The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 21, 2022

It’s Saturday and yesterday Linda dropped in with her prompt for our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday which is “clear.”  Linda said “Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!”

Badge by Shelley Krupa..
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Crystal clear water flows fast, reflecting gentle rainbow colours.
Foolishly we step in, suddenly feeling the strong undertow
Clear and present danger strikes fear in our hearts, clear waters deep.

Imogen Magic.

Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that I am a true fan of Imogen Heap. I have put together a little collection of her more unusual music video. I hope you enjoy! Plus a video where she explains her Mi Mu gloves.

“A Love Song, that isn’t a Love Song, but you think it’s a Love Song and new prompt: A Very Random Challenge ~ Love Is In Da Blog 2022 .

Oh! I am still running late this one is a day late! Bee asked up to chose a love song that is not a love song. Well my favourite singer, songwriter and musician Imogen Heap has a real beauty. Say goodnight and go . On first listen is a cutsy love song but once you listen to the lyrics it about unrequited love and the girl then turns into a stalker!

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Song Lyric Sunday. Computers and Telephones.

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday December 19, 2021 Our prompt from Jim Adams for Song Lyric Sunday is : lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV) suggested by Amy Braun, ai welove music aisasami.

Okay Everyone, yes everyone know I am totally enamoured with Imogen Heap. Over the years her music has delighted and inspired me, she even gave me encouragement whilst I was relearning to walk. Yes she answered an email I sent her.

Anyway I digress, back to the prompt, the song I have chosen is Me the Machine by Immie. The song is all about Immie being one with her computer, her gloves and music!

A blip in the algorithm
A break in the clouds
Soft circuits, jumping
Soft circuits, jumping
The pin codes of happiness
Access denied
I’m switching to manual, switching to manualOh, share a scent of that sweet summer breeze
A love for a squeeze
How can you teach me these things
Me, the machine can dreamAn acquaintance with benefits
A work in progress
Downloading romance, downloading romance
Relationship asterisk
This footnote’s in plain text
Marking your words, marking your wordsStage one, initialize moments of time
To wine and dine with neurons that know how to love
Oh me, the machine can dreamI can’t do everything
And I’ll get over it
I can’t do everything
And I’ll get over it
I don’t wanna be everything!
I just want to feel
A part of itOh, share a scent in a sweet summer breeze
A laugh or a squeeze
How can you teach me these things
Me the machine, me the machine (can dream)
Me, the machine can dream
Me, the machine can dreamSource: LyricFind

I shall let Immie tell you how the song was written, made and performed and all about her gloves.

This video is how the gloves have moved on!

Of there has to be a bonus track and that is Telephone by the glorious Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce. Words in video.

Telephone” is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga for her third EPThe Fame Monster (2009), the reissue of her debut studio album The Fame (2008). The song features American singer Beyoncé. The song was written by Gaga, Rodney JerkinsLaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Beyoncé. Inspired by her fear of suffocation, Gaga explained that the lyrics preferring relaxing on the dance floor to answering her lover’s phone call are a metaphor, the phone calling her representing the fear of not having worked hard enough to succeed. With the track succeeding her fifth single from The Fame, “Paparazzi“, the duet additionally embodies a fear of being suffocated and trapped by the media. Originally, Gaga wrote the song for Britney Spears, who recorded a demo. Musically, “Telephone” consists of an expanded bridgeverse-rap and a sampled voice of an operator announcing that the phone line is unreachable. Beyoncé appears in the middle of the song, singing the verses in a rapid-fire way, accompanied by double beats. The song received positive reviews from critics who frequently noted “Telephone” as a stand-out track from The Fame Monster. It was Grammy-nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2011. “Telephone” charted in a number of countries due to digital sales following the album’s release, namely in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and Hungary. The song was particularly successful in Europe where it reached the top of the charts in Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the single sold 7.4 million digital copies worldwide in 2010 alone, making it one of Gaga’s best-selling singles.

Happy Sunday Everyone 💜

Nonsense Lyrics!

