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Soulful Shades

GC Myers- Time & Patience

Time & Patience–At the West End Gallery

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.

–A. E. Housman,  A Shropshire Lad, No. 40 (1896)

Sunday morning, focusing on the color blue for no reason. It’s a color that is always near in my thinking and my work. From the shades of Housman’s blue remembered hills to that of the blue in the sky of the painting shown here and the soulful shade in the song below, it always finds a way to come to mind for me.

For this Sunday Morning Music selection in blue, I am going back to one of my favorites, Neko Case, whose music has appeared here a number of times.  This song is Soulful Shade of Blue, taken from a live set in 2004 that became the album The Tigers Have Spoken, one that instantly made me a fan when I was introduced to it.  This song is a cover of a great old Buffy Saint-Marie tune which probably doesn’t mean much to you if you’re not of a certain age. She wrote and performed (she still does) some wonderful lasting songs. Click on her name for a quick education on her career.

Here’s Soulful Shade of Blue.

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