Immersion Artist of the Week: Blackfield

Song: Jupiter
Album: Blackfield IV [CD+DVD-AV||CD only||Vinyl]

This is the lead single of the latest Blackfield offering, which is being promoted next week, 1st May, in New York City. This will be Blackfield’s only US date this tour, and it will also be Steven Wilson’s last as a member. He is saying goodbye to the band.

I’ve been trying to raise money to go, but have pathetically failed with a gofundme campaign that never had a chance anyway. It kills me that I am unable to be there, but… That’s the way life is sometimes. You can’t always get what you want…

If you are in NYC, or can afford to go, please to go and take in the show. Pack the house, sell it out, and give Steven a beautiful last night with Blackfield. Say hello to him for me. GET TICKETS HERE
 


Lyrics:

Once we were young We had no plans
What simplicity of love
We used to get it to get it all
We weren’t scared to fail and fall

Now, all I can do is to stand, watch
Those new boys in the game
How they’re laughing and having fun
Making rules under the sun

I won’t win her pretty eyes tonight
It’s been so long since I played it right
I’ll get to Jupiter and halfway back
Before she’ll even notice I’m around

They used to call me A city queen
But now God’s playing his jokes on me
I’m all alone far from the city
I’ve got no room no time for dreams

Won’t win in her pretty eyes tonight
It’s been so long since I played it right
I’ll get to Jupiter and halfway back
Before she’ll even notice I’m around

Once we were young We had no plans
What simplicity of love
We used to get it to get it all
We had no time to fail and fall

I won’t win her pretty eyes tonight
It’s been so long since I played it right
I’ll get to Jupiter and halfway back
Before she’ll even notice I’m around

Once we were young We had no plans
What simplicity of love
We used to get it to get it all
We had no time to fail and fall

I’ll get to Jupiter and halfway back
Before she’ll even notice I’m around

[Written by Aviv Geffen]

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Although it’s nuts, I’m still attempting to raise funds. The show means a lot to me and I’d really appreciate the help to get there: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

Immersion Artist of the Week: Blackfield

Song: Summer
Album: Blackfield [CD||Vinyl]

I invite you to close your eyes, listen, and just feel. Let the pictures fly in cinematic movement through your mind, creating an impromptu video in your mind to go with this lovely track.


Lyrics:


Love me as the summer gone
When eyes were closed and days were long, so long
I burned a torch for you but all the while
Somewhere in the haze you lost your smile

Love me as the winter comes
Don’t cast your shadow on my soul, please don’t
Don’t let me sink, don’t let the darkness in
Let your perfect fingers touch my skin

Heart needs a home
It’s a dark and empty road when you’re alone

Love me as the springtime comes
Let your song drift down the stairs to me
Waiting here along the way to blue
Remembering the days I spent with you

Heart needs a home
It’s a dark and empty road when you’re alone


[Music: Aviv Geffen Lyrics: Aviv Geffen, Steven Wilson]

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Although it’s nuts, I’m still attempting to raise funds to go see Blackfield live in New York City next week (May 1st) for Steven Wilson’s last show as a member. The show means a lot to me and I’d really appreciate the help to get there: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

Immersion Artist of the Week: Blackfield

Song: Open Mind
Album: Blackfield [CD||Vinyl]

This is not only the opener of the first ever Blackfield album, but, to my knowledge, this is the first song that Aviv Geffen presented to Steven Wilson for possible collaboration. (Someone please correct me if I am in err.) Steven added lyrics to the instrumental track and it became what you are listening to now.

When I listen, I often sing along and wish I could sing both the melody and harmony at once, but, since that’s obviously not possible, I often go between the two. I love the way this song opens up with the strings at the end, like the sky just opened up into brilliant sun through dissipating clouds, its colour watery and true. Like the opening of a mind. Perfect. :-)


Lyrics:

Here’s a song from an open mind
I give it to you because I can
And if you’re thinking that it’s not that kind
it’s cause my mood swings
make me feel ashamed
It can pass the time

A girl with eyes that see a hundred years
Half remembered, this is my dream
Spinning out from where the hole appears
I’ve never seen her
but I’ve got photographs
It can blow your mind

An idea falls from a porcelain sky
It won’t make you rich
and it won’t get you high

(Out of the)
Out of the void it comes
from an open mind
(Out of the)
Out of the void it comes
it comes from my mind


[Music: Aviv Geffen Lyrics: Steven Wilson]

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Although it’s nuts, I’m still attempting to raise funds to go see Blackfield live in New York City next week (May 1st) for Steven Wilson’s last show as a member. The show means a lot to me and I’d really appreciate the help to get there: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

Immersion Artist of the Week: Blackfield

Song: This Killer
Album: Blackfield II [CD||Vinyl]]


This song has always spoken to me, and I relate so very well that it’s a bit sad, really. When I sing it, I change the gender, and I sometimes have to detach myself from it in order to sing it or I will cry, it hits that close to home in those moments. I think we can all relate to the feeling of being our own worst enemies, and I know for myself that I’m always struggling with the ‘killer’ in me. May I overcome her.