Jim Adams

Our host the very lyrical Jim Adams again hosts Song Lyric Sunday. This week December 12, 2021 songs with Nonsense lyrics suggested by Amy Braun, ai love music aisasami.

Two songs this week Adiemus by Karl Jenkins and Mic Check from Imogen Heap.

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Adiemus” is a world music song written by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and performed by Miriam Stockley with Mary Carewe. It was recorded by the Adiemus project and officially released on the 1995 Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary album.

“Adiemus” was written in 1994 by Karl Jenkins and premiered in a 1994 Delta Air Lines television advertisement. The song was also used in some Delta in-flight videos. Jenkins chose singer Miriam Stockley as a lead vocalist due to her wide range of intonation and Purley resident Mary Carewe for additional vocals. The London Philharmonic Orchestra also performed.

The main idea was to create a modern song using classical forms, such as rondo and ternary. The lyrics themselves have no meaning. The vocals are simply used as another instrument to make music and not to convey any message. The song, written in D minor, is a mix of African-tribal and Celtic-style melodies.

The song was also used as a soundtrack within the Italian TV programme Ciao Darwin and as the opening titles music on the Biblical series Testament: The Bible in Animation.

The song is also often misattributed to Enya, primarily due to a television advertisement for Pure Moods featuring both Karl Jenkins’ “Adiemus” and Enya’s “Orinoco Flow“.

heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee.....
adie adie mus ta de adie adie a mus ta
adie na ta mus ta me adua
adie adie tu e ma de adie adie tu e ma adie adie tu e made....

adie adie mus ta de adie adie a mus ta
adie na ta mus ta me adua
adie adie tu e ma de adie adie tu e ma adie adie tu e made...

CHORUS:
ademade tu e made ha
ade made tu e ma
hade made tu e ma cora,
hade made tu e ma cora ( haye , waye....)
hade made tu e ma cora ( haye , waye....)

ha une wa en , ha un wa hee e (2x)
musical break
CHORUS
adie adie a mus ta de
adie adie a mus ta
adie a nade a mus ta adua
adie adie tu e ma , adie adie tu e ma ,
adie adie tu e made nade...

CHORUS
yakama yamaya kayame ( ha do way hee hee....) ( 6x)
yaa , kaa haa maa mee ( hadua)
yaa , kaa haa maa mee hadua ( haye ,waye....)

lyrics from Lyrics.com.

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Imogen Jennifer Heap (born 9 December 1977) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. Her work has been considered pioneering in pop and electropop music.

Headlock” is a song by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, from her 2005 album Speak for Yourself. It was the third single from Speak for Yourself, following “Hide and Seek” and “Goodnight and Go“. Remixed for radio as ‘Immi’s Radio mix’ and accompanied by a new all-vocal B-side, entitled “Mic Check”.

Happy Sunday Everyone.💜

Song Lyric Sunday: Human Connections.

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, today is October 17, 2021. The prompt this week is – Communication, Information, News, Telephone suggested by Di of pensitivity101. Brilliant choice Di.

I picked Telemiscommunications because it is about s couple trying to share news, information and to communicate on the phone….and due to the state of all our lives today failing!

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Telemiscommunications” is a song by Canadian electronic music producer Deadmau5 and English singer Imogen Heap. It was released on March 12, 2013 by Ultra Records as the fifth single from Deadmau5’s sixth studio album Album Title Goes Here and the seventh single from Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album Sparks. The song is an electropop ballad whose lyrics depict a dysfunctional phone conversation.

Work on “Telemiscommunications” began after Deadmau5 emailed Heap. According to Deadmau5, the two never met in person, and only sent two emails and made two phone calls to one another during the making of the song.

Below is the explanatory video of how the song and video were put together. I really think it so interesting.

