Posts tagged ‘love song’

November 17, 2012

The National Security Minister of T&T Actually Sent This Out Today.

When this arrrived on my Blackberry this afternoon I thought it was a joke – apparently it isn’t. Sent to all media from his communications person’s email.

Honourable Attorney General,
I wish to extend my congratulations to you for our victory over British Aerospace Engineering Systems (BAE) one of the world’s largest military defence companies. 

With this victory, you have indelibly etched your name into the annals of legal history for no other Attorney-General who served our celebrated twin Republic has ever been as successful as you have proven to be.

Many raised questions about the conferral of the title Silk on you my Attorney General but this victory deserves more than the title Silk, it deserves the highest awards which can be conferred upon any citizen of our country.

Surely, you have earned a place in history but moreso you have forged a place into the hearts of every patriotic citizen of this country. You have demonstrated to one and all that once again we have no need to fear the might of global giants when we have astute and sound leadership among the heads of our Government.

My friend, this victory I am sure is the most astounding in any courts, arbitration or otherwise, which has been experienced by any Attorney General in our region and thus at your tender age places you on the pedestal with many that walked these paths before.

Your victory makes a mockery of Rowley’s call for your resignation. It makes a mockery of David Abdullah’s call for you to go. It brings into disrepute the many who were fooled into marching against you my friend because now the national and international communities will celebrate you as the best Attorney General Trinidad and Tobago has ever had.

In this regard, I extend to you congratulations and my deepest thanks both as a citizen and as one of your colleagues in Government. I also extend to our Hon Prime Minister my commendation for having selected you to the post of Attorney General. I wish to admonish you to continue providing this Government with sterling quality leadership and service and I am sure that before the end of the day we as a nation will all continue to rise.

God bless you Attorney General and I thank you. Regards
 Jack Warner
 Minister of National Security

January 1, 2012

Woodpigeon – For Paolo

Just discovered this newly released ( Video went up on the 26th of December) cover single by Woodpigeon from the album ‘For Paolo’. A beautiful track and really atmospheric video.

From the digital ‘For Paolo’ EP, released January 2012.

“My own growing up in Canada was marked with annual family holidays involving the long drive from Point A to Point B – particularly far for us, given our home city of Calgary right in the middle of the beautiful never-ending golden expanse that is the Prairies. My parents were always the type to find an artist and album they liked and then listen to it non-stop in the car for years. It’s these tapes which, whether I liked them at the time or not, formed an undeniable part of my musical DNA: Carole King, Falco, a truck-stop Hits of the 1960s compilation.

The songs of the For Paolo EP are a valentine of sorts to those old cassettes of my parents – I’d like to think there’s more than just a dash of Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night in the title track, a little bit of girly one-hit wonder in ‘One To Many’. But then again, whenever I think I’m getting pretty close at sounding one way, I’m the only one who hears it – so you’ll have to excuse the thought that there’s a little bit of Boys Don’t Cry’s ‘I Wanna Be a Cowboy’ and Iron Butterfly mixed in here somewhere too.” – MAH

Footage edited by MAH. Public Domain.

There is something about the song that totally captivated me and a little Googling ( and the Huffington Post) paid off with some background to singer Mark Hamilton  and the song.

I’m releasing a new EP of music titled For Paolo, and the title track is a love song I wrote for my Viennese boyfriend. He calls me the colloquial “schatzi,” so to his embarrassment I put it in the chorus. If there’s something to do that he thinks is important, he tells me that I “better should,” so that’s in there, too. He’d like me to believe he’s the shy type and that having his name in the title of a song (never mind as the title of a full EP’s worth of music) is a struggle for him, but I can tell he’s more than a little chuffed about it. “How dare he say anything about my song,” he told me last night, when a friend who hates pet names said he liked the song except for what he considered an overuse of “schatzi.”

The explanation was part of an interesting article Mark Hamilton wrote for the HP called “What It Means to Write a Gay Love Song” which is well worth a read.