Monday, January 24, 2011

Blue Monday

I've had that old Joni Mitchel song playing in my head.  Blue.  I love the lyrics in the first verse:

Blue, songs are like tattoos, 
You know I've been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away



I used to listen to this on vinyl as a child - it was in my Mother's record collection along with Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.  I think it is the kind of song that really needs to listened to within the context of the album.  On its own it is a little sad and downbeat.  On the album it is more balanced and even.  Either way, the images below create a neat little visual accompaniment to Joni's slightly mournful singing.

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I'm leaving you with a graphic architectural space - a smudge of sunshine peeking out from the aquatic depth of 'blue'.  It feels hopeful and less melancholy.  And we could all do with a bit of that at the beginning of a new week!

(click on each image to see access author / original website source)

3 comments:

  1. Ay ay ay..my first love (this guy - http://jonfrank.carbonmade.com/)introduced me to Joni Mitchell...this is/was one of his favourite songs. It's from a long time ago, but every time i hear this song a whole kaleidoscope of his images rains across my eyes, with his voice as the narrator. It's funny how different songs and smells , foods and even places will trigger memories of people.

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  2. wow, wow, wow, wow, and wow; great images especially the last architectural one, (how rich would i need to be to live in a fantastic space such as this sigh). and i love a sad song. have a great week...x

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  3. Andrea - I will check him out!
    And Linda - that last image really really stood out in flickr search. But as I looked closer, the space is really fairly humble but looks amazing through clever use of paint and lighting - unfortunately- I have no staircase to experiment with this aqua and gold - but when I do....

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