Saturday, 2 May 2009

And from your lips

Les Beckett is the nephew of Private Harold West, the subject in the painting The Coloured Digger by Reg Lynch
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen

9 comments:

Felicia said...

You have a wonderful way of seeing things! I haven't visited for a while, but I've enjoyed catching up on your poetic words and photos.

Tash said...

Incredible. I love the little photos below too.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I can hear the music from these photos Julie.

Lois said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog! It puts me in such a good mood.

B Squared said...

I started listening to Leonard Cohen years and years ago. I still think he is greatly under appreciated.

altadenahiker said...

I know so many of his songs by heart.

Julie, I've tagged you. http://altadenahiker.blogspot.com/2009/05/wee-bit-o-blogger-challenge.html
I'd be so curious to read your take.

lachezar said...

This is a great post with beautiful images!

Martina said...

Your musicians' portraits are very very impressive - what lens do you use? Or are you onstage? ;-)

I have heard "Hallelujah" first time in my life at a John Cale concert some years ago - very impressive too, :-).

Julie said...

These were taken with a 55-250mm lens. I was with the press journalists leaning over the stage.

The first two small images (guitar and head) were cropped from the same larger image. The foot was a separate image as was the feature image.

Musicians are a challenge as they continually move! However, the emotion they convey is wonderful.