12.26.2016

John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me




Lyrics:

When the road gets dark
And you can no longer see
Just let my love throw a spark
And have a little faith in me
And when the tears you cry
Are all you can believe
Just give these loving arms a try, baby
And have a little faith in me (5x)
And when your secret heart
Cannot speak so easily
Come here darling, from a whisper start
To have a little faith in me
And when your backs against the wall
Just turn around and you, and you, you will see
I will catch you, I will catch your fall, baby
Just have a little faith in me
And have a little faith in me (4x)
Well, I've been loving you for such a long time, girl
Expecting nothing in return
Just for you to have a little faith in me
You see time, time is our friend
Cause for us, there is no end
And all you gotta do, is have a little faith in me
I said, I will hold you up, I will hold you up
And your love gives me strength enough, 
so Have a little faith in me
I said hey, all you gotta do for me, girl
Is have a little bit of faith in me




7.24.2016

One for the boys...the bad boys...

J. J. Cale, American singer-songwriter—1938-2013.


Lyrics
You don't look like my baby
And you don't feel quite the same
You don't touch quite like my woman

But you got something

I can't explain
The way you wear your clothes drives me crazy
The way you walk around, just hanging 'round
I can't stand it, what you're doing

You got something
I can't live without

The way you wear your clothes drives me crazy
The way you walk around, just hanging out
I can't stand it, what you're doing

You got something
I can't live without








7.20.2016

Time in a bottle

James Joseph "Jim" Croce

1943-1973


Lyrics

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with

I'm sorry, Jim H.


7.17.2016

Nice, France


Why France, you ask? Maybe because it contains close to 5 million Muslims, or maybe this latest lunatic was despondent over loss of job and divorce.

Don't believe the military-industrial-complex and the many, poorly reporting media outlets. Discover the truth yourself. You'll have to include the entire span of the Bush/Clinton/Obama years.

Here's a beginning point:

Contra Corner

7.15.2016

Come Close to my Fire

Beth Hart
A song about desire


Lyrics

Strike a match and set me on fire
Watch it burn and flames getting higher
You light me up, sweet old desire
So won't you come close to my fire?
Baby, it's cold when you're gone
Don't make me wait, wait too long
Whenever you're near I have all this feeling
You're melting me down
Oh, I'm a believer
Strike a match and set me on fire
Watch it burn and flames getting higher
You light me up, sweet old desire
So won't you come close to my fire?
Boy you are my symptom delusion
You're melting me down, my resolution
I can escape, can't say I'm trying
You say my name , oh I can't hide it
So come on, shoot down
Don't smoke it down
You can't stop craving til you come around
I can't deny it, I'm right here at home
My fever is waiting
Oh you know I want ya
Strike a match and set me on fire
Watch it burn and flames getting higher
You light me up, sweet old desire
So won't you come close to my fire?
Close to my fire
Ain't no need to tell me why
Ain't no need to tell me why
Because you know I want you to...
Strike a match and set me on fire
Watch it burn and flames getting higher
You light me up
Oh yea yea yea, You light me up
Oh come on, You light me up!
Close to my fire
Come come come come close to my fire


7.10.2016

Dallas

Robert F. Kennedy



The vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land.
And let's dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.
- Robert F. Kennedy

I'll Take Care Of You


Takes a man, man enough to allow this.



Anything You Want

Ok.



 


He had to be an inspiration for the Beatles.


6.17.2016

Analog Man

Joe Walsh

 


Album features contributions from the former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr. Song sent out to Jerry.




5.30.2016

Mustang Sally

Florence, Alabama

Son, Paul Pandolf,
sitting in as guest
drummer on R&B classic
 by Mack Rice, 1965.

5.13.2016

Save Me




from the ranks
of the freaks,
who suspect,
 they can
 never love
 anyone.



