Friday, March 26, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 7

















For today's 5 on Friday, I've got another character sketch, this time for the main female character in my Dark Ages vampire tale.

Tanwen is the beloved of Peredur, whom I featured in last week's set. But things do not go smoothly for this couple, who become part of a love triangle.

For more tunes, visit Travis at Trav's Thoughts.

1 - Crossing the Stone (Tros Y Garreg) - Traditional Welsh song performed by harpist Catrin Finch

There are no lyrics in this version, but these words form the story of Crossing the Stone when sung.

NOTE: There's a little tribute to a departed someone at the very end of this clip.

Standing here, thou silent stone
What a world thou must have known
Deeds of glory, lost to story
Hast thou witness'd ancient stone
Here beneath the grass, 'tis said
Many warriors bones are laid
Fighting for their land they fell
None but thou can truly tell
Secrets keeping, ever sleeping
Dream'st thou of the past, old stone?


- English lyrics by John Oxenford



2 - Houdini - Kate Bush

With a kiss
I'd pass the key
And feel your tongue
Teasing and receiving
With your spit
Still on my lip
You hit the water

Through the glass
I'd watch you breathe
("Not even eternity-")
Bound and drowned
And paler than you've ever been
("-will hold Houdini!")


- Kate Bush



3 - U + Ur Hand - Pink

I'm not here for your entertainment
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life


- Gottwald / Martin / Moore / Yacoub



4 - You and I from the musical Chess - Elaine Paige and Michael Ball

Knowing I want you
Knowing I love you
How can I love you this much, yet make no move?

I pray the days and nights
In their endless weary procession
Soon overwhelm my sad obsession

You and I
We've seen it all
Chasing our hearts desire
But we go on pretending
Stories like ours
Have happy endings


- Andersson / Rice / Ulvaeus

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5 - I Saved the World Today - Eurythmics

NOTE: There's a few minutes of network blah-blah following the song on this clip.

There's a hurting thing inside
But I've got everything to hide
I'm grieving

Hey, hey, I saved the world today
And everybody's happy now
The bad thing's gone away
And everybody's happy now
The good thing's here to say
Please let it stay


- Lennox / Stewart



Janet says Favorite - the first one! All together, makes me wanat to read more of you Dark Ages Vampire Tale - and a love triangle, hell yes!!

Mags says First time visitor-can't wait to check out your site!! I love Kate Bush and haven't listened to her in a while-thanks for the reminder! I also have a Pink song posted today.

Jamie says The music lovers rule on this Travis created meme.

8 comments:

Janet said...

Favorite - the first one! Enjoyed Pink, Kate Bush (she's a interesting singer - I remember the first time I heard her back in University), and, of course, huge Eurythmics fan!

All together, makes me wanat to read more of you Dark Ages Vampire Tale - and a love triangle, hell yes!!

Mags said...

First time visitor-can't wait to check out your site!! I love Kate Bush and haven't listened to her in a while-thanks for the reminder! I also have a Pink song posted today.

Jamie said...

Pink and the Eurythmics. What a great collection. The music lovers rule on this Travis created meme.

Travis said...

I haven't heard the Eurythmics in ages! Can't wait to spend some time with these over the weekend!

Linda said...

I love that Pink song! It's one of my favorites on my iPod!

I used to love the Eurthymics, too - Annie Lenox has such a fantastic voice she makes every song she does absolutely wonderful!

I went with the music of Danny Elfman for my Five on Friday, I seem to be in a music composer rut!

Lilly Cain said...

Pink is part of the inspiration for the heroine in my WIP Dark Rhythm. Her power and sesuality rock! Loved your other choices as well.

Lilly

On a limb with Claudia said...

These are very fun! I'm embarrassed to say that I've never done a character sketch! Looks fun though! :)

maryt/theteach said...

I don't know most of these, Julia but thanks for introducing them to me. I'm glad you liked my Alice in Wonderland songs.

Have you watched the Twilight movies? What do you think of them?