Thursday photo prompt: Painted #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a rather oriental red bridge over a  pool covered with waterlilies and surrounded by trees.

This week’s prompt ~ Painted

In silence they stand and drink in the view

The sound of the waterfall, music to their ears

The lilly flowers a sight bright and new

They had seen nothing like this for years.

The beauty of nature, it sights and it’s smells

Had almost been forgotten lost for years.

A lifetime they’d been sheltering in their cells.

Hiding from death, while nature simply thrived

Without interference the planet found new life

The humans dwindled but some survived

The planet hoped they had their lessen learned.

Don’t take nature for granted her gifts are to be earned

*******

THIS IS PART OF SUE VINCENT’S #writephoto.

Music Theme: Art

Art Theme

poetry in motion ;

Poetry in Motion” is a UK number-one single of 1961, recorded among others by Johnny Tillotson.

The song was written by Paul Kaufman (1930–1999) and Mike Anthony (born 1930), who said that the inspiration

for it came from looking up from their work and seeing a procession of young ladies from a nearby school pass by on the sidewalk outside each afternoon. Bill Porter supervised the recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, which featured saxophonist Boots Randolphand pianist Floyd Cramer. An alternative version, with King Curtis on saxophone, was recorded some weeks earlier and published by Bear Family Records in 2011. In the US Billboard Hot 100, “Poetry in Motion” peaked at number 2 in November 1960; in the U.K., it hit # 1 in January 1961 and also made the charts on reissue in 1979.

“Poetry in Motion” was also recorded by Bobby Vee as track No 8 on his 1961 album Bobby Vee and there was a cover version made titled “Pejskové se koušou” (Dogs Bite Each Other) by Czech singer Marie Pojkarová.

The song was covered by Mud in 1982  Learn more 

Mona Lisa Song by Nat King Cole : “Mona Lisa” is a popular song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A.(1950). The title and lyrics refer to the renaissance portrait Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950.  Learn more 

Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (with lyrics) : Brian & Michael are a British music duo best known for their 1978 UK number one hit single, “Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs“. Without further chart entries, they remain one-hit wonders in the UK. They comprise two members: Michael Coleman and Kevin Parrott.  Learn more 

LS Lowry has inspired two songs. Brian and Michael’s Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dog

is indigestibly twee, but suspend any anti-Quo prejudices because Pictures of Matchstick Men is

a stand-alone psychedelic classic.

Status Quo Pictures of Matchstick  Men

Status Quo :

Status Quo are an English rock band whose music is characterized by their distinctive brand of boogie rock.

The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962.

After a number of lineup changes, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.

They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, starting with 1967’s Psychedelic Rock hit Pictures Of Matchstick Men,

and the most recent being in 2010, which is more than any other rock group. 22 of which reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.[4]

Status Quo starred in their first feature film Bula Quo! which was released to cinemas in July 2013. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo!. The first single from the album, the track Bula Bula Quo was released in June 2013, and is Status Quo’s one hundredth single release.  More here 

 

The Night Watch  King Crimson :

King Crimson are a progressive rock band. Founded in London in 1968 by a group of musicians from western England (but featuring a transatlantic lineup from 1981 onwards), the band is widely recognised as a foundational progressive rock group despite the band’s own resistance to the label. The band has incorporated diverse influences and instrumentation during its history (including jazz and folk musicclassical and experimental musicpsychedelic rockhard rock and heavy metalNew Wavegamelanelectronica and drum and bass).

The band’s line-up has persistently altered throughout their existence, with eighteen musicians and three lyricists passing through the ranks. The only musician to appear in every line-up of the band has been founding guitarist Robert Fripp, although others’ tenures have sometimes extended for decades. Due to the number of musicians involved in King Crimson over the years (and the band’s emphasis on creativity and on recruiting high-level players) the band is at the hub of a network of other bands and projects, and has been influential to many contemporary musical artists. The band has a large following, despite garnering little radio or music video airplay.  Learn more 

The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq (DutchDe Nachtwacht) is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

The painting may be more properly titled by its long since forgotten name The Company of captain Frans Banning Cocq and lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch preparing to march out. In the 18th century the painting became known as the Night Watch. It is prominently displayed in the RijksmuseumAmsterdam, the Netherlands, as the best known painting in its collection. The Night Watch is one of the most famous paintings in the world.

Learn  more here

Duran Duran Girls on film

 

Girls on Film” is the third single by Duran Duran, released on 13 July 1981.

The single became Duran Duran’s Top 10 breakthrough in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at Number 5 in July 1981.

Its success was particularly gratifying for the band, who had personally selected it for release following the failure of its predecessor,

Careless Memories“, which had been chosen by their record company, EMI. Its popularity provided a major boost to sales of the band’s

eponymous debut album, Duran Duran, which had been released a month earlier.

The song did not chart in the United States on its initial release, but it became popular and widely known after receiving heavy airplay on

MTV when the Duran Duran album was re-issued in 1983.

Learn  more 

 

 

Regina Spektor , Us  she sings about  a statue  and it is a favourite  video and song of mine!

Us” is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor‘s major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. This song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer. Learn  more 

 

Poetry – an original song by Holly Kirby

Who is  Holly Kirby , find out here 

 

We have had  painters, Poets , Sculptors, now Dancers.

 

 

you know who Robbie Williams  is  but who was Bo jangles :

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an American tap dancer

and actor of stage and film. Audiences enjoyed his understated style, which eschewed

the frenetic manner of the jitterbug in favor of cool and reserve; rarely did he use his upper body,

relying instead on busy, inventive feet, and an expressive face.

A figure in both the black and white entertainment worlds of his era, he is best known today for his dancing with Shirley Temple in a series of films during the 1930s, and for starring in the musical Stormy Weather (1943), loosely based on Robinson’s own life.

 

The Byrds :

 

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