"Others the country take for choice/And hold the town in scorn/But she has listened to the voice/On city breezes borne" (Amy Levy)
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Buena elección, Cubano!
When the underground music world was all abuzz about Moby, I thought, "Hmm, he's okay" This song changed the way I viewed him as an artist and went back to revisit the whole collection. Thanks for sharing.
Love the song...but that video waqs mighty depressing!!...especially as I am approaching yet another birthday haha Greetings from DF
One of my sons was (is?) a huge Moby fan, but this is the first video I've seen. Thank G-d for the ending...I was getting pretty depressed there. Interesting video, and the song was a fascinating "take" on traditional African-American gospel music.
Excelente!Felicidades para tu mamA y senora.Un abrazon con todo, de nosotros para ti!
I love the end of the video where new life comes.Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.Love Renee xoxo
For the first few seconds, I am thinking CiL is going weird on us. Within a few more seconds, I am thinking this is fantastic, great, genius, brilliance. This is really good, CiL. The voice, the song and the video went beyond music into commentary on social conditions and on the life of each of us as individuals. Whoever put this one together is vastly creative and insightful beyond the norm.Right on, man, to quote the prophet. Thank you.
Very haunting, excellent stuff - thanks for sharing!
Many thanks to you all for your kind comments.The first time I saw this video I, too, was spooked by it the first minute or so, but the ending is totally optimistic. Just as life is terminating, new life is beginning. It goes with my two favourite seasons: autumn and spring. Death and rebirth.Greetings from London.
"Spooked by it" is just about right. A great post.
This song is great - but the video is a bit... spooky. But thanks for reminding us of this song, I'll listen to it again without watching the video :-)Polly x
You know the video, is painful..I dealt with a nursing home. My mom had to go there for rehab..ha, so they said. I took her out of there and she got the right treatment..from me.I fought for her rights till she died..the thing about the video that is sad..Who fights for these peoples rights? Hope none of us have to end up in one. Mucic is very haunting.Thank you for visiting my blog..
Since I usually prepare posts well in advance, especially the ones where I just upload music, let me come clear about some of this one. At the time I chose the clip there was a story in the papers about elderly people being left to rot in hospitals. As a still young person myself I confess to not having paid a great deal of attention to the conditions under which the older generation lived. That changed when I relocated to the UK. For good or for bad this is a country where there's a great deal of debate (I say for good but you might disagree) and following the Dr Shipman's case there was a great brouhaha about how those elderly people murdered by Shipman could have been saved if only we had seen them through human eyes. This clip by Moby seemed to encapsulate many of the aspects that haunted me years ago and with which I refused to deal point blank: physical decay, pale faces, grim corridors. I admit it, a nursing home is not a happy experience for many and there are and will be many elderly people for whom their twilight years will be an ordeal mainly due to lack of care and sympathy. But I do sincerely hope that as a society we can turn that around. And the first step is treat old people as what they are: humans. I apologise for any offense this video might have caused.Greetings from London.
By the way I meant 'let me come clear about this one' not 'some of this one'. Many thanks.Greetings from London.
What an amazing video. Whether or not our death ends with the beginning of a new one, it makes one realize how precious our life is. I don't find it depressing at all because it is reality. We will all get old one day. We will all look back at our lives. Many of us will have regrets and longing, but not if we live life to the fullest and know every day how quickly it can end and will end.P.S. I can't believe that voice is coming out of that man)
I always look forward to coming here to see what you have for us brother.
You would have no idea how RELEVANT this is to something I'm now working on. I'm indebted to you for this, and for all your kindnesses on my blog.Thank you,b
Many thanks to you all for your kind comments.Greetings from London.
You know what? You are so GREAT. You are!! We in the U.S. are so ageist that the kinds of jokes we wouldn't dream of saying out loud about black people or gay people are perfectly acceptable when said about old people. I LOVED the video - gave me a new insight into Moby, thank you!Looking forward to the post on bilingualism (is that a word?) and also hope you will write something about the bio of Bach. I love his music - I swear it re-routes my brain and makes my neural network functional once again. Is it a good bio?Thank you! Offense? NO WAY. You are so cool.
Many thanks, Reya. Ageism, unfortunately, exists everywhere, including that paragon of 'elderly people exercising in parks', Cuba.Greetings from London.
I always want to dance when I visit you on video and music days. Somehow, you always make the perfect choice!!Hope you're doing well my friend and thanks...you have amazing taste in music :)Steady OnReggie Girl
Many thanks, midlife.Greetings from London.
Cubanito...siempre me gusta tu musica y Moby es unos de mis favoritos. Pero, este video...ay, que angustia...los pobres viejitos. No te preocupes no me offenden solo me hace recordar mis abuelos y recoger el telefono para llamarlos con mas frecuencia y visitarlos para darles mas besitos. Saludosde la florida de tu amiguita perdida...
Llamalos, Liza, llamalos :-)!Gracias.Saludos desde Londres.
An amazing lyricist. I'd heard this song before, but hadn't seen the video. Brrrr, made me shiver.
Yes, it is a very challenging video. And he is an amazing musician. Many thanks for your kind comment.Greetings from London.