Sunday, March 29, 2015

Redbone "Come and Get your Love" #ThankYou #Invitation #WantIt #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

Sometimes people don't have to make you love them...you just do, and there's no help for it.” 
― Lisa Kleypas

Not much going on this Sunday morning, listening to music, sipping a little homemade coffee, thinking about you and this marvelous day ahead of me. Maybe I'll catch a sunrise next weekend; sleeping-in this weekend was crucial. 

I went to the bone specialist and the news was not so good but you know what I am going to enjoy my life. All my dreams will come true! As far as trying to figure out google analytics, that may remain a mystery until I can acquire a new batch of patients. That said, I feeling this song today, it is a favorite especially on this particular Sunday.

It is sung by the fabulous Native American band titled Redbone and it's 1974 mega hit “Come and Get your love(2). Originating in Las Vegas, California, the groups genre is considered blue-eyed soul, country rock, funk rock, rock, R&B, Cajun. This particular song however is considered a swamp rock, swamp pop genre. The music video was published on YouTube by ZombifiedDuder Sep 22, 2012.

Come on sugar look up the lyrics... It's all about love or passion or lust or sex... or all the above.

I have list the lyrics below for those that did not want to look them up and for those who love to sing along...

"Come And Get Your Love" (3)
Hail (hail)
What's the matter with your hair? Yeah
Hail (hail)
What's the matter with your mind and your sign? And a, oh, oh, oh-a
Hail (hail)
Nothing the matter with your head baby, find it, come on and find it
Hail
With it, baby, 'cause you're fine, and you're mine, and you look so divine

Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love

Hail (hail)
What's the matter with you? Feel right
Don't you feel right baby?
Hail, oh yeah
Get it from the main vine, all right
I said a-find it, find it
Go on and love it if you like it, yeah
Hail (hail)
It's your business, if you want some, take some
Get it together, baby

Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love

Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now
Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now
Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now
Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now

Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love

Hail (hail)
What's the matter with you? Feel right
Don't you feel right baby?
Hail, oh yeah
Get it from the main vine, all right

La, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)
La, la, la, la, la, la, (Come and get your love)

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (Come and get your love)


I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember my music selection, my words and here we go "my language".


Peace and Love always 
Diana Mary Sharpton

Tous ma chérie, que j’avais besoin était votre invitation ! Ma chérie, alors s’il vous plaît maintenez sur à vos bottes... Je suis sur mon chemin vers vous.
References:
1. Photography: http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net/2016/06/native-american-rockband-redbone.html
2. Video: Redbone - Come And Get Your Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkr77jE5GFY

3. Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/redbone/comeandgetyourlove.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tom Petty - Free Fallin' #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton #DianaMarySharptonPhotography


 "A Foggy Morning w/Feeder~ Hillsboro" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
Introduction:
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ~ Paulo Coelho, the Fifth Mountain 

I understand this quote. In particular, I am the lesson to another on how not to treat good friends and the consequences to poor choices and misguided judgement. My recommendation is talking, it is slowly becoming an extent form of communication; however when utilized it solves everything. My lesson is slow down and smell the roses first see if they are real.

I am going back to Hillsboro, Texas this weekend for a retake and the funny thing is I am excited and can’t wait. I love spring, everything living wakes up. It is a vibrant favorite time of the year. Little birds learning to fly for the first time and I can relate. That said, I feeling this song tonight, it is a favorite especially on a Tuesday night. It is sung by the amazing Tom Petty and is titled “Free Falling”. I have listed the lyrics below.

“Free Falling” Lyrics
She's a good girl, loves her mama
 Loves Jesus and America too
 She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
 Loves horses and her boyfriend too
 
It's a long day living in Reseda
 There's a freeway runnin' through the yard
 And I'm a bad boy 'cause I don't even miss her
 I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart

And I'm free, free fallin'
 Yeah I'm free, free fallin'
All the vampires walkin' through the valley
 Move west down Ventura boulevard

 And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
 All the good girls are home with broken hearts
And I'm free, free fallin'
 Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

 Free fallin', now I'm free fallin', now I'm
 Free fallin', now I'm free fallin', now I'm
I want to glide down over Mulholland
 I want to write her name in the sky

 Gonna free fall out into nothin'
 Gonna leave this world for a while
And I'm free, free fallin'
 Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

This song is a Rock and Roll genre. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight...