5.12.2016

Junior




She Fucking Hates Me




Met a girl, thought she was grand
Fell in love, found out first hand
Went well for a week or two
Then it all came unglued

In a trap trip I can't grip
Never thought I'd be the one who'd slip
Then I started to realize
I was living one big lie

She fucking hates me
Trust she fucking hates me
La la la love
I tried too hard and she tore my feelings like I had none
And ripped them away

She was queen for about an hour
After that shit got sour
She took all I ever had
No sign of guilt
No feeling of bad, no

In a trapped trip I can't grip
Never thought I'd be the one who'd slip
Then I started to realize
I was living one big lie

She fucking hates me
Trust she fucking hates me
La la la love
I tried too hard and she tore my feelings like I had none
And ripped them away

That's my story, as you see
Learned my lesson and so did she
Now it's over and I'm glad
'cause I'm a fool for all I've said

She fucking hates me
Trust she fucking hates me
La la la love
I tried too hard and she tore my feelings like I had none
And ripped them away

La la la la la la la la la love
Trust la la la la la la la la la love
Trust (la la la la la la la la la love) And she tore my feelings like I had none
(Trust la la la la la la la la la love ) She fucking hates me



10.07.2015

If It's Really Gotta Be This Way



Donnie Fritz

+

John Paul White




Donnie Fritts & Friends
University of North Alabama
Norton Auditorium
October 2nd, 2014

7.11.2015

Gallery Wall 1.0 Tennessee River




Wish I could move into house after house and create gallery walls. Sort of a diary on a wall, a monument to that time in one's life. This one is inspired by the 70's era phone jack and pre-mobile device, the intercom system. The goal was to minimize these eyesores. This is actually the wall in the kitchen and the 1920's antique buffet with huge storage underneath, serves a lazy susan, modern-made-to-look old clock, books, pencil and pen cups, a lamp made from a brass coffee pot, a vintage mason jar I found in the barn my grandfather built that I have filled with quotes about forgiveness. 

If I were to have a lunch buffet,
 I could place the slices of tomatoes, avocados, 
crumbly blue cheese, mixed greens and french bread here.
Not bad, eh?

Still life: Crucifixion made of pottery, a gift from Salvation Army fundraiser, gilded picture of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, vintage West Virginia china from the 1940's, school pictures the girls I'm tutoring gave me, an oil painting of a bowl of fruit, and a photograph of the Irish countryside.

3.06.2015

I Cannot Do This Alone

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray
And to concentrate my thoughts on you;
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
But you know the way for me….
Restore me to liberty,
And enable me to live now
That I may answer before you and before men.
Lord whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.
Amen
A Lenten Prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

7.21.2014

Born in Augusta, Georgia


James Brown

1933-2006


Composed and sung by Nancy Dupree  
with a group of Rochester, NY youngsters.

2.27.2014

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2.04.2014

Diverse Periods Work

 
Gustavian design, a Swedish take on French neoclassicism, has been roaring for years, but my favorite is mixing it with modern elements. [Benjamin Moore Colony Green on chairs].
 
"When you stay relentlessly in one period, the eye absorbs it in a single glance. Going against period produces energy."
 
David Kleinberg
 
 
 
 
The inimitable Thom Britt creates a Palm Beach 'moment'. How many design periods are going on here? Several, yet it never veers into a carnival. This has such a collected feel, with a strong Chinese element with the credenza and vases, a 20th century vibe in the Elkins Loop chairs and art, plus a casual island/homey feel influence in the rug and the mums in a basket. It's a gorgeously layered room, perfect for both casual and more formal affairs. I love how the pièce de résistance, a 19th c. antique chandelier is not to be outdone, as it sits there twinkling, saying look at me! And can we talk about those gorgeous, multicolored-silk panels? The diverse periods used, and the color story, are very well planned out and it works.
 
"England and the Continent were influenced by Chinoiserie from the moment they discovered it. It became huge."
 
Thomas Britt



 
 
 

 
 
Jean-Louise Deniot masterfully mixes periods, using shades of green, to successfully consolidate it into a look.
 
"A décor is like a painting; its all about the masses, the color placement, the volumes, the proportion, the contrast etc. to achieve the right balance. Its about layers; some are predominant and some are just a back drop."
 
Jean-Louise Deniot
 
 
 

 
More Gustavian décor mixing it up with an 18th c. Rococo console, Greek Key trim, animal print carpet, most likely a 20th c. pottery lamp and a Realist painting representing the 19th c. time period.
 
Hotel Verhaegen - Ghent, Belgium via Belgian Pearls
 
 
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