Monday, January 12, 2015

Musical Monday

Diane and Bill were in Baton Rouge as part of their American holiday, part of which has been a quite luxurious extended steam paddle trip down the Mississippi (there was only a very slight chance of getting the spelling correct and I failed, Noted, all consonants are double except for the M ). Their accounts of their travels has been quite a fascinating read, especially as I am not normally very America focused.

I am busy with other posts, so this is what I have time for and River does Musical Monday too.

Baton Rouge in a song rang a bell for me, and of course it is in Janis Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee


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  1. Andrew, listening to music is a nice finish of Sunday evening..

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    1. But Gosia, not exactly soothing.

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  2. Memory lane.
    Can you imagine an old Janis Joplin?

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    1. EC, given her age and my age, yes I can imagine her old. She already seemed old.

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  3. Thank you Andrew! I can't believe Janis Joplin's music is still so powerful, 44 years later. She was only 27. for goodness sake :(

    I had a look at all the posts I published in 2014 and was surprised to find that the two Janis Joplin posts were right up there with a lot of readers. Perhaps I have a lot of middle aged old-hippies for readers.

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    1. Hels, I had forgotten you had written about her. No surprise that you have old hippie readers.

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  4. Hey look at you joining in :)
    I like the song well enough, but not Janis Joplin's voice, it grates on the nerves a bit and right near the end of the song she sounds a little as if someone is standing on her foot.aaaaah. I've heard it sung by others, but can't remember who.

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    1. River, it was a weak moment when a post was quickly dashed off. Yes, I have heard others do the song better, but perhaps not with pain.

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  5. I like that song, was listening to it the other day but not Janis Joplin's version.....oh dear, don't care for her voice.

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    1. WA, crushed gravel mixed with ground crystal, or something like that.

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  6. I loved to read Diane's post about their US trip too ! We have seen the States from top to bottom in the 90th when my American aunt was still alive. We travelled each year through other States and then rested in Madison/Wisc with her and my uncle. (She was my mother's sister) Ever since we haven't returned and won't return that's for sure !

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    1. Gattina, you saw enough to last you for your life.

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  7. Some songs do need pain or at least personal experience in the voice to get the meaning across. This is why I prefer Trisha Yearwood's version of How Do I live Without You* over Leanne Rimes version. Leanne was too young, not enough passion in her voice yet.
    *theme song for the movie Con Air.

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    1. I'll take a listen River. I never saw the movie.

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