“Telemiscommunications”
(with Imogen Heap)

Hey babe, how’s your day been?
No, you first..
Oh.. what? The delay’s quite bad
Yeah, sorry..
Where are you, I can’t really hear you
A taxi distracted..
Anyway you.. You were saying?
Wait, uh..
Now they’re waving me over
Can I call you back?
Yeah, everything’s fine
Why am I.. I don’t know why
I probably just need sleep
It’s been a busy week
Sorry, I’ve got to go
So, ok.. bye

This is just so unlike us
Cut back to horizontalisms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

Plan foiled
The sirens pass by
Kids screaming
The longest public announcement
Reach check-in, finally got through
Running for a flight, shoes off
You’re calling voicemail
In joke, group laughter
Closing scenes in a meeting
Angel (angel) why didn’t you tell me?
One second, someone needs directions
Can’t you see I’m on the phone?

This is just so unlike us
Cut back to horizontalisms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

So unlike us (unlike us)
Cut back to horizontalisms
If we could win just one small touch
Contact versus tele-miscommunications

Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
(kiss kiss)
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?
(kiss kiss)
Did I tell you I loved you today?
Did I tell you I loved you today?

Source: Musixmatch

And of course there’s always this song too. No explanation needed.

Happy Sunday Everyone. 💜😂💜

Last Night of the Empire. Imogen Heap.

My heroine Imogen Heap, and her last video. Last Night of the Empire.

How it was made.

Why because I can , and because I love it and her!

A little Immie share and a plug for the Royal Albert Hall.

Those of you who follow me regularly will know that I love Imogen Heap. I often show case her music.

Yesterday Immie released the video she had made in March for the 150th Anniversary of the Albert Hall.

Without further ado please enjoy.

Immie was wearing her Mi.Mu Gloves which she designed and developed, a line of musical gloves, as well as a blockchain-based music-sharing program, Mycelia.

Here is Immie explaining her fabulous gloves.

Song Lyric Sunday: Concise.

Oh! My goodness Jim you have thrown the cat among the pigeons today. There are so many choices …. The prompt this week is songs that have single word titles! Well there are so many great ones to choose from that I am in a tizzie!

So I decided to go for my favourite artist Imogen Heap.

My first choice was Thriller, yes the Michael Jackson song. I love this version by Immie, it’s so different to the Michael Jackson version.

Thriller” is a song recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the seventh and final single from his sixth studio album of the same name. It was released on November 12, 1983 in most countries and January 23, 1984 in the United States by Epic Records. The song has appeared on multiple greatest hits compilation albums from Jackson, including HIStory (1995), Number Ones (2003), The Essential Michael Jackson (2005), and Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009), and it was remixed to the Immortal album in 2011.

“Thriller” has been covered by multiple recording artists since its release in 1984, including Henry Mancini (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Ian BrownTen Masked Men, and Imogen Heap. Information from here.

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed’

Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear the door slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl!
But all the while you hear the creature creeping up behind
You’re out of time ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
Thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(They’re open wide)
This is the end of your life They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
I’ll make you see That this is thriller, thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a
Killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow!Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’alls neighborhood I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, ooh baby
I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, oh darlin’
Thriller night, baby, ooh!The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller Source: Musixmatch

I Megaphone is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. It was released on 16 June 1998 by Almo Sounds, and later re-released in Japan by Aozora Records on 23 January 2002. The album was primarily written by Heap, starting when she was 15 years old, with co-writing from Guy Sigsworth and Fil Eisler. It was first produced and recorded solely by Heap and Dave Stewart, and it was subsequently re-recorded alongside producers David Kahne and Guy Sigsworth. It is an alternative rock record with largely confessional lyricism, addressing themes ranging from adolescent drug use and revenge to perseverance and religion. The album’s title is an anagram of “Imogen Heap”

Shine was track two on Imegaphone the album was not a huge success but I always loved it 💜💜.

Rain drain my play away
Sun gun me down and burn me
Nature hates me today
My head distorts reality

Madness just moved into my shadow

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die not
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I will not cry and I will be mine
I’ll shine, shine Who waltzed me into this
Am I now stuck here forever
Luck just gave me a kiss
Then lashed me down with a leather strap

Trying to learn to swim without any water
Trying just to begin just when
You’re in for the slaughter, yeah

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I’ll be just fine if I stay all mine
I’ll shine, shine,Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I’ll be just fine if I stay all mine
I’ll shine, Shines
You… Musixmatch

The two above songs were early songs of my heroine Immie, and I played them a lot when I was in hospital after breaking my back for the second time, she got me through operations, pain , fear and then afterwards while learning to walk again.

