Friday, May 27, 2016

Monkberry Moon Delight Video & Lyrics


I wouldn't want to know all the lyrics to all the songs we hear. It's better to put a little of your own spin on some songs, and just enjoy the potent sounds of what we can't decipher. I dig the livin' daylights out of the McCartney song "Monkberry Moon Delight." And now I looked up the lyrics online. Then I found a super-duper-psych-oh-dely-ak video for it. It's a - delightful - mind bender, and here is the link to it:

Monkberry Moon Delight

By Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

So I sat in the attic, a piano up my nose
And the wind played a dreadful cantata (cantata, cantata)
Sore was I from a crack of an enemy's hose
And the horrible sound of tomato (tomato, tomato)

Catch up (catch up)
Super fury
Don't get left behind (get left behind)
Catch up (catch up)
Super fury (super fury)
Don't get left behind (get left behind, get left behind, get left behind)

When a rattle of rats had awoken
The sinews, the nerves and the veins
My piano was boldly outspoken
In attempts to repeat this refrain

So I stood with a knot in my stomach
And I gazed at that terrible sight
Of two youngsters concealed in a barrel
Smoking monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah) ho
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)

Oh

Well, I know my banana is older than the rest
And my hair is a tangled beretta (beretta, beretta)
But I leave my pajamas to billy budapest
And I don't get the gist of your letter (your letter, your letter)

Catch up, (catch up)
Cats and kittens (cats and kittens)
Don't get left behind (get left behind)
Catch up, (catch up)
Cats and kittens (cats and kittens)
Don't get left behind (get left behind, get left behind, get left behind)

Oh, monkberry moon delight, yeah, (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight, yeah, yeah, yeah, (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight, (om pah om pah pah)
Oh, monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Oh, monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight oh-oh, (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Suckin' monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
(Om pah om pah pah)
(Om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
(Om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight, (om pah om pah pah)
(om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(om pah om pah pah)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(om pah om pah pah)

Try some of this, honey (om pah om pah pah)

What is it? (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
(Om pah om pah pah)
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
(Om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Uh, monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight (om pah om pah pah)
Monkberry moon delight na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

Songwriters: LINDA MCCARTNEY, PAUL MCCARTNEY

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

For non-commercial use only.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Two of The Animals' Album Cuts


From my early teens, to today, and forever, the intense popularity of many music artist's few known songs - because they are Top 40 hits - irks me to no end. Because many music artists have a lot more to offer, which is also superb. The Animals, with Eric Burdon, are mostly known for "House Of The Rising Sun," which is Folk Music rocked with powerful soul. Their music catalog also has a lot of great songs that are solid Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, and Soul Music.

You need to realize, the British Invasion music was born of post World War Two hard times and glorious rebirth of nations; nearly destroyed economies and communities rebuilding themselves. The musicians grew up surrounded by people who suffered severe war trauma. Those powerful experiences spawned powerful feeling in the music. 

Unfortunately, some of the best of it has never been played on radio, performed live on TV, or used in movie soundtracks, played at parties, or ever heard by most people. I always bought albums and listened to the entire thing. Nowadays, I purchase MP3 cuts, and mix them with into playlists of songs culled from CD albums, but I still listen to more complete albums than personal playlists.

I want to turn you onto two lesser known songs by The Animals. 

First is the rocked up old Blues number "Dimples." 

The second is a soul stocked love song.
 


Sue Foley Girl's Night Out


I'm so glad you women worked it on out and got great at guitar slingin' good grief listen to how some of you gals play today!!

Feels Like Rain Buddy Guy


This is so beautiful, so beautiful:

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Hitchhiker's Magic Mirror


I hitchhiked out of the 1960's, through the 70's, on till '86. And when I was driving, I picked up hitchhikers any time I could. It was exciting, interesting, soul satisfying, lottsa fun, very lucky not to have had any real bad experiences at it. Only a few uncomfortable times. 

A personal rule was never show anger at passing motorists, when I figured they could have picked me up. Sometimes, those ones did stop a little ways further and give me a ride. 

When I saw people like a lone woman, anyone with kids, or a wimpy looking man, I'd smile & wave to them to indicate I understand they maybe should not trust a hitchhiker, and a few stopped and gave me a ride. 

It was often reflective of human nature as in this song, because I did think about the people passing me by in the same manner Leon Russel relates it here: