In days gone by, there was a king….Bryan Ferry’s “A Fool For Love”….video now available for view in U.S.!

Surprised to find a video I’d made many months back for Bryan Ferry’s extraordinarily beautiful “A Fool For Love” (from 2002’s Frantic) had recently became available for viewing in the U.S.   The original video was blocked nearly everywhere when I uploaded it, and the only thing I could do to salvage the effort (for U.S. and other viewers at least) was to edit the video for his alternate take of the song….far inferior (though still very cool).

This obscure track is a standout by an artist who has produced many standouts!  Hope you enjoy the effort!

[Lyrics]
In days gone by
There was a king
A fool for love
And all it brings
So high and wise
Could read your mind
A fool for love
And love is blind
A crowded street
An empty train
A fool for love
You cry in vain
A fool for love
A fool for love
A fool for love
In days gone by
There was a queen
A fool for love
And all it means
Red ruby lips
Don’t touch me eyes
A fool for love
And love is blind
A fool for love
A fool for love
A fool for love
like flowers in the rain
I’m twisted up inside
I’ll never be the same
I hear the same old lines
you played me for a fool
you really hurt my pride
A fool for love
A fool for love
A fool for love
In days gone by
There was a king
A fool for love
And all it brings
So high and wise
Could read your mind
A fool for love
And love is blind

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Yeah, there’s been a change of heart…Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from 1982

Love this track from 1982’s Long After Dark!  This album takes me right back to the days around the pool at Ft. Clark Springs in the years right after graduating high school…. cruising in my new RX-7, cicadas in the mossy live oaks, the warm sunshine glinting on the crystal clear blue spring water in that massive pool we all loved so much, lotsa cold cold beer and great friends!  I guess if I believed in heaven, it would be very much like what I remembered from those carefree days in my hometown in the late 70s early 80s!

I hope to get around to doing vids for a couple of other tracks from this great album (and maybe a few others!) before it’s all over!  Till then…..dig this one! 😉

and of course a few alternate thumbs…not much variation in these, but you know…something to look at! LOL!

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Sniff ‘n’ The Tears Classic Track…..Driver’s Seat (1978)

Driver’s Seat was released on Sniff ‘n’ The Tear’s debut album, Fickle Heart, in 1978. This is another of those songs that you can almost remember the first time you heard it….it’s so unique, cool!! Used to stay up half the night waiting for it to play on A.M. radio!

I’ve had several requests to do a video for the tune, and although I didn’t really plan on doing anything (since it already has a great official vid), but I kept thinking how great some cool driving video would be behind the tune. Once I started mixing it up with the original a bit, it went pretty fast….just a great tune to mess around with since there are so many cool cues to play with.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!!

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[Lyrics]

Doin’ alright
A little jivin’ on a Saturday night
And come what may gonna dance the day away
Jenny was sweet
She always smiled for the people she’d meet
Trouble and strife
She had another way of looking at life
News is blue
Has no way to get to you
What can I do
When I remember my time with you

Driver’s seat (oh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)
Driver’s seat (ooh)
Driver’s seat (oh yea)

Happy Birthday Alan White!

“Going For The One” is the title track from Yes’s eighth studio album which was released in the summer of 1977. This is such a special record for me and I recall so clearly and strongly the circumstances of it’s release. I was a sophmore in high school and although I was well into my journey of seeking to listen to all the rock bands of the time, Yes was one of those bands that I knew really only by their singles….I hadn’t yet delved into a Yes album. However, this album was a huge deal and there was an extreme amount of anticipation, advertising, and awareness surrounding the pending new album from Yes. This was their first album together after an extended break, their last album had been Relayer in 1974…and it was also noted in all magazines (during my teen years there were only 4 really important magazines…Rolling Stone, Cream, Circus and….of course Mad) that Rick Wakeman would be back on board.

So I wasn’t really sure of what to expect when I first sliced open that cellophane, slid the record out of the sleeve, twisted side one down on the turntable and listened to those first AMAZING notes of the title song come thorough…..but those notes and all the ones that followed made an unforgettable impression on me…this album was a revelation unlike few I experienced before of after in all my years of listening to music. A couple of weeks after buying the LP, I was flying out to Los Angeles with my family to spend six weeks with my dad who was working in the motion picture industry….I remember begging my mom to stop at a record store near the airport so I could pick up a few 8-tracks to play on my new (then KILLER!) portable player for the flight and afterwards….I purchased Going For The One, Animals, Low, I Robot, Trans-Europe Express and Little Queen (the first three I already had on LP, but I wasn’t about to spend the rest of the summer without them!). I still associate some of these records with that summer in LA, especially Going For The One….my first Yes LP and I couldn’t wait to get home and start picking up their older albums.

This is my very first video for one of their songs. I’d long hoped to do something, but finally the time was right! 🙂 tried to incorporate the album art and tried to focus on the skyscraper/mountain motifs.

Thanks once again to Moving Art Channel, this time for the quick flyby of the skyscraper….visit one of the most amazing channels of all:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LouieSch…

Dedicated to my wonderful friends Dan & Donna for their unfaltering support & encouragement…and also for having themselves created some of the most beautiful videos ever for some Yes songs.

As usual, hope you enjoy the effort!

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[Lyrics]

One two
One two three four

Get the idea
Cross around the track
When you leap on the flank
Of a thoroughbred racing chaser

Get the feel
As the rhythm flows
Would you like to go
And shoot the mountain masses?

And here you stand no taller than the grass seas
And should you really chase so hard
The truth of sport plays rings around you

Going for the one
Going for the one

Get in the way
As the tons of water
Racing with you
Crash into the rudders
Once at the start
Can you gamble that
You really surely
Really mean to finish

After seeing all your sense of fear diminish
As you treat danger as a pure connection
As you throw away all misconceptions

Going for the one
Going for the one
Going for-ward to

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch, to move
Listen to life

Touching, touch time
Travel, twilight
Taken so high
Roundabout, sounding out
Love me so

Now the verses I’ve sang
Don’t add much weight
To the story in my head
So I’m thinking I should go and write a punchline

But they’re so hard to find
In my cosmic mind
So I think I’ll take
A look out of the window

When I think about you
I don’t feel low
Should I really chase so hard?
The truth of sport plays rings around you

Going for the one
Going for the one
Going for-ward to

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch, to move
Listen to life

Touching, touch time
Travel, twilight
Taken so high
Taking your time

Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking, rolling

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch, to move
Listen to life

Touching, touch time
Travel, twilight
Taken so high
Taking your time

Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking, rolling

Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking, rolling

Moments decide…
Moments delight…
Moments invite…
Talk about sending love…
Love…
Love…
Love…
Love

QuarterFlash’s “Right Kind Of Love”

 

Loved this tune from back in ’81!

Right Kind Of Love was released in the fall of 1981 on the band’s self-titled debut album. This album was a monster seller and was just a very cool, unique collection of songs. Right Kind of Love was always my favorite on the album.

I didn’t really have this song on my list, but when the video that I’d been trying to incorporate these effects into was not really working like I hoped and I decided to go in a completely different direction….I was thinking of an album cover with art that would that I might use and salvage the effects…..really just needed a section of white on top and a section of white on the bottom for the colors to come through. The cool QuarterFlash album cover came to mind and I plugged Right Kind Of Love in and played around with it some. The vid was finished in a few hours, but then I kept having issues because the best artwork I had for the album wasn’t really high enough quality and I kept having to adjust to hide the places where the effects were creating obvious, ugly boxes and lines…..almost said hell with it several times, but finally pushed through. There’s a nice official vid for this tune but I guess this one will also work for those wanting to see a different take.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!

[Lyrics]
Baby, your love it surrounds me but never gives me half a chance
I need a little heart infection ’cause love needs a little romance
And we’ll never ever make it if you’re pushin’ me
You gotta back up baby or I might leave
You gotta show me, hold me and let love breathe tonight

Give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love and I’ll be yours tonight
I’ll be yours

Baby you want some kind of promise? Well nothin’ is forever these days
Lovers come and go, friends bought and sold, everything blows away
You know everything’s changing baby overnight
You gotta hold on to love but not too tight
You gotta see it, see it, it’s not how long but how right

Give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love and I’ll be yours tonight
I’ll be yours

Just tell me that love is right and look me in the eye
I’ve gotta know your heart tonight before I give away a piece of my life

Oh give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Oh give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love, oh baby
Give me the right kind of love
Give me the right kind of love baby
Give me the right kind of love

 

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Clarence White (June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973)

Clarence White was a great guitar player with The Byrds.

He was born on June 7, 1944 in Lewiston, Maine and died on July 14, 1973 after being struck by a drunk driver.   The accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m., while he and his brother Roland were loading equipment into their car in Palmdale, California, following a spur-of-the-moment reunion gig of the Colonels. Especially shaken by his death was Gram Parsons, who would lead a singalong of “Farther Along” at the funeral service and conceive his final song before his own death, “In My Hour of Darkness”, as a partial tribute to White.

This is one of my old videos, and there are many things that annoy me about the video today, mainly there is some pops/glitches that were produced with the render…..but it’s STILL a great tune and some great guitar playing….AND this song has always been a source of comfort whenever I’ve lost a little buddy.

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It’s time to get up, get out Get out into something new….cause it’s Ronnie Wood’s birthday!

Always loved this tune, specially when you listen to Emotional Rescue’s “Dance (Pt. 1)” followed immediately by “If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)” from Sucking in the Seventies…..double the groove, double the fun, double the dance!!! Anyway….yeah they’re both great examples of seventies era Stones

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