoy. 







© KH

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Music on Sunday, Cold War



Today I opened Google to see this great Google Doodle and I immediately had my Sunday music theme; the Cold war. A lot of songs have been made about the Cold War especially in the 80's just before the wall fell.















© KH

Friday, 7 November 2014

Art on Friday, James Abbott Whistler

Selfportrait 

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American Gilded Age. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.

 Whistler's butterflies

His most famous painting is "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1" (1871), commonly known as Whistler's Mother.


 Whistler's Mother

 Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl 

Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge

  
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights

 Red and Black: The Fan 

© KH

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Music on Sunday, Autumn songs



Yesterday I posted song lyric quotes and today here are the songs to the quotes.

November started off with 20 degrees but still you'll never know what the rest will bring. ;)



There are many versions of this song but I like this one from Eva Cassidy the best:





One of my favourites as well.





© KH