2010/10/30

My "Greatest Movies" Show (excerpts)



Ziemlich Beste Freunde
France 2011 by Olivier Nakache und Éric Toledano

For the first time the German movie title is better than the original which is "Bande Original Intouchable"
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Orlando 
(GB 1992 directed by Sally Potter starring my favorite actress Tilda Swinton

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Tilda Swinton credits

Climate of Change (2010) I Am Love (2010)  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)  Julia (2009) The Limits of Control (2009) The Man From London (2009) Burn After Reading (2008) Synecdoche, New York (2008) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)  Michael Clayton (2007) Stephanie Daley (2007)  Broken Flowers (2005) Constantine (2005)  Thumbsucker (2005) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) In the Company of Women (2004) Teknolust (2004)  Young Adam (2004) The Statement (2003)  Adaptation (2002)  Vanilla Sky (2001) The Deep End (2001) l Possible Worlds (2000) The Beach (2000)  The Dilapidated Dwelling (2000) Conceiving Ada (1999) The Protagonists (1999) The War Zone (1999) Love Is the Devil (1998) Female Perversions (1997) The Garden (1995) Blue (1994) Remembrance of Things Fast (1994) Glitterbug (1993) Orlando (1993) Wittgenstein (1993)  Edward II (1992)  Man to Man (1992)  Herself The Party: Nature Morte (1991) The Garden (1990) Friendship s Death (1989) Play Me Something (1989)  War Requiem (1989) The Last of England (1989) Aria (1988)  Caravaggio (1986) 




Donnie Darko 
(US 2002 directed by Richard Kelly )







(US 2004 directed by Paul Haggis)

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(US 1993 directed by Lasse Hallström)



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(US 1974 directed by John Carpenter

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"Benson Arizona" 

Music by John Carpenter

Lyrics by Bill Taylor

Vocals by John Yager




As Good As It Gets

(US 1997 directed by James L. Brooks)


with Nat King Cole - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons



(US 2000 directed by Christopher Nolan






(US 1999  directed by Sam Mendes







with Annie Lennox - "Don't let it bring you down" original song by Neil Young on 1970 LP "After the Goldrush



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Lyrics:

Old man lying
by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking
from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping
down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying
by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.


Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.


Blind man running
through the light
of the night
With an answer in his hand,
Come on down
to the river of sight
And you can really understand,
Red lights flashing
through the window
in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying
in a gutter in the lane,
If you're walking home alone.


Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.


Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

2010/10/29

Jazz Sites - Autumn re-lated



Terry Callier - Paris Blues
taken from the album - The Mr. Bongo Years (2008)





The sky was grey when I woke up this morning
Seems to me that nothin’ was the same
My situation changed without a warning
(The) Sad thing is I don’t know who’s to blame
Once upon a time our love was shining brightly
Maybe it was just too good to last
(Or I don’t know) perhaps I held to tightly
I had no idea the end would come so fast
Au revoir, she said
She’s out of my life-fm out of my head
So difficult to know which way to choose
And she’s gone c’est ca
Can I go on - je ne sais pas
Got to find a way to loose the Paris Blues

The boulevard is just another by-way
Where we walked together - now I walk alone
One more lonely heart (and) one more lonely highway
One more drifter - one more rollin’ stone
Au revoir, she said
She’s out of my life-fm out of my head
So difficult to know which way to choose
And she’s gone c’est ca
Can I go on - je ne sais pas
Got to find a way to loose the Paris Blues





Chet Baker - Almost Blue 

Almost Blue is a song by Elvis Costello that appears on his 1982 album "Imperial Bedroom".
 Chet Baker performed the song, with selected alternative lyrics, on his album Let's Get Lost (also known as Bread, Butter and Champagne) from 1992, which was the soundtrack to a movie of the same name.