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Peace and Love always 

Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1.       Photography: "A Foggy Morning w/Feeder~ Hillsboro" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2.       Video: Tom Petty - Learning To Fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sam Hunt - Take Your Time #PREMIER #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMSharpton

Introduction:                                                                                                                                                              
To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty.”  
  ~  Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best

I heard a song among many on this morning’s drive to Hillsboro, Texas and the words impressed me so much, it is my post for this evening. It is sung by the amazing Sam Hunt and titled “Take Your Time”. Oddly enough it was a cold misty sort of morning with low lying fog. Now this song is about the possibilities in chance encounters.

This Country music video was published on Mar 13, 2015 by SamHuntVEVO . Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight...

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1. Photography: "A Foggy Morning ~ Hilsboro" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2. Video: Sam Hunt - Take Your Time : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXi6IHFHeIA

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Neil Diamond "Suzanne #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton #UR #TheLovOfMyLife #Opinion

"A Gift for Suzanne"
Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved

 Introduction:

“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.” 
~ George Bernard Shaw

I heard a song among many on this morning’s drive to Hillsboro, Texas and the words impressed me so much, it is my post for this evening. It is sung by the amazing Neil Diamond and titled “Suzanne(2). Oddly enough it was a cold misty sort of morning with low lying fog. In my opinion, the song speaks to a paradox that exists between love and friendship. It is my humble opinion, unlike most people, I believe that one must have both (i.e. love and friendship) to truly love someone unconditionally, without pause.

I was fascinated by the lyrics and have added some history "Behind the Song" (3) by David Freeland

Suzanne”
Written by Leonard Cohen

Once created, a great song can exist independently of its creators, taking on a life of its own as it rises to iconic status within the cultural landscape. Such is the case with “Suzanne,” the haunting composition that has become one of Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen’s best-known works. A look into “Suzannes”’s history reveals how, in the making of art, the real people who serve as inspiration, unfortunately, though perhaps inevitably, get left behind.

Leonard Cohen was already well-known by the time of the song’s ascendance, but not as a performer. Born to a Jewish family in Montreal in 1934, Cohen published his first book of poetry at the age of 22. His experimental novel, Beautiful Losers (which one critic described as “the most revolting book ever written in Canada”), was published in 1966 and soon gained a reputation as a benchmark of countercultural expression. According to writer Judith Skelton Grant, who published an article on Cohen in the journal Studies in Canadian Literature, “Suzanne” began life as a poem. It was given substantial revisions by the time of its first presentation as a song, by Judy Collins on her 1966 album, In My Life. Since then it has been recorded by dozens of artists, becoming as much of a 1960s standard as “Respect” or “Yesterday”—a masterwork that defines one era and continues to inspire our own.

Artistically, the song’s brilliance lies in its pairing of a spare, hypnotic melody with evocative lyrics: “Now Suzanne takes you down/To her place near the river/You can hear the boats go by/You can spend the night beside her/And you know she’s half crazy.” In Cohen’s version, first recorded on his 1968 album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, the mood is underscored by a lilting female chorus and Cohen’s own subtle, insistent guitar playing. Cohen delineates his enigmatic title figure, who wears “rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters,” so sharply that we seem to know everything we need to about her. Within the context of the song, she is a complete and satisfying creation. Still, the question demands asking: Is there any benefit, for us as listeners, in knowing something about the “real” Suzanne?

As has been explained by a number of music scholars, “Suzanne” is Suzanne Verdal, the beautiful, free-spirited wife of an artist Cohen knew in Montreal during the early 1960s, a time when that city was an epicenter of bohemian culture in North America. Like the song’s character, Verdal did indeed feed Cohen “oranges that come all the way from China”; together, the pair savored the dazzlingly beautiful view, offered by Verdal’s waterfront apartment, of the St. Lawrence River. Other details proffered within the song speak to a romantic longing that, seemingly, remained unfulfilled: “And you want to travel with her/and you want to travel blind… for you’ve touched her perfect body/with your mind.”

“I was the one that put the boundaries on that,” Verdal told CBC reporter Paul Kennedy in 2006, adding, “Somehow, I didn’t want to spoil that preciousness, that infinite respect that I had for him… I felt that a sexual encounter might demean it somehow.” The hunger two gifted and beautiful people have for one another illuminates the lyrics, giving them a spark that seems to resonate from the inside. On a human level, the song is about the mysterious forces that bring people together and, then, just as inexplicably, move them apart. Undoubtedly, “Suzanne,” as a work of art, must be taken on its own terms, but Verdal’s own story demands attention as well; it is, in effect, the story behind the story, the real-life experience that can be found, if we are willing to peel back the song’s layers. Retaining her bohemian identity, Verdal went on to travel the world, going from Montreal to France to Texas, and, finally, by the early 1990s, to Los Angeles, where she worked as a choreographer. A nasty fall and subsequent injury ended her career as a dancer; by the time of the CBC interview, Verdal was living in a converted truck in Venice Beach, California. Photographs reveal her as older, but beautiful, still dressed in the kinds of “rags…from Salvation Army counters” that, long ago, she began transforming into a personal fashion statement.


