Monday, October 22, 2007

Crowded House Brussels

On Friday 19 October I went abroad to Brussels in Belgium to see my favorite band Crowded House. I had a ball as the concert was fantastic. Thanks guys!

Here's a blissful tribute to Crowded House and one of my favorite songs, written by Neil Finn:

Can you imagine that?
An itch too sensitive to scratch?
A light that falls through the cracks,
An insect too delicate to catch
I hear the endless murmer,
Every blade of grass that shivers in the breeze
And the sound that comes to carry me
Across the land and over the sea

And I can't look up
Fingers of love move down
And I can't look back
Fingers of love move down

Colour is its own reward
Colour is its own reward

The chiming of a perfect chord
Let's go jumping over board
Into waves of joy and clarity
Your hands come out to rescue me
And I'm playing in the shallow water
Laughing while the mad dog sleeps

And I can't look up
Fingers of love move down
And I won't be hit
Fingers of love move everywhere

And there is time yet
To fall by the way
From the craddle to the grave
From a palace to the gutter
From beneath the dying waves
To the sun like fingers of love

And I'm playing in the shallow water
Laughing while the mad dog sleeps

And I can't look up
Fingers of love move down
And I can't look back
Fingers of love move everywhere

And there is time yet
For you to find me
And all I want
Fingers of love move down
copyright pictures 2007: Y.E.W. Heuzen

There's sure no passion in the human soul,
But finds its food in music.
George Lillo 1693-1739


Green thumb said...

Beautiful photographs, aptly complimenting the soulful words. You have a wonderful imagination dear Yolanda.

Birgit said...

Liebe Yolanda, wunderschön hast Du den schönen Song mit wundervollen Fotos untermalt und umgesetzt. Man kommt ins Träumen dabei. Du besitzt ein Feeling, dass nicht jeder Mensch hat oder so wie Du umsetzen kann. Einfach wunderschön dieser Post.
Liebe Grüße, Birgit

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautifully pictured!

Angelina said...

I haven't hear Crowded House since the late eighties. The lyrics are wonderful-but the pictures you chose to go with them even more so.

lenie said...

wowwwwwwww wat heb je dat mooi in beeld gebracht heb net lekker zitten luisteren , thanx ...en ik ga nóg een keer luisteren ;))

marl1 said...

Je hebt een mooie 'clip'(snel scrollen ;)gemaakt bij een heel mooi nummer...!
Ken ze idd ook van vroeger van dat bekende nr waar ik nu dus niet op kan komen...(stond er ook niet bij op YT)

jodi said...

Well this was lovely too--a music video with a difference--blog-style. And is that baby Kadootje upsidedown in someone's hands? Too cute!
Crowded house wasn't that popular around here, to the best of my knowledge. Glad you got to see them and enjoyed them so much.

Naturegirl said...

Yolanda ~BRAVO~ clapping!
This was absolutely beautiful!! Unfortunatly
I did get the sound but I had the rythm in my heart as I looked at these heartwarming photos!!
I was born in Belgium..plan to visit
next Aug./Sept. I adore truly adore
elephants and dolphins!! The cats and the baby well I just have no words..
just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing ..hugs Anna xo

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

That was very nice Yolanda! Music and lyrics, then add your fantasy and your pictures. Great work

RUTH said...

What a clever post...the photos are perfect. Glad you enjoyed the concert.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi all and welcome to Bliss in concert. ;-)

@ Green Thumb: Neil Finn thanks you and I thank you as it was a joint effort. ;-)

@ Birgit: I'm glad you liked it so much. I enjoyed myself a lot making it.

@ Lisa: welcome to Bliss and thanx!

@ Angelina: well, they're back together again since early this year. The concert was great but then again, they are known for their wonderful live performances.

@ Lenie: naar Crowded House blijf je luisteren. ;-)

@ Marl1: Take The Weather With You? of Don't Dream It's Over? Op YT staan al hun bekendste nummers, vaak ook live versies die nog beter zijn dan de opname.

@ Jodi: that cute little kitten is Kadootjes (half-)brother that I'm holding in my hands. I thought the lyrics very apt here as I saved him from a miserable life as a stray cat. He's now a much loved indoor pet.

@ Anna: me taking a bow: thanks!;-)
I didn't know that you were born in Belgium. It's a small world after all, isn't it?

@ Tyra: thanks, glad you liked it.

@ Ruth: it took me a while to get all the pics I needed but it was well worth it.

Ki said...

What a wonderful display of Anemone coronaria! I love the photo of the baby sleeping peacfully flanked by the kitties.

Felicia said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed it :)

marl1 said...

Het was toch 'Don't dream it's over' en die staat ook op YT...toch nog even beluisterd + bekeken :-)

Barbara said...

A very special post!! I liked it very much! Touching!

Annie in Austin said...

Thank you, Yolanda Elizabet for both the song and the wonderful photo accompanyment. It was obviously straight from the heart~

And lucky you to see a favorite band in person!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Matron said...

Yolanda, what a wonderful art form. I can just imagine now going out and photographing stills to go with my favourite song! inspiring!

rusty in miami said...

Great pictures, I hope you had a great time in Brussels

Libbys Blog said...

Inspiring Yolanda, totally and utterly inspiring. Thank you


Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi all and welcome to Bliss once again.

@ Ki: it's a great pic I agree. I got it from the people who bought those two Maine Coon kitties from me (I used to breed them). They were amazed by the gentleness of the Coonies towards their baby son.

@ Felicia: I've enjoyed myself making it! ;-)

@ Marl1: stamt uit 1987 dat liedje en was hun grote doorbraak in Nederland. Ze speelden het op het concert ook weer en heel de zaal zong mee.

@ Barbara: glad you liked it.

@ Annie: I certainly was lucky to see and hear them perform live. I was about 2 meters away from the stage so that was great.

@ Matron: I'm glad I've inspired you to go do something similar with your favorite song. When listening to music I like, images start popping up in my head. I've got those images on camera this time. ;-)

Rusty: I certainly did!

Libby: we all need a bit of inspiration from time to time. ;-)

wilddreamers said...

Your blog is awesome. I love the cat photos. Cats are my favorite obssession.

Bert said...

Hi Yolanda,

Great song and wonderful pictures to go with.
Wonder if the writer of the song had the same kind of oictures in his head, when he wrote the song.