This week Lemon Jelly bring us Space Walk, featuring Astronaut Ed White describing his experiences during his space walk in 1965. I love that line “I’m letting go”. On first hearing it, it struck me how easy he made it sound.
From the Album, Based on a True Story, the Gentlemen at Fat Freddy’s deliver to us a powerful message, without ego straight from the heart, to me this is truth. Can I see myself in that split second before I speak in anger, and decide to speak from the heart without the need to win, can i speak my truth? Maybe….sometimes.
Come one, come all! Performing for one night only! Every night! You are officially invited to the Great Gig In The Sky!
To get there, set your intent to reach the infinite, close your eyes and fly through the sky, through the stars and keep going. You will know when you have arrived, you will feel your body sing.
This week Willie Nelson brings us Blue Skies, in his easy way, with an honest guitar, it is true and moving.
What a nice place to be, love changes our world so much, in love and, with the one you love…..its hard to beat.
Jolie Holland creates a world of wonder and magic, bringing us scenes of her dreams in this beautiful track – Darlin Ukulele.
She sees through the things around her, to the things she doesn’t have, focused on this it becomes her world. Down, down, down she goes...
He sings of clouds, moonbeams and riding the wind, Jimmy Hendrix, the one and only, not only a master on the guitar also a thought provoking songwriter. So what is he talking about? I think this is about vulnerability, beautiful girls he meets along the way that are willing to be open and vulnerable with him. Not only physically, but emotionally. These women stand out from the crowd in a good way, even though he believes they will meet with pain through their openness.
The gentle delivery of this message makes me think of an easy love coming to us from the sky. Yeah I know, oversimplified and a bit childish, I would have been a young child when first hearing this song.
After my son’s calm birth, things pretty quickly changed – normal right? It felt a bit like I was in another dimension. How the hell could I be 36 years old and not know anything about babies??? I know! I’ll google it!!
This song talks about change and waking up, how are they linked? When we sleep our senses are dulled, our eyes shut, we relax and allow for a rest period, sometimes dreaming but not always remembering or understanding them, safe in our chosen shelter.
Can you hear the call of the Eagle? It soars through the sky, without thought it deftly moves through the air with only the slightest movements, instinctively carried out to follow the currents of air and be carried up up and away, maybe spot something in the waves to eat, maybe in the low coastal grasses, which are windswept and hearty showcasing the wind as each blade moves in response to its mood.
I can just see it now, big stage in a 1950’s club, say the Copacabana in Manhattan or The Flamingo in Vegas. A low ceiling and lighting to match, smoke rising to rest up high from cigarettes sold by beautiful women with full trays, back when smoking didn’t give you cancer, cigarettes were prescribed by doctors along with LSD.
Breathe, breathe in the Air – imagine that. When overwhelmed, this is all I have to do, just this one simple thing, my body knows innately how to do it, I run the tape over and over in my head until I feel more in the middle again, “Take a deep breath in, hold that breath, then breath out slowly”. Yep, that’s better.
A great story teller, Paul Kelly has graciously prepared this song including us in some very poignant and private moments, without over indulging on words, knowing when he had said enough.
With the ebb and flow of the tide, sand is gently moved around, creating new shapes and shadows in the ancient landscape that is the beach. Maybe we are taken to another time when our feet touch the sand, or when our mind drifts to sounds of the ocean? Is that why it feels restorative? Allowing ourselves to be far away in time for a little while, the crash of the waves demanding our attention. Yes Martha and the Muffins, far away in time.
My boyfriend at the time introduced me to Morcheeba, I hadn’t heard anything quite like it, the simple and clear lyrics describing somebody’s memory of their time at the sea.