2017-06-10: Song of the day

Blue Rodeo – After The Rain

If I had my way
I would never go back
With my back to the wall
I just let myself fall
Watch the daytime’s turn black
But now and again I find
You cross my mind

If I was a train
I would never slow down
With my head in the sky
And the world going by
Every nowhere town
As I write one more letter to you
I know I can’t change the things that I do

One day
When you discover
Just why I ran
Ran away from you lover
I know I’m to blame
I feel so ashamed
Call out your name
After the rain

What do you want me to do
I’ve thrown away everything for you
Well I’ve wasted my dreams
Each day it seems
I’m losing my way back to you

It’s time for a change
What else can I do
The clock ticking time
I better make up my mind
Is it me or is it you
Yeah tonight as I’m losing control
I will drink to the queen of my soul

One day
When you discover
Just why I ran
Ran away from you lover
I know I’m to blame
I feel so ashamed
Call out your name
After the rain


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

2017-05-07: Song of the day

Kansas – Dust in the Wind

I close my eyes only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind

Now, don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind (all we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind (everything is dust in the wind),
Everything is dust in the wind (the wind)


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

2017-04-11: Song of the day

Bon Jovi – Hallelujah


Lyrics:  Leonard Cohen
Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did—well, really—what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

On the way between the hotel and the stadium, three explosions damaged BVB Dortmund’s team bus. One of the core team players was injured and had to be taken to hospital. The match AS Monaco – BVB Dortmund has been cancelled. WHY attack a soccer team?

Peace, dear friends and readers.  ☘

 

2017-04-05: Song of the day

All Saints – Black Coffee


Night Swimming
Beach walking
Always silent
Never talking
Then you call my name
And I know inside I love you

Sail away
I miss you more
Until you see the shore
There I will be waiting
Anticipating

Each moment is new
Freeze the moment
Each moment is cool
Freeze the moment

I wouldn’t wanna be
Anywhere else but… here
I wouldn’t wanna change
Anything at all
(Anything oh I..)

I wouldn’t wanna take
Everything out on… you
Though I know I do
(Although I know I do)
Every time I fall

Day dreaming
Chain smoking
Always laughin’
Always jokin’
I remain the same
Did I tell you that I love you

Brush your teeth
And pour a cup of black coffee out
I love to watch you do that every day
The little things that you do

Each moment is new
Freeze the moment
Each moment is cool
Freeze the moment

I wouldn’t wanna be
Anywhere else but… here
I wouldn’t wanna change
Anything at all
(Anything oh I..)

I wouldn’t wanna take
Everything out on… you
Though I know I do
(Although I know I do)
Every time I fall

Hmmmmmm
Hmmmmmm
Each moment is cool
Freeze the moment

I wouldn’t wanna be
Anywhere else but… here
I wouldn’t wanna change
Anything at all
(Anything oh I..)

I wouldn’t wanna take
Everything out on… you
Though I know I do
(Although I know I do)
Every time I fall
(Every time I fall)
(Every time I fall)

I wouldn’t wanna be
Anywhere else but… here
(Anywhere but here)
I wouldn’t wanna change
(I wouldn’t wanna change)
Anything at all
(Anything oh I..)

I wouldn’t wanna take
Everything out on… you
Though I know I do
(Although I know I do)
Every time I fall

Night swimming
Beach walking
Always silent
Never talking
Then you call my name
And I know inside I love you

Sail away
I miss you more
Until you see the shore
There I will be waiting
Anticipating


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

The Henry Girls @ Loni-Uebler-Haus, Nuremberg, 2017-03-26 #TheHenryGirls

Markus knew it first. He contacted me right away, starting a chain reaction; more family and friends were interested in The Henry Girls concert in Nuremberg. Last autumn – as soon as tickets were available – Wolfgang bought 10 tickets. For all of us this meant months of impatience and anticipation.

Markus had booked a table at a Greek restaurant named Schöne Aussicht (= nice view) to chat about the concert, Ireland, travels to Ireland, etc. At 7 p.m. we squeezed into the two available cars, trying to be at Loni-Übler-Haus in time to get seats in adjoining rows. At the entrance, I showed my bunch of tickets and the girl behind the counter tried to count our happy bunch. Turning around my eyes fell on – Karen. We hugged and she told me that they had earlier discussed our possible attendance. 🙂

I asked if they were going to perform Dúlaman – one of my favourite songs (originally by Clannad). Karen told me that they hadn’t performed that one for months.

The concert started on time, briefly introduced by the organiser.

We listened to…

  1. December Moon
  2. Ol’ Cook Pot
  3. Sing My Sister Down
  4. Couldn’t Ask For More
  5. Falling in Love Again
  6. Don’t Call Me Honey
  7. Slow Down
  8. Rebel Girl
  9. Here Beside Me
  10. I’m Your Baby
    >>>BREAK<<<
  11. Dúlaman (Karen dedicated it – again – to Wolfgang and me) :mrgreen:
  12. The Light in the Window
  13. Happy Birthday, Joleen (with the audience)
  14. No More Maybes
  15. Far Beyond the Stars
  16. Ocean of War
  17. Practice What You Preach
  18. Please Forgive Me
  19. Watching the Detectives
  20. The Farmer’s Song (How Do You Know?) (with the audience)
  21. Satisfied Mind
  22. So Long but Not Goodbye
    >>>As a bonus, The Henry Girls performed these songs<<<
  23. Boogie Woogie Love
  24. If I Should Fall Behind
  25. Farewell

 

During the break, Wolfgang bought a CD for his brother, Wolfgang’s sister also bought a CD, my friend Ruth bought all three; it won’t come as a surprise that I bought the latest one, Far Beyond The Stars, as well.

When Karen announced Dúlaman right after the break, you could have heard a pin drop. It was perfect. During the song someone patted my shoulder: Ruth, smiling broadly, signalling two thumbs up. I probably told her way too often how much I love that song. This time, we did not have the opportunity to record Dúlaman. The following version is from one of the concerts in Fürth. (picture only)

Afterwards, it was time to say goodbye until – autumn 2017. You can guess who will be there…  :mrgreen:

Thank you for this unforgettable Sunday evening, dear Karen, Lorna, and Joleen McLaughlin! A special thank you to Joleen – sacrificing her birthday… I hope there was a huge celebration afterwards! Caro, Markus, Ruth, Evi, Ingrid, Gerhard, Elfe, Yúlika, Wolfgang, and I (Karen O.) enjoyed every minute. Until next time, my friends.

Dear friends and readers,

Whenever there is an opportunity for you to visit their concert – you won’t regret it. Karen, Lorna, and Joleen are awesome musicians and love to interact with the audience, including a personal chat.

 

More about The Henry Girls:

Irish Spring (Roth, 2012)

The Henry Girls (Nuremberg, 2013)

The Henry Girls @ Kulturforum Fuerth

The Henry Girls @ Kultur-Forum (Fuerth, 2016-04-20)

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http://www.thehenrygirls.com/home

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3CdpKFpDixT7wR38gY4EEQ

Official videos: