from Oannes * on Tom Verlaine birthday
Σαν σήμερα, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 1949 γεννήθηκε στο New Jersey o Thomas Miller, ευρύτερα γνωστός σαν Tom Verlaine, singer-songwriter, κιθαρίστας και αρχηγός των εφήμερων αλλά ιστορικών Television. Το νεοϋορκέζικο new wave γκρουπ ηχογράφησε δυο άλμπουμ πριν διαλυθεί στα late ‘70s [θα επακολουθούσε ένα εφήμερο reunion στα 1992 και ένα ακόμα άλμπουμ] με τον Verlaine να ακολουθεί σόλο καριέρα. Ακούμε ένα κομμάτι από το δεύτερό τους άλμπουμ, με σπουδαία δουλειά στην κιθάρα.
On this date, December 13, 1949, Thomas Miller, better known as Tom Verlaine, was born in New Jersey. Singer-songwriter, guitarist and leader of the historic, although ephemeral Television.
The New York – based band released two albums before splitting in the late ‘70s [a short reunion and another album would follow in 1992], with Verlaine going solo.
We hear a song from their second album, with excellent guitar work.
❝ The elevator called me up
She said, “You better start making sense.
“The stone was bleeding
Whirling in the waltz
I went to see Her Majesty
The court had no suspense
She said, “Dream dreams the dreamer.
“I said, “It’s not my fault.” ❞
As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song ! 😉
* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!