“You know,” she said, “what’s kind of bittersweet and poignant is I came here with high goals and I didn’t achieve much of those goals.” Perhaps, because it has survived so fully—as a lasting, unimpeachable entity—“Suzanne” can be appreciated as a statement of human frailty as moving as any song ever written. It represents a special moment in time, created by two people whose mutual attraction was not fulfilled in a physical sense, but in an emotional, and, perhaps, deeper, way. The human figures who gave birth to that moment have moved on, underscoring how the artistic works we create will, if they are to enjoy a deep and long-lasting appreciation, outlive us. Unlike people, great songs do not age.

The Lyrics have been added for your continued reading pleasure.

"Suzanne" (4)
 Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river
 You can hear the boats go by
 You can spend the night forever

 And you know the girl's half crazy
 And that's why you want to be there
 And she feeds you tea and oranges
 That come all the way from China

 And just when you want to tell her
 That you have no love to give her
 She gets you on her wavelength
 And lets the river answer

 That you've always been her lover
 And Jesus was a sailor
 When he walked upon the water
 And he spent a long time watching

 From the lonely wooden tower
 And when he knew for certain
 Only drowning men could see him
 He said "All men are sailors then

 Until the sea shall free them"
 But he himself was broken
 Long before the sky would open
 Forsaken, almost human

He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think that you may trust him

For he's touched your perfect body
With his mind.
Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river

You can hear the boats that go by
You can spend the night forever
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbor

And she shows you where to look
Amid the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning

They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds her mirror 

This Rock and Roll video was published on Jan 29, 2014 by FONDSince1971. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight...


I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.


Peace and Love always 

Diana Mary Sharpton

You are both my dear friend and the love of my life, Sugar...

References:
1. Photography:  "A Gift for Suzanne " Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2. Video: Neil Diamond ~ Suzanne
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmP5jXZV4kY

3. "Behind the Song" by David Freeland: http://americansongwriter.com/2010/01/behind-the-song-suzanne/
4. Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neildiamond/suzanne.html

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Zac Brown Band with "Toes" #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton and My Photography via Arizona

Introduction
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
~­­­­­ August Wilson

I was walking in a straight line going towards a cliff. No one could tell me where to go, what was right or wrong, how to feel because I knew my direction, where I was going, who I was, I knew my soul and to hell with everyone else! Stubborn, self-righteous, egotistical and completely wrong that is right, that was me. “Was” being the important word. I truly believe that the path to heaven is right through the middle of hell! Maybe some of us get lost and stay there but it is too HOT for me.

On a side bar, there were people that entered my life today, all day long and were kind and it felt good to be around them. There was also that demon FEAR trying to swallow me whole but I reconciled that the next step would not be over the cliff just yet and I didn’t need to be saved.  I am amazed at humanity and the decency some people exhume.

That said, on my way home I heard a little bit of heaven and it brought a smile to my face. Music can encourage tears, a smile and ultimately the renewal of one’s spirit.
The song is titled “Toes” and sung by Zac Brown Band. The video was published on Jul 9, 2009 by Zac Brown Band. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight...

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Peace and Love always 
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:


1. Photography:  "I see you Looking at me" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2. Video: 
Zac Brown Band- "Toes" lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPsA5psiS8

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ben E. King w/"Stand by Me" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton


"Sunset ~ Arizona New Mexico Boarder" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved

Introduction
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus


What a day! I was driving home from Tucson, Arizona yesterday, thirteen hours into the drive when one of the tires blew out, a brand new car mind you and out in the middle of nowhere, which delayed my arrival home until 2 am.

I want to thank Terry O’Neil for chatting with me until the tow truck arrived. It felt good to talk to a supportive friend. Then today, I spent all day trying to get a new tire on the cheap. Everything got accomplished and I am happy it turned out so well… I also had my broken down computer reconfigured with a new hard drive. Come to find out, it was defective since purchase. It would lose connectivity to the internet. Cannot have that, right? Anyway, they fixed the darn thing for free… which I picked up today as well… I don't have any of my pictures on it yet. Busy; however all in all a productive day.