Below is Fountain a video collaboration between Immie and iamamiwhoami . KONSERT is ionnalee’s third online concert installation. The concert was streamed at YouTube on September 2, 2020 for free and featured TR/ST, Imogen Heap, Zola Jesus, and Vander Von Odd.

I watched the concert while I was waiting for my gall bladder op. Lol not all my Immie memories are medical, honest!

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?
Dust to dust, so we leave for good
When all has gone to blazes I start to run
Until I find places where nobody’s gone

No more weight on your conscience
With ease, I go back to the start

Surge like a fountain
Riptide
And swallow me
Flourish like a fountain
Inside
Gather force from the sea
Now you’re new and shiny
Hold tight
Let it wash me clean

Crawling through deafening cold
Turning head, there’s no sight of home
Though my body’s aching, we have to push on
For every start, no line is drawn

Surge like a fountain
Riptide
And swallow me
Flourish like a fountain
Inside
Gather force from the sea
Now you’re new and shiny
Hold tight
Let it wash me clean

From watching eyes I blindly rove
To guard my stories and find my god

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?
Dust to dust, so we leave for good.

HAVE A SUNDAY EVERYONE!

This is part of Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday. November 15, 2020 – Begin/End/Finish/Start

Jim Adams

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompts are Begin/End/Finish/Start .

I have picked Runtime from Imogen Heap, I may of mentioned her before? It’s about the end of a relationship, the singer wants to finish as it is past it’s sell by day. It has started in it, end , quit , stop , done. A song about finishing a relationship, with the prompts in plus a few synomines all except begin .

Runtime is Sparks is the fourth studio album by English singer Imogen Heap. The album was released, via iMagaphone Records ( her own label, and an anagram of her name) on 18 August 2014, in three editions: a standard edition, a deluxe two-CD edition and a super deluxe box set.

Sparks might fly, in no time.
It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind. (ooh)
I’m so ready for this.
Shrink-wrapped tones, I can face the music.
Stop matters bonding us way beyond
Our best by-days.

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could and all again. I’m done pretending.
Let’s quit while we’re still friends.

Making up stories that grew to be too tall,
My fortress to forget couldn’t take anymore.
You nearly watched me ruin everything, everything!
There’s a number one rule of don’t-do’s.
Well we knew it all too well.
You were supposed to be looking out for me!
Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could, and all again. Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending.
You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Let’s stop pretending, stop pretending.
And quit while we’re still friends
[x2]

Well I was so young, misguided maybe.
But still this hands over my every pen to paper.
And this all started with a song.
Let this be our last one.
Drop, drop. Bridge, bridge!

We’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Stop pretending!
And quit while we’re still friends.

I wish you well.
I wish you well… (I wish you well, wish you well, wish you well)

Wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully. (gracefully)
Can we just not drag this out, please?
I wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully, (do it gracefully!)
Can we just not drag this out?

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So we need Begin …So I am using Imogen Heap again her song Useless.

“Useless”

I am a mirror, with no reflection
I am a razor, without my blade
I am the daylight, when the moon shines no
Who will want to make my sandcastle that’s already made

I feel so useless, do you

Speak to an ear deaf to my voice
Look through your fear, still blind to my way
I reach to hold you, but I don’t feel you there, do you
Even realize I’m here am I just wasting away?
No wasting away
Living, inside you play

My dying prayer, sealed in a scream
Unwelcome, and a conscious dream
I am your whore, without a name
I climb to fall, to begin again, to begin again
I climb to fall, suffer, hatred, deceit and pain
Anger, regret, loving in vain

I am an arrow, with no direction
My life your tarot, my picture your fate
I’m your becoming, so ill always be nothing
If i ever break away from you that day forth, you’ll be living
My hate
Oh God help his fate
I’ll watch you, watch you suffocate.

Both sets of lyrics reproduced by AtoZ lyrics

Happy Sunday Everyone.

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