Posts Tagged ‘Harry Nilsson

Pause de l’après-midi du vendredi 21 novembre 2014

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1. Patrick Watson – You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Beastie Boys)
2. John Grant – Two Of Us (The Beatles)
3. Peter Mulvey – The Fly (U2 cover)
4. Mayer Hawthorne – Mr Blue Sky (ELO Cover)
5. Tears For Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective Cover)
6. The Bobs – Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)
7. Dawn Landes – You’re Breakin’ My Heart (Harry Nilsson)
8. The Magic Numbers – Crazy In Love (Beyoncé)

Pause de l’après-midi du jeudi 20 novembre 2014

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1. Jenny O. – 1941 (Harry Nilsson)
2. Cat Power – New York (Frank Sinatra Cover)
3. Arno – Pauvres Diables (Vous Les Femmes) (Julio Iglesias)
4. The Dandy Warhols – Eight Days A Week (Beatles cover)
5. Custom Kings – Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)
6. The Kooks – Kids (MGMT)
7. Eskimo Joe – Hey (Pixies)
8. Tom Tom Club – Love To Love You Baby (Donna Summer)

Pause de l’après-midi du lundi 17 novembre 2014

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1. Henry Mancini – Baby Elephant Walk
2. Tracy Bonham – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Harry Nilsson)
3. Easy Star All-Stars – Let Down (feat. Toots & The Maytals) (Radiohead)
4. Soft Cell – I Feel Love (Donna Summer)
5. Starfucker – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
6. Muph n Plutonic – Once In A Lifetime (Talking Heads)
7. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – The Good the Bad the Ugly (Ennio Morricone)

Pause de l’après-midi du jeudi 13 novembre

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1. Davy Graham – Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
2. The Bird And The Bee – Material Girl (Madonna)
3. The Blood Arm – Get Ready (Rare Earth Cover)
4. The Bellrays – Highway To Hell (AC/DC)
5. Crowded House – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Harry Nilsson)
6. Bluejuice – Video Games (Lana Del Rey)
7. Brian Dewan – Coconut (Harry Nilsson)
8. Vijay Iyer – Human Nature (Michael Jackson Cover)

Audiogrammes du dimanche 2 novembre 2014 / Halloween

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Dead Man's Bones

1. Air – Ghost Song
2. Radiohead – We Suck Young Blood (Your Time Is Up)
3. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
4. David Byrne – Sympathy For The Devil (The Rolling Stones)
5. Harry Nilsson – Daybreak
6. Dead Man’s Bones – Pa Pa Power
7. Nouvelle Vague – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus)
8. Echo and The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
9. John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil
10. The Cure – Lullaby
11. The Young Gods – Ghost Rider (Suicide)

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Bare with me

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Baby let me be, your lovin teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck, and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be your teddy bear.

I don’t wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don’t wanna be a lion
Cause lions aint the kind
You love enough.
Just wanna be, your teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight

I enjoy both cuddles and nakedness, but the image illustrating this post sums it up for me. I’ve got a newsclipping of it ever since I went to a Takashi Murakami exhibition a few years ago.
Look at all the details. You can also imagine the friction burns on her knees if you want.
Ah, nostalgia: it takes me back to my teens watching lotsa Hentai and preferring the purple-haired dolls to the girls around me. Hmmm…

Anyway, for more info on the artist and the Superflat movement click here.

Now let’s stick with cuddly and run with it some more.

You’re not the only cuddly toy
that was ever enjoyed
by any boy

You’re not the only choo choo train
that was left out in the rain
the day after Santa came

You’re not the only charity light
that was left in the night
who gave up without a fight, yeah

You’re not the only cuddly toy
that was ever enjoyed
by any boy

You’re not the kind of girl to tell your mother
the kind of company you keep
I never told you that I’d love no other
you must have dreamed it in your sleep…

Cuddly Toy was a hit for the Monkees in the sixties but Nilsson’s acoustic demo is so much better.

OK, “bare with me” we still have one last track. Not a real surprise but it allows me to move back from my teens to my childhood.

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin’ about it…

Those were my words of wisdom for the day. And here’s Louis Armstrong’s version as a parting gift.

Written by audiogrammes

December 22, 2011 at 11:53


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Isn’t it a pity
Now, isn’t it a shame
How we break each other’s hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other’s love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn’t it a pity

Just finished watching Scorsese’s latest music documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. This track popped up during the Pattie Boyd / Eric Clapton situation. The DVD is available locally. In the meantime, watch the trailer below. Or download Elliott Smith’s gorgeous cover.

And now, we switch to the Marvelettes’ Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead

When you give more than you get, you’re in danger (you’re in danger)
You may find that you’re in love with a stranger (with a stranger)
For who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men?
It’s vanity, insanity to play when you can’t win
When you find that you’re losing, it’s time to get on moving
‘Cause there’s danger: heartbreak dead ahead

It only takes one second, girl, to learn (to learn)
That playing with fire will get you burned (get you burned)
Now girl, don’t you be foolish
They say that love is blind, but it’s clear as the highway sign
That reads “Danger: heartbreak dead ahead”
Heartbreak dead ahead

Read the sign, girl; you’d better mind, girl
Yeah, danger: heartbreak dead ahead

Once the lying starts, start packing up your heart
Listen to me, girl
When there’s nothing to be gained, don’t keep goin’ on in vain
‘Cause there’s danger: heartbreak dead ahead
I said there’s danger, I said there’s danger

And then comes Harry Nilsson’s answer

You’re breakin’ my heart
You’re tearin’ it apart
So fuck you!

And Zappa’s beautiful Finale

You say you can’t live with what you been through
Well, ladies you can be an asshole too
You might pretend you aint got one on the bottom of you
But don’t fool yourself girl, it’s lookin’ at you
Don’t fool yourself girl, it’s winkin’ at you
Don’t fool yourself girl, it’s blinkin’ at you
That’s why I say, “I’m gonna ram it, ram it, ram it ram it up your poop chute”

Written by audiogrammes

November 17, 2011 at 21:16


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