This wonderful song is from Donovan’s album, “Mellow Yellow,” 1967. Such a strange and moody and romantic piece. It blew my 16-yr. old mind like few other songs ever have. The title for my latest album, “One Man’s Opinion Of Moonlight,” is from a line in this song. You will note that I have two songs from “Mellow Yellow” on my album and I’m sure I’ll cover others in the future. Thank you, Mr. Donovan Leitch. Song licensed from Peer International Corp.
It’s Saturday night It feels like a Sunday in some ways If you had any sense You’d maybe go ‘way for a few days Be that as it may You can only say you were lonely You are but a young girl Working your way through the phonies
Coffee on, milk gone Such a sad light unfading Yourself you touch But not too much You hear it’s degrading
The flowers on your stockings Wilting away in the midnight The book you are reading Is one man’s opinion of moonlight Your skin is so white You’d like maybe to go to bed soon Just closing your eyes If you’re to rise up before noon
High heels, car wheels All the losers are grooving Your dream, strange scene Images are moving
our friends they are making A pop star or two every evening You know that scene backwards They can’t see the patterns they’re weaving Your friends they’re all models But you soon got over that one You sit in your one room A little brought down in London
Cafe on, milk gone Such a sad light unfading Yourself you touch But not too much You’ve heard it’s degrading
A Saturday night It feels like a Sunday in some ways If you had any sense You’d maybe go away for a few days Be that as it may You can only say you were lonely You are but a young girl And you’re working your way through the phonies
I am making progress towards releasing my next instrumental album, Pacifica. Here is a video for the opening track, Stephanie in the Morning. It is only available at http://knoxbronson.bandcamp.com at the moment, but will be on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc., when the album is released. Enjoy!
This was my first fan video on YouTube. He made another video for the original version of this song, Take Me Down, which was on my first album, Pop Down The Years. This version is available on my Bandcamp page as part of the Towers Of Blue album, which are mostly early alternative takes of songs from the final album.
This an acoustic version of David Bowie’s masterpiece, “Quicksand,” from his 1971 album, “Hunky Dory.” The inspiration for the video was Heinrich Boll’s 1963 novel, “The Clown.” The novel follows, in a series of flashbacks and ruminations, the downfall of the protagonist, Hans Schnier, once an A-list entertainer who toured Europe and performed at the finest concert hall and stayed in the best hotels. He has lost the only woman he ever loved to his stubborn refusal to sign an agreement to raise their future children in the Catholic faith. Additionally, his alcoholism has progressed to the realm of hopeless. The last scene shows him performing on the sidewalk outside a train station, his make-up smeared and cracked, with tears streaming down his face. Quite a book, beautifully written, and I highly recommend it.
The video was directed by Nero Nava, who took my rough concept, which came to me as I was falling asleep one night, and made it into something so much better. I also wish to thank Sonyia Jordan, Maia Panos, Gita, Will Hughs, and Atticus Wolf for being in the movie, and thank Gita, once again, for doing such great makeup on everybody.
Created from a seven-and-a-half hour hi-res video made available by Channel NRK2, on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. I felt it would be perfect for “winter blue,” from the album “the seasons [remixed/remastered].” Finally got around to doing the edits. Yes, very happy with it!
Watch full-screen with a good sound system!
From the NRK2 website: Friday November 27th, over 1,2 million Norwegians watched parts of «Bergensbanen» on NRK2. The longest documentary ever? At least the longest we have made, almost 7 1/2 hours, showing every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to the capital of Oslo.
Original download page: http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen