Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Winter

It's December 1 so it automatically makes one think of winter, right? The first song that popped into my head was "Winter Wonderland" so I went online to find out the story of this song. It's from 1934 and there are like a million covers of it. But what was most interesting to me is that Radiohead has done a version of this song....kinda great, right?

I've always been pretty into Vivaldi's Four Seasons. In fact, I used to sit around with a friend and play it and try to guess which one was which and why. "Winter" is pretty incredible. I hope you like this strange video

Here is a sand drawing of the same piece:

Hazy Shade of WInter. Long live the Bangles. Though I love Simon&Garfunkel too of course. I recall seeing "Less Than Zero" and I couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks.

The snow on your eyelids that curtsy with age
Is freezing the stares on tyranny's wings.
The bitter is hard and the warmth of your skin
Is diseased with familiar caresses.
Withdrawing from splendor and royal decay
Among all the triumphs and jaded awards
The angry and blazing circus of sun
Blasphemes as the crown prince arises.
You cannot beget all the sins that you owe
To the people of paradise magic
Pretend to answer passion and form
With foreign rationalizations.
Primroses are the jewels that lurk
Among masks of pleasure that flicker with doubt
Embraces of fame that's simultaneously fear
To advance and demand to be recognized.
The river shall flow through hollow green faces
Of caricature's resentment etched out of the tongues.
Both reluctant princess asleep before birth
The classical sensitive failures.
The worshipping wicked cling to the dark of your heart
Lying there and wait with your angels
Moan and ravish from dawn to dusk
The avaricious young lovers.