Posted by: davidlarkin | June 29, 2008

Music Videos and La Vie en Rose

I added some links to favorite music videos on the sidebar [Most of these links have been blocked since this post]. I was at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 when Bob Dylan shocked the folkies with his electric version of Like A Rolling Stone. I was 16. We were in the very back — a group of high school students from all over the country studying science in an NSF program at Brown. I have included a video of Dylan singing Subterranean Homesick Blues which Dylan has admitted to have borrowed the musical lyrical concept from Chuck Berry’s Too Much Monkey Business (which is also included). Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus in a cathedral with Leonard Bernstein conducting is breathtaking. Dvorak’s Oh Silver Moon from his opera, Rusalka, sung by Renee Fleming is a favorite of mine. I’m old now and I have gravitated to the peaceful beautiful songs.

The Edith Piaf on the Ed Sullivan Show here Milord I added to my personal links after watching the film “La Vie En Rose.” Watching Edith Piaf sing verifies that Marion Cotillard’s heartbreaking performance as Piaf deserved the Oscar.


  1. Interesting to know.

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