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Lyrics:


Don’t leave the door ajar
Don’t walk away
Don’t leave me in the dark

You think you know me well
It makes me laugh
Cause I don’t know myself

This killer on the run
He steals from me the sun
He’ll catch me off my guard
He likes me when I’m down and when I’m sad

Falling man
Falling man

It’s always me alone
That hears the noise
'Cause it's my inner voice

So stay inside your home
And hide away
Before I lose control

This killer on the run
He steals from me the sun
He’ll catch me off my guard
He likes me when I’m down and when I’m sad

Falling man
Falling man

This killer on the run
He steals from me the sun
And I can say I know him well
And so can he because it’s me

He is me
He is me

[Music & Lyrics by Aviv Geffen]

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I’m currently raising fund to go see Blackfield live in New York City for Steven Wilson’s last show as a member. The show means a lot to me and I’d really appreciate the help to get there: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

Immersion Artist of the Week: Blackfield

Song: Waving
Album: Welcome To My DNA [CD||Vinyl]

When I first listened to this song, it evoked some strong reaction in me that I not only had tears escape, but I also found that it brought me a big smile. This song does not only bring me so much happy when I hear it (I often am unable to help myself and I dance—I’ve even done it in public with my headphones on), it has come to hold a very special key within it for me. It’s not a lyric thing, really, it’s just… a feeling I get within that I find seems to light a path. It’s hard to explain, but it need only make sense to me. ;-)

This song has come to mean a lot to me, and so I choose this is the first song in my spontaneous Immersion Series week honoring Blackfield. :-)


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Lyrics:

Turn up the noise
Let’s see if you can maintain your poise
Edge out the door
And feel it if you swim back to the shore

I do believe
I’m clinging to the warm bleed in the trees

I wave and I turn off the light

Your dress may be torn but you wear it well
All this and more may be in your spell
Four letter word but it isn’t real
All this speed inside you
A sneer on the edge of your sanity
Your bludgeon the sound like it’s unappealing
Pouring your scorn on all pride and joy
All this fear inside you

[Music & Lyrics by Steven Wilson]

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I’m currently raising fund to go see Blackfield live in New York City for Steven Wilson’s last show as a member. The show means a lot to me and I’d really appreciate the help to get there: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

Stay Tuned: Immersion Begins Shortly

I’ve decided that, on this Tuesday, April 22nd, I’d start an impromptu Immersion Series featuring the band I am currently attempting to raise funds to see, Blackfield.

My video plea on GoFundMe doesn’t convey how much the music itself means to me, which I regret, and so I hope to rectify that now.

It may be too little too late (as I’m only at 8% of my goal), but it’s worth a try.

Stay tuned. There is more to come…

This is my video ‘plea’ for the crowdfunding site, gofundme.com.

I am looking to raise money for a trip to New York City to see Blackfield, one of my favorite bands whom I’ve never seen live, on May 1st and it’s coming up fast! It’s more than just a concert to me, though. It’s the last time we will see Steven Wilson, the man who saved my life, as a member of the band. I can usually be okay with the fact that I’m too broke to go to shows outside my city or state, and I know there are more important things to raise money for than a trip to see a concert, but my heart won’t let this one go.

Please watch the video to learn more about my story. :-)

READ “If Steven Wilson Isn’t A God, He’s Definitely An Angel” HERE: http://is.gd/25Z7Zr

DONATE HERE: http://www.gofundme.com/MyCrazyWish

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This song has been quite close to me for quite a while now.
It’s come to mean so much… <3

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The Alarm - Permanence In Change (live)
from the live album Electric Folklore Live
(album version on Eye Of The Hurricane)


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Daylight breaks on the streets of my life
Where no sun shines there bums refusal to die
In the shadows of heartache my dreams come alive
I’ve been searching for love to give meaning to life

Oh no, you make me feel real
Oh no, I’ve got you, you’ve got me
And that’s all we need
A reason to believe

Tonight my love will never die
Tonight I will lay down my life
Wherever we run, wherever we go
Tonight I will be yours and you will be mine

In the morning light hope comes on the dawn
A turning point after all these years
In the strength borne of hardship
I knew we’d make it through
So throw back your head babe
These dreams are coming true

Oh no, there’s blood sweat and tears now
Oh no, I’ve found you, you’ve found me
And that’s all we need a reason to believe

Tonight my love will never die
Tonight I will lay down my life
Wherever we run, wherever we go
Tonight I will be yours and you will be mine

Tonight we’ll go beyond these realms
Of where the sun goes down
We will be together
There is permanence in change
'Cause I found you you found me
And now we’ve found a reason to believe

Tonight our love will never die
Tonight I will lay down my life
Wherever we run, wherever we go
Tonight I will be yours and you will be mine
You will be mine
You will be mine
You will be mine

Daylight breaks on the streets of my life
Where no sun shines there bums refusal to die…

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Just relax, lean into it, and let it happen…

