Lovers in Paris by Jacob Gurevitsch – Saturday Song

Lovers in Paris by Jacob Gurevitsch

Tonight’s song is an instrumental. And one of those I wouldn’t have known had it not been for my dance training. 

I really love the dreamy feel of this one, the passion, love and longing. 

Enjoy!


Lovers in Paris by Jacob Gurevitsch

Believer by Imagine Dragons – Saturday Song

Believer by Imagine Dragons

I’m still in so much pain from my shoulder that I can’t use the arm, sleep, think or write. So tonight I chose a song that I truly could write a lot about. But won’t. Let’s just say it resonates strongly with me normally and even more so right now.

The corous goes:

Pain! You made me a, you made me a
Believer, believer
Pain! You break me down and build me up
Believer, believer
Pain! Oh, let the bullets fly, oh, let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from…
Pain! You made me a, you made me a
Believer, believer

From Believer by Imagine Dragons

Hope everyone has a better weekend then me!

Längtan till Landet – Saturday Song

Längtan till Landet sung by Oscar Fredriks Vocalis and Cecilia choir. Recorded live in Oscar Fredriks church, 7 maj 2014.

Time for a Saturday Song and tonight you’ll get a Swedish song from 1838. It’s one of the most iconic spring songs, and traditionally sung as we gather round the Walpurgis Night bonfires.

So I’ve been humming this for a couple of days. And miss hearing it sung by a choir as we once again did not gather for the fires due to the pandemic.

The song is titled “Longing for the country”.

I couldn’t find any translations of either text or title. And I don’t have the time tonight to translate it myself. That will have to be a project for another time as something so well known and loved, and written as poetry will take much thought and time to translate.

Let me just say it’s about how winter’s rage is done, spring has come and now we long for the countryside.

Facts and text can be read in Swedish on Wikipedia and Wikisource.
On the Wikipedia page you can hear an instrumental phonograph recording from 1913.

I hope you can feel the relieved happiness over spring’s return even if it’s in Swedish.

Enjoy!


Monday Evening – A Haibun


Heat dissipates in waves. Sweat turns cold and clammy. I stretch muscles that are stiffening. Already aching with exercise pain. My mind echo with the song I’ve just danced the happy Jive to. Suffused with the endorphins a good workout gives, it’s calm and at peace. Outside the window the full moon rises over the treetops.

In the silver light
Thoughts swirl like moths round and round
Time to say goodnight

© RedCat


Written for tonight’s Haibun prompt over at dVerse.


You Can’t Handle Me by Thundermother – Saturday Song

You Can’t Handle Me by Thundermother

It’s Saturday and time for a song. As you might have noticed by now my song taste is eclectic.
So tonight we’re going rock’n’roll!

Released just yesterday! You Can’t Handle Me, by the Swedish band Thundermother.

This one would probably have evaded me if not for the fact that one of my dance instructors is the director of the music video. 

So hit play and enjoy a showcase of female strength. 

Enjoy!


You Can’t Handle Me by Thundermother

Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon & Garfunkel – Saturday Song

Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon & Garfunkel

Again I forgot about my Saturday Song, maybe I should rename it weekend songs, or try to write and schedule them in advance…?

Anyhow. This week I had Scarborough Fair on my mind. Because one of the art pieces for the 13th in April Ekphrastic Challenge (GloPoWriMo for me this year) was a painting of Scarborough Harbour

I have loved this song since I was little. And I got delighted when I found a webpage who details the history of this folk song. Or more correctly the song family, dating back 300 years, that it belongs to.

So I’ll end the week and say good night with this song.

Enjoy!


Scarborough Harbour by John Law
Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon & Garfunkel

Green Light by Lorde – Saturday Song

Green Light by Lorde

Saturday and I thought for once I try to put up my Saturday Song well before midnight.

Tonight you’ll get a Green Light by Lorde. An artist I had read about but not listened to until synchronicity struck.

Someone I recently got to know started to talk about Lorde’s music, and dVerse hosted a Synesthesia prompt, where she was prominent. After that I started to listen to her and directly fell in love with her music. So here’s one of her songs that instantly makes me smile and feel better whatever life has thrown at me that day. To say nothing of how much I just want to dance like there’s no tomorrow. 

I’ve written two Synesthesia inspired poems, Colours of the Choir and Trapped Within A Glass-Shard Maze.

Enjoy!

Green Light by Lorde

It’s Springtime Again – A Folk Song (with Audio), April Ekphrastic Challenge

Green Man – John Law

Seasons they come, and seasons they go
There’s no need to shed tears for summer
She’ll come come back again, when the flower moon glow
And we’ll dance to magic midsummer

It’s springtime again
It’s springtime again
The green man has brought it back to us
Trees budding again
Grass growing again
Time to plant seeds and be joyous

Seasons they go, and come back again
Though we might forget during winter
But soon there once more be sun in the glen
And we’ll fill the forest with laughter

It’s springtime again
It’s springtime again
The green man has brought it back to us
Trees budding again
Grass growing again
Time to plant seeds and be joyous

©RedCat

It’s Spring Time Again sung acapella by RedCat

For some reason after reading up on the Green Man I started to think about folk songs and ballads. And one in particular started playing in my head – In folk song tone (I Folkviseton) by Nils Ferlin, a poet who I sang long before I read. It’s a well known love song.

So, I ended up writing a poem that is set to the same tune as Ferlin’s poem. And then making an acapella recording of it. :-)

I’ve had similar ideas befor, but this is the first time I actually managed to pull it together. Which makes me very happy and proud indeed. Maybe someday I will actually reach that elusive song writer place.
To see all art and read all poetry for today go to The Wombwell Rainbow.

John Law

“Am 68. Live in Mexborough. Retired teacher. Artist; musician; poet. Recently included in ‘Viral Verses’ poetry volume. Married. 2 kids; 3 grandkids.”

April Ekphrastic Challenge – GloPoWriMo 2021

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