L O N G E S T DAY OF THE YEAR -- It's Summertime!!!!!!!!!!!

in music •  3 months ago

Celebrate!!!

No doubt about it, when the sun is out, the pavement is hot, the water is warm, and the clothing is light, pop rock is the perfect soundscape.

For your enjoyment three summer songs from my music collection.

Smooth performed by Santana with Rob Thomas on vocals, music written by Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas, lyrics by Rob Thomas. You probably know this song, it spent 12 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts at #1.

"Summerfling" by kd lang, written by kd lang / David Piltch. k.d. lang is an exceptional Canadian vocalist, who occasionally works as an actress. She's also a well-known LGBT, animal, and human rights activist. This song is from her album "Invincible Summer" which didn't do so well in terms of sales and critical reception, but IMHO this is a excellent summer song.

"Sunny Afternoon" by the Kinks, written by Ray Davies. A worldwide hit in 1966 & used in the movie "The Boat That Rocked"(2009) seen in the above clip.


HAPPY SUMMER EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Thank you! And what about Joe Cocker - Summer In The City

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Mungo Jerry - In the summertime

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Excellent & appropriate addition ;-)

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It is necessary to add female vocal :)

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No it wasn't. It's a good idea to at least listen to a bit of each video before commenting. k.d. lang, from the 2nd video clip, is a woman, and in the text I referred to her as "she."

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Of course, I watched the video and listened to the songs! My English is not very good. I wanted to add more female vocals! I'm sorry if I touched your feelings. I must learn English better and be more attentive.

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It's okay @feelisgood there weren't any hurt feelings :-) Commenting is not easy, especially in a foreign language.

Is there much going on in Russian on Steemit?

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It seems to me that yes. Something happens for sure :)

But the Russian community is very addicted to bots. I do not like this. It seems to me that the purchase of upvotes kills the idea of a Steemit.

And I want to communicate in English. I know him very badly and I use Google Translate.

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I suppose that is a good way to improve your English comprehension, but it seems like it would be a bit frustrating and tedious.

I've heard Russian is a very expressive language, I do hope you are also able to make some meaningful contacts in that community :-)

Happy summer to you too! We can't have our midsummer bonfires because it has been too dry since the beginning of May... So we have to look at the old paintings instead.

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I wonder if that is some old Celtic ritual? I was surprised when I first moved here to the Alps, on June 21st there were fires burning on some mountain tops. The afternoon thunder is already echoing through the valley right now, so I am not expecting anyone to try it today -- but we'll see.

As a non-painter I love the illuminating quality of the fire with the shadows, and the moon on the water. What is the artist's name?

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It is a Germanic ritual if anything. The Celts celebrated transitions not peaks - we know that from the Coligny calendar. For them dusk and dawn was probably more important than midnight and noon.

But up here the lightest and darkest days are significant by themselves. Even though we are generally atheists (of sorts) light nights and dark days are pretty vehemently influential on the way you live and act.

The painter is P.S. Krøyer. He is almost up there with Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn. I was never that fond of him, but he was brilliant. When painting this he was on the brink of a psychic breakdown. Central in the painting, in the background, you can see his beautiful wife and the Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén standing together in front of a boat. She left him for Alfvén just about that time!

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The mountain rituals were surely just a localized way honoring the sun on the the longest and shortest days of the year, as was done at places like Stonehenge.

Thanks for the info on P.S. Kroyer, he speaks to me, I need to dig deeper on him!!

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Here are some beautiful oil sketches for the midsummer fire.

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Amazing I was not aware of him, fantastic that you brought him to my attention, thanks so much!