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Coloring Club Plus — 10/17/19

Oct 17

Per wikipedia:
Nilsson Schmilsson is the seventh album by American singer Harry Nilsson, released by RCA Records in November 1971. It was Nilsson’s most commercially successful work, producing three of his best-known songs. Among these was the number 1 hit “Without You”, written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of the group Badfinger. The album was the first of two Nilsson albums recorded in London and produced by Richard Perry. The album performed well at the 1973 Grammy Awards, earning a nomination for Album of the Year, while “Without You” won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2006, Nilsson Schmilsson was ranked number 84 on Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1970s”

Andy Beta of Pitchfork describes “The Moonbeam Song” as succinctly perfect, with a visual aesthetic worthy of Taoist poets: moonbeams light on train tracks, windowpanes, weather vanes, and the eye of the beholder himself. Its sweetest line is about “a fence with bits of crap along its bottom, blown by a windbeam,” and as Herbie Flowers’ bass slides between the luminescent clouds of mellotron, Harry catches all of the Beach Boys in his Brandy Alexander’d croon.

Have you ever watched a moonbeam
As it slid across your windowpane
Or struggled with a bit of rain
Or danced about the weather vane
Or settle on a moving train
And wondered where the train’s been
Or on a fence with bits of crap
Around its bottom
Blown there by a wind beam
Who searches for the moonbeam
Who was last seen
Looking at the tracks
Of the careless wind beam
Moving to the clacks
Of the tireless freight train
And lighting up the sides

Of the weather vane
And the bits of rain
And the windowpane
And the eyes of those
Who think they saw what happened…
Have you ever watched a moonbeam
As it slid across your windowpane
Or struggled with a bit of rain
Or dance about the weather vane
Or settle on a moving train
And wonder where the train has been?
Looking at the tracks
Of the careless wind beam
Or moving to the clacks
Of the tireless freight train

And lighting up the sides
Of the weather vane

And the bits of rain
And the windowpane
And the eyes of those
Who think they saw what happened…?

Songwriters: Harry Nilsson

19 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/17/19

      1. It really was intense. Did you like it? I thought he did a great job at it. It wasn’t your Marvel/DC regular movie.
        They got the dirty/gritty part down…it reminded me of Taxi Driver.

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        1. YES on Taxi Driver, very similar. You know, I wonder if they chose DeNiro to play the talk show host because of it? I think this movie is very very deep commentary on society in general and an excellent character study. We were trying to figure out what parts he was imagining and which parts were real. Joaquin may have just played the pinnacle role of his career. He was amazing!

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          1. Yes that was the confusing part…which parts did he imagine? At the very first you saw him hit his head against the window in the mental hospital…
            His mom…her story just kept getting worse and worse as it went along.
            It was shocking when…whoops…I better not say since someone could read this and ruin it.
            Anyway I agree on DeNiro…it linked it quite well.

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