RAINBOW’S END WILL STAY OUR SECRET — Zoolon Audio (Reblog)

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It was – no names – recently suggested to me to play my ‘Rainbow’s End’ song on the blog. I take that as a request – I like requests. So here it is. Lyric first, song follows. I hope you enjoy; On the day the ice caps meltedThe sun swallowed up the seaNo rain from […]

RAINBOW’S END WILL STAY OUR SECRET — Zoolon Audio

Carole King – Sweet Season — AMERICA ON COFFEE (Reblog)

“Sweet Seasons” is a song written by Carole King and Toni Stern which appeared on King’s 1971 album Music. It was the only charting single from the… Read more “Carole King – Sweet Season”

Carole King – Sweet Season — AMERICA ON COFFEE

*Her classic album Tapestry here.

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #364: “CANDIDA”- DAWN — slicethelife (reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #364: “Candida” -Dawn. The highest debuting single the week of July 25, 1970. Single: “Candida”- Dawn Record Company- Bell Genre: Pop Written by Toni Wine and Irwin Levine Time: 2:52 B-side: “Look At” Album- Candida Grade: B Peaked at #3 18 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. The first hit […]

via EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #364: “CANDIDA”- DAWN — slicethelife

***Great post. 1970 was such a memorable year for me and the world. So called ‘pop music’ never seemed so good. The sexy 60s were over and the cynical 70s had begun. There were still ‘properly’ constructed songs around then, a lot of quality amid the not so good. Dawn had a way of making great hits.

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Venus doubles up with Taurus and Libra and puts it out there. A quick look.

There are few more remarkable musicians than Stevie Wonder. A great singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, who infuses his songs with passion and intelligence.

But what might the luminaries say?

Well, to begin, we have a Taurus sun conjunct Mercury closely trine Mars in Virgo. It suggests a very strong singing voice, Taurus, after all, rules the throat and Mars will only add virtuoso power and strength from Virgo.

What is more, here also is a practical (earth), highly dexterous potential, with innate, multi-faceted (Mercury) skills.

There is Libra on the ascendant, like Taurus also ruled by Venus. Amongst other things, Venus is closely associated with music.

Close to the ascending degree we have Neptune. This ‘outer planet’ can provide an air of inspiration, mystique, glamour, attraction when placed so close the the AC, and Libra rising is often noted for its powers of diplomacy and attraction.

The ruling planet, Venus, is in Aries in the 7th house of relationship, the natural house Libra. This combined with an Aries Moon suggests ardent feelings for others – the ‘You’.

Happy Birthday indeed.

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Poem ‘Bede’

Bede

It wasn’t at Jarrow where I sensed you
but on Bamburgh’s raging shore,
among the seaweed and razor shells
on gull peppered sands,
its castle brooding behind me
like a huge chiseled tomb.

North waves were scrambling,
spilling memories of guttural voices
disguised in flushing sound;
cries of songs, harps and old tales lost,
fragments I could almost hear
when I turned my head into the wind.

And who was the black figure
bent against the breeze,
absorbing sharp light
on that blinding beach?
I struggled through the dunes,
the little islands of sparse grass
and pygmy flowers —
but you were gone,
extant only in memory,
my boundless imagination,
and in your books
which carry me through centuries
on a primal wave,
each time I read your words

Poem and image © copyright df barker 2012