Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Human Kindness Overflowing.."

Don't know why but I went down memory lane. We had this 'lp' (for those from this cd era; definition; Long Play An analog audio recording pressed in vinyl that rotates at 33.3 RPM. Sound is literally "carved" into the platter in a spiral groove, starting at the outer edge of the platter. The undulations in the groove are an analog of the original acoustic waves. A needle (stylus) is placed in the groove which oscillates as the platter rotates. The oscillations are converted to electricity, amplified and sent to the speakers)

anyhow, we had this 'Unicef' lp for which the proceeds of course went to Unicef, and one of the songs I listened to a lot as a young un' was Dusty Springfields's "I think it's gonna rain today". Before I even knew or understood any english, I loved this song.

I dedicate this to the current recipients of the Right Livelihood awards, see post below.



I Think Its Gonna Rain Today
by Randy Newman


Broken window, empty hallway
Pale dead moon in a sky streaked with grey
Human kindness overflowing
And I think it's gonna rain today

Scarecrows dressed in the latest style
With frozen smiles to keep love away
Human kindness overflowing
And I think its gonna rain today

Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
Think I'll kick it down the street
That's no way to treat a friend

Right before me, signs implore me
Help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness overflowing
I think its gonna rain today

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4 Comments:

Blogger susan said...

Randy Newman is one of the great genius poets of our time.

I hope you're well. All the best.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Susan, I browsed through your blog last night and boy, your artistry is just awesome. No, I'm not even using the right words. Like Randy Newman, you have a gift. You have a compulsion to create and the way he is with words, is the way you are with whatever brush, ink 'thing' and canvas comes your way..you ought to do a cd cover for him...

I'm well btw..getting ready for various 'holiday season' activities..[s]

Ingrid

9:19 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Hi Ingrid,
Just so you know I'm not madly painting at every moment a lot of the stuff up now on 'phantsy' is historic.
I hope Christmas and all its activities bring you lots of love and enjoyment.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Susan, I am aware of that, I was referring to your ability and talent though..I just loved the colours and style..I am pretty ignorant though re. what style is what but I can always appreciate what/that which speaks to my heart..

Ingrid

7:23 PM  

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