After the tire disaster, I heard the song I am featuring tonight. It resonates for many reasons mainly for all the people that have shown me so much love and support. It feels good!!! BTW ~ the world revolves around those you love dearly, my humble opinion. The song is titled “Stand by Me” and sung by Ben E. King. Not to be mistaken with B. B. King; however equally noteworthy, Ben is a brilliant American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and composer. He is best known for this particular song which hit the US Top 10 in both 1961 and later in 1986.

The video was published on Jun 11, 2013 by Riahsha. Remember music is a language, so I added the version that included the lyrics. These are my thoughts tonight... 

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support.

Peace and Love always 
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1. Photography:  "Sunset ~ Arizona New Mexico Boarder" Diana Mary Sharpton Photography © 2015 all rights reserved
2. Video: Lyrics~Stand By Me-Ben E. King:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTCfQ6Bb8QE

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bob Seger - Like a Rock #MusicVideo #dianamarysharpton

Bob Seger
Introduction
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
~ John Lennon

Today was a snow day, one in many lately, so you would think "easy day"... right? Yes and no, let me explain why. My demons came knocking and it took a few hours but guess what I was able to give them the middle finger and walk away. Very little blood this time and I feel good about who I am, what I have overcome, and where I am going.

I no longer accept blame without justification, allow disrespect without retort, accept manipulation to cloud the issues or truth without a personal commitment on speaking out concerning facts and finally I will not beat myself up for any of the above. God is good and I am fine!!!

This said it is Rock and Roll time. Music is a language and these are my words for tonight. The artist I have chosen is none other than Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) who is also a favorite of mine. His music is hard-hitting rock, which speaks to the everyday person and their emotions. A singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, Bob is from the great state of Michigan USA and the song is title “Like a Rock”. The video is excellent as well.

"Like A Rock"
Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

I was eighteen
Didn't have a care
Working for peanuts
Not a dime to spare
But I was lean and
Solid everywhere
Like a rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Like a rock, I was strong as I could be
Like a rock, nothin' ever got to me
Like a rock, I was something to see
Like a rock

And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dreams

Twenty years now
Where'd they go?
Twenty years
I don't know
Sit and I wonder sometimes
Where they've gone

And sometimes late at night
When I'm bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin' a ghostly white
And I recall
I recall

Like a rock. standin' arrow straight
Like a rock, chargin' from the gate
Like a rock, carryin' the weight
Like a rock

Like a rock, the sun upon my skin
Like a rock, hard against the wind
Like a rock, I see myself again

Like a rock

Whoosh!!! It is all just perfect and right! The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Jun 12, 2008 by jonny1214

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you are having a blessed evening or morning. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love Always Diana
xxx

References:
1.)   Photograph: https://www.rockhall.com/10-essential-bob-seger-songs
2.)  Video: Bob Seger - Like a Rock ( Music Video ); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIvA2wSPZc\
3.) Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/likearock.html

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Neil Diamond's "Stones #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton #2WildFlowers #LoveOfMyLife

Introduction

My soul into dust dissolves as this stone ego humbles; on my knees with fits I pound. Looking up to you my Lord, I beseech you. Raise me up from the wet ground and send this quiet message of love to he who has set my heart on fire

 ~ Diana Mary Sharpton ©All Rights Reserve 2015

Driftwood ~ Diana Mary Sharpton ~ Photography ©All Rights Reserve 2015

Sundays are always difficult only because they are the prelude to Mondays. Anyway, I heard this song today and knew it was the one for this moment and this night. It is rock and roll and hits those jagged edges, well take a listen, and see if you can hear what I feel.

The song is titled "Stones" (2) and is sung by Neil Diamond. Nothing further needs to be said!

Whoosh!!! It is all just perfect and right! The video was uploaded on YOUTUBE, Sep 23, 2012 by Bill Smith.

"Stones" (3)
Stones would play inside her head
And where she slept,
They made her bed
And she would ache for love
And get but stones

La la la la la la la la la

Lordy, child
A good day's comin'
And I'll be there to let the sun in
And bein' lost
Is worth the comin' home

La la la la la la la la la on stones

You and me, a time for planting
You and me, a harvest granting
The every prayer ever prayed
For just two wild flowers that grow

La la la la la la la la la on stones
Mmmmmmmm.....

Thank you for your continued support. I pray you are having a blessed evening or morning.
Peace and Love Always Diana

I need you to brighten my days and nights and yes I will be patient... Sugar.

References:
1.)      Photograph: Driftwood ~ Diana Mary Sharpton ~ Photography ©All Rights Reserve 2015
2.)      Video: Neil Diamond - Stones lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aZtkDCbfa8
3.)      Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neildiamond/stones.html