Friday, January 6, 2012

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Although it is a New Year, it seems as if many of us have been unable to wipe the stink of 2011 off our shoes. Hardship is everywhere and we all have a story. Today's post is my attempt to lighten our collective load.


This is an instrumental version of Somehwere Over The Rainbow. We recorded this in a studio and it is mixed for headphones. So if you have them, you may want to put them on.



All the photo's in the video were taken by me and edited by me. All the flowers were grown in my own garden.  Hubby plays guitar and bass and that's me on drums. And no, it does not sound like Jeff Becks version, Jeff Becks version sounds like Hubby. Beck heard Hubby play this version in 1979 in a bar in Pheonix AZ, when Hubby was 19 years old. There's an interview out there where Beck talks about how this 19 year old kid influenced his playing. I'm currently scouring Youtube for that video, because I'd like to back up what I'm saying here.

Just listen to the song, look at the pictures and try to remember happy times. It's hell out there, so let's suck the marrow of happiness out of the bones of life while we can. 

Hubby is home from hospital and I would like to thank all of you who expressed concern. I will make it to all of your pages by the end of the day.









53 comments:

  1. Bloody excellent, Jeff Becks would love to sound like you two...made me smile.

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  2. Glad hubby is home. I don't have headphones with me now but will for sure listen later. I think you will like my post from yesterday...you better.

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  3. Fucking far out, Anne! I love that video, you guys rock! Seriously good tuneage! Glad the man is home. Hope you have a wicked day! :)

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  4. @Anngry thanks for answering those questions. Cromwell, I still can't get over it!

    @Barfly I know I read it and I thought I commented. I better go check.

    @Jeanne Thank you. He's doing better. I'm going to sleep now. I'll be wicked in a few hours. It's my job!

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  5. Oh, you're such a darling, but I wouldn't waste a slap on her! She got what she deserves, she's all alone now, none of us want anything to do with her. Surprise, surprise!

    So excited about the Ab Fab movie! The posters on the net are a scream! I downloaded a good few for my pwn amusement!

    Hope you have a wonderful sleep! :)

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  6. Like this a lot, very uplifting.

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  7. nice...great song and lovely pics...was pleasantly surprised it was electric...thanks for the happy feelings...smiles....

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  8. Quite an awesome job on that song. And Beck does sound like that. Also the Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner comes to mind.

    Anne, you are too kind to me on my blog, and I have now had three pairs of pants that have become to small. I don't even want to insult you today, ya tinker.

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  9. Yeah the stink of 2011 just doesn't want to subside huh? Oh well maybe we just need to pass some gas out our collective arses..lol

    Wow that was great, I don't think I've ever heard it done like that, awesome. You always get great pics too. What no plug saying people shouldn't steal them this time?..That troll of yours must be napping..LOL

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  10. I actually love this Anne, it's such a good sound. I put my earphones in and everything for it and you're right, it's great. I feel bad 2012, being only six days old has been tough on you and the people you know but I'm sure you know things do and will get better. It's great to hear your husband's home too, that's excellent news.

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  11. A great sound and arrangment for one of my favourite songs from Judy Garland. Wonderful.

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  12. love the song, the video, the pictures, the flowers, love it all, darling, and love that hubs is back home.
    I hope ur not using the plants from the garden for witchcraft, darling ;) Unless you use them for making mischief on Pat the Cat and such feline rhymers :)

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  13. Lovely. And so glad Hubby's home. Take care!

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  14. played it for my wife and we listened to it a couple of times...we loved it.

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  15. Just dropped by to say Hi, Love yer New Years post anne.

    Be well, and cheers to no shite this year.

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  16. Ah, I finally hear the original! It's a great sound to it, I love how it strays from the original while still keeping a very over the rainbow feel. Some psychedelic moments in there, right? Love it :D

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  17. Hey Anne. I was sent over from Lurker's page. Fun quiz. I enjoyed your questions and Lurk's answers. Thanks for that.

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  18. Love the song!

    Glad to hear your husbands home again. I hope he feels better soon!

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  19. Great video, It's true that we all need a little light during these hard times.

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  20. We do follow all the same people...and now, each other as well!

    Glad your husband is out of the hospital. That recording is raw but awesome nonetheless. I play drums myself..when I can though =/

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  21. So wonderful. That songs just makes you feel hopeful, doesn't it?

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  22. Awesome tune, very 60's sounding! Glad hubby's out of hospital and feeling better!!!

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  23. Holy shit, I fucking love that version. I love guitar instrumentals like this... reminds me of Gary Hoey. You guys rock!

    Glad your husband's home, so you can keep doing songs like this...

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  24. Beautiful pictures!! I love your flowers! I'm so glad hubby is home.

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  25. This is exactly what 2012 needed.

    Glad your husband's home, hope he's doing well.

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  26. That's beautiful, sis! Glad to hear your hubby is home. Me and Topaz are sending lots of love.

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  27. Glad your hubby is back from the hospital. Thanks for the drop-in and good wishes on my book. Hope you have a groovy weekend.

    Boogie Boogie.

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  28. Amazing pictures! keep them coming :)

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  29. The music is wonderful and I wanted you to know that I have given you a blog award and some loving over at my place :)

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  30. Glad to hear your man is back home, Anne. Yeah, it's been a hell of a month, nay, year here too. Hopefully things catch back onto the upswing sometime soon. That song has a pretty special meaning for me and my fiancee, and you two play a damn good tune. Cheers to the both of you.

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  31. That was amazing!

    I'm glad to hear your husband is back home.

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  32. You guys sound amazing! Loved the pictures and love that your husband is doing better ... you bitch ... ;)

    <3 Ash

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  33. and when you gonna bring some of your poetry over to dverse? just saying...smiles.

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  34. Glad your hubby is home! Yes, not a good start for many of us for this new year.

    Sometimes it's so hard to wash away the pain from the past and to live with it.

    This post was a little drop of sunshine on a dark day! Thank you!

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  35. love the tone of his guitar. I don't even like this song, but your rendition is very good!

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  36. @Brian, I'm honored that you would ask me that. I'm not nearly up to par with the rest of you poets over there. I've got a poem for Monday and I'll post it then.

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  37. Sounds awesome. You guys did a great job. Following and supporting.

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  38. Thanks for the happy karma, hope the new year brings you lots of it as well.

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  39. Happy new year - following

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  40. Jeff Beck was influenced by your husband?? Holy shit, he must me flippin amazing. Great to hear that he's back, btw!

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  41. Ehhh I kinda liked the old version of the song better...

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  42. Cool photos. Pretty cool song too. :)

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  43. Glad to hear that he is back home safely!

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  44. Happy new years! Thanks for the follow, I followed back!

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  45. Whoa! I love the sound of that electric guitar. Excellent work!

    +followed

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  46. This is awesome! Am glad to hear that hubby is back home. 2011 was indeed a rough year for many, here's to 2012 being better!

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  47. @Nathan you've just been granted immortality. Guido, bag him and tag him.

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