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Sunday, August 28, 2011

The best of Sandy Denny's music inhabits the shore or the riverbank, or drifts upon the sea in the company of it's dislocated sailors

The Internet .She is taking over my life. [now that's a point .is the internet female or masculine?Is it "Le" or "La"?].Yesterday it was my mirror:today my reading companion..........................
"When I write songs,I often picture myself standing on a beach or standing on a rock or a promenade or something. I just put myself there sometimes and without realising it I find myself describing what I'm looking at and often it's the sea.I keep promising myself  I'll put myself somewhere else when I'm writing songs but I really can't imagine anywhere that's nicer than that........." Sandy Denny~ 1973

I'm busy reading my Folk Book (see previous post)
Sandy Denny:Wiki; 6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978:R.I.P. I saw her play at Krumlin in my yoof.
Anne Briggs :wiki

[n.b. This is a companion to my The Legendary Lost "Carry On Hippying" Movie Script! post.]
On the subject of Folk Music ,my thanks to Kimy for pointing me in the direction of the fine American  Smithsonian Folkways site.Free Downloads & much magic can be found!
I came across these two photo sites.Some striking Images of the London Riots.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...enjoyed the share by sandy denny....

blackwatertown said...

More good music - thanks as usual.

Roy said...

Wow! Sandy Denny AND Anne Briggs! You're bringing back my musical golden age full bore, Tony.

Martin said...

Coincidentally, I've just been listening to Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas and Friends.

TICKLEBEAR said...

really liked the Anne Briggs video.
:)~
HUGZ

Kurt said...

Sandy Denny!

Akelamalu said...

What could be better than imagining yourself on a beach? :)

Martin Lower said...

Never got the chance to see her live. Much missed, even after all these years.

Xmichra said...

A shout back from a celeb! Tres fantastic! And I beleive that the Internet is l'internet in general (The Internet) but is masculine when in writting (Le Internet).

Teresa Evangeline said...

Okay, you have a FB howdy from Linda Thompson. Score!

Annie Briggs was unknown to me so thanks for the cool intro.!

white rabbit said...

Sandy Denny was rather wonderful was she not?

Confess to never having heard of Anne Briggs but knew of the soimg in Van Morrison/Chieftans version...

Tony does an exceedingly fine blog :D

Megan said...

A beach house isn't just a place. It's a state of mind. - Doug Adams.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Interesting post. I have been awakened to folk over the past few months and have been listening to people like Sandy Denny, Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs. So much great music out there from the late 60's/early 70's. I've also found some interesting, more modern, folk (psychedelic folk) in The Espers, Greg Weeks, Meg Baird, etc.

tony said...

I Saw Vashti Bunyan at a Nick Drake Tribute Recently In Manchester .She Has A Very Impressive Presence & Voice.