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  • Beatles Love Poem

    5 jan 2011, 05:29

    It was all made from their song titles

    Yesterday,
    She came in through the bathroom window
    She said She said
    I want to tell you
    Got to get you into my life
    I've got a feeling
    Because
    tomorrow never knows
    Across the universe
    Come together
    In my life
    Eight days a week
    Any time at all
    I need you.

    The Beatles,
  • Beatles Love Poem

    5 jan 2011, 05:29

    It was all made from their song titles

    Yesterday,
    She came in through the bathroom window
    She said She said
    I want to tell you
    Got to get you into my life
    I've got a feeling
    Because
    tomorrow never knows
    Across the universe
    Come together
    In my life
    Eight days a week
    Any time at all
    I need you.

    The Beatles,
  • Billie Holiday's Quotes

    10 maj 2008, 04:35

    "I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know"

    "Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck."

    "If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all."

    "I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music

    "If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling."

    Billie Holiday
  • Camille's Album "Le Fil"

    31 jan 2008, 23:09

    Le Fil
    By Bernard Zuel
    We've spent the past decade or two genuflecting at the altar of vocal gymnastics, where everyone from Idol contestants to so-called divas works on the basis of why sing three notes when there is room for five and then a key change.

    The truth is the voice has been the least explored part of pop music. All that was required was that the producers make it big, make it clear and make it "perfect". If the raw material wasn't good enough, there are now enough tools in the studio to make the most tone-deaf soap star sound musical. The voice? Who needs it?

    For French singer Camille, however, the voice was the start and finish for her second album, Le Fil (reviewed here in February and now getting a local release). With relatively little accompaniment from bass, keyboards and some brass, each track examines the possibilities of the voice, from multi-layering, character shifts and odd harmonies to the percussive and rhythmic capability. But what appeals to Camille about the voice?

    "First, it's inside; it's not something you have to carry, to clean. If you treat it with respect, you treat yourself and your body with respect," she says in accented-but-perfect English. "The voice is about exploring your body and respecting your body. For me, it's holistic and it's total, global. As a musical instrument I feel it is supple, you can use it in so many ways. It's so changing depending on the way you are, the way you feel. It's very, very varied, like a rubber band, and I love that because I feel it has more textures than any other instrument."

    The language barrier disappears in Camille's work, particularly in a song such as Au Port, where she starts sounding like a chattering young girl and finishes with a quite operatic turn. We don't have to understand French to understand the transformation of this character from youthful naivety to strong adult.

    "On that track, it's about how a little girl finally wakes up and becomes a mature woman and I used that opera voice at the end but I did it completely subconsciously," Camille says. "I didn't think about the significance of it, I just felt that it had to be an opera voice at the end. A friend of mine told me afterwards that is the little girl changing into a woman."

    Does that happen often, that the directions taken in a song happen subconsciously?

    "You know, I think that's what psychoanalysis is about sometimes," she laughs. "You do a subconscious thing and then you analyse it and it is very, very meaningful. I think in music you take shortcuts, you express yourself subconsciously, directly, and that's what's so interesting about it."

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  • All you need is love

    30 jan 2008, 08:20

    All
    you need
    is
    LOVE
    and love is all we need.
    nothing more
    :)
    All You Need Is Love
  • A música, la musique, the music

    16 sep 2007, 16:25

    O que nos preenche
    completa
    liberta

    estado de alma que transparece
    transforma
    transcende

    e em cada compasso do intervalo
    da nota
    do semitom

    Traduz em primazia o que sentimos
    passamos
    vivemos:
    o dom.