Sunday 27 January 2019

"Words That Jangle In Your Head.."

I have just learned that the famous composer Michael Legrand passed away. 

 He is probably most famous for The Windmills Of Your Mind.  From the Thomas Crown Affair.  He also won an Oscar for Yentl and five Grammy's.  

I don't have a clue what the song is about, do you?  But I like it very much.

Here's a version by Dusty Springfield.  Dusty's mother came from Tralee and Dusty also loved County Clare.  When Dusty passed away.  Some of her ashes were scattered over the Cliffs of Moher. 

 I saw the incredible cliffs when I went to Doolin Folk Festival last June.  I think this track gives it a real sixties feel, almost psychedelic.  Hope you like it?




9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that took me back. Not only Dusty Springfield but the song itself. I tried to come up with the meaning of it all but couldn't find the words. I guess I will leave it with the thought that life itself is a mystery.

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  2. Thanks Valerie. Life is a mystery and nothing seems to turn out how we plan. I have a very eclectic taste in music. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. There's a pub in Kilfenora a small village which I think is in County Clare. We spent a pleasant evening there with the fiddlers who informed us it was in Clare that Irish music originated. I suppose the windmills tell us the mind is never at rest. Always something spinning through our heads, isn't it?

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  4. Hi Gwil. I knew the poet and blog writer would have an explanation to the lyrics. I think Kilfenora is in the Burren area of Clare and Father Ted was filmed there. Thanks!

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  5. The cliffs of Moher in Co.Clare are small fry when compared to those of Slieve League Sea Cliffs in Co.Donegal which are 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and that makes them three times higher than those of Moher !

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  6. Gosh! I didn't know that Heron. I stood on the Black Fort cliffs on Inishmore and people were leaning over the edge of the 300 feet cliffs and I was petrified. I couldn't believe there was no barrier. Thanks!

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  7. I like the song but I think I prefer Noel Harrison's version best. It was a outpouring of nothing really and like the stream of consciousness of thoughts I was learning about in my Modernism class that I wrote about last term, I think. Thanks Dave.

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  8. Thanks Rachel. The stream of consciousness of thoughts. I like that. Its like a kind of mental surrealism. But in thoughts rather than pictures. Thanks!

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