Cranesbill (Friday 21st August 2015)
Found this wild geranium in the rain, growing as a weed beside the pavement en route to feeding Fluffy (who was out). By chance, it was a Friday so I've tagged it for Flower Friday (better late than never).
29.8.2015 (1352 hr)
Blip #1639 (#1889 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #000
LOTD #873 (#994 including archived blips)
Lens: Pentax 55 mm f1.4
Geranium (Wikipedia page)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Dion - The Wanderer (Alternate Stereo Version) (recorded October 1961)
Ernie Maresca, who wrote this, was born on this day (b. 21 August 1938, The Bronx NY, d. 8.7.2015, Florida). He had given Dion his first big hit when Dion and the Belmonts had recorded No One Knows from a demo that Ernie had recorded of his own song. He also wrote other Dion hits including Runaround Sue, Lovers Who Wander and Donna The Prima Donna.
This is Take One of the song, not the hit single, released as the B-side of The Majestic, but flipped by DJ's to become a number one hit.
The footnotes from Wikipedia below cite Bobby Gregg as a guitarist, but he was a renowned session drummer who played on Bob Dylan's key albums when he went electric and on his infamous British tour with the Band (Levon Helm being indisposed), so not a guitarist, but two other drummers are named on the session.
Musicians on the original recording included Bobby Gregg, Bucky Pizarelli and Johnny Falbo on guitars, Jerome Richardson on alto sax, Buddy Lucas on tenor sax, and Panama Francis and Sticks Evans on drums.
Dion said of The Wanderer, "At its roots, it's more than meets the eye. "The Wanderer" is black music filtered through an Italian neighborhood that comes out with an attitude. It's my perception of a lot of songs like "I'm A Man" by Bo Diddley or "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters. But you know, "The Wanderer" is really a sad song. A lot of guys don't understand that. Bruce Springsteen was the only guy who accurately expressed what that song was about. It's "I roam from town to town and go through life without a care, I'm as happy as a clown with my two fists of iron, but I'm going nowhere." In the fifties, you didn't get that dark. It sounds like a lot of fun but it's about going nowhere."
However, on Maresca's original demo of the song, the lyrics were "with my two fists of iron and my bottle of beer", and the change to "with my two fists of iron but I'm going nowhere" in fact seems to have been at the record company's insistence.
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