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Almost blue 
Almost doing things we used to do 
There's a girl here and she's almost you 
Almost 
All the things that you promised with your eyes  
I see in hers too 
Now your eyes are red from crying 
Almost blue 
Flirting with this disaster became me 
It named me as the fool who only aimed to be
Almost blue 
Almost touching it will almost do 
There's a part of me that's always true... always 


(Not all good things come to an end now, it is only a chosen few 
I have seen such an unhappy couple) 
Almost me 
Almost you
Almost blue






Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola wants
lyrics & recorded by Sarah Vaughan in 1954








Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets and little man, little Lola wants you 
Make up your mind to have 
(Make up you mind to have) 
No regrets (no regrets) 
Recline yourself 
Resign yourself, you're through
I always get, what I aim for 
And your heart and soul 
Is what I came for 
Whatever Lola wants (Lola wants) 
Lola gets (Lola gets) 
Take off your coat 
Don't you know you can't win 
You're no exception to the rule 
I'm irresistible you fool .. give in 
(Give in, you'll never win)
Whatever Lola wants 
Lola gets
 [Instrumental Interlude] 
I always get, what I aim for 
And your heart and soul 
Is what I came for 
Whatever Lola wants (Lola wants) 
Lola gets (Lola gets) 
Take off your coat, don't you know, you can't win 
You're no exception to the rule 
I'm irresistible you fool ... give in 
(Give in, you'll never win) 
Give in (give in, you'll never win) 
Give in (give in, you'll never win)




Hird - Keep Your Kimi 
taken from "Dealers of Nordic Music" 2003





Uh uh uh...
Full moon
Make this night
Love will 
Heal the wound
The glowing light
Will set things right
It's alright
Full moon
Wait in vain
Love for sure
Will come with rain
Rain for sure
Will make it right
It's alright
Uh uh uh...
[Repeat]
It's alright
It's alright...
[repeat]
Dark Sky - rinse me with rain and I'll cry
Love tears blurring my sight, it's alright
Filled up and want to be empty
Rinse Me
[repeat]
Uh uh uh...






Mario Biondi and the high Five Quintett
"This is what you are" 


Italian jazz/soul vocalist Mario Biondi is born of artistic stock in the Sicilian state of Catania





Take me up and let me down
Hold me when I'm sad
Take my eyes to look around
Take my ears to listen to the stars
This is what u are
Knock me down Knock me out
Make me feel shy
But when you hold me in your arms
I can just forget the tears I've cried
This is what u are
Write your number on my wall
It's all u gotta do
Carve your shadow on my soul even when you break my heart in two
This is what u are
lala
This is what u are

sha la la

Take me up and let me down
Hold me when I'm sad
Take my eyes to look around
Take my ears to listen to the stars
This is what u are
Knock me down knock me out
Make me feel shy
But when you hold me in your arms
I can just forget the tears I've cried
This is what u are
say ah ah
This is what u are
lala
This is what u are

sha la la




Why and How - Bill Ramsey and Michael Sauer 
Michael Sauer vs Phoneheads with special guest Bill Ramsey based on a Mark Murphy song from the 60th.


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Can - She brings the Rain (1973)
taken from their 1970 album "Soundtrack"


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Yes, I care if she brings me spring, 
But don�t care about nothing, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 
In the dawn of the silvery day 
Clouds seem to melt away, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 

She brings the rain, it feels like spring, 
Magic mushrooms out of dreams, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 
So mellow yellow, grey disappears, 
Flying on the raven�s wing, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 
Yes I care, she brings me spring, 
But don�t care about nothing, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 
She brings the rain, it feels like spring, 
Magic mushrooms out of things, 
She brings the rain, it feels like spring, 
She brings the rain, it feels like spring, 
She brings the rain, it feels like spring, 
She brings the rain. 

In the dawn of the silvery day 
Clouds seem to melt away, 
She brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain, 
Oh yeah, she brings the rain. 





Bet.e and Stef - Boomerang Baby (1997)
Bet.e & Stef is a bossa nova jazz group from Montreal, Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_Get_Lost_(film)


Orientation - Sen Gülünce
Orientation is a turkish/persian/german band from Berlin
Bekir Karaoglan - piano, keyboards, violin and Ney (Arabian flute) voice 
Babak Akhoondi - Guitar
Enno Kuck - drums from the German band Rosenstolz
Serdar Dagdelen - Kanun (oriental zither)
Andreas Advocado - bass 



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Cannonball Adderly - Autumn Leaves
Cannonball Adderley...Sax, Miles Davis...Trumpet, Sam Jones...Double Bass, Hank Jones...Piano...Art Blakey...Drums. From the 1958 album Somethin' Else.


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Ahmad Jamal - Arabesque


  Background information
Birth name Frederick Russell Jones
Born July 2, 1930 (age 81)
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Occupations Pianist, composer


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