Flashbacks Of A Fool?

I would do anything for you
I would climb mountains
I would swim all the oceans blue

I would plant roses at your door
Reveal my secrets
More than enough for me to share

Nah you’re alright Bryan,  I’m just having a good time and enjoying life.

Secrets are for keeping and should never be told.

Well unless you have a blog and can write about them anonymously.

So how’s your weekend looking?

Should I tell you about mine?

As it happens,  two of my favourite bands are playing Glasgow this weekend.

Roxy Music and David Bowie,  my favourite artists as a boy growing up in the mid-70s grey slums of Glasgow.

These guys provided images of glamour and decadence to the unrequited lust of my youth.

The clip above asks … how could you choose between Bryan Ferry and David Bowie?

Personally Ud choose Bowie any day of the week.    But maybe she meant in a fldifferent context.  

Of course this weekend bands are both tribute acts,    they aren’t the same as the real thing,  but both are pretty good,  particularly the Bowie tribute and if you close your eyes or have just enough drink to let your mind wander,  you can imagine being in a club in the 70s listening to these guys raw and passionate before they got famous.

Or is that just another flashback of a fool?

Have fun!

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London – Song For Europe!

Sometimes, you see something that puts you in your place.

Sometimes, you see things and you think, I could do better than that, so you should get out there and do it.

Sometimes you see things that you think .. Wow .. I could never do that, but I’m going to give it my best shot!

Last week I was at the Bryan Ferry gig at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, it was a stunning concert and so much better than the Depeche Mode concert the night before which was also very enjoyable but Ferry is a diffferent class.

As you might know, I’ve been learning piano for over 10 years, the piano on the live version of this was stunning, I really wish I could play like that.

What a fantastic night!

Mr Ferry played the Edinburgh Usher Hall the following evening which unfortunately I couldn’t make due to family commitments.

So when the tickets came up last week for an additional gig in London in support of the Phillipines Tragedy, I just had to go.

A night out in London, no plans on where to go, who knows what the future brings ..

I love the sadness and poignancy of this song, it’s melancholic piano and even the pretentiousness of the lyrics where he sings the English verses set in Paris and Venice again in French and Italian . .

Yeah totally cheesy .. but I like cheesy!

Here as I sit at this empty cafe thinking of you
I remember, all those moments, lost in wonder
That we’ll never find again

Though the world is my oyster
It’s only a shell full of memories

And here by the Seine,
Notre-Dame casts a long lonely shadow
Now – only sorrow
No tomorrow
There’s no today for us
Nothing is there
For us to share
But yesterday

Love it!!

Let’s Stick Together!

Depeche Mode .. Fantastic!!

The good stuff was electrifying the occasional lesser known song was pretty dull, but what a show!

David Gahan leads the line and with energy and pzazz, their musicianship was fantastic and got to say I actually think that Martin Gore’s voice is better than Dave’s.

Tonight .. the God of Glam, Rock and Lounge visits Glasgow for An Evening With Bryan Ferry.

I’ve been looking forward to this for ages as I’ve been a big fan since my teenage years .. yes a girl did put me on to Roxy Music and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Tonight he plays with his band and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra .. check that setlist .. I can’t wait!

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bryan-ferry/2013/the-sage-gateshead-england-3c49d37.html

All the goodies there particularly my favourite Roxy Music songs Out Of The Blue, A Song For Europe and Editons Of You.

I only wish that he was playing If There Is There Something but we can’t have everything!

I’ll just need to console myself with Lets Stick Together.

C’mon .. C’mon!

Could It Be Magic?

I love this song .. always have .. from the first time I heard Donna Summer sing it in 78.

Of course back then, I didn’t know it was written by Barry Manilow and couldn’t stand the guy at the time.

Not because I was just a spotty kid, who loved Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Stranglers and Sex Pistols.

But because of his scmaltzy music and housewifes favourite popularity .. which at the time .. and even now still have difficulty to see.

But I really do love the song .. love the emotion it conveys .. both through the melody based on a Chopin funeral march and those uplifting make me want to hold you lyrics.

Cheesy maybe, but I start my new piano lessons tonight and this is the first song I want to learn.

http://www.e-chords.com/chords/barry-manilow/could-it-be-magic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Could_It_Be_Magic