Some Pure Pleasure and Variety

New music blog post by Ruddy Adam.

Three Songs for a Change from the Seriousness to Some Pure Pleasure and Variety

We’ve been on a run of fairly serious studies. Let’s give our brains the pleasure and variety they need with some topnotch music.

Below we have some excellent talent and a nice variety in these three songs. Enjoy!

Song One: “Stairway to Heaven”

Composed by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and lead singer Robert Plant in 1971, “Stairway to Heaven” lives up to its many critical accolades as one of the greatest Rock & Roll songs ever.

The lyrics are somewhat mystical and often abstract. The “piper” who does the calling is figurative for the one who calls us to move on to another realm, heaven, I suppose, if we like. But the authors have never been Khristian that I know of. They won’t comment on it, and so neither should we try to guess what they meant by such lines as these:

“Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know, the piper’s calling you to join him

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind”

There are numerous beautiful lines, and I think we should leave this one at that. It’s abstract, meant to be beautiful, and that is its result.

There is a slow but constant build up throughout the song until the very ending, when the music stops, and the last line is sung a cappella. From the final time change at about 6:20 on to the ending, this song is quite unique and very good.

“Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin (10:00) Live & Raw.

Song Two: “I’ll Take Care of You”

I think you’re going to like this one. You get Beth Hart’s deeply passionate voice and Joe Bonamassa making some incredible sounds with his electric. Great guitar! Great voice!

“I’ll Take Care of You,” by Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa and Blues Singer Beth Hart (6:00) Live & Raw!

Song Three: “Leave the Light On”

In this song, it sounds as though Beth is about ready to step into Janis Joplin’s shoes, which absolutely no one has yet to do. She doesn’t quite have the confidence to make a song her own, by changing lines and words, as JJ did. The potential, however, is there. Let us hope.

Beth’s put herself through half of South DC and Detroit since this song (both places are worst than the hell often taught and so many think is true and Biblical). Drugs, of course! She is supposed to be clean now. Again, let us hope.

Excellent tune and lyrics, done quite well. Enjoy!

“Leave the Light On” Beth Hart (4:50) Live & Raw!

Iceland. Seljalandsfoss waterfall in motion. Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Ruddy Adam

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