Björk - Undo
from the album Vespertine

~~~


it’s not meant to be a strife
it’s not meant to be a struggle uphill

you’re trying too hard
surrender
give yourself in
you’re trying too hard :
you’re trying too hard

it’s not meant to be a strife
it’s not meant to be a struggle uphill
sweetly
to enjoy
it’s not meant to be a strife
it’s not meant to be a struggle uphill

it’s warmer now : l e a n into it
unfold in a generous way
surrender
s u r r e n d e r
undo

it’s not meant to be a strife
it’s not meant to be a struggle uphill

i’m praying
to be
in a generous mode
the kindness kind
the kindness kind
to share me
quietly ecstatic

it’s not meant to be a strife
it’s not meant to be a struggle uphill

u n d o

undo : if you’re bleeding
undo : if you’re sweating
undo : if you’re crying

As posted yesterday on my Twitter account…

Björk - Hidden Place
from the album Vespertine

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through the warmthest cord of care
your love was sent to me
i’m not sure what to do with it
or where to put it

i’m so close to tears
and so close to
simply calling you up
and simply suggesting

we go to that hidden place
�
now, i have been slightly shy
but i can smell a pinch of hope
to almost have allowed once fingers
to stroke
the fingers i was given to touch with
but careful careful

there lies my passion hidden
there lies my love
i’ll hide it under a blanket
lull it to sleep

i’ll keep it in a hidden place

he’s
the beautifullest
fragilest
still strong
dark and divine
and the littleness of his movements
hides himself

he invents a charm
that makes him invisible
hides in the hair

can i hide there too?
hide in the hair of him
seek solace
s a n c t u a r y

in that hidden place

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Today’s track: The song with the line that, by my mishearing it years ago, inspired my blog’s name. :-)
[Read more about that HERE.]

Leonardo’s Bride - Sonic
from the album Open Sesame

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Sand in my eyes sand in my hair
Sand in the places I never knew
People are cruel when they want to be
They turn into monsters out of the sea

You’re not like all of the rest
You’re always smiling and waving

When I was younger I was sure
I could fly above it all
I remember looking down
But I’m so tied up to the ground now

You’re not like all of the rest
You’re always smiling and waving
Can I be sonic too?

Stars in my eyes stars in my hair
Stars and footprints in the air
Could I ever be that tall
Wrapped up in this mortal coil?

You’re not like all of the rest
You’re always smiling and waiving
Who catches you when you’re falling ?
Can I be sonic, too?

Björk - All Neon Like
from the album Homogenic

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Not ‘til you halo all over me
I’ll come over
Not ‘til it shimmers ‘round your skull
I’ll be yours

I weave for you
The marvellous web
Glow in the dark threads
All neon like

The cocoon surrounds you
Embraces all
So you can sleep
Foetus-style

And they will assist us
'Cause we're asking for help
And the luminous beam
It feeds you

The soft distortion
Fills you up
Nourish nourish
Your turtleheart

And they will assist us
'Cause we're asking for help
And the luminous beam
It feeds you

Don’t get angry with yourself
Don’t, don’t get angry with yourself
I’ll heal you

With a razorblade
I’ll cut a slit open
And the luminous beam
Feeds you honey, heals you

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My earworm for the last two days.

Ryan Adams - Afraid Not Scared

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Look at this ocean with everyone drowning
Idiots screaming and everyone sinking in slowly
We’re surrounded

In the yellow lights of the city, wasted as bodies
In bed with somebody, a touch away with nothing to do
We’re surrounded

And I’m really dying in here, I’m really dying in here
And I’m afraid, no, I’m scared

She started freezing, lungs are collapsing
The momentum is passing but the moment is eating us whole
We’re surrounded

Put the guns in the water, they’re turning to vodka
Triggering nothing, we’re sinking, the sea takes the ship

And I’m really dying in here, I’m really dying in here
And I’m afraid, I’m afraid, no, I’m scared, no, I’m scared
I’m just scared, just let me down

I’m getting really cold and I’m looking at you
You’re not moving
I’m getting really cold and I’m looking at you
You’re not moving
I’m getting really cold and I’m looking at you
You’re not moving

Earworms - 11th Feb 2014

So today I find that I have a couple earworms happening.
(For those unfamiliar with the term, these are songs that keep playing in your head.)
I thought I’d share them with all of you. :-)

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Earlier this AM my earworm was one of my own songs in-the-works…

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Ryan Adams - So Alive
from the album Rock N Roll

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Today I watched the boats
Moving through the harbor
Walking on water, in your arms I’d stay
Forever if I could, forever if I may
Keep me in your thoughts, don’t disappear

I am on your side
And so alive
And so alive, it isn’t real

If this is how I feel
Then nothing now is true
And nothing now can ever be
Taken away from you

Sinking in the past
The things that shouldn’t last
Just put to bed and stand beside me
Stand beside me

Always on your side
I’m on your side
And so alive it isn’t real
I am on your side
And so alive
And so alive
And so alive

I am on your side
On your side
I’m on your side
On your side
On your side
And so alive
And so alive
And so alive

Alive, alive
Alive, alive
Alive, alive
Alive

I am on your side
On your side
I’m on your side
On your side