Calne (Friday 24th May 2019)
All my neighbours have oriental poppies in their gardens. I used to, and have planted half a dozen bare root plants this year but I'm not sure the woodland garden is suitable for them to grow now. These are growing a few doors up at Fluffy's former home, with some cranesbills in the foreground for good measure. The poppies were at their peak a week or so ago and are currently in a rather interesting state of decay.
With thanks to Bikerbear for hosting Flower Friday.
26.5.2019 (1630 hr)
Blip #2933 (#2683 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #004
Blips/Extras In 2019 #110/265 + #048/100 Extras
Day #3347 (761 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2077 (#1918 + 159 in archived blips)
Curzon St series
Taken with Panasonic/Leica DMC-LX100 M4/3 compact
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Andrew Oldham Orchestra - The Last Time (1965)
The Rolling Stones began life as an R&B group, with a mission to bring the black music of the American South to a British audience. Their first album had only one original song and their first three singles were all covers (Chuck Berry, the Beatles and Buddy Holly, since you ask). Their manager Andrew Oldham saw the potential of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as songwriters and allegedly shut them in a room and wouldn't let them out until they'd written a song. They came up with The Last Time, their fourth UK single, a Jagger/Richards composition despite being largely borrowed from James Brown's Maybe The Last Time, which in turn had been derived from the Staple Singers' earlier recording with the same title. The following year Andrew Oldham put together an album called The Rolling Stones Songbook of instrumental orchestral versions of Stones' songs, with arrangements by David Whittaker, including The Last Time.
Fast forward to 1997 and the Verve sample David Whittaker's opening bars to the Andrew Oldham version of the song on Bitter Sweet Symphony, and a legal battle ensues. The Verve lose and the song has to be credited to Jagger & Richard with them receiving 100% of the royalties despite having had nothing to do with the section of the recording that was sampled.
Fast forward again to this week in 2019, 22 years later, and the Stones have just renounced their claim to credits and royalties for all future sales of Bitter Sweet Symphony. So this is the piece that caused all the fuss.
One year ago:
The Old Forge (The tree fern shows signs of life)
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